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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SinfulDragon, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Well-Known Member
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    Do I have to keep the update.zip on the root of my SD Card (or at all)
    How about the .img files after I'm done OC'ing the phone?

    Can all this crap be lumped into one folder on the SD Card after installed?
     

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  2. Humpa

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    sure ... delete that stuff
     
  3. DroidJnkie

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    to the OP:

    Let me know how it goes after you delete it. . I want to do it, too, but I'm afraid! :eek:
     
  4. messenger13

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    Create a DROID folder on your PC ... and start archiving files in sub-folders. While you're at it, create HowTo documents along the way (in each folder) so you can refer to them later on. I also use them to answer questions on the forum, or in PMs.

    You folks don't actually think I remember all of this code, do ya? ;)
     
  5. SinfulDragon

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    sounds a whole lot like do it, then let us know what happens

    LOL, on the count of three, ready one.... two..... thr - HEY, you weren't even on the right screen to delete it!!
     
  6. SinfulDragon

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    so then yes, we can delete it off the SD Card and just keep a copy on the PC?
     
  7. messenger13

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    The files reside on your sdcard. Your DROID doesn't need the sdcard to boot. Therefore, once the update or ROM is applied, these files are no longer needed. Make sense?
     
  8. SinfulDragon

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    makes perfect sense, but still scares the hell out of me to remove them LOL
     
  9. Humpa

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    Sorry, I was just being efficient and using few words.

    I always delete those update.zip's, tar.gz's, .img's, and anything else.

    Like messenger13 said, they are no longer needed once you have them do their thing. And more importantly, you WANT to delete them (or at least move them) so you don't accidently run them again! ;)
     
  10. SinfulDragon

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    All removed except the Tools Folder that gets moved there with the Root.

    Restart and all is still well, thanks guys!!
     
  11. messenger13

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    The bad thing about this whole "update.zip" method that the DROID uses to update a ROM is that ... the filename never changes. Meaning, one must make separate folders and take good notes to keep track of all these "update.zip" files. A good thing to do is simply rename the file as soon as you boot the DROID up for the first time, then archive it to your PC immediately.

    Some people just delete these files, but I don't. Why? You can't rely on some of these sites being around forever. One of the major DROID sites got hacked a couple weeks ago and of these types of files went bye-bye. :eek: But take one guess who still has the files he wants? ;)
     
  12. kookahdoo

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    Uhh....you?
     
  13. Humpa

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    Even better, use nandroid. Then you don't have to save all sorts of various updates and rom's and whatnot. Just back up your device instead after applying various updates/roms/whatever. Name the nandroid backups accordingly, of course!

    Though it is always a good idea to keep notes on your pc along with the various files you've downloaded/used. Even if you don't need the file again, at least you can give it to your friends or fellow forum members. :D
     
  14. DroidJnkie

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    if you back it up, make sure you put it on multiple flash drives or something. I backed up a bunch of crap, including my update.zip files, to my laptop and then my laptop got a nasty virus in it and I had to wipe the entire frakking thing.

    Fortunately, I had put it on a couple of flash drives first, and I didn't lose anything of importance.
     

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