[How To] Restore Data After Installing a New ROM


Last Updated: 2012-05-21 17:06:02
  1. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    Note: This was posted on another website for the ascend by PlayfulGod. So, give him full credit for this.

    *Before you flash a new ROM make share you make a backup, cause anything can happen. This applies to anytime your flashing a ROM. Better safe than sorry.*

    1) Make a backup of the current ROM you're on. You can back it up on the external or internal Sd card. It's really all up to you on where you want to save it.

    CWM Recovery> Backup and Restore> Backup/Backup to internal Sd card.

    2) Okay, once cwm is done making the backup, flash the new ROM.

    Wipe Data/Factory Reset> Yes
    Wipe Cache> Yes
    Advance> Wipe Dalvik Cache> Yes
    *Go Back and Scroll to mounts and storage*
    Mounts and Storage> Format Data> Yes
    Do that for Cache and System.
    *Go Back*
    Scroll To Install Zip From Sd Card> Choose Zip> Find The Place Where You Put Your ROM In
    ROM Name> Yes.

    Wait till it finishes installing and reboot the device.

    3) Once it rebooted, set up your google account info and anything Else you want. Reboot back into recovery.

    4) Scroll Down to Backup and Restore. Now scroll to advance restore or advance restore from internal Sd card(Depending on where you saved your backup)

    Recovery> Backup and Restore

    5) Select the back up you made before you flashed the new ROM. Now you'll have files that end with a ".img" select the one that says data.

    Advance restore/Advance Restore From Internal Sd Card> The Backup you made> Data.img> Yes

    6) While it finishes restoring your data.img make yourself a sandwich. :D

    7)Reboot the device once it's done restoring and you should see all the apps you had before flashing the new rom.


    Side note: I only do this if the ROM has been upgraded. Not sure how it would work out if you restored data from another ROM. Ex: Restoring Data from broken out ROM to Black Plague ROM. Doesn't hurt to find out though lol

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  2. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS Guide

    wat up mex! quick question, why do u guys Format data and cache ? I never, not once had to format anything on the esteem.But nice run down;)
  3. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Me either. Was wondering the same thing. Never once have I formatted data.
  4. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    To be on the safe side lol and that's how I did it since I had my ascend
  5. LDrifta

    LDrifta No Stranger 2 Danger Guide

    be carefull with formatting, the only time you should ever need it is if you MUST get something off that partition, other-wise you could have a bad day with no system installed lol, and you dont NEED to backup the entire rom for this.. just go to advanced and backup the data only, saves much time :D

    one more piece of advice i would give is like you mentioned in the comment posted on ld-lg, wouldn't reccomend doing it from different roms.. but just do it when the rom your using has an update.. or something like that.. if you do it from like ld-lg to #2 you'll be ok because i set the roms up almost identicle.. but if you switch to mt or pg's rom it might have a difference where an app you have backed up may not like how the new rom is set up and could cause issues.. and definetly DO NOT do this with a CM branded rom lol issues without a doubt!! :D

    but all in all a good guide/time saver! thanks man!
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  6. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Ldrifta, how is the ICS swipe to clear notifications implemented into #2? I haven't broken it apart yet to see but is it png's and xmls? Do you know what xml's, if so, off the top of your head?

    I'd like to try and implement into another ROM is the reason I ask.
  7. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    Thanks everybody :D and Fuzzy I posted the link to the Swype to clear notifications on the number #2 thread. He has it in the op
  8. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member


    I must be blind cause I aint seeing it.

    This is a flash for JUST the "Swipe to clear notifications"?

    I just installed the ROM and I have the normal "clear" button on #2. I think Im missing something.
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  9. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

  10. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Awesome, thanks so much dude.

    Can you tell me what actually goes into the "Downloads" folder? Everything I download never goes in there so Im wondering what actually goes into the downloads folder? lol
  11. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    Downloads lol but that's only if you use the stock web browser, not sure. I use Maxthon Browser and it makes it's own folder in internal Sd. Inside there it has it's own downloads folder
  12. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    Nothing from the web goes in there BUT i dont use the stock browser. Is that what its for, is the stock browser?
  13. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    Probably, but who really uses the stock browser? Lol
  14. LDrifta

    LDrifta No Stranger 2 Danger Guide

    it is built into systemui.apk and framework.jar

    [HOWTO]Implement Swipe to Remove Notification - xda-developers

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