Wiping data/cache

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  1. microsnook

    microsnook Active Member

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    Upon installation, some roms require that you wipe your data and cache.
    What exactly do you lose when wiping? Are all of your apps going to vanish?will my contacts be erased??
    I just need to know if wiping is ok
     
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    whatever contacts you have synced with your google account (should be all of them) will reappear after it gets done syncing again (you'll be prompted to sign in). but you will lose your texts and apps (though some installations give you the option of wiping data EXCEPT apps). any app you have paid for with still be paid for, you'll just have to re-download it.
     
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    It takes it back to factory defaults. My recommendation if you are going to do a wipe, to get Titanium Backup, it's worth the $3.99 donation. I like to install custom ROM's now and the Titanium Backup saves not only the programs but the settings each time. I understand Astro does too, but haven't tried it. I know someone who used Astro Backup this morning but couldn't restore for one reason or another.
     
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    Wow, can I not do a wipe? I have some important texts and stuff saved on here
     
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    texts would be gone, yes. define "stuff" though.. pictures and files saved on your sdcard will still be there. look into doing a backup of some kind first. if you are in the middle of doing a nandroid backup or recovery, you will need to back out of that first and reboot normally.
     
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    Ok, I did a backup of data and apps using mybackup pro. It saved sms and everything else. If I do a wipe, but I have this backup, if I. Go back into handcent, will all my texts be there?
     
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    I use titanium backup, if I were to wipe my data for whatever reason would I have to redownload titanium backup off the market and then use it to restore all of the apps that I have backed up?
     
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    Yes. 12345678910
     
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    So when i installed Smoked Glass 5.0.1 this last time i went ahead and cleared all the diskcache from my sd card via the computer. was that ok? Where are those Dickcaches coming from? i have done the diskcache icon alot when i first installed the SM rom. My newly installed rom is running flawlessly now after removing all those Diskcaches. was that ok?
     
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