Wipe Required!? Why?
Here’s the deal. My goal in SOS is simple: reduce wipes. I hate wiping… with a passion.
You gotta grab your stuff, back it up (hope it doesn’t screw up), put it back on your EVO, hope it all still works.
Lame. I know.
The latest update v184.108.40.206 RC1 does require a wipe for only one reason (well two).
- The MMS compression fix absolutely requires a fresh install. After you fresh install this version, this will not require another wipe (small price to pay IMO).
- I was sloppy in making RC1. When I make updates, I make sure I remove the files that may have been left behind from previous versions. Although I think I did cover my tracks like I normally do, it is possible I didn’t. So, even if the MMS fix wasn’t in this ROM. I would highly recommend a wipe anyway.
There you have it. Why a wipe is required. If you don’t like it, stick with what you got. But, trust me, it’s worth it. Remember, with most ROMs, you have to wipe between every update. This is the first time I have required a wipe and it may just be the only time. Who knows?
Anyways… if you haven’t downloaded RC1, grab it now from the downloads section.