Changing ROMs a lot?

Discussion in 'Bugless' started by iM MinTz, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. iM MinTz
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    So is it bad for my phone if I'm constantly trying new ROMs almost everyday? I heard it messes up the battery, but mine seems to be fine right now.

    I think I took out my notification light by switching too often as well!

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    I think the battery itself won't be messed up, but your battery percentage reading will be off if you don't install a ROM on a full charge. I'm not sure about the LED problems you're having though.

    As long as you make sure you wipe data and cache (and format boot and system, as I learned recently) the installing new ROMs shouldn't be harmful in itself, at least as far as I'm aware.
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    nah i'm in the same boat -- i switch roms everyday, even going back and forth b/t gb and froyo.... no problems. just make sure to wipe properly, like was said before. format /system, /boot, /data and /cache. and as long as you don't restore a previous ROM's data, you should be fine.
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    I've been rooted for over a year and constantly switch roms. Perhaps I just lucky but I've not have any issues. My battery is very strong. I do clear battery stats and cache on a regular basis.
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    Alright! I'm kinda obsessed with trying new ROMs and themes almost everyday! It gets boring sticking to the same ROM forever. I'll keep in mind to clear the battery stats once in a while. Maybe that's why I've been experiencing battery jumps... especially on BB... from 70-50 and 50-20.

    I've notice once I started clearing battery stats, it doesn't do it anymore. I'll also keep a full charge before I switch ROMs!

    Thanks for your input guys!
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    You're welcome :) Yeah, typically the ROM itself wouldn't (or couldn't) be at fault for battery percentage jumps like that - unless something is running high-usage for a long long time. Clearing battery stats and doing the full discharge-charge cycle should help if things start acting up.

    Have fun rooting :D
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