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Root nandroid and "Scenes"

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mozetti, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. mozetti

    mozetti Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Apr 28, 2010
    So I delved into the world of ROMs to try out the koush Cyanogen6-test8 a few days ago. I was diligent and did a full Titanium backup and a nandroid backup. After a couple of days I realized that I'm a fan of Vanilla Android, but I also need something polished. Nothing against Cyanogen, but I will wait until it's finished.

    Anyhow, I restored my nandroid backup and when the phone rebooted there were no icons or widgets on my screens. So, I did a full restore using my Titanium backup. Still no icons or widgets. I went through the process of setting up my screens/scene again and at some point I noticed that my old scene (icon/widget placement) came back.

    Now, today I was having some trouble with Wifi Tether, so I booted into recovery and wiped everything (cache and the other one -- full system wipe, I think it's called). I did another nandroid restore and the same result -- no icons or widgets on my screens.

    My understanding of the nandroid backup was that you'd basically get everything restored like it was when you did the backup. I don't really mind that I have to set up the screens again. It's a small price to pay for root and customizing the phone. But, I wanted to make sure I wasn't doing anything wrong or that there was something wrong with my setup.

    I know this place is filled with people that know a lot more than I ever will, so can anyone weigh in on this? Is this how it was supposed to work, or is there something wonky going on?



  2. ezy1022

    ezy1022 Active Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    i'm not sure what you are doing wrong but when i do a nandroid restore my phone is restored in every way, snapshot of what my phone was when backed up. that is how the backup process works...it is possible you got a faulty backup...i would set everything up again the way you like, delete your current nand backup and back up again...i know i once had a bad backup and couldnt restore whatsoever
  3. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!

    Nov 6, 2009
    +1 Nandroid restore should be a picture perfect image of your set-up when you backed up. Set it all up again and create a new Nandroid backup. If it does it again then we know theres a persistent problem and we can go from there.
  4. crazydog

    crazydog Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2010
    Student / Systems Analysis Assistant
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Make sure you've SAVED YOUR CUSTOM SCENE before doing a backup!

    I lost all the changes to my scene that I made in a while when I applied the 2.2 leak + Titanium, so I'd have to assume that nandroid will do the same thing; it won't back up an unsaved scene.

    On a completely opposite note, I've never had trouble with nandroid not restoring my scene, saved or not, but it might make a difference for you. =/

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