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Root Nandroid backup for switching ROMs

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jcunwired, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. jcunwired

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    I've not been able to find an educated answer after searching, so its time to ask. What should be selected during Nandroid backup to fully restore a system? I've been selecting everything but wimax (I have a backup with it though) once a new ROM, apps and system are set up, but wonder if this is overkill.

    Any other advice for the frequent ROM switcher?

    Thanks in advance!
     

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    Leave the first 3 boxes checked that are already checked and I always check the wimax box as well. Also, if you have a partitioned SD card you need to select SD-ext.

    Any other boxes are optional and really just take up more space on your SD card
     
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    You should at least select:
    Data
    System
    boot
    have a copy of wimax
    sd ext if you have an extended partition with the ext file system
    recovery if you wish

    I mostly only do data, system, boot, and sdext
     
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    for me i only do the first three and i keep one with wimax on my card and one on my computer and one in my dropbox account. just need to cover my bases in case i loose my wimax keys which could happen when flashing. and you only need like one or two nandroids on your card as they do take up a lot of space on the card. and it is even bigger with wimax and others backed up.
     
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    This. Only get what is needed, keep a wimax backup floating around, that's what I do. Though, I should put on in my dropbox... good idea sir.

    Also, I'd bet you get to 10K posts before I get to 2K. Seems every time I glance at your count it is just miles above what I recall it being... what, do you live here? ;) :D
     
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    yeah dropbox is such a cool idea. i have two nandroids in there. one is from when i first rooted and one nandroid of whatever is my favorite at the moment. both have wimax backed up.

    and yes, i will take that bet:eek::D lol
     
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    I personally check all the boxes when I do a nandroid. I don't keep nandroids around for very long as I've always felt doing a fresh rom install is better than restoring a nandroid from a month ago. But I do keep my stock original nandroid on the computer, all other nandroids I delete them off the sdcard as I go
     
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