Originally Posted by obscuro
I'm going to make a poster that says, "Fastboot boot is your friend."
The only thing about flashing newts is the script is built to do a full wipe. So my old newts backup worked after doing a full wipe and restoring it, but then when I tried to reflash newts over it, I no longer had any apps.
But I remember you said something about my old newts backup (taken from ICS on GB) would retain some of the GB firmware patch?
So I'm at a loss of what I need to do before flashing viperrez again.
EDIT: From my fresh newts-on-ics rom, I'm going to try restoring just the data from my old newts backup, since you said that may work. Then going to try doing a titanium backup and backing up new rom like you said. Do I need to do anything between doing an up-to-date backup of working newts and flashing viperrez?
restoring data from newts to newts should work. no,you dont need to do anything special,just use tibu or my backup to backup your apps
EDIT2: After doing a TiBu and a nandroid of my new newts setup, I then wiped cache/DC and flashed viperrez. Still getting bootloops. I'm sure I'm missing something simple here.
sounds like youre still flashing viper over newt with no data wipe. not going to work
EDIT3: Wiped /boot and /system, then flashing viperrez. See if that works.
still need to wipe /data to go from newt to viper
EDIT4: Then I tried wiping cache in stock recovery, then wiping dalvik-cache and rebooting. No go. So back to fresh viperrez with no apps, for now, need my phone for work. Still want to get to the apps in that TiBu to save me a lot of grief!
if you got a tibu backup of your apps,why cannot you now simply restore them? you will have to manuall set some phone settings,ringtones,etc. but all your apps will at least be there.
just make sure you dont restore anything other than user apps+their associated app data. no not restore any system data or ANYTHING other than user apps or youll be back in the same boat you were with the no data wipe dirty flashes
so,given newts wipes your data,you could try(if you still need a good tibu app backup)
-restore newts. backup newt data(dont really even need to boot it,i wouldnt think)
-full wipe,install newt. install backed up newt data
-boot phone. if it works,rejoice
-backup user apps with tibu
-make good nandroid of newts in case you need it
-fresh install viper
-restore user apps with tibu