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  1. tatonka_Hero

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    Lol, figured I'd throw this out there since I just forgot, AGAIN.

    Anytime you're trying out a 1.6, 2.0, 2.0.1, or 2.1 ROM, you need to Wipe BEFORE flashing the new ROM, or before going back to an older version with a nandroid backup. If you don't, it'll sit there on the HTC logo forever.

    Damnit....I hate it when I forget to wipe :p
     

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    Please be patient with a few noob questions (I pre-searched here and at XDA, but I guess I've searched poorly, because I think I'm more confused now).

    The only ROMs I've flashed so far are Fresh 1.1 and Gumbo Kernal. I'm kind of curious to compare alternatives like MoDaCo 2.2 and the MoDaCo Kernal, plus I'm curious to check out AOSP 2.1.

    1. When I wipe the phone, is this the same or similar to a hard factory reset?

    2. Is it still rooted when it comes back up?

    3. Will I still have my contacts and data?

    4. Will it reformat my SD card, so I need to back up the SD card prior to the wipe?

    5. While I'm at it, I've read that Apps2SD is both supported and included in Fresh 1.1, but I can't find it. My card is formatted in FAT32; is that my problem?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    1.) Very similar. Pretty much removes everything from the phone.
    2.) Still rooted.
    3.) Your contacts will be erased, but if they're google contacts, they'll sync back from your google account when you sign back in
    4.) Won't touch your SD card
    5.) For apps2SD, your card has to be partitioned. I haven't done it in quite some time, so I can't remember how it's got to be partitioned
     
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    Saving apps question.

    I just wiped and put madoco on, thinking that any of the apps i downloaded through market would stay (i guess im that dumb).

    For the future, is there a way to save apps, and then put them back onto a fresh installed rom?
     
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    apps you purchased are saved to your account, so you'll never have to pay for them again.

    There's an app called titanium backup that can save your apps.

    You probably don't need to wipe if you're going from a 1.5 ROM to a 1.5 ROM (i.e. Fresh 1.1 to Modaco).
     
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    So I'm thinking about flashing the 2.1 AOSP, to wipe I just run the RUU right?
     
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    No no, that's going TOO far.

    Just boot to the recovery console, and wipe from there.

    If you RUU, you lose Root, and everything else.
     
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    Thanks but how do you do this?
     
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    press the home key and then tap the power button keeping the home key pressed until the recovery screen pops up, if u have the 1.62 recovery image u can do everything from there, wipe, partition and etc......
     
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