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Nandroid or Update?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by taypotts, Mar 2, 2010.

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    Which is best to do? I mean is there really any difference when it comes to how smooth the ROM will actually run?
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    No, they are the same.

    The only conceivable difference is that when you use nandroid, it will ERASE and re-create your entire system. the update.zip will only replace the files included in the rom.

    If you have done a lot of hacking already, your existing changes will remain if you do an update.zip install. This could leave you with duplicate copies of applications or extra files that are not used. This could possibly mean some instability as well, but it is unlikely.

    If you have only been installing ROMs, update.zip is probably perfectly fine, and won't mess with your data. Even if you have been changing things, try update.zip anyway, and only go to the nandroid if you are having issues.
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    I've changed roms frequently and have only used the nandroid method one time and that was due to trying a 2.1 rom. All my other roms were 2.01 based. Update is quick and easy.
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    The best to do? Follow the directions that come with the rom! :)

    SG4.5 told me to do nandroid. I did and it worked great with no issues.
    SG5.0 told me to do Rom from disk. I did and it worked great with no issues.