Wipe required before Nand Restore?


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  1. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This morning, just before AF went down, someone asked the question:

    "Do I need to perform a "Wipe ... data/factory reset" before I perform a Nandroid restore?"

    (Sorry, I don't remember what user posted that question; and it looks like we lost about 1.5 days worth of postings)

    In any event, the answer is "No."; the Nandroid restore operation (in the Amon_RA recovery) wipes all the relevant partitions before it begins the restore operation in each one. Doing a wipe won't hurt anything though.

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  2. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

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    eu1,

    Thank you for posting a thread regarding this. Seen this question pop-up a few times and you've probably figured-out that there might be folks out there doing this without knowing that its not necessary.

    I think it was cmotion that posed the question...perhaps he'll see this thread.

    Hopefully they'll get the posts recovered / restored...it would suck if they didn't. Wish there was a status page on phandroid to let us know what is going on, etc.

    Thanks again.
     
  3. Frisco

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    Great point for reference, eu1. :)
     
  4. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

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    I'm actually still seeing squirrely behavior on the site (this thread was looping on loading adds when I clicked on Frisco's recent post flag)...also, phandroid.com proper itself is now down for maintenence.

    Also, this was pretty funny: there were ads for this thread a little bit ago espousing the merits of data recovery services :eek: :D :) -- how funny is that!?
     
  5. cmotion

    cmotion Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it was me who asked the question. Thanks eu1 and Scary for the responses. I did a wipe the first time, but haven't since. Good info to know. Wouldn't want to waste precious time wiping things when I could be exploring new Roms :)
     
  6. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Whoah! Hold on there!

    Just to avoid any possible confusion, "no wipe required" applies ONLY to RESTORING Nandroid backups, not to flashing a new ROM!

    In the case of flashing a ROM from a .zip file on the SD card, you (almost) ALWAYS need to perform a wipe.

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