Factory reset vs flashing rom via OnePlus 9

  1. L1631977483676
    Cupcake Dec 5, 2021

    L1631977483676 , via OnePlus 9 , Dec 5, 2021 :
    Does factory reset give the same results as when you flash stock rom? Like would it fix any bugs I might be facing or flashing will still do it better? Also can flashing risk bricking my phone?

  2. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Dec 5, 2021

    Best Answer
    Dresa91 , Dec 5, 2021 :
    No, in general not.
    You only can flash the same or a newer version. And this will just be a kind of update. Your data won’t be affected.
    By downgrading or factory reset you will start from new with a fresh installation.
    So for killing bugs a factory reset is always better

    in general flashing won’t brick the device

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