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What app creates an exact image of my phone?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Simpatinate, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Simpatinate

    Simpatinate Lurker
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    I have the verizon samsung note 2. I want to create an exact image of the phone right now so that if something goes wrong as i learn about rooted apps and stuff i dont break it without a way to restore. Please advise.


  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Flash a custom recovery (Clockwork Mod/CWM is the most famous) onto a rooted phone and its backup (nandroid) option lets you take a complete image of the phone and restore it if/when needed :thumbup:
  3. Simpatinate

    Simpatinate Lurker
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    Ive already rooted
  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Have u tried booting into recovery? Maybe the rooting process included a custom recovery :thumbup:
  5. Simpatinate

    Simpatinate Lurker
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    My root is fine. I am just concerned that I may break something while im learning things. So I just want to create an image of my phone and store it on my computer or somewhere so in the event shit hits the fan i can just install the image.
  6. divinebovine

    divinebovine Android Expert

    The ADB backup utility I posted or a nandroid from CWM recovery would both suffice for your described purpose.
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  7. Simpatinate

    Simpatinate Lurker
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    awesome. thanks a lot!
  8. Simpatinate

    Simpatinate Lurker
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    ive installed it and now i am trying to download the rom to my computer useing the download server but it just sits in my chrome browser and does nothing
  9. hstroph

    hstroph Android Enthusiast

    What arguments to "adb backup ..." would create the "exact image" that the OP requested, please?

    Today I executed:

    adb backup -f 20130801_rooted.ab -apk -obb -shared -all -system

    but am not sure if that's an "exact image".
  10. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    ^^ tbh i know zero about code etc but as a laymen that looks like you only saved the /system partition.
    Easiest thing to do is boot into custom recovery and make a full nandroid backup.. takes maybe 10minutes to do and is worth every minute. Save it to Ext SD if you have one :thumbup:
  11. Ssith

    Ssith Android Enthusiast

    i'm sorry, but your root is not "fine" if you don't even understand what you did.

    the first post tells you what to do. the fifth post tells you how to do it. and you come back with "my root is fine"? that's honestly not even an appropriate response to the statement made.

    go read about what you did to your phone. it will answer almost all your questions.
  12. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    With the custom recovery you can make a backup. This backup will be a folder on your sd card, containing a set of images (one for each partition). Just copy that folder to your computer over usb. Look for a folder with a name that matches the recovery you are using and the backup folder will be inside that.

    I don't know what download server you are using or what that has to do with your backup, so can't help with that.
  13. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    This ^. Best option.

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