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  1. Crudes

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    Hi, so I'm this [ ] close to making the leap and rooting my first phone. I'm just a little nervous. For one thing, I know I'm lazy. I usually do something once and hardly ever return to it.

    I'm a little worried about the OTA updates and updates for kernels. Let's say I root my phone, install a flashy new kernel, and customize my phone so it looks EXACTLY as I want it.

    3 days later, 4.0.3 comes out and there's an OTA update and a subsequent update for whatever kernel I've installed... will putting the new version of the kernel wipe my phone again? Will I have to customize it all over?

    I love having options, but I also love having things seamless. I don't want to root my phone if it commits me to monthly maintenance on it.

    Some advice would be very much appreciated
     

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    dreadnatty08 has a point...once you start flashing ROMS and kernals, it is something that you will be hooked on for the rest of your android days! I hate to mention it and I will probably catch hell for it...but there is a one click method to unlock & root...unroot & flash back to stock. It is still better to learn how to use ADB first before you start to use something like this incase something goes wrong.
     
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    Will things like my homescreen be reset every time I update my kernel?
     
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    For kernel updates your home screen shouldn't change. For roms it will but if you use Nova Launcher you can back it up and restore it pretty easy.
     
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    Thank you...beat me to it.

    Do you normally wipe cache before switching kernals? I always have and if this is not needed it would be a huge time saver.
     
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    Yeah I wipe cache and dalvik when changing kernels.
     
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    Always wipe Cache and Davlik before ANY flash just as a precaution and it is definitely needed for a kernel change. Data/Factory resets generally just for ROM changes.
     
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