Originally Posted by budde2
Sorry for asking but can I just install the deodex without reseting im on stock just rooted and dont want to lose my stuff
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I'm no expert, but if you're planning on going odexized to deoxidezed, probably not. I think you can flash it as you suggest, but I think a few things are going to get borked because of how the two organized.
I'm not sure what stuff you're wanting to keep. Since you're rooted, just get/use Titanium Backup. It has a nice batch features. There are a couple apps that are better to reinstall than restore or restore app only such as Lookout, Flash Player. If you use Google Wallet, there is some theory this is best to redownload; there are instances where the secure element gets lost and borks the apps and no one has figure out how to restore the secure element without returning the phone.
Personally, I say it's better to error on the said caution and use backups, and wipe cache, davick and system.