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Root How do you create a Nandroid?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by HeXiiK, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. HeXiiK

    HeXiiK Well-Known Member
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    I'm assuming a Nandroid is the original start of the Droid X?
     

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  2. Airmaxx23

    Airmaxx23 Well-Known Member
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    A nandroid is just a backup of your system.
     
  3. eraursls1984

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    Not sure, when I search for it all I find are threads telling people they need a Nandroid but nothing on how to do one. When I see others ask I've never seen any one answer
     
  4. zane!

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    You have to have Koush's bootstrap recovery installed.

    Open bootstrap > click bootstrap recovery > click reboot recovery > (phone reboots into recovery) > backup and recovery > backup. Once it's complete go back and select reboot.

    EDIT: Once in reboot recovery it's like the stock android recovery- use the volume rocker buttons to move up and down, camera button to select, back button to go back.
     
  5. binary visions

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    - Root your phone
    - Install this:

    Droid X Recovery Bootstrap - Android app on AppBrain

    - Open the application
    - Grant it superuser privileges
    - Install Recovery button
    - Reboot Recovery button
    - Use the menu in the above post to back up your phone

    The backup is the "nandroid" that everyone talks about.
     
  6. zane!

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    FYI- Koush offers the apk for free on his website......
     
  7. binary visions

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    True. But "Install this" with a link to a market app is faster to type than, "Go to website. Download APK. Move APK to SD card. Allow non-market apps in settings. Use file explorer. Install app."

    :D
     
  8. zane!

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    Agreed. I'm cheap though so when it's legitimately free I'll spend the extra 5 minutes digging around for it. :cool:

    Link:
    My Brain Hurts
     
  9. eraursls1984

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    I knew how to make a backup like that, just didn't know that was a Nandroid.

    I have another ?, if I make a Nandroid of my phone running OTA 2.2, ApeX Rom, and a theme can I make a couple with different themes? That would allow me to setup a few different themes and quickly swap between them and keep my settings, apps and home screens setup?
     
  10. binary visions

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    Yep. You can do that.
     
  11. HeXiiK - what I think you thought nandroid was is actually the boot animation. Check out the other thread you made about root apps we like. I put that app on the bottom of my list for you.
     
  12. Shamrock13

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    So how does somebody access the data you backed up? I'm looking to steal some APKs from a previous ROM I was on, but I don't have any idea how to get to them via the back up.
     
  13. Napalm

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    where is this backup saved? I assume on the sd card, but where. I would like to keep a copy on my computer.
     
  14. binary visions

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    On the SD card in a folder called clockwork or clockworkmod or a similar name. Starts with clockwork.
     

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