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Restore all data to another rooted device (LineageOS)

Encrypted open source backup solution for Android is called SeedVault by Calyx Institute and has been included as a built-in backup solution from LineageOS 18.1. To use it, navigate to Settings -> ...
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Made a Backup with TWRP, but the backup was moved to my computer. Can I still flash?

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: /sdcard/...
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How can I mount or extract TWRP Nandroid backups in Windows?

ext4.win is a posix tar archive according to the file command. The only partitions I have in a TWRP backup that are emmc.win are boot recovery and system. Those are basically the same as boot.img, ...
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Adoptable storage and nandroid backup - All apps included?

I can confirm that TWRP -- the latest version as of writing, at least -- recognizes, decrypts, backs up, and restores the contents of adoptable storage correctly. Note, though, that just as it ignores ...
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Why would the TRWP Nandroid backups of system and vendor partitions be different between backups?

Answer to your question is dm-verity: The dm-verity feature lets you look at a block device, the underlying storage layer of the file system, and determine if it matches its expected configuration. ...
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Would it be theoretically possible to do a block-level backup of /dev/media without root?

Is it technically possible to do a block-level (dd) backup of a file? - Yes Is it technically possible to do a block-level (dd) backup of a folder? - No
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Nandroid Phone Backup Using TWRP for ROM Hopping

By definition full NANDroid backup means exact image of the phones NAND storage. TWRP backup never included emulated Internal Storage and is technically no full NANDroid backup. The short answer is NO....
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Can't restore (Nandroid backup) data partition (using TWRP) because boot gets stuck on "Phone is starting..."

The following procedure worked for me: Factory reset data partition. If you can't boot, this can be achieved by running fastboot flashing lock, and then fastboot flashing unlock (because locking/...
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Extract sms and other personal data from Android Backups without device (ADB, Nandroid, ODIN Backup [.tar.md5])

I recently did this to restore and merge my SMS messages from a previous NANDROID backup stored on my Linux PC that I could no longer boot in to using my phone. I extracted the file /data/user_de/0/...
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Extract sms and other personal data from Android Backups without device (ADB, Nandroid, ODIN Backup [.tar.md5])

Probably not from the ADB Backup (to my experience, SMS are not backed up with that) – but from the Nandroid it should be possible. You'd need to extract that, find the messages database, and then you ...
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Can i recover data from a Nandroid Backup without the original device?

Nandroid backup is nothing more that just images of partitions of your phone: /system, /boot, /data, /cache. It is extractable by any decent archiver that recognizes img images, e.g. 7zip. I done ...
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Can i recover data from a Nandroid Backup without the original device?

That would indeed be possible. There are several apps which are able to extract parts of a Nandroid backup, e.g. Titanium Backup or ROM Toolbox. Apart from that, depending on the format used by your ...
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NANDROID backup without warranty voiding?

Is there any way to do a 100% NANDROID backup without any warranty voiding? Nandroid means using custom recovery (TWRP or CWM ) and in turn unlocking boot loader (on most devices). Whether this voids ...
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Automatic nightly CWM nandroid backup?

Provided that you're using TWRP with version 2.1 (might work for higher versions too) and your data partition is not encrypted, you can make good use of OpenRecoveryScript. The concept: When booted ...
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Basic question about flashing nandroid backups

Since I have a MTK-6577 based phone and had to delve into repairing a broken partition table recently I thought I'd take a stab at answering this. I want to know that when we flash specific ...
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What does data partition in nandroid backup contain?

Based on the TWRP versions I used (v2.8.7.0 in OnePlus One and v3.0.0.0 in Nexus 6), TWRP doesn't backup /data/media but everything else stored under data partition. This means: media files stored ...
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Online Nandroid Backup and later restore of an encrypted Android L 5.1 device

I looked at the onandroid script and it seems that it does a block-level copy of the data with dd only for partitions that are not mounted during the normal system operation (such as recovery ...
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Is it safe to use compression for nandroids (backups) created by custom recoveries?

Hope this helps http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2001834 I've used compression for a long time, won't stop anytime soon.
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How to boot Android with flight mode (airplane mode) activated

Long press power button as normal. When animation starts press volume down and hold until safe mode is acknowledged. Booting in safe mode enables airplane mode, if safe mode is unwanted simply reboot. ...
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Extract App Data from Nandroid / CWM Backup

Most of the answers have become a bit dated so here is an update: Nandroid Manager doesn't seem to be developed any more and doesn't work reliably with the latest versions of Android anymore. But it's ...
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