10/16/2013, 03:20 PM
How can I delete the data that's stored in my HP Profile? I understand that that happens when I turn off the backup feature of the phone (is this, in fact, true?), but:
I have an old Pre3 whose partition I expanded due to the dreaded Application Database Is Full error (see: Application database full?). I bought a new Pre3, and I have decided I don't want its partition expanded (see my last entry in that thread)...I just won't keep my 23+ years of Calendar data on the device since webOS never added a search function and I don't want to go through Google for searching.
The problem is that the structure of the data on the Profile appears to be different than the out-of-the-box device since the database partition was expanded, and so I can't get past the profile sign in and restore on my new Pre3. See: Restoring Data onto New HP Pre3
Assuming that this is all truly the case, I want to keep my username and password and delete / reset the database stored in the HP Profile. I have all of my important data backed up onto my computer; about the only thing that would be nice to restore are my apps, but I have very few anyway and could always re-download them later. I want to be able to use the Pre3 like normal, but I don't believe I can get past the sign in and restore with data that's stored in an incompatible structure. (Once the new phone is up and running, I am happy to have the Profile work as normal.)
How do I wipe my Profile? Assuming that turning off the backup feature is what does it as I've been reading (is this correct?), must I fire up the old phone and turn off the backup feature (which would require a bit of doing), or is there another way? I just need the data gone, so that I can sign in to my profile on the new Pre3 and not have to worry about data incompatibility causing the sign-in and restore process to short-circuit.