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Will wiping System in TWRP delete contents of sdcard?

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By blackplague1347, Senior Member on 9th August 2012, 04:32 PM
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When I'm flashing a new ROM, I like to install it as cleanly as possible. Usually a factory reset along with wiping cache and dalvik. Doing this, I know my sdcard contents will remain safe. Does wiping system in TWRP wipe out my sdcard as well? If not, I'll start doing that as well. If it does, I guess I won't.
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9th August 2012, 04:33 PM |#2  
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no, only /system.

only time your SDCARD is wiped is if you choose format /sdcard.
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9th August 2012, 04:34 PM |#3  
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No. Wiping system wipes /system. Wiping internal storage wipes the internal storage. The two don't cross at all.
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9th August 2012, 04:46 PM |#4  
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Thanks a lot, both of you.

For giggles, what does wiping system do? Obviously wipes system, but I mean in terms of flashing a new ROM. How is it beneficial, I guess is what I'm asking.
9th August 2012, 04:53 PM |#5  
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Thanks a lot, both of you.

For giggles, what does wiping system do? Obviously wipes system, but I mean in terms of flashing a new ROM. How is it beneficial, I guess is what I'm asking.

it makes the /system partition is clean so there is no remnants of the previous rom.

most rom installs include a script that wipe it, so generally its not needed.
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You will also lose the contents of /sdcard when you lock/unlock your bootloader. (root)
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18th February 2013, 06:39 PM |#7  
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I do literally everything except wipe external SD.

Even Format Data.
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18th February 2013, 07:19 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by jbbosu

I do literally everything except wipe external SD.

Even Format Data.

why did you bump a 5 month old thread?
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29th April 2015, 01:28 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by Zepius

why did you bump a 5 month old thread?

For the record, his bump on the 5 month old thread helped me, over two years later.

Thanks everyone.
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25th September 2015, 08:08 AM |#10  
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Thanks
It is Still helping people like me...Thnx...Keep Bumping
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22nd January 2016, 01:09 PM |#11  
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Same
Can confirm... Keep bumping
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