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Removing Content Upon Flashing a ROM

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By Raverous, Junior Member on 23rd June 2014, 01:29 PM
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Hi there, how are y'all doing?
Well.. I was looking into installing a ROM on my Nexus 5, and I just wondered...
I had a Galaxy S3 before that, and when I installed ROMs on it, I used to copy the ROM zip file to my SD Card, remove everything from my phone's internal memory, and install the ROM from the external SD Card, that way there was NOTHING left on the phone that I previously had.
Now, I want to do the same thing with my Nexus 5, but guess what... It has no external SD Card option :\
What can I do? Is there any way to install a ROM and delete EVERYTHING I had in my phone before?

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23rd June 2014, 01:38 PM |#2  
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just wipe data before you flash.
23rd June 2014, 01:42 PM |#3  
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You can't easily do what you want. Best bet would be to get a otg usb stick and use it for your rom. Otherwise, you'd have to wipe your sdcard and sideload a rom in adb. Or just wipe your sdcard boot into system, and copy and paste the rom. Then boot into recovery and do your normal wipes

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Otherwise, you'd have to wipe your sdcard and sideload a rom in adb.

Is using a single extra command really all that hard though?

"adb push <rom> /sdcard/<rom>"
23rd June 2014, 03:24 PM |#5  
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Is using a single extra command really all that hard though?

"adb push <rom> /sdcard/<rom>"

It is for the people that used a toolkit and have no idea what adb is..

#stayparanoid
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23rd June 2014, 06:07 PM |#6  
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It is for the people that used a toolkit and have no idea what adb is..

#stayparanoid

Ah, I would never use the toolkit unless I know how to do things manually as well.
I like knowing what the toolkit is doing incase something goes wrong.
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23rd June 2014, 06:43 PM |#7  
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Why do you want to wipe all your photos and videos etc? You don't need to to flash a rom

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24th June 2014, 12:46 AM |#8  
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Why do you want to wipe all your photos and videos etc? You don't need to to flash a rom

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Yes, this ^^^

I've never ever wiped my internal SD on any device.

Unless you're just housekeeping? But you don't have to, at all.
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