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Updating The Nightly Builds
Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:41 AM
I'm new to installing custom ROMs. Couple of days ago, I successfully installed Cyanogenmod 9 on my Samsung Galaxy S. Have fell in love with my phone again...
I understood that we will have to perform following things before installing any ROMs.
1. Wipe dalwik cache
2. Wipe data/factory reset
3. Wipe cache partition
2nd step was pretty straight forward to understand. But, I'm not sure about the 1st and the last one. It would be great if anyone can help me understand them.
Also, if I have to update nightly build, will I have to perform all these 3 steps there by losing phone data or can I skip any so that I need not re-setup my phone?
Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:26 AM
i found good advice here xda temahacksung ok
bascially its good for installing all new roms, remember when coming from a rom thats not the same as yours, you have to reset wiping stuff like davlik etc, like me cm9 ngihtlies i dont do that i just update to the next one always keep cm9 which are great . just dont pick the 28 experimantal its crashed my phone lol.
so just when updating your phone sometimes do a nandroid backup just in case, and you can go and wipe the old one when you conect your phone to pc . its in the file clockwork mod ok , they take up loads of space so always keep just one ok.
i always use the cm9 nightlies rom , then goo aps ics zip , then i use gapps fixer on the teamhacksung cause sometimes you cant use the calendar if you dont reset so .
hope that answered your question
see ya thesmegger
Edited by thesmegger, 30 June 2012 - 11:33 AM.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:33 PM
Now if you were to upgrade from a different ROM, such as CM7 going to CM9, then you would HAVE to delete the Dalvik Cache, the Cache Partition, and do a Factory/Data Reset.
Hope this helps.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:50 AM
Now I understand that there is no harm in clearing Dalvik cache and Cache partition.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:28 AM
I don't really understand what the Dalvik cache is. Looking at the description in the CM wiki did not enlighten me much:
The dalvik-cache directory holds all of the pre-compiled .dex files created by installed apps. These files are static and do not change unless the app is updated.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:51 PM
Now, I'm still not sure on why this should be cleared and how clearing this would help!