Confuses about installing other kernels

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  1. Zlaya

    Zlaya New Member

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    Hi all,

    Sorry, I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I'm having trouble finding the answer to my question if it exists on the forum...

    I would like to try other kernels, but I don't want to wipe my phone every time.

    Right now I run bugless with 800 mhz kernel, and sdrecovery.

    If I get a different kernel and go with the updaqte.zip method, do I need to wipe the phone? Will installing update.zip wipe the phone?

    Thanks for your time.

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    you dont have to wipe when installing a different kernel. just install in recovery. and no, update.zip method wont wipe
     
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    I gather that the same goes with applying themes with update.zip?

    Thanks

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    Exactly! Just make backups before flashing ANYTHING, just in case :)



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    Great, thanks for the tip.

    Coicidentally, is nandroid backup enough, at that point?

    Or should I backup with titanium before I reboot?

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    Nandroid backup in recovery is what I meant, sorry. Titanium won't be needed since you're not wiping :)



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