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I have been flashing different ROMs and mods here lately and have come upon a situation I cant figure out. I wiped cache, dalvik and wipe for flashing new rom options multiple times and when I flash the stock rooted deodexed rom I have bits and pieces of previous flashed mods/roms left. It also seems to vary between reboots. One reboots leftovers from before will be different from the next reboots. Can someone explain to me or point me the right direction to how I should thoroughly wipe so the next flash is really a fresh install? Im using the latest Philz recovery if that makes a difference. Thanks in advance!
 
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When flashing new ROMs it is recommended to wipe System, Data, Cache, and Dalvik.

You can manually format these in the mounts menu.

Or you can use the option to clean install a new ROM, which will wipe all necessary partitions.

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Thanks but that's what I have been doing. I have been manually formatting AND doing the clean install option. That's why I cant understand getting leftover pieces, it should be wiped clean. Im wondering if I need to change recovery to wipe. Ive been having fits with Philz doing restores from backups also. Maybe I need to hit it with a hammer and dig the old OG Evo back out.
 
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You can try formating/wiping with TWRP and use the rm-rf option.
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Better still if you really want to wipe everything why not flash the official Sprint .tar to MF9.
Then root, install custom recovery (via GooManager or Odin) and go from there.
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Im thinking the official .tar file maybe the way to go. I'll try it in the am. One question... Im on 4.3 so I need to find a .tar for the updated software right? I thought I read about once on MJA you couldn't go back to Mf9. Thanks!
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