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Is flashing a ROM like a fresh install of an OS?
When you flash a new ROM, is it a complete reinstall of the OS, or just changing certain items while still keeping many basic elements as-is? Put another way, when you flash (and select to wipe data in ROM Manager), does it reformat the OS partition and then reinstall a fresh copy of the OS?
I've been rooted for quite a while (just for the free wifi tethering) but haven't flashed custom ROMs until today. I've been having a problem with all my media players' (ACast, Astro, the stock player) pause function since I installed Froyo. Essentially, after I pause a track, the player will hold the place. But just after I resume, the track restarts from the beginning. Because it's on all my players, it seems to indicate that there's an issue in the OS. It's been driving me nuts, and finally got me to flash my first ROM (Virtuous) in hopes that it would eliminate the problem. Everything worked fine, but the pausing issue remains, which would indicate that either every version of DInc Froyo has this problem or that errors that were in my original install of Froyo have been carried over to this custom ROM.
While I've seen mention of this problem with multiple DInc users, it doesn't seem to be widespread. I'm hoping to do a "fresh install" to see if that would get rid of the problem. Sorry if my terminology is too computer oriented, but flashing ROMs is still new to me.