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update.zip method vs nandroid backup?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by iamloco724, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. iamloco724

    iamloco724 Well-Known Member
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    is there one method that better then the other when installing a rom that has the choice of both?

    and with update.zip method could you still wipe your data before hand to start clean?
     

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  2. messenger13

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    Wiping your data before using the update.zip method seems to be a bit self-defeating. NOT having to wipe data is THEE reason for the update.zip method.
     
  3. iamloco724

    iamloco724 Well-Known Member
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    alright was just curious..and thats really the only difference is that one benefit?
     
  4. Aldo Junior Ao2

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    Depending ofcourse. It's better to have a clean bill of health then have problems after the update. Also if going to 2.1 or going back down to 2.0.1 then its better to nandroid restore eh. I prefer using the update.zip if its just upgrading to a new version of that rom but if jumping from one rom to another or going to 2.1 i recommend a Nandroid check-up.
     
  5. messenger13

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    Well, no. There are other benefits to the nandroid restore method. When performing a nandroid "restore", you have the option of which part of the DROID you want to restore. To confuse things, it is entirely possible to do a nandroid restore but uncheck the /data partition, thus emulating the update.zip method somewhat.

    I almost always use the nandroid restore method. I like options.
     
  6. Geezer Squid

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    I've used the update.zip method over a dozen times and had no problems. I used the nandroid method with a wipe only when I installed a 2.1 rom. I had to do another nandroid to go back to a 2.0.1 rom. Other than that it's been all update.zip.

    Pete, of Bugless Beast fame, has both methods and recommends neither over the other, as far as I've seen. There are a couple of devs that only do nandroid and they do recommend doing a wipe before each install and then nandroid/data to get your data back.

    So, pick the one you like and go with it.
     
  7. radikal

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    yeah nandroid cleans the system up, deletes stuff, update.zip does the opposite
     
  8. Geezer Squid

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    Very respectfully disagree with the second half of this statement. Update.zip does nothing to "dirty up" the system. I replaces one rom with another rom. Nothing more, nothing less.
     

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