I don't care about the apps and data. I'm saying won't it delete the copy of MSM and Gapps that I have downloaded to my device? In other words, if I follow your instructions and format right away, I will no longer have the files on my device to continue the process. Am I correct? Thank you for answering my dumb questions, I've twrp and magisk on this device for nearly a year, but I've steered clear of a custom ROM sothis would be my first try on an A/B device
Perfect! Thank youHey brother, I highly recommend one of these for flashing roms on ab devices. I can't live without it.
Need to format if you're coming from OOSHmm is format data absolutely necessary? I thought that if coming from another custom ROM (Android 10), as factory reset was adequate enough. That's what I did when I went from crDroid (10) to Evolution (10). 100% did not format data, but only completed a factory reset only.
Formatting data is such a pain.
A/B is only madness because of the misunderstanding of it's simplicity and the way things flash to which partition. A/B is actually a really good concept. In fact the only qualms I have with it, is that if you're going to have an A/B device then OEMs should most definitely have built in SD slots on their devices, no brainer and it can be integrated into the SIM slot... I mean C'mon get it together OEM's.
Definitely use Q gapps.With the vendor partition it's odd for this to work on both pie and Q. I haven't attempted to install but going of the comments, just struck me as odd.. Unless firmware is included?
Edit, the op linked to open gapps website and not their sourceforge where they have beta version of Q gapps, are they suggesting to use pie gapps on a Q rom?
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Clean Flash is highly recommended but Dirty Flash should be fine as well. Remember to flash Gapps & Magisk while both kind of flashing.
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