Originally Posted by Ben36
Does switching work without wiping data?
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Most likely, CM11 based and Omni based require a wipe because, omni is awkward, check out my post in the beanstalk thread, I explained wiping and flashing etc.
Originally Posted by SilentGTX
Dude, was the question "is it recommended to wipe data?" ? No, so why give that answer xD
Of course it is not recommended, it is not recommended to void your warranty and risk bricking your phone by custom romming in the first place but you've come this far now
Take a backup, and if all else fails, just reflash kdz and start over.. Its fine, experiment, that's how to build experience, you learn what ROMs to wipe data, and which you can get away with...
All threads say "full wipe recommended" or similar, but no one ever listens xD
If dirty flash = bootloop, then clean flash, or choose a different rom, or use a backup method..
I encourage failure, then you build the experience of recovering a device, and then you are more confident knowing you have that back fall.