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?
The OTA won't wipe out your apps. The RUU will wipe the phone clean , which is a good thing. Most folks that have been working with updating smartphones over the years will tell you it is better to start off with a clean slate. You could have an app on your phone that has not been updated to run on 2.2 and it could cause you problems down the road.
Some people who have gotten the OTA are already complaining about bugs and apps not working correctly. So far I have not heard that from the the RUU installs , everybody is happy with them , check the other forums.
But in the end it is up to you , what you want to do.