Restoring Other Roms

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  1. droijo

    droijo Member

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    Quick question,

    When MIUI first popped up, I tried it and went back to nandroid backup (problem below). Since then, I've been following this project and wanted to try it out again however there was one issue I had.

    When I tried going back to a nandroid backup, it loading with force close problems and error on every possible app and continued doing so. Thus, I reloaded a new rom from scratch and that fixed it.

    I saw a lot of improvements since then and I saw in the latest version that it specifically stated "DO NOT ADVANCE NANDROID YOUR DATA PARTITION BACK. IT DEFEATS THE PURPOSE OF WIPING DATA/CACHE. YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEMS WITH OLD DATA THAT IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH MIUI AND THEREFORE NOT COMPATIBLE."

    I assume that is I don't do that, I will be able to do a nandroid backup and not have the same problems I did? Can anyone confirm this or can anyone relate as to which option to untick when doing a nandroid restore to not have this problem?
     
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    The instructions state not to restore system data from previous Roms. You can safely restore app data using tibu or similar.
    As for restoring a backup. You need to wipe data/cache before restoring your backup to clear incompatible data from MIUI.
    I hope this answers your question.

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  3. droijo

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    Thanks for the reply hopper, I think I did try that too, however not until I realized my restore wasn't working the first time I restored a nandroid backup. So basically I

    1. nandroid back up'd my current rom
    2. wipe data/cache and then installed miui
    3. didn't like it and restored my nandroid backup (without wiping data/cache)
    4. got force close issue
    5. went back to wipe data/cache and then tried another restore without success

    Does it matter that I didn't do it the first time I did the restore? Have anyone been able to restore a backup that way? I really do want to try this rom again and I just want to have the peace of mind of being able to restore a backup if needed.
     
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    Did you wipe 3x?


    The only reason I ask is because miui is soooo different in regards to framework and such that if you don't clear it out well you can get problems.

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    First thing I learned to do when rooted. Did it before and after.
     
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