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[Q] Is there a way to pull information from an old backup?

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By nebbernoo, Junior Member on 5th April 2015, 07:11 PM
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I haven't been able to find anything specific in the threads, so this may be an odd request.

I recently needed to pull some texts from an old backup from CWM. I can see it saved on my external storage, but something messed up in the memory(?) and I kept getting error messages in Odin mode telling me I needed to use the Software Repair Assistant.

Everything I found and tried on here would fail in Odin, no matter what file I was trying to install or which directions I followed.

The phone ended up not booting at all, just going to the repair assistant screen whether it was a normal or download mode boot.

I got frustrated the other night and just used the Samsung emergency repair tool. Now it is back to working properly, but everything I read on here is saying nothing is really going to work on 4.4.2 with the VRUDNE1 baseband.

Before I mess it up again and try rooting and restoring back to an older version (4.3 I think) which will probably mess up, is there any way I can go in to the save files and pull the texts?
 
 
8th April 2015, 11:06 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by nebbernoo

I haven't been able to find anything specific in the threads, so this may be an odd request.

I recently needed to pull some texts from an old backup from CWM. I can see it saved on my external storage, but something messed up in the memory(?) and I kept getting error messages in Odin mode telling me I needed to use the Software Repair Assistant.

Everything I found and tried on here would fail in Odin, no matter what file I was trying to install or which directions I followed.

The phone ended up not booting at all, just going to the repair assistant screen whether it was a normal or download mode boot.

I got frustrated the other night and just used the Samsung emergency repair tool. Now it is back to working properly, but everything I read on here is saying nothing is really going to work on 4.4.2 with the VRUDNE1 baseband.

Before I mess it up again and try rooting and restoring back to an older version (4.3 I think) which will probably mess up, is there any way I can go in to the save files and pull the texts?

I haven't seen a way to do it yet. If your already on 4.4.2 you can't revert back to an older version. Doing so will cause a soft brick

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9th April 2015, 12:47 AM |#3  
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I haven't seen a way to do it yet. If your already on 4.4.2 you can't revert back to an older version. Doing so will cause a soft brick

Sent from my Nexus 5

Would I be able to flash it onto another device that hasn't been updated to 4.4.2? On say a Motorola RAZR M? Or would it have to be a pre 4.4.2 Galaxy S3?
9th April 2015, 01:50 AM |#4  
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Would I be able to flash it onto another device that hasn't been updated to 4.4.2? On say a Motorola RAZR M? Or would it have to be a pre 4.4.2 Galaxy S3?

It would have to be a S3. Flashing the software intended for an S3 to another device won't work, I am not saying that this will 100% work

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