Nandroid Backup Problem


Last Updated:

  1. Android noob

    Android noob Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    2
    Forgive me if this has been answered already, I didn't really know how to search for this... But today I tried to do a Nandroid Backup and when I did it said "error: Run 'nandroid-mobile.sh' via adb!" But I've previously been able to just click Nandroid Backup and it will backup my phone.. what did I do haha
     

    Advertisement
  2. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    580
    Likes Received:
    63
    I had this problem too. A regular Nandroid backup would work fine, but a Nand + ext backup would give me the same error as you. I saw a bunch of other posts that said you can get this error by renaming your nandroid backup files (filenames cannot include spaces, apparently). That wasn't my problem, since I hadn't renamed anything. Others said that reformatting the SD card worked, but I didn't want to do that. I finally fixed it by deleting some previous backups. Use Astro (or any file manager) and go to /sdcard/nandroid/ to find your backups. I don't know how many you can have, or the space limitations, etc., but I guess I had too many ;)

    Try those options and see if that works for you. :D
     
  3. Android noob

    Android noob Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    2
    Lol well thank you very much for the post :) I've only backed up three times though unfortunately but I'll definitely try your suggestion, And its happening for me only when I try a nandroid back up, not nandroid + ext I don't even know what the + ext part is haha :) Just rooted yesterday.
     
  4. Stagnation

    Stagnation Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    3
    I had this error and fixed it by going into recovery and creating a 512MB ext3 partition on the sd card.
     
  5. Android noob

    Android noob Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    2
    Could you tell me how to do that? Or link me to a tutorial? I'm new to this lol.
     
  6. thenestor

    thenestor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,038
    Likes Received:
    316
    This usually just means your battery is low.
     
    draconus likes this.
  7. Android noob

    Android noob Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    2
    Oh really? Well my battery is low, so looks like you solved my problem haha :)
     
  8. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    580
    Likes Received:
    63
    I thought that too with mine, but it still didn't work when it was at 85% and it didn't work when plugged in... the only thing that worked was deleting some previous nandroid backups. Do you know why? Is there a space limitation for the backups? It looks like they are just stored on the SD card, which has plenty of space available... :confused:
     
  9. Stagnation

    Stagnation Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    3
    This is when using the Amon-Ra recovery and I believe that it's the same as setting up an Apps2SD setup. Make sure you backup your card as it will erase everything on it. It's easy but I accept no responsibility if you somehow kill your phone or lose data. :D

    Boot into recovery
    Go to Partition sdcard and then select Partition SD
    Set Swap to 0MB and the EXT2 partition to 512MB or 1024MB
    Go back to the Partition sdcard menu and select SD:ext2 to ext3
    After it's finished try to do the NAND + ext backup
     
  10. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    21,681
    Likes Received:
    22,040
    I think its poltergeists! :eek:

    I've had this error before with Nandroid backups and my battery was not low (I never do anything "scary" ;) (recovery mode, flashing, etc.) unless my battery is fully charged).

    When it did happen, I just re-ran the backup immediately afterwards and it worked just fine (nothing done in between and seemingly no reason for it).

    I also checked the Nandroid backup that the first (failed) one made and it was missing the nandroid.md5 file, so I would guess that it had a problem in creating or calculating the MD5 sum (that's what I assume he would put into a nandroid.md5 file :D)).
     
  11. Android noob

    Android noob Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    2
    Well thank you for the suggestions/posts guys, I will try do fix it and report back what happens :)
     
  12. rmartin27

    rmartin27 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    1
    After you run your Nand backup and then wip your cache and the wipe device, and then flash your rom, will performing a Nand restore put the apps and such back to your phone without switching roms automatically? I had Evil Eris v3 and I know i did a backup and when i restored it put my phone back to how it was before i rooted?
     
  13. AdrianC14

    AdrianC14 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    62
    I can't make a Nand + ext backup. I deleted all of my old backups except for the 2 most recent and charged 100%.
     
  14. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    6,622
    Likes Received:
    1,896
    Try following the instructions here.

    (Basically, it tells you to create a directory in the /system directory called sd - so its full path is /system/sd).

    By the way, you can do it using adb commands as listed in that post, but if you have RootExplorer installed on your ROM you can also use that app. Go into the /system folder, touch the button at the top to make the folder read/write, then menu->new folder and call it "sd" (without the quotes, of course.) Restart your phone in recovery and then see if it will do a nand+ext backup.
     
    AdrianC14 likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...