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  1. kickenwing13

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    We rooted and installed a rom and did a back up on my SD card. He didn't have one. can I take his backup off my phone and outvoted in his clockwork folder? Will it work?
     

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    It depends. You each need to have the same bootloader. If I understand correctly you want to take a nandroid backup off his phone and use it to restore your phone? or vice versa.
    Also, I tried to apply a nandroid from my old phone to replacement phone and it bricked it to where I had to sbf. So I can't give a definitive answer, I can only tell you what I've done and the theory behind it. You should be able to restore it as long as the bootloader and system version were the same.

    What is the goal with this btw? to get back to stock?
     
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    Well. Its actually a Droid 2... but were so close to those phones... the purpose is just to have a stock backup because I'm not aware if they have an sbf for droid 2
     
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    They do have a .sbf for droid 2 and it will not work. There are certain files that are a little different. The phone might actually fire up, but it won't run properly. And like Aggie12, I tried to restore a nandroid of mine from my original DX to my replacement I didn't brick, but it did bootloop on me. Still had to do a fresh install of my ROM. So long answer... please don't try to restore a Droid 2 nandroid to a Droid X. Just use maderstcok's update that will flash you back to .340 stock. Follow the instructions exactly... seriously, exactly... flash it, then reboot the phone. Root the stock phone again, install Bootstrap and then make a fresh stock nandroid.


    Maderstcok Update - http://androidforums.com/droid-x-all-things-root/254605-update-2-3-340-easily.html
     
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    +1 what jonathan said
     
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    Alright guts. Sorry to the confusion I wasn't clear. Its here back up. On my card with my back ups. She didn't have an SD card so I popped mine in. So her stock plus root is in my clockwork folder on my SD card. I think it should work right? For her phone
     
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    If all she did was use your Sd card to store the backup on then I don't see why it shouldn't. I wouldn't hold me to that though
     

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