So I bricked my Galaxy S6 by wiping the system, data, boot, and all that. Before though, I made a nandroid backup and move the files to my MAC in a folder. But when I try putting the nandroid files back into the empty SD card, I won't show up in the "Restore" option! The kinds of files look like these,  These are my data and rom files.

I just want to restore the rom files. Not the data, how would I do this on a mac? I am currently using JOdin. Could I install md5 through TWRP? Is that even possible?? Please help!

  • /sdcard/TWRP/BACKUPS/<serial>/BACKUP_DIR_NAME/all files -- is this the path where you moved your backup files into SD card?
    – Firelord
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 19:51
  • /sdcard/TWRP/BACKUPS/2016-09-11--21-24-27_LRX22G.S906LUDU1AOG8/(Then the files). It still doesn't recognize the files. I don't know what I am doing wrong! I will send more screenshots of the issue.
    – Ryan Noles
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 20:13
  • Inside the BACKUPS folder you need to have a folder with name as the Serial number of your device. Inside that, put your 2016...
    – Firelord
    Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 11:58

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My experience tells me that for TWRP to detect backup files the latter should be in a directory whose name would be shown as the name of the backup and that directory in turn should be under:


Here, replace <serial> with the serial number of your device. You can find the serial number of your device using the command:

getprop ro.serialno   # prefix adb shell, as appropriate

E.g. my backup files for the backup named 13-09-2016.Weekly are under:

  • 2
    That was my problem. I simply didn't have THAT folder with serial number. Luckily I was able to obtain it by looking at the "recovery.log". I was able to restore my rom now. I'm so glad that my parents didn't find out I had bricked my device! 😀
    – Ryan Noles
    Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 17:23

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