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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by knitpurlgurl, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. knitpurlgurl

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    This is going to sound so noob - but when I wipe, I usually wipe Factory & Data and then Dalvik. Should I go through everything in the wipe menu? Or are these two things considered a full wipe? Thanks!
     

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    Those are the two things I consider a full wipe. I only wipe battery stats if my battery readings are going wonky. I've never wiped cache from Amon_Ra, but I do use Cache Cleaner NG.
     
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    if you are using "trackball optional" recovery now,theres an option to wipe cache,so id wipe that too. its not neccessary to wipe battery stats every time you flash.as a matter of fact, the "correct" procedure for wiping battery stats seems to differ depending on who you talk to. :eek:

    i generally just charge fully,wipe stats,and if the battery level has dropped ill charge untill full again. some folks will do this a 2nd and even a 3ird time,but i dont have that much patience ;) like metal,i dont do batt stats unless i think for some reason maybe its off,or doin somethin wierd.
     
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    not only do i wipe cache when flashing a rom for the first time,i usually wipe it+ dalvik when doing an "update" :)
     
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    Anybody who is going to wipe battery stats is better off with this free app instead - you don't have to waste time booting to Recovery. AppBrain Android market | Battery Calibration

    Wipe sd:ext is only useful if you are switching from a 2.1 based ROM using apps2sd with a partitioned SD card - it wipes the apps off the partitioned ext3 partition on the SD card.
     
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