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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jon_LTD, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Android Expert
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    A quick question which I dare say will be easily answerable.

    I'm about to flash the Redux Rom using Clockwork 2.5.0.7.. However, I have been using Apps2SD+ (in conjunction with Teppic's Gingerbread Rom). Do I need to make sure this gets deleted as well?

    I was going to apply the following in recovery:

    - wipe data/factory reset
    - wipe cache partition

    I assume the wiping cache partition is the Dalvik? I don't want my Ext3 to cause any errors when I try and flash this new Rom.

    Many thanks

    Jon
     



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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Factory reset will wipe the sd-ext as well.

    Cache is just market downloads. Dalvik is in /data by default, unless moved to sd-ext. But that's just for info - the wipes you propose are all you need (in fact factory reset will wipe cache as well, so wiping cache afterwards should not be needed).
     
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  3. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Android Expert
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    Ah many thanks! I shall flash away if this is the case! :D

    Thought as much, but I didn't want to cause myself a headache on a Sunday evening!

    On a separate note, it is considered "good practice" to wipe both the cache and do a factory reset.. Even though the factory reset will suffice. Is this just being thorough for the sake of being thorough? Suits me to the ground as I like to leave no margin for error!
     
  4. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Android Expert
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    Well, all's well. I flashed the Dalvik to SD script, so hopefully my memory problems are a thing of the past.

    Saying that, it wasn't an issue with Teppic's Rom. Just greedy I suppose :D
     
  5. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    hi Jon.
    cool glad you sorted it. redux2 now?
    yes I wipe everything when I flash.
    enjoy :)

    cheers
    dan
     
  6. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    On the "good practise" thing, yeah, I've seen that recommended, but am usually too lazy and can't remember ever having a problem.
     
  7. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    tsk tsk ;-)
     
  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    No, I just don't really believe it's necessary.
     
  9. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    just kidding :)
    I'm getting pretty casual about it too.my last one I did wondering around the house!
     
  10. Hadron

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    Ah, don't start me - I've flashed ROMs while walking home, changed hboot while commuting, and once flashed a radio in a car (not driving!) because GPS was taking too long to lock.

    I'm a bit more sensible now ;)
     
  11. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    crazy! :-D I haven't got that bad......yet ;-)
     
  12. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Being casual about ROMs is fine - you can recover from any ROM mess-up anyway, painlessly if you have an intact nandroid.

    Being casual with radios and hboots is a different matter, as a bad flash of either can leave you up the proverbial creek with no means of propulsion. Fastboot flash, from a laptop (protects against power cuts), under calm, controlled conditions is the best way to do these.
     
  13. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Android Expert
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    Hey Dan,

    Yup! On Redux 1.2 with adw.launcher. First impression is very nippy and slick. Market is constantly crashing.. I need to stop the auto updater (what a pain).
    Better than Sense! I miss the dock bar but Sense had superior Widgets. Ah well, at least they can be substituted easily!

    I'll certainly stick with this rom for the foreseeable future. Just what I need :D!
     
  14. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Agreed. Also "wipe data and dalvik" what? Data ASSUMES dalvik
     
  15. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    @Jon. cool. yes redux is good :) and ADW is my fave launcher. I use it with
    all my roms.

    @all. think the other thing I would need to be wiping is......my arse! if I
    was flashing my radio :-D. scary stuff imo

    cheers
    dan
     

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