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    i was just wondering when flashing back a restore rom do you have to wipe
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    always wipe...first rule of flashing.

    Sometimes you get away with not wiping, but more often than not, something little will get screwed up.

    You are losing all your data anyway during the flash so what do you have to lose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amazin1988 View Post
    i was just wondering when flashing back a restore rom do you have to wipe
    If your talking about restoring a backup then no wipe is needed

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    If this phone is anything like the galaxy 2 wiping before a restore from recovery can brick your phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    always wipe...first rule of flashing.

    Sometimes you get away with not wiping, but more often than not, something little will get screwed up.

    You are losing all your data anyway during the flash so what do you have to lose?
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    If this phone is anything like the galaxy 2 wiping before a restore from recovery can brick your phone.

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    I think we have a serious problem here... lol
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    I don't see how doing a factory reset would brick a phone. They kinda built it in for a reason but please enlighten me. I has an original galaxy and the charge and both were wipe first.

    Edit: I googled it real quick and there are whole guides on wiping before flashing

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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    I don't see how doing a factory reset would brick a phone. They kinda built it in for a reason but please enlighten me. I has an original galaxy and the charge and both were wipe first.

    Edit: I googled it real quick and there are whole guides on wiping before flashing

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    Actually it is a epic touch issue and cwm issue. I earlier just glanced through the thread because a friend told me about it. But after going back, It was really more to do with flashing a ics Rom and then flashing a backup of gingerbread. The partitions were different as to what was stored on them. Causing the issue. I was told this was only an issue when using cwm version 9.

    But as far as restoring a backup from custom recovery, there is no reason to wipe as everything is being cleared during the backup process.

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    i mostly agree with you on the restore end but it doesn't hurt anything to do it, it is a good habit to have, and you can still get remnants in the davlic cache

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