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[Q] Difference between UPDATING with Recovery vs ODIN

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By jnicaragua, Senior Member on 6th February 2014, 05:39 PM
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Hello, well this is a very rookie question, but i usually do the update via recovery (twpr) but in the last days doing this is giving me some troubles with the app, so... today im flashing via odin; the question is: Is there any real difference?
 
 
6th February 2014, 07:14 PM |#2  
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For odin update you must have access to PC with correct USB drivers installed
In odin you flash whole img file. There is no possibility (almost ) to modify it before flashing

Flashing via recovery is easier, without PC. Everything can be done on a phone.
You can do nandroid backup from recovery before flash and restore him if something goes wrong.
Flashable zip recovery file can be edited before flash
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7th February 2014, 05:37 AM |#3  
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For odin update you must have access to PC with correct USB drivers installed
In odin you flash whole img file. There is no possibility (almost ) to modify it before flashing

Flashing via recovery is easier, without PC. Everything can be done on a phone.
You can do nandroid backup from recovery before flash and restore him if something goes wrong.
Flashable zip recovery file can be edited before flash


Thanks,

Just a little one more; if i'm updating via recovery; should i do a wipe of cache?
actually i tried the odin way cuz the app after just update the rom get crazy... so at the end i did a full wipe
7th February 2014, 09:10 AM |#4  
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Thanks,

Just a little one more; if i'm updating via recovery; should i do a wipe of cache?
actually i tried the odin way cuz the app after just update the rom get crazy... so at the end i did a full wipe

You should always do a cache and dalvik wipe after an update
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