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Root Nandroid backups saved as BCDS?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 01daksport, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. 01daksport

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    ive noticed all my nandroids have been saving as BCDS rather than BDS lately, and the BCDS backups will not flash without running adb, which i am not familiar with. is there a way to have them backup as BDS again or should i get familiar with adb :eek:
     

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    If you install the trackball-not-required version of Amon_RA, it will store Nandroid backups as BCDS - Boot, Cache, Data, System. As you may guess from that, the difference is that the Nandroid backup (and restore) now handles the /cache partition, where the system Dalvik cache is stored.

    You say that they will not "flash", but you don't flash backups, of course - you restore them, from the Backup/Restore menu. I'm not sure why they woud not restore, though. By any chance, did you unroot and then re-root the phone without re-installing the Scary Alien version of Amon_RA? I'm not sure what Nandroid restore does with the older version of Amon_RA if it tries to restore a BCDS backup - though, of course, any new backups will be BDS.
     
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    The nandroid-mobile.sh script, which is called by Amon_RA's custom recovery, handles and decides what it will restore when a Nandroid restore is chosen.

    The script will try to restore whatever files are found in the given Nandroid backup directory, regardless of what the backup directory has been renamed to.

    It actually looks for boot*, recovery*, data*, and system* to try to restore (apparently doesn't care or expect that they are explicitly called boot.img, recovery.img, data.img, and system.img).

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