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[Verizon] Moving a Nandroid to a New Phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Gulfstream, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Gulfstream

    Gulfstream Well-Known Member
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    Saturday I dropped my beloved Gnex and broke the screen glass. I bought a new one on eBay which should be here later this week. My question is...can I make a Nandroid image of my current setup (JBS 5.2) and transfer it to the new phone once I get it unlocked and rooted? Is there any special method or can I just transfer it to the appropriate folder via my computer and do a restore? What you say?
     



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  2. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    If its not already unlocked, do that first as that will wipe the storage. Then root and once you have your custom recovery, it'll add the necessary directory. Then just drag and drop the nandroid into the same place this one came from. (Assuming you use the same recovery and you're running windows)
     
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  3. Gulfstream

    Gulfstream Well-Known Member
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    Thanks, I figured that to be the case but wasn't sure if there was some sort of encryption or something that tied the nandroid to a specific device.
     
  4. Gulfstream

    Gulfstream Well-Known Member
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    Although, on a second note...maybe this would be a good opportunity to get rid of close to two years of clutter and start a fresh.
     
  5. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    Agreed. Once rooted and the proper compatable custom recovery is installed it shouldn't be a problem at all.

    good luck
     
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  6. Gulfstream

    Gulfstream Well-Known Member
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    Well, I got the new phone up and running. I decided to not transfer the Nandroid and start fresh. I have it pretty much restored to the "before" condition but without the nearly two years of misc clutter. The old phone had only 7.83GB of free space and the new one has 25.39GB...that's a lot of clutter! It's almost like an entirely new model...snappy as heck! Went with my tried and true JBS 5.2 with LK kernel...loving it!
     
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