Originally Posted by mangojaijai
What about after flashed the recovery . Then issue a fastboot erase cache command? Will it reset everything and delete the sd contents?
ok first you need to understand some basics:
partition is where your OS is stored
partition is where your user data are stored
partition is the alternative boot partition to access recovery console (stock or custom recovery like cwm or twrp)
partition is where the OS store frequently accessed data from app
is where you store your personal files like music, docs, pictures etc...
when you flash recovery it only affect /recovery
when you erase cache it only erase /cache
partition, not /data
and not /sdcard
. So no user data or personal files will be wiped
data wiped from /cache will be automatically reloaded as you continue using the device.
and FYI when you perform a factory reset, this wipe /data
Hope its clear for you now.