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

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Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 SM-J330FN nandroid backup

I installed: Samsung_USB_Driver_v1.7.23.0, opened: odin3_v3.14.4 and started Odin 3. In AP I uploaded the file: twrp3.1.1-1_J330. I booted my Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 SM-J330FN in download mode; I ...
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Can I make a TWRP nandroid backup without /data partition

I want to flash a custom rom but when I take a nandroid backup I always get createTarFork() error 255 on the /data partition. I've tried everything from removing users and parellel apps to staright up ...
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If I want to switch my stock ROM with a custom ROM, what partitions will be rewritten?

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4x (mido) with the stock ROM installed – never flashed another ROM. I have bootloader unlocked, TWRP (3.6.0.9-0), and root access with Magisk. I have also made a NANDroid ...
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Nandroid backup stuck at last few files

I've been backing up my device (128GB internal storage) fully through: adb exec-out "dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 2>/dev/null" > H:\mmcblk0.img (I specifically need a full system image ...
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Why different file size Adb pull vs twrp data image size of userdata.img

Question Why different file size Adb pull vs twrp data image size of userdata.img In my lyf water 7 mobile device having 16gb internal memory and 2 gb ram and 16gb external sd card I had first factory ...
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Is possible to extract app from original KDZ file?

I want to extract the Call/SMS App and the Remote controller App to install them in to a lineage OS version of the same phone. I have a original KDZ and nandroid made it with TWRP bootloader. The ...
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Is a nandroid backup possible with encrypted /data?

Years ago, I was able to make nandroids using CWM Recovery or TWRP. Is that possible on more modern versions of Android which encrypt /data by default?
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How to restore a Nandroid backup without TWRP?

I have bricked my OnePlus 5 device (black screen, blue LED, bootloader locked, no TWRP on my device). I have tried almost everything (sideloading the official OnePlus firmware through adb, using the ...
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How can I create a TWRP nandroid backup without going into recovery?

I want to create a full backup. I have TWRP installed. But the problem is, part of my screen is not working, so I can't tap on options to enable storage (photos and stuff) backup as it doesn't do that ...
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Restore Images from TWRP nandroid backup

My (rooted) HTC U Ultra died, not repairable - motherboard issue. I have a Galaxy S20, but want to get photos etc that were in internal storage. I have a nandroid backup taken with TWRP a few months ...
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Extract sms and other personal data from Android Backups without device (ADB, Nandroid, ODIN Backup [.tar.md5])

I have some old backups of my older phones (samsung galaxy S4 / i9500). One of them is a Nandroid backup, one is ADB, and i guess the third one is an Android Image created most probably by ODIN (.tar....
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transfer android data from nandroid or twrp backup to new phone

My old phone has broken screen and I managed to get Userdata as TWRP and Nandroid Backup. I Need to extract from either backup (below are the priorities from up to down) Contacts Call logs Messages ...
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Why would the TRWP Nandroid backups of system and vendor partitions be different between backups?

For background info, I just picked up a Xiaomi Mi 9 Global version and am running the latest weekly Xiaomi.eu Pure MIUI ROM on it (if it matters, the latest Xiaomi.eu weeklies for the Mi 9 are Android ...
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Lineage OS 16, Nandroid Backup Not Working [duplicate]

I am currently running the April 29th build of LineageOS for MicroG 16.0 on my OnePlus 5 (cheeseburger). I tried to update the device using the built in Updater, but the device just rebooted into TWRP ...
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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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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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