1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

Backup Question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Danielson2047, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Is there any difference between the back up that ROM manager makes and Nandroid? Reboots to what looks like the same screen. Also, will either of these restore my home screen icon configs? Thanx.

  2. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    From what I understood, ROM Manager is like the nice GUI and booting into recovery (power + X) and making a nandroid is like the ugly terminal method, but both are the same backup..

    Someone correct me if I am wrong.

    further proof of this is that yesterday I made a nandroid backup (power + X at boot) and yet, there it is in the clockwordmd directory and I did not make it via ROM Manager.
  3. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
    VIP Member

    If you're still on SPRecovery, Danielson, it is the same thing... just a different path to get there. ClockworkMod Recovery is finicky but has more options. In ROM Manager, flash Clockwork Recovery, THEN flash SPRecovery, THEN flash Clockwork Recovery again.

    Make sure you can get into Recovery using x+power before adding kernels or doing anything fancy. You'll need that if a kernel or ROM throws you into a bootloop.

    You're doing great!:)
  4. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, i have Clockwork recovery right now, and i thought it seemed kinda glitchy, freezing and things like that. But i found mybackup pro, and that does home screen icons, so problem solved!!! Thanks again guys!!!!
  5. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    so here is a question then on this topic, my Clockwordmod directory shows I have 3.15G (10) of backup files and nandroid has 577.99 mb (2).. IF in fact they are the same backup method, what is that nandroid directory even holding?

    also, I plan to move some of the Clockwordmod files to my computer to save space and delete them off as 3.15g in BU's is a bit much.
  6. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    I have a recent thread here about some of the diffs between Titanium and MyBackup, they are pretty similar, but each has some benefits as well. for example, Titanium can "freeze" apps so you can rmove stupid apps like Amazon Mp3 from your app tray.. MBP cannot do that.
  7. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
    VIP Member

    They are NOT the same backup. Apparently Sir Psycho, when he created his recovery, took some "shortcuts" in how it operates... so the backups WORK, but they're not Android standard.

    ClockworkMod uses Android standard backup code, and the files are stored in a completely different folder. You can safely delete your Nandroid folder if you're sure you're never going back to SPRecovery and there's nothing in it you would want to keep.

    That's what I understand.
  8. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    but I made a backup yesterday in nandroid BUT it is in my ClockworkMod directory. I can see if I made a backup in ClockworkMod it would be in ClockworkMod, but why is a nandroid done backup in ClockworkMod?

    also, it would seem that nandroid backups - if that is what is in my nandroid folder - are compressed way smaller?

    "if you're sure you're never going back to SPRecovery" - frankly, as unstable as ClockworkMod seems to be for many, I think going back to SPRecovery is always a potential, so I will keep it around.
  9. glitch32

    glitch32 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. I just rooted my phone yesterday and am very leery of using clockworkMod. My phone is happy right now with SPRecovery :D

Motorola Droid Forum

The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

November 2009
Release Date

Share This Page