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Newbs: Recovery and what it means for you.

Discussion in 'Droid Incredible Roms' started by doug piston, Jul 19, 2010.

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    I've seen quite a few threads here about phones stuck on a black screen, white screen or the HTC screen. In most cases a simple battery pull and reboot fixes this, if not, this where a recovery comes in very handy. If you flash a rom and the phone then fails to boot, it could be a number different reasons for it, bad download or the creator of the rom broke something. This where you would boot into recovery and do a simple nandroid restore. It is nearly impossible to brick a phone these days. It takes a whole lot more then flashing a rom to brick a phone.

    So cliff notes:
    If phone will not boot up
    1. Don't panic
    2. Reboot into recovery
    3. Do a nandroid restore
    4. Enjoy working phone.

    This will fix about 99% of all issues with a phone not booting again. If this does not fix it, you are probably trying something else and doing way more then loading up a rom, and feel free to ask for help.


    The easiest way to have a always working nandroid restore on your phone is to do a simple back before you flash anything new. This will make sure you always have a working rom with all your SMS, MMS and personal phone settings saved.

    I hope this helps a few you out. If not i just killed 10 mins out of a boring day, so I see it as a win, win.
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    would you say that boot takes longer than usual immediately after a fresh nandroid backup? cause i tried to stop the ota update with a few adb shell commands, and when i rebooted i got stuck in a boot loop. so i booted into recovery and restored from a nand backup, and the phone was stuck in the verizon part of the boot up for several minutes, and i started to freak out, but then it worked :) lol
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    oh and one more question, if i decide to flash a custom rom, i know its necessary to wipe the phone first, but then how am i supposed to get everything back on? can i install from titanium and launcher pro backups? or do i need to redo it all manually. and does ti backup save app settings as well? or do those need to be re done too
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    There is no way to get it back. That is the down fall of flashing new roms, everething must be deleted
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    then what do you do when the rom is updated? can i just copy backups to my desktop then put them back on after rom is installed? do you need to wipe sd card as well? maybe i could save all the stuff to sd card?
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    When a real consistent rom comes out, as long as you stay on the rom you dont really have to wipe. But moving from a rom to a different one you must wipe.
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    can the Incredible be restored to the factory settings if needed?

    My concern is what if I need to restore my phone back to the way it was when I first got from Verizon? Is that a possibility?

    thanks!
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    Thanks for the information!!

    That answered all my questions. :)
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    I think he is more talking about the very very first screen not the boot animation. For example I got stuck at the very very first screen today after going from rooted 2.1 to skyraider 1.9 and then doing a full restore from titanium backup which was proably a bad idea. After that I the phone would not boot at all never even got to the boot animation. So I simply held down the trackball button and then booted into recovery and nadroid restored my 2.1 rooted backup
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    Newb question

    So I did some looking around, and can not seem to fine what I am looking for. I am very new to ROMs and such. I am using Sky Raider Beta 1.9 and i flashed a boot animation along with it (after doing all the upgrading to 1.9) but i found a new animation I want to use, but it will not take when i install from the zip. I also picked up ROM Manager but i managed to mess up my phone messing with it (luckily I know how to read and did a backup first)

    Long story short... I have a custom boot animation, but want to change it for another.
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