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Guide to using Mobile Odin

Discussion in 'Official Unloved Devices Hit Squad (OUDHS)' started by Shabbypenguin, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Gam3r 4 Life

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    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but you said reroot with recovery. How is that done? Ive always used either debugfs or the Samsung GS3 ToolKit. Thanks
     

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  2. thatguy96

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    The root is in the all root guide it's under the post is under the title of clockwork mod
     
  3. thatguy96

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    Worked for me :)
     
  4. thatguy96

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    Shabby I can make a twrp backup of this now eight and I can't go back to older backups of touch whiz correct?
     
  5. Shady545

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    This method wiped my internal sd card =/

    Just totally lost a shit load of important photos. I'm pretty pissed off right now.

    Other than that thanks for the tar
     
  6. Shabbypenguin

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    dont really understand how, i flashed multiple times today with every option enabled to make sure nothing would go wrong so i could write it up.

    did you use mobile odin free or pro?

    what settings did you enable?
     
  7. Shady545

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    Pro, exact same settings you have up top. Only thing I did different was the md5 check thing.
     
  8. airtioteclint

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    Yes. Yes.

    Edit: to be more clear. Yes you can make a backup in twrp. Yes you can restore any other backups you have, including older touchwiz.

    It also wiped my internal. But I was prepared for that. I moved everything important to my external.
     
  9. Shabbypenguin

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    i dont understand i tested this all out and i didnt lose anything on my internal.. ill revise the guide to make sure to use some new instructions
     
  10. thatguy96

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    my internal did not get wiped...
     
  11. n4zty

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    i didnt lose anything on internal either and i use all options except i cleared out the recovery section so it would replace my recovery....... you sure u dont have a folder on your sd card named 0 ??
     
  12. Shady545

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    Yes, I am sure. It was completely wiped. Even checked the stats in the storage settings to confirm.
     
  13. morgankslade

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    I did not check Wipe Data and cache. Is this correct?
    I followed the screenshot. My SD and extSD intact. Nothing missing.

    So using Mobile Odin method will allow me to restore backups through TWRP?
    Should I do the NV Backup again now that Im on 4.1.2.
     
  14. Shabbypenguin

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    what do you mean your backups?
     
  15. morgankslade

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    Back up of Metropolis, Blackbean.
     
  16. Shabbypenguin

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    restoring blackbean's data will likely cause you to bootloop, as for metropolis i dont think its a good idea but you may be able to get away with restoring teh data
     
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  17. thatguy96

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    this reminds me...if i go to another rom come back to 4.1.2 can i still go back to my backup of the other rom?
    EDIT: never mind i realized that the backups morgankslade was referring to was pre 4.1.2 flash...i guess any backups i make now are fine...
     
  18. Shabbypenguin

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    im trying to wrap my head around this all... so help me understand.

    you are on 4.1.2
    you flash rom XY
    decide to come back to 4.1.2 so you restore a backup of it?
    or you want to leave 4.1.2 so you restore a backup of rom XY?
     
  19. jtw1216

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    LMAO, yes.
     
  20. jtw1216

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    Hey shabby, quick question. Why is the odin tar 1gb & ldrifta's zip only 750mb?
     
  21. n4zty

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    Zip is compressed the tar not so much compressed
     
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  22. jtw1216

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    ok, so a tar file is the full thing straight up as is. a zip compresses the full thing into a file easier to keep?
     
  23. n4zty

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    Yea the tar is just a shell holding all the stuff inside while zip is made not only to hold all the data inside but also compress it.
     
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  24. Shabbypenguin

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    more than just that as well, inside teh tar is the IMG file which is a direct vtye for btye copy of the entire system partition. meanwhile metropolis 1.1.0 and ldrifta's rom are just teh files and compressed so they can be smaller :)
     
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  25. c0ntrolfre4k15

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    i flashed lj1, but after i flashed the lj1 i rooted, installed twrp recovery and restored my old backup of stock rooted touchwiz i had. so can i install this tar and go back to that backup from ics made with twrp?

    oo and btw i also flashed an aokp rom and got a '0' folder and went back to the stock backup i had and the zero folder remained until i moved the files out of it and deleted the 0 folder, i dont know if that will make a difference in anything but i thought i'd let you know, just in case.
     

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