how to move from 8.1.1 to new version without losing data?

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  1. yamaha83

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    i know i should be able to do this since they are both 2.1 ROMS. but exactky how? when i went from 7.8 to 8.1.1 i tried to to an advanced restore of just the data after installing 8.1.1 but that sent me into a boot loop... is there another way? im just trying to avoid having to use backup pro and going through reinstalling every app... its easy to do it just takes a while to keep clicking install, done, intall, done over and over...
     
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    i am currently running 8.1.1 and would like to go to 8.6.3 but would like to know if there is way to do this without having to re install all my apps?
     
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    If you look at the link I sent in the previous post? Here is what they say:


    SPRecovery Update.zip Installation Info & Instructions:
    -Will Have to Backup Apps & Factory Rest from recovery if coming from a 2.0.1 ROM
    -If setCPU installed, make sure to uncheck the set on boot setting before updating
    -If Helix has been installed from the market uninstall before updating
    -Be sure to have signed into your Google account before installing
    -Update (if available) all of your apps before installing
    -Download update.zip
    -Place update.zip on the root of sdcard
    -Reboot into recovery
    -Install
    -Allow update.zip installation
    -Install /sdcard/update.zip (deprecated)
    -Reboot
    -Uninstall Extra Launchers and Apps w/Custom Scripts
    -Install Exta Apps
    -Flash Overclocking Kernel (optional)
    -Enjoy!


    ROM Manager (Downloadabe free from the Market) Update.zip Installation Info & Instructions:
    -Will Have to Backup Apps & Factory Rest from recovery if coming from a 2.0.1 ROM
    -If setCPU installed, make sure to uncheck the set on boot setting before updating
    -If Helix has been installed from the market uninstall before updating
    -Be sure to have signed into your Google account before installing
    -Update (if available) all of your apps before installing
    -Download update.zip
    -Place update.zip on the root of sdcard
    -Open ROM Manager
    -Choose Install Rom from SD Card
    -Choose The Desired Update.zip
    -It Will Reboot Into Recovery and Install and then Boot
    -Uninstall Extra Launchers and Apps w/Custom Scripts
    -Install Exta Apps
    -Flash Overclocking Kernel (optional)
    -Enjoy!


    Rom Manager (Downloadable free from the Market) Nandroid Backup Installation Instructions: (For Newcomers to Ultimate Droid)
    -Update & backup any files you wish to restore
    -Extract the files from the archive using WinRAR or a similar program
    -Place the extracted folder (the ROM) into the "backup" folder inside "clockworkrom" folder on your sdcard
    -Reboot into recovery mode (hold the power and "x" button at the same time)
    -Choose Nandroid, Make Backup of Old Rom (optional)
    -Do a Factory Reset
    -Go Into Partition Menu
    -Format SYSTEM
    -Format BOOT
    -Go Back With Power Button
    -Choose Nandroid
    -Restore UltimateDroid
    -Enjoy!
     
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    ok, those are the instructions i folloew before. i think i didnt read it correctly before. since i am running a 2.1 ROM i dont need to do a data wipe so when i load the new version, all my info should stay? correct?
     
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    when i transfered from 7.8 to 8.1.1 i just didnt wipe the catch. the only time you have to do that is coming from a 2.0.1 to 2.1. then all you do is pick the home screen you were using if u want to keep that set up (i do and thats what made me mad switching roms was having to redo them). just in case though do an astro backup of ur apps then if you do lose them all you ahve to do is hit install a few times (or 50) hope it helped
     
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    That is correct. I would, however, make a backup of the current rom in your nandroid folder and make a backup of your apps and data.

    Mike
     
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    thank you! i thought you had to do a data wipe before every instal and then could just to an advanced restore to get your data back. but that didnt work! ill give this a try when moving over to the newest version. thanks again
     
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    You can use either option when switching roms. Most folks prefer to use the update since it does not require wiping. Others use the nandroid and wipe because they feel it give a cleaner install.

    The important thing---Always, always, always make a backup before you make any changes.

    Mike