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  1. droidzone

    droidzone Well-Known Member
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    I'm just about to reroot my Desire, and have never used Amon Ra before. Which one's better? Clockworkmod/Amon Ra?

    Firerat has this to say about the issue:
    Wondered whether this is still true in the latest versions of AmonRa..Cos, I know that Clockwork now offers confirmations, so that part is outdated..

    Are there are more differences-more like features of Amon Ra where it's better than Clockwork? And are there distinct cons on Choosing Ra?

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    I've recently discovered the selective nand restore in clockwork. Very useful.

    Never used amonra. I have no need. As far as I know, partition of sd direct from recovery is possible in amonRA
     
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    Didnt get that, Dan..
     
  4. Rastaman-FB

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    i moved to amonra 2.0.0
    you can partition ext from recovery in amonra which you cannot do in clockwork. you can only do it via rom manager
    other than that they are pretty similar
    (oh the nandroid is smaller on ra's as it tars the sd_ext section)
    im wondering if either support the new data2sd for backing up
     
  5. droidzone

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    That's quite a pertinent question..
    I would assume that Nandroid wouldnt backup the Data2SD partition, would it, Dan? Since it's actually not an ext partition, but an additional FAT32..

    I suppose a third party partition backup tool is needed, a cloner of the likes of Norton Ghost..Guess Android itself does not have any..
     
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    does it conver the second primary partition to ext or does it create a ext container within the fat32 space
    its it converts it to ext then it might be backed up
     
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    Yes it does. It is an ext file filling a fat 32 partition, acting as an ext partition. It's a file system within a file system Nandroid sees it as an ext partition and backs it up

    I assume on order to restore it, you need to have an ext file there already though, hence my answer on the other thread.

    But yeah. I have wiped data, clearing the ext partition in the process and restored it successfully
     
  8. droidzone

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    There's one for Linux.. Partition Image

    But of course none comes close to the convenience of Nandroid.

    I suppose one would have to use a combination of a partition imager plus Nandroid for the rest of Android specific parts like /system and /boot. /data should be remounted after Restoring the image. This is theoretical. I should be able to say more after trying out DATA2Sd myself.

    EDIT: Sorry didnt see the prev two responses

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    He he

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    Hmm..So a plain Nandroid restore can do it? Provided the second FAT32 is empty?
     
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    As I say, the ext file MAY need to be there already. To be honest, you'd really have to go out od your way to get rid of it (eg format via gparted).

    But if the ext file is there, backup and restore is flawless
     
  12. droidzone

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    And none of those adb commands need be repeated?

    Say I wish to try data2sd after working with app2sd+(after previously working with data2sd, of which I have a Nandroid :p )(for whatever idiotic reason.. ;)), I delete the ext partition, I was working with, recreate the FAT32 partition and copy the ext file onto it (would that work? Is it a viewable file on FAT32?) and just do a Nandroid restore should work? Nothing else?
     
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    Oops..My bad..My chain of reasoning was broken!

    Nandroid restores the ext to the FAT32..So recreating the FAT32 is just enough..Got it
     
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    Probably but I doubt you can easily copy the ext file. Windows doesn't recognise multiple primary fat partitions.

    If you look at the data2sd guide, there is one line that creates ext file. The one starting dd. Do that I'm adb then nandroid restore I reckon will work but not sure
     
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    Not sure but don't think so. Think ext file must already exist. Nandroid restores what is within ext but not ext itself
     
  16. droidzone

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    Ok..Guess we'll have to try it out to see..
     
  17. EddyOS

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    AmonRA all day, being able to do partitions makes sense...

    Also, what's with your HUGE signature??
     
  18. Rastaman-FB

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    it is a bit gangsta isnt it
     
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    True..It's gone. :) Was designed for XDA, but this forum's width setting itself is small..
     
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    That be the only difference?
     
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    pretty much, amon seems to be more active recently aswell and keen to get people on board by listening and attempting to add their features.

    be warned only 2.0.1 backs up the entire ext partition. 2.0.0 only backed up apps related and nothing else with in it

    amon ra is now native on desire and not a hack/port from n1. he supports it
     
  22. DesirableHTC

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    i have just downloaded the clockworkmod recover .zip from Koush's site, i have currently got amon RA installed, but would like to have clockwork back.... what i need to know is, the .zip i have just downloaded, do i flash it as a .zip or what? I installed clockwork via rom manager, but today trying to flash a new rom i put phone into recovery and it's still amonRA????? Anyone help?

    Thanks
     
  23. EddyOS

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    ROM Manager uses a 'Fake-Flash' method and doesn't permanently flash a new recover - you have to do this with unrEVOked again or (if S-OFF) flash in FASTBOOT
     
  24. DesirableHTC

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    Thanks Eddy. Yeah i have S-off, so what do i do? go into fastboot and flash the .zip i have just d/l from koush's site? how do i do that with amonRA? i'm not that much of a n00b, it's just i don't know my way around amonRA that well and im scared of F***ing it up! I flashed amonRA via that fastboot commander, can't i do that with clockworkMod?

    Cheers
     
  25. EddyOS

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    If you don't even know how to use S-OFF why have you done it?!?!

    AmonRA is a better recovery, though, so might as well stick with it
     
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