update.zip question

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    I understand Titanium sys/data/app backups, clockworkmod backups, and I have searched google, wiki, and this forum. And I cannot find a direct explanation of what an update.zip is. I know one can be created with TB and loaded with clockworkmod, but I don't understand what is being created, exactly what is this for.


    I have rooted, installed Lib1.5 ROM, and Big DX Crystal theme...
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    I've never made one with Titanium Backup, but what I would assume is being created is basically just a restore file. Since TB backs up your apps and such, it makes sense that it deals only with those things it does, not something as deep as the ROM or OS. Basically, just something that you can use to reload all your apps and batch file schedules you run in TB.
    I'll play with mine and look inside and see if I can figure it out for sure though.
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    Thanks for the info, can you point me to something the explains the file structure of linux, like where to find browser files in the phone. I'm very familiar with MS but haven't figured out linux yet...

    Thanks again

    Harold
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    After looking at the backup file I made, it is basically a quick and easy way to get back up and running with your TB stuff only that you can use inside recovery instead of needing to wait until after boot up.

    And I'm right there with you trying to learn it. :) Are you talking about the download location where the phone saves files, or where the install files are for the browser itself? If the first, it should be on your SD Card in Downloads.

    If you get a chance, try loading RaidZero's RZRecovery. It will let you do multiple installs and give you more options over ClockWork or SPRecovery (the second of which I've used for the better part of a year). That way you could flash a ROM, flash a keyboard update, theme, and Titanium Backup all before rebooting into the OS without the need to rename all those files "update.zip" or need them as trz files. I just loaded it today and I'm now sold on it.
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