Back up before root?

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    I've been reading around and seeing a nandroid restore or something along these lines? What exactly is it? I'm assuming it's to back it up incase you do something wrong when you go to root it?
    An explanation would be great.
    Thanks.
     
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    read this thread: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ha...ng-only-sprecovery-terminal-emulator-zip.html

    You pretty much have it nailed down.

    The nandroid directory is where you can do a recovery. It is where your backup can be or maybe you don't have a backup. With sprecovery you can install "something" ...your backup, another rom, etc if you somehow mess things up as root.
     
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    To make a nandroid back you must be rooted fist and have a flash recovery image. Although i f you have this recovery image you gan get the the go back to stock back up. In my signature
     
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    You are absolutely correct! Nandroid is a file on your SD card that is used to store backups that allow you to replace a rom you may have installed, recover should you mess something up, or even return to stock.

    The two posts above mine provide two different approaches. Let us know what option you choose. Remember that if you have problems someone will be here to assist.

    Mike
     
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    Ok cool. I'm looking at the [how to] Easily install blah blah blah one.
    It's pretty detailed. I'm usually pretty good at this stuff, but I don't want to risk anything with my phone you know? haha
    Thanks guys
     
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    Ok, everytime I go into recovery and go to apply sdcard update.zip, it says it can't do it and operation aborted. What's up? I've downloaded update.zip a few times. Also, whenever I download it, it isn't saving as a .zip. I have to add that in myself. And I don't think it's hiding it because when I right click > properties, it says update, and when I ad .zip, it says update.zip. could there be something wrong with the file I'm using?
     
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    Are you by chance using a Mac and Safari? I use a Mac and when I used Safari my preference settings were not allowing the .zip. I switched to FireFox. When I downloaded the files they had the .zip extension and everything worked just fine.

    Mike
     
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    Nah, I'm on Windows 7 with Internet Explorer. I'll give Firefox a shot in a few minutes.
    Thanks
     
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    Got it Rooted, and I'm looking in the guide posted above. So SPRecovery replaces the stock recovery 'system' and allows me to have backup the phone, so if something were to go wrong, I could restore it to a working state? I'm trying to figure out what's going on and not just blindly follow directions lol
     
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    Great! What process did you use, what ROm did you install, and are you glad you rooted?

    Mike
     
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    I'm not positive. From what I've read there are two ways of installing roms after you have rooted. Matth3W's way and the Nandroid way. Both ways use the nandroid file, in a different way, I think. Like you, I followed Matth3W's instructions which in step 24 creates a folder called "nandroid". However, if I'm reading the information in the link you included, AdamZ is using the Nandroid process.

    The process Matth3W's provided links to Pete Alfonso. I think Pete has instructions for both but Matt did not follow the nandropid.

    I hope that someone with more expertise that me replies. If not. perhaps you should start a new thread.

    Mike
     
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    Yeah, maybe. I'll start one tomorrow if I don't get replies here. Thanks man.
     
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    Someone just posted a new thread "what version of SPrecovery do i need?"

    Why don't you post your question there? Hopefully someone will be able to provide you with the correct answer.

    I know you want AdamZ's Smoked Glass theme but if you don't get a response on either post I would follow Matt's instruction and install Pete's latest release. I know that you can switch from one to the other.

    Sorry I was not able to provide more help.

    Mike
     
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