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A backup image of the Android system that can be made through Clockworkmod's custom recovery.

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Would it be theoretically possible to do a block-level backup of /dev/media without root?

I have nothing against root except eFUSE. Whose ever idea eFUSE was . . . As far as I understand: Because of amateur users and clueless minimalists who don't know how to utilise tools that are ...
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Nexus 5X: bootloop after restoring NANDroid backup via TWRP

I was using LG Nexus 5X with Lineage OS 14.1 for a long time. I wanted to switch to stock Oreo ROM to see how it is. I made a backup of the following items (Lineage OS 14.1) using TWRP: Boot System ...
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How to get memory dumps, when internal memory (/data partition) is damaged?

(Sorry for my english) My phone, Samsung galaxy S3 16 GB wasn't rooted and installed custom recovery. Someday, it appears on the screen that "internal storage is damaged". So I want to backup internal ...
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Can i recover data from a Nandroid Backup without the original device?

I'd like to start making scheduled backups to my rooted OnePlus 3T (Oxygen OS 5.0.1) in order to prevent the loss of data from any reason that could occur. I want to save everything: the entire ...
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Adoptable storage and nandroid backup - All apps included?

I have an SD card in internal storage mode (adoptable storage) and want to do a full backup of my device. In this mode the SD card has folders equivalent to /data/app, /data/data and /data/media. If I ...
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Backing Up to SD Card Using TWRP and No Display

I have a device with a broken display. The only way I can initiate commands on it are with the power, volume, and home buttons, and with adb. I've installed TWRP on it, and I'm able to boot into it. I'...
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NANDROID backup without warranty voiding?

Is there any way to do a 100% NANDROID backup without any warranty voiding? If there is a way to temporarily root or install TWRP, that would be fine too http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread....
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Flashing BLU Life One X2 Mini wiht Stock ROM

I am experimenting with custom ROMs on my BLU Life One X2 Mini and had done the following: Unlock bootloader Root device Install TWRP Create a NANDroid backup And was in the process of wiping the ...
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Restore all data to another rooted device (LineageOS)

Is it possible to export all phone data (phone settings, installed apps, app data...) and import it to another device (different model) in one shot? What I'm looking for is a way to "mirror" all data ...
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Cannot restore apps from a nandroid using Titanium Backup or similar app

I recently made a nandroid and tried to restore it using TWRP after a mishap with my device, but was unable to get past the boot logo. I consider this pretty odd since nandroids are supposed to be ...
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twrp crashes while trying to backup files

Can someone help me with a crashing TWRP backup. I am using twrp 2.8.6.0 I have installed TWRP recovery for Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos gt-I9082, but it keeps failing and rebooting to the phone in the ...
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TWRP system backup larger than system partition

I made a nandroid backup with TWRP 3.0.2 on Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. When I tried to restore it, TWRP reported error 255 while restoring system partition. Upon closer examination, I realized that the size ...
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How can I mount or extract TWRP Nandroid backups in Windows?

Every so often, I need to extract files from a backup. I'm aware Titanium Backup can do this, and there are no doubt other apps capable of the same, but I want to do it on my PC where the backups ...
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Automatic nightly CWM nandroid backup?

I am using Cyanogenmod with CWM and am currently doing a manual weekly Nandroid backup (plus daily scheduled TitaniumBackup runs). Needless to say, it is easy to skip or forget. Is there a way to ...
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Is eMMC backup sufficient to restore NVRAM?

Android flashing/backup guides often mention that NVRAM stores IMEI, WiFi MAC, etc., and that loosing it is real bad thing. What bothers me is following: NVRAM is, judging by name, RAM, so it sounds ...
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Made a Backup with TWRP, but the backup was moved to my computer. Can I still flash?

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 ...
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Restore nandroid backup on an other phone

I have a nandroid backup of a huawey y600 and I have to restore it in an other huawei y600.Can I do that?If I do that the imei will change on the phone in wich I do the restore?
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Decryption process was interrupted and “Device memory damaged” message is shown.

-Phone model: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 -Rooted. -USB debuging was active before the problem. -TWRP is installed. version 3.0.2-0. -rom is stock android forgot the version. -I know the encryption key....
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Problems after restoring nandroid backup

On my Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F, Android 4.4.2) I made a nandroid backup of "everything" (boot, cache, recovery, system, etc.) about six weeks ago (using PhilzTouch recovery). Yesterday I tried to restore ...
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Basic question about flashing nandroid backups

I want to know that when we flash specific partition images (say system.img, data.img, cache.img, etc.), then how does the software know where exactly to put those partition bytes? For example, if I ...
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Nandroid Backup Fails with extractTarFork() error

Long story short, I tried to install MultiROM on my Nexus 6P, and it failed. So I tried to restore my backup using TWRP 3.0.2.0, and it keeps failing at exactly 7800MB with the error E:extractTarFork(...
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What does data partition in nandroid backup contain?

I've been trying to find information on what's included in the data partition when doing a nandroid backup. I couldn't quite figure if it includes: Media files (images, videos, music) User apps + ...
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Broke screen, how to perform Nandroid/TWRP backup blindly?

I have broken my HTC One (M8)'s display (and probably more) while attempting to replace the battery, and I'm selling it via eBay for parts. How do I attempt a full Nandroid backup with TWRP and then ...
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Online Nandroid Backup and later restore of an encrypted Android L 5.1 device

I am using an Android One phone with rooted Android 5.1 and the Online Nandroid Backup application to do live (o)nandroid backups. I am also using the built-in encryption, which encrypts the /data ...
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What does stop somebody from flashing a custom recovery and pulling all user data?

For example, I was able to install a Clockworkmod recovery on my Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 phone via Odin and back up all the data in a few clicks. But if I could do it, what would stop somebody else who ...
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Extract data from nandroid backup

As I am not using an official version of cyanogenmod, I cannot restore my Data partition, that I was forced to wipe. I did the backup with TWRP thus, it is in the nandroid form. However, when I try to ...
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How can I make incremental nandroid backups?

I'm using PhilZ Touch 6.57.9 with ClockworkMod 6.0.5.1 on a MT6592 device. I'm creating backups every once in a while from my phone to my 16-GB SD card. These SD cards tend to get full pretty fast, ...
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Cannot write to /storage/emulated/0 after nandroid restore (even as root)

On my rooted Motorola Moto G 2014 LTE I can no longer access the directories under /storage/emulated/0/, such as Download, Documents, Ringtones. Using a file explorer, without root access, I just ...
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What does CWM back up?

I made a backup using ClockworkMod Recovery v6.0.4.7d of my Samsung I9305 (it runs a rooted stock Android 4.4.4). I selected "Backup and restore" and then "Backup to /storage/sdcard1". The resulting ...
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Are there any downsides to using a nandroid recovery?

A nandroid backup is designed to provide a backup for an Android device. Are there any downsides to restoring a nandroid backup (besides losing any changes since the nandroid was created)? In other ...
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Is it safe to use compression for nandroids (backups) created by custom recoveries?

Many custom recoveries, like TWRP, have an option to use compression when creating nandroid backups. By default, this option is typically disabled. Is it safe to use the compression option? Are the ...
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Create burnable image of Android?

I'm using a tool to flash an Android device with a .img file. The tool is called USB Flash Burner. What this tool does is you boot the Android device up while pressing a paperclip in the reset ...
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ClockWorkMod Recovery doesn't support my phone model

I want to create a nandroid backup of my phone and so I've installed the latest version of the Rom Manager, but when I want to install custom recovery (ClockWorkMod) in the 'Confirm Phone Model' ...
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Questions about “Nandroid” backups

I have a nexus 4 and I'm having issues with Android 5.0 so I was thinking to go back to 4.4.4, but first I want to backup the current state. Before I do this, I have a few questions: if create a ...
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Nandroid Backup restore fails with error 255

I recently destroyed the screen of my OnePlus One and had to send it in for repair. I used TWRP to make a Nandroid Backup before packing the device. Yesterday, I received a new device, obviously not ...
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Transferring Nandroid Backup between two devices

I did a Nandroid backup via ClockworkMod Recovery on my NVIDIA Shield, and want to restore it onto another NVIDIA Shield (due to the recent recall). Is it safe to restore the Nandroid backup onto ...
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Recover wiped NANdroid backup - is it possible?

Before wiping after a long time I moved the TWRP folder on my PC. I realized only later that the backup was an older - a lot older - one, because now it seems the backups are hidden in the normal USB ...
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Can I restore a nandroid backup that was made on an older OS?

I was on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and I made a nandroid backup. Now I'm on 5.0 Lollipop and I'm wondering, do I have to reinstall everything and go through the setup process again, or can I just use my 4....
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Is adb backup usable in case of soft-brick?

Let's assume I create a backup of my phone with this command: adb backup -apk -shared -all When I want to install Xposed framework it warns me that the phone maybe trap in re-booting or suffer from ...
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Pictures gone after Nandroid backup restored

Recently, I made a TWRP Recovery Nandroid backup of my current ROM, and I had just taken some personal pictures. In the backup, it included the /data partition. When I went to restore it, I opened the ...
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How to boot Android with flight mode (airplane mode) activated

Is it possible to boot up Android so flight mode is activated? When I set airplane mode before rebooting or creating a nandroid backup the setting will stick. Are there any files like init.d that ...
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Trying to update Nexus 5 to 5.1.1 and using Nandroid backup

I'm trying to update my Nexus 5 to 5.1.1, but when I restore my Nandroid backup I lose the update. What should I do?
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Where can I find old cyanogenmod notification sounds?

I recently had to reflash my phone. And am now missing my old default notification sounds. I originally flashed CM10 and later upgraded to CM11. Now I wiped the phone and CM11 directly. In this new ...
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Does CWM backup everything? Or just the actual system?

I have just created a backup using CWM. A 3.2G backup of a clean factory reset. Mental. I am wondering that once I have installed all the apps, and make a new backup....that backup will contain ...
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Is there a way to get a picture out of a Nandroid backup?

I had a picture on my device and did a Nandroid backup and then flashed the device without transferring the picture. Can I get just the picture out? I try exploring the backup but it's just a bunch of ...
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How can I make a full, restorable image of my pre-root Android hard drive, as in Clonezilla?

In Clonezilla, one boots OS-1 (Clonezilla) on Drive-1 (USB stick) in order to make a full, restorable image of Drive-2 (which may contain OS-2) on Drive-3 (the backup drive). One does not need any ...
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How to restore nandroid?

I created a nandroid backup and copied the files to my computer boot.img cache.ext4.tar data.ext4.tar nandroid.md5 recovery.log system.ext4.log ta.img I deleted the files on my phone to save space ...
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Can I create a stock recovery from Nandroid backup or from OTA? How?

I am looking for a stock recovery for my phone (HTC One M7, rooted, s-on,CID: HTC__102, Software number: 4.19.401.11). But I cannot find it. The reason I want this recovery is that I want to ...
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How to restore (mobile) data usage?

I've an S3 and until yesterday I've PACMAN ROM running - previous: Paranoid Android I made a Nandroid backup, in using titanium backup but I've forgotten to save my mobile data usage. Now I'm ...
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My nandroid backups are around 2gb, I'm told it shouldn't be this big

my nandroid backups are over 2gb and someone told me they shouldn't be that big. What might the culprits be? It would be nice to keep the backups on my phone if they were smaller. Not sure how ...