Do you have to update? No. Each update usually fixes things that may have been iffy in a previous build, added a new feature, and potentially add new bugs due to new features. If you have time, it isn't a terrible idea to keep up with them as in theory they get better with each build but no, definitely not necessary. You can browse through their threads to see if there are problems with the new builds and/or read the changelogs to see if they fixed something that bothers you or added a new feature that you may enjoy.Quote:
Speaking of which, I notice they come out with some sort of update (new build) almost every week. It is necessary to flash every new update? If so, do I really need to do a full wipe (say, if I'm coming from build 35 to 36, for instance)?
Do you need to wipe? That depends on what they have done. Generally Roman and crew will specify if a wipe is necessary for a specific build or not. Generally if you skip more than one it is almost always required to wipe. It is always recommended to wipe though. Usually if problems crop up the questions they will ask involve have you done any theming/modding, kernel changes, or did you wipe. Personally I wipe between flashes, regardless of if I have to or not. No need to set myself up for possible problems that I could be avoided.
I assume this is due to AOKP not wanting to spread out over 200 different forums. I could be wrong, but I believe the only other forum they post on is XDA, and I don't think they do that as often. They even closed down their own forums. I don't really follow the behind the scenes stuff though, so I am purely speculating as to why.Quote:
EDIT: Also, why no AOKP section in this forum? Just curious...