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Can you get app backups from a TWRP nandroid?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by windsorclarenc, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. windsorclarenc

    windsorclarenc Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I got LTEvo 3 unlocked and rooted. But I lost all of my apps when LTEvo 2 died. But I have nandroids on my SD card. Could I get the apps out of a TWRP nandroid?

    And not related to above, but can you downgrade your bootloader?
     



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  2. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    On the OG there was an application written by the epic akazabam, but I'm not 100% sure if that utility will work for TWRP nandroids.

    I'm also having a little difficulty finding the tool he created. :(

    I'll keep looking when I get time, hopefully one of the others in here remember that tool and know where it is. :)
     
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  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    On a Mac (therefore I presume Linux as well) you can double-click the file and it will decompress - should be a similar method in Windows. I think that you're on Windows but wanted to toss that out for others.

    And yes, you can get your stuff out of /data/app and /data/data for your apps+data.
     
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  4. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    I have Titanium backup pro. In it's menu is the option to 'extract from nandroid backup' .

    I just checked it out on one nand, it listed the apps in the nand. i didn't take it all the way but there was the option to get app and data, app or data only.
     
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  5. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    I think it came up in more than one thread, and may have been more than one tool he made, as well, not sure. But, here is one post he wrote on the subject.

    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/319602-read-copy-contents-nandroid-backups.html
     
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  6. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    neither the original version or the updated version that I did will work with twrp recovery. Unandroid will only work on Clockwork Mod and Amon RA / Style/Smelkus.

    We were not sure of the availability to get the functions to extract into the updated version so just stuck with the previous two mentioned.
     
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  7. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    What I have found in Linux with this is you unzip the "data.ext4.win" file this will give you "data.ext4" extract that and all your data files are there. Allow it enough time to extract everything before digging in remember its a very large file. Also keep in mind it will display to you (The User) the more cryptic name

    com.android.myapp.apk instead of AppWithTheLongestCoolestNameEver.apk

    If using windows I am assuming that 7zip will be needed for this file
     
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  8. windsorclarenc

    windsorclarenc Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Whoa thanks guys. I didn't think there would be so many avenues to take. So it seems this is very possible. I'll have to take a whack at this when I get off of work.
     
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    I just stumbled across something interesting for those with Cygwin on Windows or with *nix (Mac or Linux) - TWRP backups are simple POSIX tar files.

    To decompress one, it's a simple matter of -

    tar xvf file-name

    Skip the md5 files.

    Enjoy! :)

    Edit and ps - evidently 7zip can deal with tar files as well - http://www.7-zip.org/
     
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