04-09-2012 11:12 AM
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  1. RawisTheGameHhH's Avatar
    I just installed 2.9.1 a few days ago and see he just updated to 2.9.2. Does this mean I have to format my phone and start over again? Or can I somehow install this and keep all my data (apps, etc)? Thanks!
    02-28-2012 10:55 AM
  2. munnarg's Avatar
    With incremental updates, usually you should be able to just wipe cache and dalvik cache, then flash.
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    02-28-2012 11:04 AM
  3. RawisTheGameHhH's Avatar
    With incremental updates, usually you should be able to just wipe cache and dalvik cache, then flash.
    Thanks!
    02-28-2012 11:04 AM
  4. JayWill's Avatar
    With incremental updates, usually you should be able to just wipe cache and dalvik cache, then flash.
    Yes this is most often correct. Sometimes ROM devs just post an update, that adds to the existing version. Other times, they post a new full ROM. In both cases, just wiping your caches should be enough. Best practice is to check the ROM thread since the update and look for any reports of people having problems flashing over the older version.

    Going from one ROM to a completely different one is where you always want to perform a full wipe (or should anyways).
    02-28-2012 11:21 AM
  5. RawisTheGameHhH's Avatar
    thanks guys; his rom has been killing my battery more than normal; i am running the UnNamed Rom today
    02-29-2012 09:22 AM
  6. VDub2174's Avatar
    Just because I'm extra cautious, I do a full wipe when flashing a ROM even if it's just an update. I use MyBackup Pro to backup my apps and data so it's really easy for me to get everything back to the way it was.
    02-29-2012 10:01 AM
  7. JayWill's Avatar
    thanks guys; his rom has been killing my battery more than normal; i am running the UnNamed Rom today
    Battery life on Calk's ROM should be excellent. It's often said that you need to give a new ROM install 2 or 3 discharge and charge cycles for the battery gauge to settle in. I think it's anecdotal but my unscientific observations say there's probably some truth to it. I would also suggest you go though all of your settings and make sure all your syncs, background data, and other settings are set properly. If I recall, Calk's ROM defaults the wifi policy to sleep when the screen is off. Generally, it's best to set wifi sleep policy to never. If you battery doesn't improve after a couple of days, then you may have an App or Apps not playing nice with your new setup. Apps like Better Battery Stats and CPU Spy can help narrow those issues down.

    Regarding UnNamed ... it's an excellent ROM. I ran it longer than any other ROM on this phone yet. It's fast and stable. But keep in mind that it's no longer being developed, and it's on the EL13 base (the first ROM leak that ultimately finished with the official EL29). So you may start getting popups to update your phone to the latest firmware.
    02-29-2012 10:46 AM
  8. cjones's Avatar
    Watch out for the Facebook App. It will drain your battery like crazy! I kill is after ever single use or it winds up killing my battery.
    02-29-2012 11:01 AM
  9. RawisTheGameHhH's Avatar
    Just because I'm extra cautious, I do a full wipe when flashing a ROM even if it's just an update. I use MyBackup Pro to backup my apps and data so it's really easy for me to get everything back to the way it was.
    thanks; i am checking that out now because it normally takes me like another hour or so to load all my apps back
    02-29-2012 11:01 AM
  10. RawisTheGameHhH's Avatar
    Battery life on Calk's ROM should be excellent. It's often said that you need to give a new ROM install 2 or 3 discharge and charge cycles for the battery gauge to settle in. I think it's anecdotal but my unscientific observations say there's probably some truth to it. I would also suggest you go though all of your settings and make sure all your syncs, background data, and other settings are set properly. If I recall, Calk's ROM defaults the wifi policy to sleep when the screen is off. Generally, it's best to set wifi sleep policy to never. If you battery doesn't improve after a couple of days, then you may have an App or Apps not playing nice with your new setup. Apps like Better Battery Stats and CPU Spy can help narrow those issues down.

    Regarding UnNamed ... it's an excellent ROM. I ran it longer than any other ROM on this phone yet. It's fast and stable. But keep in mind that it's no longer being developed, and it's on the EL13 base (the first ROM leak that ultimately finished with the official EL29). So you may start getting popups to update your phone to the latest firmware.
    i was losing about 20% in 4 hours; stock i would get about a day and a half to two days of battery life
    02-29-2012 11:02 AM
  11. deesugar's Avatar
    With incremental updates, usually you should be able to just wipe cache and dalvik cache, then flash.
    Could you list what steps need to be done for us newbies?


    Thanks
    02-29-2012 01:19 PM
  12. RawisTheGameHhH's Avatar
    i may return to Calk's rom in a few days; depending on how i like unnamed; i just flashed the 1.4.1 kernal from team rogue
    02-29-2012 02:23 PM
  13. lilotimz's Avatar
    All you need to do is just install Calkulins Roms via recovery.

    He has a built in script which automatically wipes whatever is required so us end users don't usually have to mess with anything. You only really want to manually wipe data, delvik cache, and the like when he says to do so. Anything else, just flash over and it'll be good.


    *Side note* Such a big battery drain may mean something went wrong... what i usually do is flash the rom again to see if it fixes the issue.
    02-29-2012 07:34 PM
  14. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    Could you list what steps need to be done for us newbies?


    Thanks
    1. Download rom
    2. Back up apps with Titanium or mybackup
    3. Place rom on sd card
    4. Reboot into recovery
    5. Make a nandroid backup
    6. Flash rom

    No need to wipe cache or dalvik cache as Calk's updater script wipes those automatically(Most roms do this automatically, feel free to double check if you don't believe me). The backups of apps and nandroid are purely for emergency purposes. If you have force closes or it won't boot, boot to recovery wipe every thing and reflash. Then restore your apps.

    Doing simple updates really doesn't require a wipe unless you have problems then wipe and reflash, no big deal. Switching from AOSP (Pure stock) to Touchwiz or going from ICS to GB will always require a wipe and in all likelihood restoring your data will cause the app to force close.

    Even still with all that said, as long as you make backups you should be fine if you risk skipping a step. Just reboot to recovery, wipe, then reflash.
    02-29-2012 07:37 PM
  15. RawisTheGameHhH's Avatar
    ok; i am back on Calk's rom; i will give it a week or so for the battery issue to resolve itself...i hope
    03-01-2012 05:08 PM
  16. RawisTheGameHhH's Avatar
    been running ok; however I fully charged my phone at 5p last night and woke up at 6a for work dead; any suggestions?
    03-09-2012 07:36 AM
  17. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    been running ok; however I fully charged my phone at 5p last night and woke up at 6a for work dead; any suggestions?
    Something was left running, or turned its self on. I suggest picking up CPU spy and a program monitor(can't think of one) to figure out if your phone is entering deep sleep and if it is not which app is causing the wake lock.

    Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk
    03-09-2012 07:39 AM
  18. RawisTheGameHhH's Avatar
    Something was left running, or turned its self on. I suggest picking up CPU spy and a program monitor(can't think of one) to figure out if your phone is entering deep sleep and if it is not which app is causing the wake lock.

    Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk
    any suggestions? its been good for about a week plus; yesterdays was brutal
    03-09-2012 07:41 AM
  19. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    any suggestions? its been good for about a week plus; yesterdays was brutal
    Have you installed any new apps recently? Found the rogue app?

    If you haven't/there isn't one you could always just reflash the rom and see if that helps.

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    03-09-2012 10:07 AM
  20. RawisTheGameHhH's Avatar
    not that i can tell; if i reflash; will it wipe my phone and cause me to reload all my apps?
    03-09-2012 10:09 AM
  21. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    not that i can tell; if i reflash; will it wipe my phone and cause me to reload all my apps?
    Nope, unless you select the wipe option in cwm. You are on calks 2.9.2 right?

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    03-09-2012 10:19 AM
  22. RawisTheGameHhH's Avatar
    Nope, unless you select the wipe option in cwm. You are on calks 2.9.2 right?

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    correct!

    i will reflash; should i wipe cache and delvik cache too or will i lose my stuff?
    03-09-2012 10:19 AM
  23. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    correct!

    i will reflash; should i wipe cache and delvik cache too or will i lose my stuff?
    You can wipe those, just know the first boot will take longer after wiping the cache but it won't touch any data.

    *Edit: no need to wipe cache or dalvik, calk's rom does it automatically.

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    03-09-2012 11:45 AM
  24. rexalbel's Avatar
    i was losing about 20% in 4 hours; stock i would get about a day and a half to two days of battery life
    20 % in 4 hours is equal to 20 hours of battery life. Thats really good for a smartphone. if you are getting a day and a half that must be with very very little usage. Atleast in my case, as long as the battery lasts from when i get up, to when I go to sleep, it's good enough for me.
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    03-28-2012 11:36 AM
  25. skyo12's Avatar
    Quick noob question.

    If I have Calk's rom and flashed a theme on top of it, do I need to do anything special if I need to update just the ROM?

    One more question. Any way to get around Calk's battery saver script and make the CPU consistent regardless of battery level?
    04-06-2012 02:12 PM
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