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For the wishlist: an upgrade tool

For the wishlist: an upgrade tool

Posted Aug 10, 2012 17:17 UTC (Fri) by job (guest, #670)
Parent article: CyanogenMod 9 is stable; 10 is underway

A way to update CM is sorely needed. Backing up third party software and settings (and deciding which ones are relevant), wiping and reinstalling everything is a chore.


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For the wishlist: an upgrade tool

Posted Aug 10, 2012 19:16 UTC (Fri) by ldarby (guest, #41318) [Link]

Eh? Before upgrading from 7.2 to a beta of 9.0, I made a backup for safety's sake, but haven't needed to wipe or restore anything... Well, there were a couple of issues like the new alarm app crashed trying to load my alarm config from 7.2, so I lost that, but nothing else. All the 3rd party apps continue to work fine...

For the wishlist: an upgrade tool

Posted Aug 11, 2012 4:02 UTC (Sat) by keeperofdakeys (subscriber, #82635) [Link]

At least for CM9 (nightlies, rc's and stables included), you can just install the image on top of a previous image (and yes, it is officially supported). When it boots up, wiping the dalvik-cache and other maintenance tasks are done automatically. The one issue with this is you still need to manually load the zip and flash it, which can be a chore for some users.

Besides allowing easy updating, an inbuilt update manager should allow you to download deltas of the system, so you don't have to download a new 100MB image everytime you update.

For the wishlist: an upgrade tool

Posted Aug 13, 2012 8:55 UTC (Mon) by job (guest, #670) [Link]

Thank you. I did not know that it was officially supported. Which reminds me how much I miss proper changelogs and upgrade notes as well.


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