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Restoring a nadroid onto another phone (same model)

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6th July 2014, 04:24 PM   |  #1  
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Hi All,

I'm considering replacing my S3 with a different color one.

Curious if I'd be able to nandroid my device, copy that over to the new device (along with swapping in my SD card), and just restore the nandroid on the new S3.

Would this work? Would I have to root the new S3 first (obviously I'd have to install the same recovery)?

Is root something that is nandroided?

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You'd just need to use the same recovery on the new phone, but it should work fine

Did you use philz to make the backup?
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You'd just need to use the same recovery on the new phone, but it should work fine

Did you use philz to make the backup?

Yup - philz.

So would I need to pre-root the new phone before restoring the other phone's nandroid (i.e. would root travel with the nandroid)?
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Yup - philz.

So would I need to pre-root the new phone before restoring the other phone's nandroid (i.e. would root travel with the nandroid)?

Nope, all you need is the recovery installed

Root is contained in the system, which is part of the nandroid so you can skip that step
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