Restoring data after a data wipe?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by calicocal, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. joeymoose

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    Well, we all know it isn't hard to restore your settings. My Back up is a good way to go. I choose to do it manually because I end up making tweaks or changing tones, etc....

    But use a Nandroid back-up? Won't that just take you back to a previous ROM version?....

    Edit: just read your post.....:icon_ banana:
     
  2. Martin030908

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

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    My fault for not being clear guys. I edited my post so as not to confuse. Using a nandroid backup of a different ROM isn't recommended, but if you make one before you apply a ROM you will be fine :)
     
  3. Topsy

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    As long as you choose advanced backup and select data only, then u can wipe, install the new ROM, then restore your data only backup.
    You now have the new rom cleanly installed, with your data safely intact.
     
  4. thebowers

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    Why pay for an app when Nandroid can do it for you. Also as long as you are using a gmail account ( when you first setup the phone ) all apps will redownload. Found that out when doing a factory reset and not having Nandroid. Nandroid is your savior for everything.
     
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    i've been reading up a lot of the nandroid backups and i'm a bit confused on when people say "do a nandroid backup on data only" and "restore only with data". isn't that the same as if you did a nandroid full backup, then only restore the data? or is there a difference in that? restoring only data should only grab the data portion correct? i've never backed with nandroid with backup only, but i have only restored with data portion of the rom i just backed up. different?
     
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    Correct, just easier to tell people to do a data only backup.
    This way if they forget to uncheck the other options when restoring, they don't wipe their ROM in the process.
     
  7. Martin030908

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    Exactly. Nandroid does it all and I don't have to buy it. :) Win Win!
     
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    i dont get why gmail doesnt store the ringtone data for each contact... i think thats the most annoying thing to reset...
     
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