Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,742,869 Members 39,371 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Updating from Carbon 0.5 to 0.6

Tip us?
 
AlecWM
Old
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 2
Join Date: May 2014
Default [Q] Updating from Carbon 0.5 to 0.6

I noticed a similar thread here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2007614

Basically, I have a HTC desire gma, s-off, 4ext recovery, 16gb microssd with two partitions - one of which has 1.5 gb ext4 space for a2sd.
It is running carbon rom 0.5, and as the system is relatively stable, I have committed to using it daily.

Carbon rom 0.6 has now popped up, and I wanted some advice regarding the upgrade process as I have previously only done full wipes before flashing a rom.

Thanks in advance
 
Chromium
Old
#2  
Chromium's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 5733
Posts: 4,363
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Toronto

 
DONATE TO ME
To dirty flash a ROM, you simply flash it over top the older version that you are current running. Then wipe cache and dalvik. Note that dirty flashing won't always work, and doing it may introduce bugs that wouldn't exist if you clean installed.

Sent from my HTC Desire using xda app-developers app
The Following User Says Thank You to Chromium For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
eddiehk6
Old
#3  
eddiehk6's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 558
Posts: 1,315
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: London
If you are switching roms:
- nandroid backup
- full wipe ('wipe all partitions except sdcard' within 4ext)
- flash ROM

If you are upgrading the same ROM:
- nandroid backup
- flash ROM
- wiping cache and dalvik is optional, I've never done it and never have any problems. If you wipe these, dalvik simply rebuilds, and booting will just take a LOT longer...there's an option within titanium backup: "clean up the dalvik cache" which is much quicker.

In both cases I always recommend nandroid backup just in case you had a bad download and/or something goes wrong.

This way you always have a safe point to restore to.
Device: Nexus 5 | ROM: SlimKat | Recovery: PhilZ Touch
Retired: HTC Desire
_____________________________________________
let's all try to get along ...but remember to search first...
The Following User Says Thank You to eddiehk6 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
AlecWM
Old
#4  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 2
Join Date: May 2014
Wonderful! Thanks for the help - responses are perfect
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes