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Root Replacement Eris on the way...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by greenmunky, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. greenmunky

    greenmunky Well-Known Member
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    So my wife's Eris has been experiencing the auto-scrolling to the left bug for about the last week or so while the phone is plugged in. She called Verizon and they're sending her a refurb (I assume) which will be here next week. I've got her phone rooted with xtrSENSE 4.1 and I'm wondering if it would be possible to root her replacement when she gets it, switch the SD cards (so she has her original one in the new phone), and do a NAND restore to bring everything from her old phone over to her new one without having to redo it all? I don't know if a NAND backup can be used on a different "identical" piece of hardware, knowing it will have a different serial number than her old one, etc. If anyone has any suggestions I am open and receptive.
     

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  2. scary alien

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    Yes, you can do exactly what you described, but, after you move the /sdcard to the "new" phone, you'll also have to rename the Nandroid backup directory from /sdcard/nandroid/HT<old-phone's-serial-number> to /sdcard/nandroid/HT<new-phone's-serial-number>

    You could also simply do a Nandroid backup on the new phone after you root it to find out the name of the /sdcard/nandroid/HT.... directory and just move the old Nandroid backup directories to there.

    You can also find your phone's serial number by looking under the battery or you can issue an "adb shell getprop ro.serialno" command (suggested by erisuser1) via the Android SDK.

    All of this is discussed in this thread too: http://androidforums.com/eris-all-things-root/179396-nandroid-back-up-question.html

    Cheers!
     
  3. erisuser1

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    So long as you are observing "safe rooting practices", there is almost no harm which will come from giving it a try.

    By "safe", I mean... make a backup as soon as you root the phone. If you have the old SD card in the new phone, this will do two things for you:

    1) It will give you a backup that you can restore to (duh!)
    2) It will create the correctly-named folder under /sdcard/nandroid/ that has the new phone's serial number.

    After that, move all the old nandroid backup folders ("BDS-...") to this new folder, and restore away. If it doesn't work, you can either restore the "stock" backup, or flash a ROM and configure from scratch.

    Please report your findings here.

    eu1
     
  4. greenmunky

    greenmunky Well-Known Member
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    Will do, the rep told me I should expect the replacement by Wednesday, I'll definitely share what happens.
     
  5. rvpartsguy

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    I can tell you if you follow the other guys advice it works flawlessly..i am unfortunately on my 5th eris and have done this numerous times
     
  6. dansjeep

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    FYI: The replacement phone will come without the SD (and the back cover for some reason).
    I don't think you have to rename the NAND backup file for the new serial number. I've renamed mine without a problem.
     

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