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Is there a way to make sure my Nandroid backup works properly when I go to restore it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chrisr407, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Chrisr407

    Chrisr407 Newbie
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    I swear for some reason only like 75% of my Nandroid backups (twrp) let me restore them back without having an error. I wanna be able to have a solid restore point without worrying I'm gonna wipe everything. Please let me know if this happens to you or maybe there's a full roof way. Thanks.

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  2. bfldworker

    bfldworker Android Enthusiast

    Don't take this as a smartass answer.

    To verify a Android backup works you need to wipe the system, data, cache and dalvik cache and then restore from said nandroid. If it boots normally then you are shiney, if it doesn't you are screwed.
  3. Chrisr407

    Chrisr407 Newbie
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    Alright, I guess I just thought that it did that automatically when u go to restore a backup. Now I'm even having problems backing up a nandroid. It gets an error right when it goes to start backing up data. Its driving me crazy.
  4. bfldworker

    bfldworker Android Enthusiast

    Sounds like you have a memory error. What is the error saying?
  5. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator

    Sounds like SD is wearing out..
  6. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert

    Actually twrp does wipe all the areas it writes to when you restore a backup. For instance, it will wipe system then restore system. Then it wipes data(this includes dalvik-cache) and restores data. If your backup included cache then it will wipe then restore cache also. Then it flashes the boot image. You can wipe system cache data and dalvik before you restore a backup if you want to but you're just wiping everything twice when you do.

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