Flash ROMs with Nandroid or Update .zip?

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  1. DanielC

    DanielC Member

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    Hey guys, sorry if this question has been answered before, but i searched to no avail. I see many of the ROMs are availible in both a nandroid backup and update.zip versions, and was curious if there are reasons one would use one or the other? I assume the best option is through nandroid but I'm not sure. Currently on Bugless Beauty, but would like to try out other roms without losing any data/apps. Thanks in advance,

    Daniel :motdroidvert:
     
  2. Matth3w

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    I don't have enough experience to help you out too much, but I just installed Bugless Beast with the update.zip and it worked fine.
     
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    it doesnt matter as long as you install sprecovery first and do a nandroid backup. at least thats my impression, correct me if im wrong
     
  4. DanielC

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    Yes that's how I did it as well, but I'd like to know if there would be any ill effects if i tried to change over to another ROM with that method. Also I noticed on Bugless Beauty that on the features list it said the 2.1 launcher was included but mine is simply a themed 2.0.1 launcher? any thought?
     
  5. Matth3w

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    This morning I used SP to install the BBeast 800mhz rom, and I did this:

    But I didn't do:

    Then instead of following the next steps with installing the sholes rom.tgz I followed the instructions from:

    AllDroid - View topic - [ROM] Bugless Beast [800MHz & Wifi] V0.7.1 (1/26/10)


    Did I **** up or did I do it ok?
     
  6. DanielC

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    Alright I got it figured out. Nandroid will be a last resort for me in case anything goes wrong, sinceI will only be running on 2.0.1 roms anyways. I changed over to Bugless Beast and it definitely is snappier with the overclock. What are some highly CPU intensive apps/ services I can run to see how well it does as far as heat goes?
     
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    I would think merely having it on browsing the web/in a phone call would probably get it as hot as it's going to go.
     
  8. tktouch12

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    I was wondrring the same thing. Even about the same rom. When I choose nandroid, it brough me to the update.zip
     
  9. DanielC

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    I simply followed Pete's instructions, where he says if you're on a rooted 2.0.1 rom then the update.zip method is fine, but if coming from a 2.1 rom to do the nandroid method, where you will lose your /data and cache, so you will have to back up your apps. Is this correct?

    http://alldroid.org/viewtopic.php?f=309&t=1553

    Big thanks to Pete, I'm loving BBeast :)
     
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    If I'm swithchn from smoked glass to bugless can use the update zip) still new thanks I already downloaded the update zip but wna make sure before igo through with it . N is there any chance of me bricking it. If I screw up somehow ?I'm already rooted
     
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    can i still use the update.zip even if i have 2.1 gallery installed and the milestone browser?
     
  12. DanielC

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    As long as you are on 2.0.1 i believe it should be ok. But DO make a Nandroid backup prior to applying the update.zip
     
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