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Who's using a TWRP bootable sdcard?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by colchiro, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User
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  2. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    Have you given this a try, Colchiro? I was thinking about trying it out myself and I am guessing this can be flashed to the eMMC as well?

    By the way, when one flashes ClockworkMod Recovery on their eMMC, are the Nandroids still backed up to the microSD card or are they also on the eMMC? I mainly use ClockworkMod Recovery burned onto a microSD card and, of course, all of those Nandroids get saved to the same microSD card if I am not mistaken, so I was not 100% sure about eMMC and Nandroids.
     
  3. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User
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    Yes, I use this all the time on my bootable sdcard (NC) and have it flashed to my TouchPad (no sdcard) and use that. I have not flashed it to emmc b/c it's a bit more involved.

    If you backup from emmc, they are saved on the sdcard in the clockworkmod/backups folder.

    I like to manage my backups and rename them to something that makes sense (rom type, version, date), but that's a lot more work if I backup from TWRP so hope someone supports that with a management utility.
     
  4. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    Thanks for the clarification on Nandroids for eMMC. My friend will be pleased to have that information.

    I was trying to tell him to just use ClockworkMod Recovery on the microSD card because the Nandroids get backed up to the same microSD card anyway, so he might as well do it that way. He seems dead set on flashing it to eMMC though. So TWRP does not support file renaming in an easy fashion? I agree with you about renaming Nandroids so they are better labeled. I am guessing that Nandroids DO get saved to the eMMC with regards to the HP TouchPad due to the lack of a microSD card slot. I would think they have a partition that acts as the microSD card in that case.
     
  5. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User
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    Having a recovery sdcard WITH backups, would make sense since sdcards fail with time and use.

    I suspect TWRP supports renaming the same as CWM. You can use Astro or Root Explorer to rename recovery backups, but Rom Manager also lets you manage/rename CWM backups. Hopefully they will support both. Guess I should request that feature from jRummy. :D

    I think CM7 on the HP TP mounts the data partition as /sdcard. It shares that partition with the webOS side. No sdcard slot is why I wanted the 32 gb. It's possible to mount an external card via the usb port, but it currently takes a powered hub to use.

    Still I like the TP a LOT more than the NC.... 10" screen, dual cores overclockable up to 1.8 mHz, much better/louder audio (Beats Audio), mic, front facing camera and working BT. :D
     
  6. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    I totally agree about the recovery microSD card. That is where I store my backups and I have never had an issue. My setup just has an unrooted B&N Nook Color software version 1.4.1 on it along with CyanogenMod 7 on another partition with dual booting enabled and it works great. I may root the B&N Nook Color software version 1.4.1 again using the guide on this subforum eventually. I just have not gotten around to it yet and I would have to switch it back to the main partition again before I could anyway.

    Indeed. I love my HP TouchPad too, though I still love my B&N Nook Color as well. I have a 16 GB one that I snagged for $95.00 and I was lucky to get that considering how the fire sale went for it. I can not wait for CyanogenMod 9 for it and, frankly, I have always been a fan of webOS, so I enjoy using that too.
     
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