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    Multiple ROMs. How to clean up?

    I've gone through my fair share of roms lately. Was wondering if everytime im flashing, does that data/cache wipe clean up prior rom files, or should I go in there and see what's spwcificrto past roms and remove that way. Just curious, thanks.

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    Some times a wipe data/cache isn't enough to get rid of all

    the files of a previous ROM. You get closer by restoring a nandroid

    backup and/or running a factory reset. Best way to wipe her good

    is a flash from a trusty sbf file.
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    What a lot of developers recommend is two or three wipes before you install

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    So basically best thing to do, restore the original backup i first made before I put a rom on in first place, then factory reset? Eh, gonna take some time. Thanks.

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    The easiest way to get a purely clean phone would be to .sbf, but many people are a little scared to .sbf (especially when they don't have to) I know I was..

    Thankfully a member on these forums has made a sort of SBF.zip since you're phone actually works on your willing to do it you can flash it via clockwork.. I haven't done it yet but reading the replies everything seems to be jsut peachy and it's definitely a .zip for everyone to have on their phone
    maderstcok - OTA 2.3.340 update.zip
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    Restore a stock backup and then install ROM should be enough.
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    Yea, yo be honest I've been hesitant to try anything sbf related, since it seems to mean the apocalypse for some phones I've read on here. I've got a backup of original phone state I made before roms. Seems to be safest bet, although that sbf thread up top seems reliable as well.

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    Should only have to wipe data/cache & most roms do it, but formatting system in recovery can help too, as well as clear dalvik cache & I've only had to do it once in any of the latest roms, but after a clean install of one rom I was getting soft reboots when trying to install apks. Went into settings/privacy/factory reset, & it was all good. Only needed sbfs when I didn't wipe data & got stuck in boot loops. When changing any rom on the X, always backup, then wipe. Replacing widgets is much easier than sbf-ing (& replacing widgets) ;-) The only things you may ned to clean up are extra files & folders some roms place on the sd card.

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    If you do it right, sbf's aren't dangerous at all. I've flashed SBFs so many times after f'ing up my phone haha. They also work the best to "clean up". I personally don't use them for that though.

    I just go to clockwork - partitions - wipe cache, wipe dalvik, wipe sd-ext, wipe system, wipe data when I feel like cleaning it out and going to a new rom. only one each... none of this 2/3/4 wipes nonsense that I hear so much about.
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    I just factory wipe. Never flashed to stock then rom. I have been from rom to rom but I do factory wipe before flash. If I am wrong please tell me now. Still have a few roms to try. On gummy jar 2.5 now.

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