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Root What Can I delete from SD? NANDROID Question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rossco_Pee, May 5, 2010.

  1. Rossco_Pee

    Rossco_Pee Well-Known Member
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    OK. I am on Grdlocks Vanilla ROM (which I love). I have noticed that available space on my SD card has decreased dramatically. I have a couple questions.

    Can I complete a NANDROID backup at anytime? Or just when I flash a new ROM?

    How would I use a NANDROID backup if I actually needed one?

    Can I delete old ones off my SD card? I have two and they are taking up a lot of space. Do I delete the BDS folder when I delete these?

    Appreciate any help.
     

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  2. cornbreadfarts

    cornbreadfarts Well-Known Member
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    I was going to post this same thing tonight. Good question.
    But to add to it.
    What folders must remain on the SD card?
    My card (minus my folders i created)
    .footprints
    album thumbs
    Android
    data
    lost.dir
    rosie_scroll
    tmp
     
  3. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut?
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    Yes. Just boot into recovery (vol up + power)
    Boot into recovery. Select Wipe. Wipe data/factory reset and dalvik-cache. Press vol down to go back to first menu. Select Backup/Restore, Nand Restore, and choose your Nand. Reboot.
    Yes. Navigate to sd/nandroid/HT....../
    Longpress and select delete (if using rootexplorer)
    Dunno.
     
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  4. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut?
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    None as far as I know.
    They most likely are holding points for your footprints (if you even use footprints), photo thumbnails, etc.
    You could try backing up all these files to your computer, deleting them, and if you have problems, re-copy them back into place.
    chances are they will be re created anyway as you use things like photos, footprints, web browser, etc.
     
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  5. Rossco_Pee

    Rossco_Pee Well-Known Member
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    I am sorry to drag this out, but I really would not like to brick my phone. Do I delete the /HT9AYHG28473 folder? It seems to me that this would delete all the backups. Or do I go 1 step further and delete individual BDS folders? Thanks for the help!
     
  6. cornbreadfarts

    cornbreadfarts Well-Known Member
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    Yes you can delete those folders. I recommend keeping one nand backup, as if your phone quit working, you would have no way of connecting to your computer to transfer a backup. i keep one backup on my sd card at all times, and transfer the others over to my pc.
     
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  7. eurotrash323

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    You can also change the names of your NAND backups so you can remember which ROM and at what stage you backed up. This comes in very handy if you are deleting stock apps, etc.
     
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  8. cableguynoe

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