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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by markzombie82, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. markzombie82

    markzombie82 Android Enthusiast
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    Hi guys I was wanting to flash a few ROMs and am a little worried I might wipe my SD. So what can I do to be sure I don't do that? I really don't want to loose stuff like backups and photos or the ROM I downloaded O_O. Its just that I never had a phone with an internal SD card. I'm not sure how it works on this phone yet. Advice please. :)
     

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  2. Biaviian

    Biaviian Android Enthusiast

    Rooting will wipe the card but I hear there is a way to root without the wipe. If you only wipe both caches and system you will not wipe the data.
     
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  3. markzombie82

    markzombie82 Android Enthusiast
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    Its rooted now. So if you wipe data factory reset, you don't wipe the card?
     
  4. xploPR

    xploPR Android Expert

    Im not sure what recovery you're using, but on TWRP if you choose to wipe something that you not supposed to, it will advise you not to do it.

    Edit:

    This is what i was told on another thread.

     
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  5. markzombie82

    markzombie82 Android Enthusiast
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    OK so factory reset is fine. But never wipe internal memory. And I am on twrp so I should get a wow don't do that message that's more than the standard warning when you wipe things. Cool thanks guys I was wondering around searching for the answer but wasn't having any luck.
     
  6. Biaviian

    Biaviian Android Enthusiast

    And ALWAYS make a Nandroid. The last two times I didn't I had a bad flash and no OS to boot to. I fixed it but I didn't have a nandroid or titanium backups.
     
  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Unlocking the bootloader will wipe everything.
    Factory reset will not remove user files.
    Flashing a new kernel should not.
    Flashing a new rom might.

    I was told by the ROM developer that it would not delete user files and then *poof* they were gone. Things don't always work the way they should which is why it's importnant to make nandroids and backup user data OFF the device.
     
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  8. markzombie82

    markzombie82 Android Enthusiast
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    That would blow I'm not looking to have to push a factory image because a bad md5
     
  9. Biaviian

    Biaviian Android Enthusiast

    I had to do that last week actually.
     
  10. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Yes it does, but it also emphasizes the value of having backups.

    Like I said, it happens, especially if you're an early adopter.
     
  11. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    You can (while in twrp) push a rom to the sdcard to install if you do wipe everything, though obviously your better off not do that as its a pain in the ass to get everything back.
    Regular and frequent backups are good but if your like me and forget.... ah dont be like me.
     
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