Originally Posted by Nurseferatu
Yo most excellent peeps, I am ready ready ready to do the RUU thing...then I thought: Maybe the OTA doesn't wipe the phone like the RUU does. If I wait for the OTA, maybe I won't have to reinstall Swype and all my apps from the Market (to preserve my update notifications). That's my question: Anyone know if the OTA wipes everything like the RUU does?
OTA does not erase any data.
but there has been talk about receiving the OTA then having to do a factory reset anyway because of all the crap that was loaded on the phone before it came in.
so in the end, you get the same result.
erased all data on phone and a 2.2 update.
the RUU doesnt seem to experience these problems because it flashes the memory regardless. giving it a completely clean platform in which to install.