Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S4 > (T-Mobile) Galaxy S4 - All Things Root

New Forums: Nexus Player | Nexus 9
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By Fleetknight
  • 1 Post By Fleetknight

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old February 1st, 2014, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Exclamation Restoring Nandroid: Files not found

I'm trying to restore a nandroid backup from my external SD card and have run into some problems. I'm using Philz Touch recovery; went to restore my backup and it said "No files found" when I tapped it. So I created a new nandroid backup to see where the files might be located, and the new nandroid backup is located in the exact same place that the old one was (on the External SD card under ClockworkRecovery/backup). There's a Clockwork backup directory on my Galaxy S4's internal storage, but there are no backup files there.


Any ideas on how to restore the backup?

Advertisements
Fleetknight is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 1st, 2014, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
share the love peeps ;)
 
funkylogik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,459
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 (I9300) Carbon nightlies (4.4.2) Nexus 7 (2012) Validus, Franco Kernel
Carrier: 3 (three) UK 15 p/m unltd data/txt

Thanks: 12,177
Thanked 4,321 Times in 3,436 Posts
Default

in your file explorer, when you check "properties" of the backup files, do they look the right kinda size?
Maybe try copying the backup file to the clockwork/backup folder in internal storage and try to restore it from there
__________________
http://giffgaff.com/orders/affiliate/funkylogik
For a UK prepay sim with unlimited data, unlimited text, 250mins for 12p/m, no contract, no catch (runs on o2 network)
funkylogik is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to funkylogik For This Useful Post:
scary alien (February 1st, 2014)
Old February 1st, 2014, 06:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
in your file explorer, when you check "properties" of the backup files, do they look the right kinda size?
Maybe try copying the backup file to the clockwork/backup folder in internal storage and try to restore it from there
Yeah the backup files are 7.3GB so it looks like that's the one. Unfortunately my phone only has 6.41GB after a factory reset, I'm guessing because a lot of stuff was auto-restored. What all should I generally clear out to retain the space so I can move the files and then do a nandroid restore?
Fleetknight is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2014, 07:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
share the love peeps ;)
 
funkylogik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,459
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 (I9300) Carbon nightlies (4.4.2) Nexus 7 (2012) Validus, Franco Kernel
Carrier: 3 (three) UK 15 p/m unltd data/txt

Thanks: 12,177
Thanked 4,321 Times in 3,436 Posts
Default

Wow thats a huge nandroid lol!!
Tbh my suggestion was just something to try with no real logic behind it so i wouldnt bother deleting things but i cant think what to suggest. Is CWM up to date?
funkylogik is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2014, 07:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Wow thats a huge nandroid lol!!
Tbh my suggestion was just something to try with no real logic behind it so i wouldnt bother deleting things but i cant think what to suggest. Is CWM up to date?
I don't believe it's the latest version; it's CWM Base Version: v6.0.3.7
Fleetknight is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2014, 08:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
share the love peeps ;)
 
funkylogik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,459
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 (I9300) Carbon nightlies (4.4.2) Nexus 7 (2012) Validus, Franco Kernel
Carrier: 3 (three) UK 15 p/m unltd data/txt

Thanks: 12,177
Thanked 4,321 Times in 3,436 Posts
Default

Im on Philz base 6.0.4.5 and i havent updated in quite a while so it might be worth updating and see if you have any luck mate
funkylogik is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2014, 08:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
Im on Philz base 6.0.4.5 and i havent updated in quite a while so it might be worth updating and see if you have any luck mate
I don't even know how I'd go about updating to the new version, and if my nandroid would be compatible or if there would be new issues to deal with.
Fleetknight is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2014, 08:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
share the love peeps ;)
 
funkylogik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,459
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 (I9300) Carbon nightlies (4.4.2) Nexus 7 (2012) Validus, Franco Kernel
Carrier: 3 (three) UK 15 p/m unltd data/txt

Thanks: 12,177
Thanked 4,321 Times in 3,436 Posts
Default

the nandroid will still be compatible but i remember people having problems restoring backups on android 4.3 or 4.4, cant remember, until they updated the recovery.
To update philz, just find the most up to date version in flashable .zip format and flash it in recovery then reboot recovery.
Can i ask why you have to restore nandroid, what rom are you on now?
funkylogik is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to funkylogik For This Useful Post:
scary alien (February 1st, 2014)
Old February 1st, 2014, 08:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
the nandroid will still be compatible but i remember people having problems restoring backups on android 4.3 or 4.4, cant remember, until they updated the recovery.
To update philz, just find the most up to date version in flashable .zip format and flash it in recovery then reboot recovery.
Can i ask why you have to restore nandroid, what rom are you on now?
I sent my phone off for a manufacturer repair (which didn't pan out); I have it back now and wanted to restore my phone to the state it was before I sent it off, root included.
Fleetknight is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2014, 08:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
share the love peeps ;)
 
funkylogik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,459
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 (I9300) Carbon nightlies (4.4.2) Nexus 7 (2012) Validus, Franco Kernel
Carrier: 3 (three) UK 15 p/m unltd data/txt

Thanks: 12,177
Thanked 4,321 Times in 3,436 Posts
Default

Is it the i9500 youre on btw?
funkylogik is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 1st, 2014, 08:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
share the love peeps ;)
 
funkylogik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,459
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 (I9300) Carbon nightlies (4.4.2) Nexus 7 (2012) Validus, Franco Kernel
Carrier: 3 (three) UK 15 p/m unltd data/txt

Thanks: 12,177
Thanked 4,321 Times in 3,436 Posts
Default

So it isnt rooted now?
funkylogik is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2014, 08:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

It's the i9505 (T-Mobile variant). And I don't know if it's actually rooted; my device status says "custom" but before I shipped my phone off I unrooted with SuperSU and did a factory reset.
Fleetknight is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Fleetknight For This Useful Post:
funkylogik (February 1st, 2014)
Old February 1st, 2014, 08:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
share the love peeps ;)
 
funkylogik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,459
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 (I9300) Carbon nightlies (4.4.2) Nexus 7 (2012) Validus, Franco Kernel
Carrier: 3 (three) UK 15 p/m unltd data/txt

Thanks: 12,177
Thanked 4,321 Times in 3,436 Posts
Default

Have a look here for the latest philz (use the zip version, not the tar) and flash it in philz (install zip) and see if it will recognise your nandroid mate http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2281367
funkylogik is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2014, 08:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Hmmm. Went to reboot the device from recovery and it says root access is missing. Should I use the root option in the recovery, or can I flash the .zip without it?
Fleetknight is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2014, 08:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
share the love peeps ;)
 
funkylogik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,459
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 (I9300) Carbon nightlies (4.4.2) Nexus 7 (2012) Validus, Franco Kernel
Carrier: 3 (three) UK 15 p/m unltd data/txt

Thanks: 12,177
Thanked 4,321 Times in 3,436 Posts
Default

Tbh i dont know bro. I can give you a link for the latest supersu update zip if you want, that should give you root
funkylogik is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2014, 09:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
Tbh i dont know bro. I can give you a link for the latest supersu update zip if you want, that should give you root

I wonder would that cause any problems if my system status is already custom? I guess I don't technically have root but I do have a custom recovery. If I did flash the SuperSU root in the recovery, should I use the multi-flash option and then flash the latest Philz touch recovery after that? Or reboot and then go back into recovery and flash the latest one?

In any case I'll do the whole thing tomorrow since it's late now and I don't want to mess with a bunch of stuff half-awake. Thanks for your help so far and any more you can provide in the future.
funkylogik likes this.
Fleetknight is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 1st, 2014, 09:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
share the love peeps ;)
 
funkylogik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,459
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 (I9300) Carbon nightlies (4.4.2) Nexus 7 (2012) Validus, Franco Kernel
Carrier: 3 (three) UK 15 p/m unltd data/txt

Thanks: 12,177
Thanked 4,321 Times in 3,436 Posts
Default

Cool ill leave the link here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1538053
Its harmless so dont worry.
Id flash it then reboot into system and use root checker or something.
G'nite man and hopefully there will be some smarter cookies on here tomorrow lol
funkylogik is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2014, 07:22 AM   #18 (permalink)
Check six!
 
Slug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Inverness, UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 18,086
 
Device(s): Sony Xperia Z
Carrier: EE

Thanks: 2,772
Thanked 11,516 Times in 5,851 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to Slug slugbrem@gmail.com
Default

Thread moved to the T-Mobile S4 - ATR sub-forum.
Slug is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2014, 02:45 PM   #19 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Alright I'm back.

I contacted the Philz Touch developer and he directed me to this FAQ entry. If I'm understanding correctly, the files have to be put in that directory? The Nandroid backup is still larger than my internal storage though. So think I should still go with your plan or try a factory reset and try and move my external nandroid backup to that directory?
Fleetknight is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2014, 08:02 PM   #20 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Resolved the issue. Thanks for your help anyway!
funkylogik likes this.
Fleetknight is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Fleetknight For This Useful Post:
funkylogik (February 4th, 2014)
sponsored links
Reply
Tags
galaxys4, nandroid, philz touch, recovery, sd card


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S4 > (T-Mobile) Galaxy S4 - All Things Root
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:52 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.