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How long should Nandroid backup take?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by lvlln, Dec 31, 2009.

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    I had a rooted 2.0.1 and just flashed the 0.15.0 recovery. The first thing I did was to run the Nandroid backup from the recovery menu, and it's taking a while. The little dots do keep appearing on screen, which makes me feel safe that something's happening, but should it be taking more than 15 minutes to run the backup?
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    I can't say exactly how long as each phone is gonna vary, but it should be more like less than a minute to perhaps slightly more. Not row after row of dots. I have made lots of backups trying different features, and if you are getting row after row of dots it is hung. Not bricked. It happened once to me, and I just pulled the battery, rebooted normally, then rebooted back to recovery.

    You will likley have a "bad" image with this hung episode, so when you reboot the first time normally, I would go in and erase the files before trying again.

    Craig
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    OK, thank you. I'm currently looking at a screen filled only with dots and the Android in the background, so I'm about to pull the battery and reboot. Would you say I should try again, or is there something that I might be able to change in order to prevent this hanging from happening again?

    Also, is the created backup a folder in the /sdcard/nandroid folder with today's date in it? Is that the one I should delete?
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    I'm having same issue. Did you get pass this and if you did how?
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    Gang,

    Not sure why I had one episode of 0.0.15 do this to me, but it is a solid recovery image. Might just take a couple whacks at it.

    It should create a BCDMS-xxxxxx subdirectory under the nandroid subdirectory on your sd card. Within this BCDMS-xxxxxx subdirectory (folder) you should have 5-7 files depending on what you chose to backup. The bcdms name refers to each of the partitions that got backed up, with the b for boot, c for cache, etc.

    It might be easiest to do the simple unadvanced (unnamed) backup first, and confirm that the files are all there and have data in them. Then play with the advanced recovery menu. There are lots of things you can do on the phone and apply shortcuts, etc. You want to be quadriply sure that you have a solid image of your phone with which to recover. Please take the time here, and ignore all the folks who say I got xyz changes made in 3 minutes. If you slip from the cliff, this recovery image is the only thing between you and the abyss. There is an instructer in the gun world who likes the saying, "one is none, two is one". It could apply.

    Craig
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    Make sure your sd card isn't full.
    if its over 5 minutes you have a problem.
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    This happened to me last night, and I couldn't get it to work. What I did was reflash 0.14.3 and then flash 0.15.0 one more time. I don't know what the problem was, but it's working now. =]
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    When i flashed 0.0.15 it took me no more than 45 seconds
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    Is there a tutorial on how to do this?
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    Well, just get the 0.14.3 image from Sholes and flash it with the same command you used for 0.15.0 [flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-0.15.0.img] but using the 0.14.3 image instead. [flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovry-0.14.3.img]. Right after you flash 0.14.3, if you have 0.15.0 on the sd card already, you can just run the command again with 0.15.0 again. Good luck!
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    I have no idea what you're talkin about. I'm running Android 2.0.1 and I'm triyn to upgrade to 2.1
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    Wait, were you having the problem of the unusually long nandroid backups? Or are you just starting trying to upgrade to 2.1?

    If you didn't have the problem the thread is talking about, follow the tutorial in the link below to upgrade to 2.1, however, instead of using the links provided in the guide, use the links I've posted below for the newest 2.1 image and the newest recovery rom.

    Tutorial: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/10247-how-install-2-1-easy-way.html

    NEWEST RECOVERY ROM INSTRUCTIONS: SirPsychoS Recovery Image - Droid-Devs

    NEWEST 2.1 IMAGE: AllDroid.org - View topic - [Rom] Nexus Droid
    [I recommend the one under "HC 2.1 SU DROID BOOT.zip" as that one has been rooted]

    EDIT: In step 12, instead of installing the recovery image using the root helper, use the recovery tutorial I provided. Also, in step 19, use the 2.1 image from the link I provided instead of the one from Greek35T, as the one I've provided is the newest release out.

    EDIT 2: Disregard that last statement about the recovery image, as the latest update of droid root helper includes the latest recovery image by SirPsychoS. In step 19, the rom I linked to is still newer than the one in that tutorial, so I do still recommend using that rom.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2010
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    Yes I'm still having the problem of the unusually long nandroid backups
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    Follow the instructions on how to flash the recovery image I posted, but instead of using 0.15.0, use an older version [you can download them from Sholes ]
    When you finish that, just follow the same instructions again, but use the newest [0.15.0] recovery menu. That fixed my backup problem.
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    Hey man thanks for all you help but I'm stuck at step 4. Place the flash_image somewhere it can be executed like /system/bin or /data/local as it can NOT be executed from /sdcard??
    I'm not sure how to tackle this
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    You need to copy the flash_image file to the /system/bin/ directory.
    You can either do this through adb: [this is assuming you have mounted /system ]
    adb push flash_image /system/bin/flash_image


    or you can do it on your phone: [this is assuming you have busybox installed and flash_image on your SD card]
    busybox cp /sdcard/flash_image /system/bin/flash_image
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    I'm not sure what happened. But I downloaded those files and put them on my SD and followed the instructions:

    FLASH BUSY BOX AND RECOVERY
    1. Download MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service by crotalusfreak and unzip it, now copy the folder named Tools to the root of your sdcard.
    2. Next install the DroidRootHelper.apk to your phone.
    3. Now run DroidRootHelper
    4. Mount system 3 then 4
    5. Rename recovery
    6. Install busybox
    7. Install flash image
    8. Flash boot animation
    9. Flash SirPsycoS's recovery
    10. Reboot recovery and you should see a yellow android as the background and “Patched by SirPsychoS” @ the top

    ANDROID SDK
    1. Download Android SDK | Android Developers and install it.
    2. Download MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service , unzip it, and put the folder into android sdk
    3. Take android sdk folder to C: and rename it android [makes life easier]
    4. Plug in your droid to the comp
    5. On your droid, go to Settings -> Applications -> Development -> check USB Debugging
    6. On your computer, after the new hardware has been found: go to Device Manager -> find the Motorola A855 (towards the bottom, which should have a yellow exclamation point) -> Update driver -> Browse for driver -> Let me pick -> Computer -> Have disk -> Browse -> C:\android\tools\usb_driver

    ANDROID 2.1
    1. Make a NANDROID back up by rebooting your phone into recovery> backup/restore
    2. Reboot your droid, plug it into your comp, and mount
    3. Take everything inside the nandroid folder and make a backup folder on your comp
    4. Download MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service by Greek35T
    5. Unzip this file
    6. Use everything inside to replace the NANDROID back up in your sd
    7. Boot phone into recovery, leave it plugged into your comp
    8. Open command prompt on your comp
    9. Type cd C:\android\tools and press enter
    10. Type adb shell and press enter
    11. format DATA: and press enter
    12. format SYSTEM: and press enter
    13. format CACHE: and press enter
    14. Run NANDROID restore on phone
    15. Reboot and enjoy

    And I was good. Thanks again for all ur help
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    Ah. Well, I guess that works. You're not using the newest build of 2.1 though. If that doesn't really matter, that's fine. You could follow the last part of that tutorial with the link I posted not too long ago to get the newest version of 2.1 if you'd like. Have fun!
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    Not sure what's going on, but I'm trying to do my initial Nandroid backup, and it keeps looping at "attempting Nandroid backup". Battery pull is the only way to get out of it. Needless to say, I'm getting pissed.
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