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How do I do a Nandroid Backup (Telus Milestone)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dmo580, May 27, 2010.

  1. dmo580

    dmo580 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I rooted my Telus Milestone using the vulnerable recovery and stuff back on Alldroid. Now I see Nandroid backup mentioned everywhere. How do I do this? I booted into Recovery and I don't see any options =[

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  2. JohnM109R

    JohnM109R Newbie

    Make sure you have ADB installed :)

    -Connect your device to your PC and Power off your phone
    -Hold the CAMERA button and then press the POWER button and HOLD them both until you see the recovery screen.
    -Once you see the recovery screen press the VOLUME UP button and the CAMERA button at the SAME TIME until you see a menu.

    On you pc now type

    ADB Shell
    nandroid-mobile.sh --backup
    name it something easy i used telus-backup
    let it run its course.
    press reboot phone now
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  3. Blue1k

    Blue1k Android Enthusiast

    There is another way too:

    Download Open Recovery. Unzip the file and place it in the root of your SD card. In it is a file called update.zip

    This a patched update.zip that adds additional menu options including nandroid backup, applying themes etc

    To access it restart the phone and press the camera button and power. Release the power but hold the camera button to boot into recovery mode.

    Then apply the update.zip to access the new menu. Works awesome.

    I do believe the phone needs to be rooted though to use this method.
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  4. ongadget

    ongadget Newbie

    I'm sorry. newbie here. But what's the purpose of a nandroid backup?
  5. Eggos

    Eggos Newbie

    Nandroid backup does just that: backup your phone. It will have any firmware, settings, downloading apps, etc and create a backup image of it. It's good to do this when you know your phone is working right.
    This way if you screw anything up, you can revert back to the backup image and start again.
  6. Thanks for the replies in here, very helpful!
  7. Sorry for double post.
    I have ADB all opened up in my terminal. What do i type in to command it to run ADB Shell? Im on a mac but i dont think it really matters.
  8. Eggos

    Eggos Newbie

    You need to be in the folder in your terminal to be able to do it (so CD /Users/Desktop/android-sdk-mac_86/tools/ or where ever you have adb at.)
    also put ./ before the command. so for instance:
    ./adb devices
    ./adb shell
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  9. Thanks. Do you have to be rooted first to use that method?
  10. Eggos

    Eggos Newbie

    Nandroid needs the vulnerable recovery to be flashed in order to work, not necessarily root (superuser.apk) to be present (At least so I've found in my testing).

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