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How do you dirty flash?

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OP blackguy101

blackguy101

Android Lover

Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:24 AM #1

With b30 just being released i decided to keep up to date and install it. The sad thing is that i just hate re doing all my apps and what not after each wipe and flash. From what i understand a dirty flash allows me to flash over what i have without having to reset all of the work done on my phone. So my question now is how exactly do i do this?
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Athorax

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:26 AM #2

You just don't wipe data. Its not the best idea though.
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CC16177

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:26 AM #3

You don't want to dirty flash.

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Spotmark

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:28 AM #4

The devs will usually tell you when you can dirty flash. With a B30, a clean install is recommended.
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madzozs

madzozs

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:36 AM #5

To answer you, you would just wipe cache, dalvik and format system. Then flash the zip.
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mbh87

mbh87

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:41 AM #6

From what i understand a dirty flash allows me to flash over what i have without having to reset all of the work done on my phone.

You essentially answered your own question. All you do is flash the zip.
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housry23

housry23

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:54 AM #7

People always say to wipe everything, but I rarely do unless it is a major upgrade or I run into problems. Most of the time I just wipe cache and dalvik cache and then install the update. I have very very rarely had any problems. In fact, I can't even think of a time on a phone I had a problem. I do remember when going from 3.1 HC to 3.2 HC on my Asus Transformer I ran into problems. With the ability to make a nandroid and the fact that the GNex(and most all Android phones now days) is nearly impossible to "brick", I see nothing wrong with just trying to update your Rom without wiping data. As long as you make a backup. If something goes wrong you can always restore and/or try wiping data and reinstalling.
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miketoasty

miketoasty

Android Addict

Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:00 PM #8

Backup using titanium, wipe everything and flash new ROM, restore apps with titanium (only restoring data on essential apps). Takes maybe an extra 10 minutes if that.

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UnfedBear67

UnfedBear67

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:26 PM #9

I see nothing wrong with just trying to update your Rom without wiping data. As long as you make a backup. If something goes wrong you can always restore and/or try wiping data and reinstalling.


What I always so just to see if the update will take, its always such a pain to restore every thing over and over.

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fakiesk8r333

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:44 PM #10

I usually backup my apps with ultimate backup then download the required files and check their md5 sums. Backup with cwm. Them flash and hope for the best. If I get any issues I'll wipe and format everything then reinstall the rom and restore my apps. That almost always does the trick

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