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    To wipe...or not to wipe...

    ...that is the question

    I almost always wipe my phone before I change any OS. I read from those who believe in it....and those who think it's unnecessary. I want to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge here, and get your opinion and why.

    I have read that when you run apploader, it wipes your phone after backing everything up for you. If that is so, then why would you need to wipe your phone?

    Thanks ahead of time for sharing.




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    I only wipe when issues arise. Otherwise I never wipe. Sometimes I wiped and had more issues, so ended up going back to .75 and then loading over. Its been said that loader wipes just the same way when it loads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
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    I only wipe when issues arise. Otherwise I never wipe. Sometimes I wiped and had more issues, so ended up going back to .75 and then loading over. Its been said that loader wipes just the same way when it loads.
    OK...like I said...I read that apploader does the same thing. Thanks for confirming that you've read that too.

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    I have done it both ways several times and never had any issues but I have noticed that jlcmder does not completely wipe everything. I run the crystal clear theme and the last time I did a wipe while it was rebooting I saw the clock from the theme, not the normal spinning clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snunes View Post
    I have done it both ways several times and never had any issues but I have noticed that jlcmder does not completely wipe everything. I run the crystal clear theme and the last time I did a wipe while it was rebooting I saw the clock from the theme, not the normal spinning clock.
    This is enlightening...because I too have the Crystal theme and after wiping, and had the same thing...made me wonder also.:hmmm:

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    Quote Originally Posted by snunes View Post
    I have done it both ways several times and never had any issues but I have noticed that jlcmder does not completely wipe everything. I run the crystal clear theme and the last time I did a wipe while it was rebooting I saw the clock from the theme, not the normal spinning clock.
    Good point I noticed that the last two times I wiped with JL

    I never did until 5 OS installs ago now I always do
    Last edited by Bryan; 05-25-2009 at 11:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oriofan8 View Post
    OK...like I said...I read that apploader does the same thing. Thanks for confirming that you've read that too.
    Orio I hope you don't mind but I added a poll as I think that would help others

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Orio I hope you don't mind but I added a poll as I think that would help others
    Not at all....Thank you Bryan...good idea.

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    it only takes like 30 seconds to do, why not

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    I go like this, wipe every third upgrade, haven't noticed any issue, as for the clock of the theme you were using before I have seen the same thing but I saw the clock for a few seconds then change to one that is supposed to be.
    Last edited by ealvnv; 05-26-2009 at 12:26 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
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    I go like this, wipe every third upgrade, haven't noticed any issue, as for the clock of the theme you were using before I have seen the same thing but I saw the clock for a few seconds then change to one that is supposed to be.
    Yep spot on E shows the theme skinned clock then reverts back to the default one

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    I recently started wiping before upgrades, never used to, Shane and Levy threatened to beat me up :lmao:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiefler07 View Post
    I recently started wiping before upgrades, never used to, Shane and Levy threatened to beat me up :lmao:
    I think Levy got me scared into is as well :bsflag:

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    I find I get better results when I wipe. While it is not necessary to do so it has become apart of my OCD

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    Quote Originally Posted by oriofan8
    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
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    I only wipe when issues arise. Otherwise I never wipe. Sometimes I wiped and had more issues, so ended up going back to .75 and then loading over. Its been said that loader wipes just the same way when it loads.
    OK...like I said...I read that apploader does the same thing. Thanks for confirming that you've read that too.
    Sorry I meant to say that I also read that

    Anyways, yeah I side with everyone. Wiping every few upgrades. Ever since I read that apploader does it, I have been lazy to do it every time (more so backing everything up)

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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
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    Sorry I meant to say that I also read that

    Anyways, yeah I side with everyone. Wiping every few upgrades. Ever since I read that apploader does it, I have been lazy to do it every time (more so backing everything up)
    Olta help me my OCD makes me wipe everytime

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    Sorry I meant to say that I also read that

    Anyways, yeah I side with everyone. Wiping every few upgrades. Ever since I read that apploader does it, I have been lazy to do it every time (more so backing everything up)
    Olta help me my OCD makes me wipe everytime
    You just gotta lose all your 3rd party apps one day and you would stop. I also had to talk myself into stopping. It was a slow mental healing process

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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
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    You just gotta lose all your 3rd party apps one day and you would stop. I also had to talk myself into stopping. It was a slow mental healing process
    I want to heal it's just so difficult. I am so used to the seeing the 507 error screen. Don't know what I would do without it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
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    Sorry I meant to say that I also read that
    No sorry!! I was thanking you for confirming what I had seen. Thanks again.

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    I find that if I wipe I have less issues. When I am lazy, I will just use app loader and let it do its thing. If I have issues or the hybrid is not performing as well as everyone is claiming, I go back and wipe and start over.

    As a side note, when I wipe I use CrackUtil. I go through each step of wiping device apps, wiping file system and then reseting IT Policy. It may be overkill but I have found this completely cleans the phone to the bare bones. I too used to see the theme leftovers but not with CrackUtil and this method.

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