1. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    Before I install a leak I pull my SD Card. After my new leak runs for about an hour or two I reinstall the SD card. Safer for the card and the phone doesn't have to mess with all that data at first. Phone seems to like that.

    Trusted Member Genius on Verizon 10.3.0.296/442
    06-01-14 02:05 PM
  2. anon721037's Avatar
    I've never taken my SD card out since I put it in, on day of release, and I never have a problem,
    06-01-14 02:11 PM
  3. valleyag's Avatar
    I do the same thing. Don't know if it helps or not but figure since the phone has to settle in I usually leave out until the next day after installing a leak

    Rockin Z30 on 10.2.1.2947 on AT&T
    06-01-14 03:10 PM
  4. joeldf's Avatar
    But aren't you just delaying the indexing of the SD card by the phone until you put it back in? It will just spend the same amount of time indexing it then.

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    06-02-14 09:26 AM
  5. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    Pulling the card eliminates the off chance of being wiped unintentionally. Keeps the data safe. My card has over 12 GB of information and my phone settles down quicker, and then I insert the card...

    Trusted Member Genius on Verizon 10.3.0.296/442
    06-02-14 01:53 PM
  6. go1ndr's Avatar
    Pulling the card eliminates the off chance of being wiped unintentionally. Keeps the data safe. My card has over 12 GB of information and my phone settles down quicker, and then I insert the card...

    Trusted Member Genius on Verizon 10.3.0.296/442
    I agree with Gearheadaddy. I've done it both ways countless times, but it is better to error on the side of caution when playing with leaks. Pulling the SD card out only takes a second and could save you a lot of headaches. Unintentional wiping of an SD card is not unheard of, by the way. Better to be safe.
    06-02-14 02:18 PM
  7. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    Unintentionally wiped one sd card only once for me, but learned my lesson...

    Trusted Member Genius on Verizon 10.3.0.296/442
    06-02-14 04:04 PM
  8. BadGoliath42's Avatar
    Installed almost all leaks and secured wipe a couple of times with my SD card in, and I have never lost data. It's not supposed to wipe your SD card anyway.

    Maybe another manipulation you have made?

    Posted via CB10 on my Z30STA100-5/10.3.0.296
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    06-02-14 04:46 PM
  9. evilcmac's Avatar
    Never lost data or anything before but imo it's always a smart idea to pull SD and sim cards before autoloaders. Its not supposed to wipe data but we're talking about pre release software (leaks duh!) that doesn't always work as its supposed to. Just my two cents

    Flicked on my Z30 or crushed on my Q5!
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    06-02-14 04:59 PM
  10. AcADIeN's Avatar
    You know what's it's doing behind the scene when a phone is settle in? It index files\email\contacts\etc. Removing the SD will stop the indexing on the SD, but it will continue after you inserted it.

    So saying that removing the SD help for the phone to settle faster, while it's kind of true, putting it back in will start the indexing again and while you think your phone is settle, it's actually still working hard to index your sd.

    If someone know more than me and think I'm wrong, feel free to tell me.
    06-03-14 10:49 AM
  11. anon1727506's Avatar
    Today... I just backup my device and install the new OS.


    There was a time I followed the
    1. Backup
    2. Security Wipe
    3. Pull SIM Card
    4. Pull SD Card
    5. Run Autoloader
    6. Setup
    7. Security Wipe
    8. Setup
    9. Install SIM Card
    10. Install SD Card
    11. Reinstall all accounts
    12. Reinstall all BBW Apps
    13. Reinstall all Android Apps
    14. No restore



    This might be the best method... I don't know, it just took too long to do those security wipes.
    06-03-14 02:39 PM
  12. BadGoliath42's Avatar
    Today... I just backup my device and install the new OS.


    There was a time I followed the
    1. Backup
    2. Security Wipe
    3. Pull SIM Card
    4. Pull SD Card
    5. Run Autoloader
    6. Setup
    7. Security Wipe
    8. Setup
    9. Install SIM Card
    10. Install SD Card
    11. Reinstall all accounts
    12. Reinstall all BBW Apps
    13. Reinstall all Android Apps
    14. No restore



    This might be the best method... I don't know, it just took too long to do those security wipes.
    Yeah. Some people like to wash their hand three times before eating hotdogs... and after.

    Posted via CB10 on my Z30STA100-5/10.3.0.296
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    06-03-14 04:49 PM
  13. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    You know what's it's doing behind the scene when a phone is settle in? It index files\email\contacts\etc. Removing the SD will stop the indexing on the SD, but it will continue after you inserted it.

    So saying that removing the SD help for the phone to settle faster, while it's kind of true, putting it back in will start the indexing again and while you think your phone is settle, it's actually still working hard to index your sd.

    If someone know more than me and think I'm wrong, feel free to tell me.
    Absolutely true...(I reinstall sd card just before I go to sleep...let it index itself then.) I get to use my phone sooner, that's all.

    Trusted Member Genius on Verizon 10.3.0.296/442
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    06-03-14 07:37 PM
  14. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    Today... I just backup my device and install the new OS.


    There was a time I followed the
    1. Backup
    2. Security Wipe
    3. Pull SIM Card
    4. Pull SD Card
    5. Run Autoloader
    6. Setup
    7. Security Wipe
    8. Setup
    9. Install SIM Card
    10. Install SD Card
    11. Reinstall all accounts
    12. Reinstall all BBW Apps
    13. Reinstall all Android Apps
    14. No restore



    This might be the best method... I don't know, it just took too long to do those security wipes.
    Some os's need sec wipe, some break on sec wipe, some don't need it

    Trusted Member Genius on Verizon 10.3.0.296/442
    06-03-14 07:39 PM
  15. ZeroBarrier's Avatar
    Placebo effect, nothing more.

    Posted via CB10
    06-04-14 04:10 AM
  16. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    Placebo effect, nothing more.

    Posted via CB10
    Placebo? Seriously? Explain your statement please.

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    06-04-14 01:40 PM
  17. RADEoN1337's Avatar
    Gear, I'm actually with him. I've yet to hear of a person wiping their SD card with an autoloader install.

    Posted via CB10
    06-04-14 03:01 PM
  18. eldricho's Avatar
    Never heard of someone wiping their sd card while installing a leak, but always pull it anyway. It's one of those methods I have kept from the first leak onwards. Have kinda disregarded security wipes and backups/restores now. Just set up from scratch and sync contacts from 3rd party apps, cloud and sd card. Always leave sim card in tho.

    I'm with Gear on this, just pulling it to be safe

    Posted via CB10
    06-04-14 05:17 PM
  19. Resilience's Avatar
    Nab

    Posted via white z30
    06-04-14 05:33 PM
  20. superbowl_deluxe's Avatar
    Even more important than pulling the SD card is to obey the following steps when installing the leak:

    - raise your left leg
    - touch your right ankle with the palm of the left hand
    - open your mouth
    - close your right eye (when installing on Z-devices)
    - close your left eye (when installing on Q-devices)
    - praise the grandmaster of all leaks two times

    This will have the same effect like pulling the SD-card, but is much more fun for the people around you.
    06-04-14 07:19 PM
  21. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    Every time I raise my left leg my Z10 snaps a picture...lol

    Trusted Member Genius on Verizon 10.3.0.296/442
    06-05-14 11:33 AM
  22. shafiq01's Avatar
    Once I noticed after a load, my SD card was suddenly encrypted, so I tried one of my random passwords and I was lucky. Buy I don't recon I had enabled encryption on media card before I loaded a new OS. If I didn't had luck with my random password, (I don't remember now, probably the development mode password) I would probably had lost my data, hence it probably had to wipe after several wrong attempts, due to security reasons, BlackBerry you know :-)

    Posted via CB10
    06-11-14 02:29 PM
  23. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    When praising the Grandmaster...do I do that out loud or silently...and is it three times or five...I forgot...do I close both eyes for legacy devices or wink twice with each one?
    Even more important than pulling the SD card is to obey the following steps when installing the leak:

    - raise your left leg
    - touch your right ankle with the palm of the left hand
    - open your mouth
    - close your right eye (when installing on Z-devices)
    - close your left eye (when installing on Q-devices)
    - praise the grandmaster of all leaks two times

    This will have the same effect like pulling the SD-card, but is much more fun for the people around you.
    06-12-14 02:50 AM
  24. KemKev's Avatar
    A matter of personal preference for the OP and others. Pulling the SD and/or SIM card(s) is not a requirement...
    06-12-14 06:04 AM
  25. ronfc's Avatar
    Pulling out the SD card when loading a leaked OS is not mandatory, although it would be an extra layer of safety, just in case something goes wrong, it's a "leaked" OS after all. Just as the Murphy's law says, "If something is wrong, it will go wrong".

    Cave, cave, moderator videt
    06-12-14 06:34 AM

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