Question about using nandroid

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by ohioDroid, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. ohioDroid
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    This may belong in the ROMs thread, I'm not sure. I think it applies more here.

    I have Clockworkmod installed and have made and used full nandroid backups. Works great.

    I want to install a new ROM, particularly, this one:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-news/49238-froyo-release-thread.html

    Is it possible (and I think it is, so how does one) to use an existing nandroid backup on a newly installed ROM to reinstall all of my apps and their settings? I don't want to have to reconfigure k9mail, or lose my high scores in Abduction ;).

    I assume I should be able to use ROM Manager to install a ROM (which is technically restoring to the nandroid backup, is it not?), and then Recover certain parts of my old ROM to get back my apps and settings.
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    No.

    You might want to use Titanium Backup to backup individual apps and settings.

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    All right, I'll check it out.

    EDIT: I also just read on a Google search that restoring the /data partition from a nandroid backup can have a similar effect, so I may try that too.

    EDIT2: I used Titanium Backup and kept getting 'There was a problem parsing the package.' Then if I tried to install an app from the market and use TIBackup to restore the data, the app would crash whenever I started it up.

    I just restored the /data partition and will see if that gets better results, otherwise I'll restore to my previous nandroid backup and try and figure out what to do next.

    EDIT3: And that just got my in an infinite loop at boot. Meh.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2010