Root Wipe all data for new ROM?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dfine06, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. dfine06

    dfine06 Well-Known Member
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    Ok so tonight i installed the new smoked glass 4.5. To do so i had to restore all defaultes including all my apps. Do i have to this everytime i flash a new rom? I read for other phone you have to. is this the case for the moto too? Its kinda annoying haha.
     

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  2. johnlgalt

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    No, you don't it depends on what you are doing and how you are doing it.

    Generally, moving from 2.0.x to other 2.0.x ROMs you don't haveto, and moving from 2.1-based ROMs to other is hit and miss- it depends upon the ROM. Some allow you to just update, and some require a wipe.

    For posterity's sake, though, I tend to wipe every time now, just to be safe, unless I am updating to a new version of a ROM I already have installed. Much more time consuming, but much safer that way.
     
  3. dfine06

    dfine06 Well-Known Member
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    great thanks! im still new to all this so ive been askinga ton of questions but you all are great help!
     
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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian
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    I was where you are now just at 2 months ago....

    Ask away, this community is top notch for answering you - but stay patient, sometimes it may take a while.
     
  5. dfine06

    dfine06 Well-Known Member
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    yea i have to say i was super nevrous to root but i read so much all around and i still have questions! This place is super helpful!
     

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