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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dj.GETAFIX, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. dj.GETAFIX

    dj.GETAFIX Well-Known Member
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    i have titanium backup, but what is nandroid and if i need to re-install both
    what do each do in the way of backups??
    main reason i ask is because my phone went into a boot-loop again today..
    its ok now but if i need to flash the rom to get it working another time id like to have a backup of passwords and settings for email and facebook accounts to save the hasstle of putting in again..

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Nandroid is the backup via clockwork recovery (say if you rooted using unrevoked for example).

    From off, Vol Down + Power, select recovery with vol buttons to navigate and power to select. At red triangle press vol up + power.

    Nandroid is a complete snapshot of your phone EXACTLY how it is when you take it. Always take one before you flash a new rom. Even if you cant boot to android, you can restore this from recovery.

    If you have to wipe before installing a new rom, titanium will rstore apps and settings.
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  3. dj.GETAFIX

    dj.GETAFIX Well-Known Member
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    tried but i never got the red triangle???
    in clockworkmod recovery i did a backup... is this the same??
    thanks for your help
  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Yes, the "backup" in clockworkmod recovery is a nandroid backup (the first 7 words of danfrance's post :)). If you watch while it's going on you should see the word "nandroid" on the screen somewhere.

    The backup files are written to a folder in /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup, if you want to check that it's there - you should see a folder named after the date/time you performed the backup, and containing a number of img files (some of them quite large).

    (I'm using clockworkmod, and information above is correct for my Device - I simply assume it's not very different with other versions)

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