Where is a TWRP nandroid backup stored?
Wednesday 09th of January 2013
I wanted to see how big the file is, but can't find it on my phones drive.
where is safestrap stored?
Saturday 01st of September 2012
I'm not talkin abt ur nandroid backups...I'm talkin abt when u switch from safe mode to nonsafe..that switch makes safe strap backup data of some sort..and I have 2diff safe strap files..ones the backups, and the other is a zip file of "data" and a txt script.Just trying to free up some space and memory...and this is the original safestrap not for kexec roms
Anybody know where the clockwork recovery image is stored?
Wednesday 09th of June 2010
So, Im having an interesting problem. About a month ago installed the clockwork rom manager and installed the clockwork recovery to use the app. I could never get the recovery to show up so I deleted the app. I also deleted everything on my sdcard having to do with it. Since then I have used the RA recovery and have made and restored nandroid backups with know problem.Yesterday I went to make a nandroid backup and the clockwork recovery came up for the first time ever. when I went to restore a nandroid it said I didn't have any cause i never made any with clockwork and it must not look in the same folder. Im assuming there must still be a file somewhere to delete but I cant find out. And I can't restore any of my backups. Im using white widow 3.1 and haven't had this issue before with this rom. Any advice would be appreciated.
Difference between update.zip, nandroid restore, ROM.tgz, and sbf
Tuesday 09th of March 2010
I'm pretty sure I get the jist of it, but want confirmation.Update.zip allows you to update system files (like installing/upgrading a custom rom) without damaging any user data/apps/settings.Nandroid restore wipes all user data while installing a custom rom. Its basically a backup of the dev's device.Rom.tgz... well, tbh, idk wth this is or does.Sbf allows you to install roms while wiping all data, even group 42 which is where the motorola M is stored for pre boot animation image.Someone care to confirm, correct, and/or fill in the missing pieces for me?
what does 'factory reset' do?
Tuesday 12th of November 2013
Hi all,I have searched but couldn't find any info. 1) what exactly happened when we do 'factory reset'? What gets restored? In other words, if I removed/deleted some bloatware from /system/apps on a rooted phone and if I do a 'factory reset',will those come back just as the phone was brand new? Where is this 'backup' stored? 2) Instead of installing a custom recovery and do a NANDROID backup, will it be the same if I do a bunch of 'dd' commands directly from the partitions? Something like the following for a Note 2? dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p3 of=/storage/extSdCard/efs.img bs=4096 (backup /efs) dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p13 of=/storage/extSdCard/system.img bs=4096 (backup /system) ...etc..Thank you.mike
Nightlies for Paranoid Android
Thursday 01st of May 2014
Here is the G+ link regarding legacy devices and downloads, under which the S3 (D2LTE) is categorized:https://plus.google.com/+ParanoidAndroidCorner/posts/VcD8eB7KSD6Here is the link for the PA GAPPs package:Stay ParanoidAndroid File Host has the latest GAPPs package for 4.4.x ROMsDon't forget to grab MopedRyder's universal APN fix here:[MOD] Universal LTE Virgin Mobile APN Fix [WIP] CM/AOSP 4.4.xHOW TO INSTALLDon't forget to backup your apps using a backup tool of your choosing.MORE IMPORTANTLY, DON'T FORGET TO MAKE A NANDROID BACKUP OF YOUR CURRENT ROM!1. Grab the latest version of Philz Recovery; D2LTE variant here:Goo.im Downloads - Browsing d2lte2. BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR CURRENT ROM!3. Once in Philz Recovery, do a factory reset for installing a new ROM4. Install the ROM from the directory where in which it is stored on your device.5. Install the GAPPs package.6. Flash MopedRyder's universal APN fix.7. ENJOY!What's workingAs of writing this, I am on build: 4.3-BETA2-20140501So, far everything. 4G, 3G, MMS, SMS, Camera (see exception in bugs).Known BugsThe on