Anecdotal advice and my experience is that when switching between ROMs it's generally safer to do a full wipe and clean install since problems may arise from OTA updates, use of already installed apps and data, accumulated crud etc.
However does this mean that the safest way to proceed after installing a ROM is to manually download and reinstall apps from scratch, reapply settings etc.?
Or is it safe to restore apps/data from Google?
Or from a backup program? In which case any recommendations? Titanium? Other?
I'm currently running CM10.1 R1 and want to move to R2 but am inclined to do a wipe and clean install to minimize the chances of problems. But I have quite a few apps and configuration settings that I'd prefer not to have to manually reinstall and reconfigure...
(And before anybody says it - yes - I will do a CWM Nandroid backup of my existing setup first just in case! )
Edited by dalyer, 26 February 2013 - 11:54 AM.