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[Q] Upgrading to 4.4.3, couple of questions

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By SonicAngel, Member on 5th June 2014, 06:48 AM
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Hey all

I wanna update to 4.4.3 but I want to wipe everything, then restore some things I want cause the battery life on my phone is pretty bad even using greenify for just about everything I can...

I'm running stock rom with Xposed and Franco kernel, I have Titanium backup pro and a backup I took with my CWM recovery.

How do I go about this? I want everything deleted with the option to restore my apps and their data ,What'sApp conversations, PvZ level progress, and my Xposed settings are the important ones.

Does the Titanium backup I have save these things? Do I need to copy tyhat backup off the phone before doing anything cause it will be deleted in the process?
 
 
5th June 2014, 06:53 AM |#2  
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Pretty sure this has been answered in one of the million duplicate threads posted yesterday. Did you read them / use search?

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5th June 2014, 07:06 AM |#3  
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Yes but most asked how to upgrade without wiping, I want to wipe everything then restore some stuff. This is my first Android upgrade so I'm a bit :?

Like restoring Xposed settings with all my modules and stuff, I have no idea how to do that.

Also, do I need to revert to the stock kernel before doing all of this? I'm a bit scared of all this.
5th June 2014, 07:10 AM |#4  
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Titanium backup is your best bet for backup / restore. Don't wipe your sdcard.

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5th June 2014, 08:36 AM |#5  
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Well went ahead and downloaded factory 4.4.3, installed with flash-all and now I'm rebuilding it. Hopefully Titanium has everything I was hoping for it to have...
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Well went ahead and downloaded factory 4.4.3, installed with flash-all and now I'm rebuilding it. Hopefully Titanium has everything I was hoping for it to have...

Doesn't "flash-all" flash userdata which wipes /sdcard?

I wouldn't ever recommend using those batch files. You only needed to:
Code:
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash boot boot.img
5th June 2014, 09:03 AM |#7  
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Doesn't "flash-all" flash userdata which wipes /sdcard?

I wouldn't ever recommend using those batch files. You only needed to:

Code:
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash boot boot.img

It does which is exactly what I wanted. I wanted a complete overhaul that deletes everything, like a new phone.

I saved my TitaniumBackup folder from /sdcard to my PC and now I restored it, this is pretty much what I wanted and TB really backs up almost everything. I'm happy so far
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It does which is exactly what I wanted. I wanted a complete overhaul that deletes everything, like a new phone.

I saved my TitaniumBackup folder from /sdcard to my PC and now I restored it, this is pretty much what I wanted and TB really backs up almost everything. I'm happy so far

Ah ok fine.

There was no benefit to wiping the /sdcard though
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Ah ok fine.

There was no benefit to wiping the /sdcard though

The only benefit was that this is my first Android phone and I tried a lot of stuff before settling with what I like. That left a whole lot of mess on the phone and even in /sdcard there was a lot of crap that I have no idea what it was and weather or not it's necessary. Now I can take another look and if anything is back I know it's needed.
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