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Clockwork Backups vs Nandroid

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by tu3218, Jul 13, 2010.

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    So I'm trying to clear up some space on my sd card as its filled up. As I was looking through, seeing whats taking up space I notice clockwork mod backups and nandroid take up a lot of space. What is the difference? I often make backups with rom manager an that's what gives me the clockworkmod backups. But what are the nandroid backups? I would say there were about 7 in there. Now awhile ago I may have booted into recovery an made backups an I know thats where I get to the nandroid backups. Can anyone fill me in on the differences here.
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    You are correct that backups made with RM are stored in the Clockworkmod folder on your SD card. Typically, files in the Nandroid folder are made with SPRecovery. Basically, both backups are the same. You need to know, however, that a backup made with RM will only work with RM and backups made with SPR will only work with SPR.

    Do you need both? That depends on your level of comfort and which recovery system you rely on. If your uncomfortable deleting these files then mount your phone to your computer a make a copy of your SD card which can be stored on your computer and, if necessary, any part can be restored back to your SD.

    Hope this helps.
    Mike
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    Very good answer. You've just helped a noob along. Thank you! :)
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    Glad you found it helpful!
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