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    Is it possible to flash ROMs too often?

    This has had me curious for quite some time, and I finally just decided to see if anyone had any theories. I did search and didn't find this answered before, so if it has been please let me know.

    Every couple weeks or so I get bored with whatever ROM I am running and end up flashing 2-3 ROMs in a single night to get something new that I like. I have been wondering, though, if this is causing undue stress on the internal memory of my droid by reading and writing so much information so frequently.

    Thoughts?
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    i would kind of like to know this too.
    i doubt it would really. swap would hurt it, but a couple times every two weeks would probably take a while to hurt it.
    i dont know though
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    It's flash memory....IIRC it's has a cycle of about 10,000 +/- cycles....
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    so that puts 3 roms a day 365 days a year, thats only 1095 a year at that rate how could anyone ever flash to much. Do kernels and and other update.zip factor in to that or not. Either way if you flash that much chances are you don't keep phones for mor then a year or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backnblack View Post
    It's flash memory....IIRC it's has a cycle of about 10,000 +/- cycles....
    That's consistent with what I remember from my Solid State class 3 years ago.
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    So very unlikely that I will burn anything out before my NE2 comes up... Sweet

    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasumX View Post
    So very unlikely that I will burn anything out before my NE2 comes up... Sweet

    Thank you!
    Yeah... so this means we can flash-happy whenever we want!
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    Well, not permanent damage... but I managed to break Rom Manager trying to switch Roms... I love trying out new roms as well... Wish someone could fix my RM!
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    Too much rom editing and flashing may cause BRAIN damage tho... maybe even some eye problems.. haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkidd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JasumX View Post
    So very unlikely that I will burn anything out before my NE2 comes up... Sweet

    Thank you!
    Yeah... so this means we can flash-happy whenever we want!
    Hope So cause i flash a lot of roms
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