1. discstu37's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity, is anyone wiping prior to .148 to get the "cleanest" of installs? When I wiped 3-4 leaks ago, DM/Apploader made me install .75 prior to being able to load the leak I wanted. This was done even as when Apploader asked me if I wanted to install .75 (preferred), .65 (downgrade) or the latest leak I had installed. I checked that I wanted the leaked OS but it still proceeded with .75. After that, I then was able to upgrade to the leak.

    Thoughts anyone? I know that wiping/not wiping is all in the eyes of the beholder. I'm thinking a clean wipe and then a manual re-add of 3rd party apps might get my phone in optimal condition.
    05-31-09 01:21 PM
  2. hookbill's Avatar
    It's not necessary. When the system uploads it will wipe itself.
    05-31-09 01:25 PM
  3. msnider73's Avatar
    i'm wiping to get a clean install
    05-31-09 01:25 PM
  4. hookbill's Avatar
    i'm wiping to get a clean install
    It will do a clean install anyway. You should only wipe if you have an issue. But it's your phone, go right ahead.
    05-31-09 01:27 PM
  5. SoCalSpecialist's Avatar
    i wiped and backed up all my contacts and 3rd party apps, got rid of everything else.

    im ready, im just hoping this official drop isnt a complete fail
    05-31-09 01:27 PM
  6. discstu37's Avatar
    Gah!! The dreaded 50/50 split of opinion!!

    I just wish (and if I've missed this I apologize) that someone could give me a true comparison of what wiping vs. not wiping ACTUALLY does instead of just speculation.
    05-31-09 01:28 PM
  7. daddy1luv's Avatar
    I thought about this as well..

    Im going to try to go from leaked .132 to legit .148 and see what happens..

    If i need to ill wipe and try again.. I backed up last night i cant wait to see what Verizon has in store for us 9530 users..
    05-31-09 01:29 PM
  8. discstu37's Avatar
    It will do a clean install anyway. You should only wipe if you have an issue. But it's your phone, go right ahead.
    Can I ask though... then why do I never need to reload 3rd party apps? I don't ever back them up... I've been reading on the boards that MAYBE some 3rd party apps installed on prior OS leaks MAY be the cause of memory loss and battery life issues?
    05-31-09 01:30 PM
  9. motrv8d's Avatar
    REMEMBER: No job is done...



    (until the paperwork is finished!)
    05-31-09 01:31 PM
  10. ltrtiger's Avatar
    Nope. Not necessary.
    05-31-09 01:31 PM
  11. thetimster4's Avatar
    I wiped and put back the old os .75 so i will see what happens.
    05-31-09 01:53 PM
  12. moosc's Avatar
    Can I ask though... then why do I never need to reload 3rd party apps? I don't ever back them up... I've been reading on the boards that MAYBE some 3rd party apps installed on prior OS leaks MAY be the cause of memory loss and battery life issues?
    when the dm/app loader wipes it saves all info in a loader file all one nice package it then restores all your info except serial numbers. when u do a jl wipe you are creating more work. even after a jl wipe your apps will most likely go back to where they where located before the wipe. that is why jl is not a true wipe
    05-31-09 06:48 PM
  13. Ronindan's Avatar
    Can I ask though... then why do I never need to reload 3rd party apps? I don't ever back them up... I've been reading on the boards that MAYBE some 3rd party apps installed on prior OS leaks MAY be the cause of memory loss and battery life issues?
    Memory leaks and battery issues are usually caused by 3rd party apps.

    But you should back up your data on your storm just in case something goes wrong. As for doing a data wipe that is up to you. I always backup my data but I have not done single data wipe on any of my blackberries unless I had a bad install.
    05-31-09 07:27 PM
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