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[Q] Updating from Carbon 0.5 to 0.6

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By AlecWM, Junior Member on 2nd May 2014, 08:50 AM
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I noticed a similar thread here:

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
2nd May 2014, 02:08 PM |#2  
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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.

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2nd May 2014, 06:07 PM |#3  
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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.
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7th May 2014, 12:09 PM |#4  
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Wonderful! Thanks for the help - responses are perfect
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