December 31st, 2010, 12:11 AM
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Velocity BackupTool won't run as instructed
I am getting ready to try the Velocity ROM, so I wanted to use the BackupTool mentioned in the locked thread covering Velocity's dev.
I learned many years ago just how necessary "syntax" is when programming, and it taught me a valuable lesson in life. Follow directions "to the letter" if possible.
That said, in the locked thread it says to use the backup tool do this:
1. Download backuptool.zip
2. Install it the same way you would install a kernel (don't wipe anything)
3. Open up Terminal Emulator or an ADB Shell
3. Type "su" and grant permissions, if prompted
4. Type "backup" and follow the prompt
So I did EXACTLY that. I did not unzip the file because I was not told to do so. I just put it on the root of my Ally's SD card. When I typed "backup" in the terminal window, it says "backup not found". An ls command also shows nothing at all listed as 'backup'.
Within the zip file there is a folder path of system/xbin and in the xbin folder is a file named 'backup' but it has no extension. So should this zip file be extracted, and if so does one them put all the folders and files on the root of the SD card, or is there something else necessary?
>>EDITED - Read on below for the answer to these questions, thanks to Trident and Dots.
- Zoandroid -
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Last edited by Zoandroid; January 1st, 2011 at 12:53 PM.
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