Originally Posted by adam.kelly2
Are there any benefits of updating via an RUU versus an OTA?
Searched before making this thread. Didn't see anything. Thanks in advance.
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An RUU is cleaner than an OTA; the latter only patches existing applications whereas the former installs them outright. Of course this is because an RUU also wipes your phone.
They also may be leftover files no longer used when you do an OTA, because it doesn't cleanup. If you do a hex compare of files and directories between the two methods, you will see differences.
I personally like to use RUU and get a clean start, especially when jumping from say JB to KK. I backup apps and setting with Titanium Backup first and restore later.
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