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Factory Reset


  • Never perform a factory reset with xochitl disabled. This will create a new SSH password, which you will not be able to see now that xochitl is not starting up. So you will lose access to your device.
  • If anything goes terribly wrong, you can try to recover your device.

Factory reset will not restore the root partition i.e. files that you added or removed, so be very careful. Always revert your systemd services to make sure that third-party launchers are disabled and xochtil is enabled before performing a factory reset through the UI. If you use Toltec, you should uninstall it and all its packages by running toltecctl uninstall instead.

The only use of a factory reset is to remove the config and all the documents from the device if you want to give it to someone else.

  1. Use remarkable-update to install the latest version of the OS on both root partitions (basically, just go through the process twice).
  2. Make sure everything is working properly, and then perform a factory reset from the device interface.
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trouble/factory-reset.txt · Last modified: 2022/01/12 16:29 by eeems