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Hi, I own a Nexus 4, just a quick nooby question..

Will flashing a custom kernel (thinking of Faux or Franco) and wiping cache and dalvik wipe data? The main reason I want to flash a custom kernel is to underclock to save battery life, and do these have profiles so I can leave it on low clock over night and normal clock during the day?
 
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Hi, I own a Nexus 4, just a quick nooby question..

Will flashing a custom kernel (thinking of Faux or Franco) and wiping cache and dalvik wipe data? The main reason I want to flash a custom kernel is to underclock to save battery life, and do these have profiles so I can leave it on low clock over night and normal clock during the day?
Just flash the kernel dont wipe anything.. kernel never need flashing unless stated in op.
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Just flash the kernel dont wipe anything.. kernel never need flashing unless stated in op.
Thanks for clarifying but in the OP it says to wipe the cache partition and dalvik cache, and I meant from recovery not flashing, sorry haha. a little more clarification ;(
 
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Thanks for clarifying but in the OP it says to wipe the cache partition and dalvik cache, and I meant from recovery not flashing, sorry haha. a little more clarification ;(
Same answer, you don't need to wipe anything in recovery if you're flashing a kernel. And wiping cache and dalvik will not wipe your data

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you never ever have to wipe anything when flashing kernels. never. wiping dalvik/cache before flashing a kernel is the same as wiping your butt to fill your car up with gas. its just not needed. and for all those that write it in their op, they just dont know better.
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