Root A Couple of GTab Rooting Questions

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  1. mtbcpa

    mtbcpa Well-Known Member
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    Again, thanks for everyone's help in the past. I have a couple of questions:

    1. Is there a standard list of the cache clearing, etc. things to do, and a correct order to follow, if you want to be sure to have the most bullet proof install of a Rom on a gtab possible? I tend do do a bunch of things just in case, but I really don't understand what I am doing and why, and I have off and on success with stability. I would like to know of these items, which I should always do for the highest chances of sucess, and in what order, if applicable:
    - Wipe cache
    - Factory reset/data wipe
    - Wipe dalvik cache
    - Format SD
    - Fix permissions

    2. The most stable install I have had was Mountain Laurel, which I loved. The ONLY quirk I had was I could not find the facebook app or the twitter app in the market. Is there a fix for something like that?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. xeno2011

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    In my experience, the most helpful are:

    Wipe Cache
    Wipe Davlik Cache
    Format Data
    Format System

    I only formatted my SD card when I starting using Honeycomb ROM's, and then I had to also use the NV flash to reset my system partition as well (250MB). I've never needed to fix permissions myself, but I know some problems require you to do so.

    There is a market fix you can try, listed here:

    Working Market fix (tested on TnT Lite, should work elsewhere) - xda-developers
     
  3. mtbcpa

    mtbcpa Well-Known Member
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    Thanks! What does format data and format system do?
     
  4. mtbcpa

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    Also, do you do these things AFTER or BEFORE you install a new Rom?
     
  5. xmr405o

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    This is what I do...

    Wipe data
    Wipe cache
    Install my ROM and if there's a new kernel
    I wipe davlik cache.

    Sometimes I even do the following if I experience weird things after I install a ROM..

    Use the advanced options

    format system times 3, cache times 3, data times 3 then install my rom then wipe davlik.

    Oh and fix permissions is used when you experience force closing apps. Sometimes that helps fix that.
     
  6. mtbcpa

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    Thanks! And do you do this all before or after the Rom install?
     
  7. xmr405o

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    Some before and some after. Please see my post. :D
     
  8. mtbcpa

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    Ok, I have GTabComb installed and now after a month or so of stability, I am starting to experience force closes, etc., so I am considering some of the above actions. Which one of the above will make me lose data/settings, etc.? Thanks!
     
  9. SolidOrange

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    you can wipe cache and dalvik without losing any of your data or settings. wiping data is the one that will clear everything.
     
  10. mtbcpa

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    How about formatting system and formatting cache? I suppose getting rid of cache is never going to harm anything.
     
  11. SolidOrange

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    Formatting system and/or cache will not erase your current data/settings either. Basically, as long as you don't touch the data partition, you will be fine.
     

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