08-11-2012 03:47 PM
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  1. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Here are a couple of zips to make rom installs easier.

    These wipe three times to make sure everything is gone, it's a lot easier than going through all the menus.
    Flash them just like a rom, before you flash a rom and should work on most any rooted phone.


    This one wipes only the system, boot, cache and dalvik, for when you update your rom (A.K.A. partial wipe).
    It does not remove user data.
    Note: Updating is really never a great idea and can lead to instability.
    Prep_to_Update

    This one wipes everything above, plus user data in preparation to install a new rom (A.K.A. a complete wipe).
    Note: It will not wipe sd-ext, if you need more advanced areas, you will have to do them manually still.
    Prep_for_new_Rom
    03-27-2012 06:29 PM
  2. colossus3874's Avatar
    Very useful! Always wonder if I'm getting everything. Now I'll know. Thank you
    03-27-2012 06:34 PM
  3. mjs2011's Avatar
    Woah! Awesome!
    thewraith420 likes this.
    03-27-2012 06:36 PM
  4. Raul720's Avatar
    Dose the second one wipe sd-ext as well?

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    03-27-2012 06:52 PM
  5. bjzapp's Avatar
    I know I never personally said this myself but, leslie-- you are the bomb
    Hahaha l o l l m a o-- not the bomb maker!
    Even though I plan on just updating for quite a while, always great to have these 2 zips 4 both circumstances if need be.
    yours are definitely trusted rather then something stupid from the market/ play store )
    All of us I'm sure will thank you but I wanted to be the first even tho I havent even tried it yet

    EDIT: second lol
    mlson and Dave Begue like this.
    03-27-2012 07:35 PM
  6. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Dose the second one wipe sd-ext as well?
    No, these only wipe the "normal" things.
    Boot, system, cache, dalvik, and on the full wipe, user data.

    If you need to do something more advanced like that, it will need to be done separate.

    Edit:
    updated first post to indicate this.
    cmerlyn likes this.
    03-27-2012 07:47 PM
  7. echelon12's Avatar
    hi aeraahrsrjhestjS:dgklael;rg
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    04-18-2012 11:23 PM
  8. nijel's Avatar
    How about adding wipe /sd-ext/dalvik-cache? It's the third common location for dalvik.
    04-19-2012 06:41 AM
  9. rebel69ization's Avatar
    I use the prep for new rom zip everytime I flash a new rom it works great!
    04-19-2012 08:36 AM
  10. demoport's Avatar
    Is it possible to add wiping the sd ext as well?
    04-19-2012 09:20 AM
  11. Badboytoast's Avatar
    Thanks!!! Works quick its should be name quick wipes this is the fastest way for a full wipe!! Thanks LeslieAnn!!!
    04-19-2012 09:42 AM
  12. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    I didn't add sd-ext because I wanted these to be universal.
    I'm not sure what all people are sticking there.
    04-19-2012 04:17 PM
  13. nijel's Avatar
    /sd-ext/dalvik-cache is safe and a must when wiping for ROM update/install IMO.
    04-19-2012 05:17 PM
  14. demoport's Avatar
    I didn't add sd-ext because I wanted these to be universal.
    I'm not sure what all people are sticking there.
    I thought people must format sd-ext when they are wiping the phone to install a new ROM anyway? It would be perfect if you add formatting the sd-ext as well to the full wipe zip.
    04-19-2012 05:23 PM
  15. dwappo's Avatar
    Thanks for this, it works wonders. *puts in dropbox*

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    04-19-2012 06:25 PM
  16. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    /sd-ext/dalvik-cache is safe and a must when wiping for ROM update/install IMO.
    I thought people must format sd-ext when they are wiping the phone to install a new ROM anyway? It would be perfect if you add formatting the sd-ext as well to the full wipe zip.
    Every time I have wiped it, it said either non-existent or empty, depending on the recovery I was using.
    04-19-2012 09:36 PM
  17. Paul627g's Avatar
    Once again LeslieAnn... Good job on supporting your device and community
    LeslieAnn likes this.
    04-19-2012 09:44 PM
  18. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Once again LeslieAnn... Good job on supporting your device and community
    These actually should work on anything, I use them on my Evo and I know some using them on various other devices.
    Paul627g likes this.
    04-19-2012 10:03 PM
  19. Dannemand's Avatar
    Great job, LeslieAnn! Might I suggest adding MD5s to the OP? I know these don't contain actual code to flash, but still...
    04-19-2012 11:24 PM
  20. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    They are so small, it's really not an issue, besides, these should either work, or not. I don't usually worry about md5 on small stuff really.
    04-19-2012 11:35 PM
  21. roy.moore's Avatar
    Two silly noob questions
    1) How do you run the updater-script?

    2)Can I copy the lines from the Prep_for_new_Rom updater-script to the Harmonia updater-script file or does the update-binary require a specific updater-script?
    05-17-2012 11:30 AM
  22. kenharkey7's Avatar
    Very nice, thank you for these, surely cuts down the time needed to update and / or reflash
    05-17-2012 01:06 PM
  23. arnold1997's Avatar
    Wait so i can use this on othet phones like the Evo 4G?

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Android Central Forums
    05-17-2012 01:14 PM
  24. EarthnFire78's Avatar
    Two silly noob questions
    1) How do you run the updater-script?

    2)Can I copy the lines from the Prep_for_new_Rom updater-script to the Harmonia updater-script file or does the update-binary require a specific updater-script?
    1 = The updater-script is ran in recovery and the update-binary tells the recovery what to do.

    2 = You ca copy the line over yes, but do not use notepad, you have to use Gedit for Windows or Notepad++ and must be in Unix format. Plus you have to understand want mount commands the update-binary tells the recovery to except, otherwise you instillation well abort.
    05-17-2012 02:33 PM
  25. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Wait so i can use this on othet phones like the Evo 4G?
    Yes, I do.

    2 = You ca copy the line over yes, but do not use notepad, you have to use Gedit for Windows or Notepad++ and must be in Unix format. Plus you have to understand want mount commands the update-binary tells the recovery to except, otherwise you instillation well abort
    I use Open Office.

    Yes, you absolutely must include the mount before you can format it. In fact it's quite precise in how it must be formatted, but it's not like there is a lot to it. It's not difficult, but I mention this because I saw a few other wipers like this while looking into it, and half of them, have errors in them and didn't work.
    arnold1997 likes this.
    05-17-2012 03:30 PM
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