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29th May 2014, 08:09 AM   |  #11  
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Originally Posted by tallman43

Sorry i'm confused Why are you using terminal emulator to locate the img I thought you objective was to backup efs which it sounds like PhilZ recovery did?...Just save one copy to your pc and leave a copy on your ext SD card.Your computer should recognize the copy on the SD card.. If the computer is not seeing the copy on SD card use a card reader instead of usb or copy the the file to a online cloud storage dropbox etc and download to your pc from there.

Also to see the file you would probably need a root explorer not the file explorer that comes with android..Or and PhilZ recovery stores the backup in clockworkmod/backup/ efs backup on your ext sd card

No PhilZ Recovery hasn't backed up EFS. Sorry, i can't even install PhilZ recovery. I was following this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2686571

Which said:-
"How to install recovery?
•From download link below, you'll get a 'recovery.img' file. Put that recovery.img file at root directory of your
sdcard. (means not in any folder)
•Now, go to terminal emulator
"

I can't even find the .img file to install PhilZ Recovery.

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Originally Posted by SimonTWUK

I just used Samsung Tool to create an EFS backup. Choosing the internal SD option worked but locating the files is a little trickier (I used ES File Explorer in root mode to navigate from the device's root folder through data/media/0/Samsung Tool). The external SD option worked and was easier as it just created a folder called "Samsung Tool" on my SD card with the .img and .md5 files. I then just plugged my phone in to my PC and copied them off from there.

Well done. Doesn't work for me. I don't have .img file in data/media/0/SamsungTool. This is using ES File Explorer in root mode. Don't have .img file in other SamsungTool folders either.

I've used or tried to use: Ktool, SamsungTool, EFSPro, EFS Backup, PhilZ Recovery.

I've got various .img files, .md5, and .tar files. But none of these programs have produced ALL of the files they are suppose to.

Ktool: nv_data.bin NOT FOUND in backup!!!
SamsungTool: No .img file
EFSPro: Creates a folder EFSProBackup, with nothing in it. Dialog states "can't find .tar file"
PhilZ Recovery: Can't install. Terminal claims "no .img file found in folder"
EFS Backup: "can't find .tar file"

See attached for screenshots of EFSPro, and EFS Backup.

I'm passed the stage where i'm pulling my hair out, and i'm willing to risk installing roms without knowing if i've got a proper EFS backup.
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29th May 2014, 09:54 AM   |  #12  
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Originally Posted by JoshR81

No PhilZ Recovery hasn't backed up EFS. Sorry, i can't even install PhilZ recovery. I was following this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2686571

Which said:-
"How to install recovery?
•From download link below, you'll get a 'recovery.img' file. Put that recovery.img file at root directory of your
sdcard. (means not in any folder)
•Now, go to terminal emulator
"

I can't even find the .img file to install PhilZ Recovery.



Well done. Doesn't work for me. I don't have .img file in data/media/0/SamsungTool. This is using ES File Explorer in root mode. Don't have .img file in other SamsungTool folders either.

I've used or tried to use: Ktool, SamsungTool, EFSPro, EFS Backup, PhilZ Recovery.

I've got various .img files, .md5, and .tar files. But none of these programs have produced ALL of the files they are suppose to.

Ktool: nv_data.bin NOT FOUND in backup!!!
SamsungTool: No .img file
EFSPro: Creates a folder EFSProBackup, with nothing in it. Dialog states "can't find .tar file"
PhilZ Recovery: Can't install. Terminal claims "no .img file found in folder"
EFS Backup: "can't find .tar file"

See attached for screenshots of EFSPro, and EFS Backup.

I'm passed the stage where i'm pulling my hair out, and i'm willing to risk installing roms without knowing if i've got a proper EFS backup.

Regarding PhilZ recovery you are doing things totally wrong you are making a simple job harder! Forget about terminal emulator and .img you flash Philz either with another revovery or odin. If you flash with odin you need to download a .tarmd5 file ftom PhilZ site or if you flash with cwm you need a .zip file. .I suggest you read a bit more or you may brick your device..Can't go into more detail at work right now but will look in on the thread later..Please read the stickies and forget about terminal emulator you are doing it the hard way.[emoji1]

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29th May 2014, 09:55 AM   |  #13  
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You install philz recovery with Odin, go read the main thread on how.

Once in Philz you select custom backup and choose efs partition.

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29th May 2014, 05:19 PM   |  #14  
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Originally Posted by tallman43

Forget about terminal emulator and .img you flash Philz either with another revovery or odin.

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You install philz recovery with Odin, go read the main thread on how.

Once in Philz you select custom backup and choose efs partition.

Ok thanks guys, i've managed to install it! However, i've done the EFS backup, and i go into clockworkmod/backup/.efs_backup and there's nothing in there. I'm using ES File Explorer in root mode. PhilZ shows that the backup is successful, and lists the location and the name of the .img file
EDIT: If i bring up properties for the folder "backup", it says it contains 11 files and 3 folders, totalling 50mb.

So how can these files be viewable in order to restore with ODIN? Can i just transfer the Backup folder to my PC, and ODIN will automatically be able to use the invisible files in there?
29th May 2014, 05:46 PM   |  #15  
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You can restore it by your recovery only..go in custom restore and select efs

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Ok thanks guys, i've managed to install it! However, i've done the EFS backup, and i go into clockworkmod/backup/.efs_backup and there's nothing in there. I'm using ES File Explorer in root mode. PhilZ shows that the backup is successful, and lists the location and the name of the .img file
EDIT: If i bring up properties for the folder "backup", it says it contains 11 files and 3 folders, totalling 50mb.

So how can these files be viewable in order to restore with ODIN? Can i just transfer the Backup folder to my PC, and ODIN will automatically be able to use the invisible files in there?

Not sure why ES File Explorer is not showing the files I use root explorer and have never had any problems with it seeing files..it sounds like the files are there (try another explorer) also efs backups can be made in different ways depending on what program makes them Philz backup makes them in .tar ( I think) but they can also be in .tar.gz or .img.gz

Just copy the folder to your computer also leave a copy on your phone (you can never have too many backups of efs) and see if the computer can see the files.. my computer's both windows 7 and 8 can see them fine Also just use Philz recovery to restore them in the future if you ever need to
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29th May 2014, 06:37 PM   |  #17  
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If you've set es file explorer to hide hidden files then it will do just that.

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30th May 2014, 02:53 AM   |  #18  
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If you've set es file explorer to hide hidden files then it will do just that.

Ohhh hell yeah! Thanks boomboomer. Can see those files now. I hadn't set ES File Explorer to hide hidden files, but that is the default setting.

I went into EFSProBackup folder too, but still no files in there.

I still can't see the files when i go to transfer to my computer. How do i load invisible files in Odin?

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You can restore it by your recovery only..go in custom restore and select efs

Ok i see.
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30th May 2014, 10:18 AM   |  #19  
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Ohhh hell yeah! Thanks boomboomer. Can see those files now. I hadn't set ES File Explorer to hide hidden files, but that is the default setting.

I went into EFSProBackup folder too, but still no files in there.

I still can't see the files when i go to transfer to my computer. How do i load invisible files in Odin?

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Ok i see.

If you can see those files on Explorer. At least try upload them with mega Dropbox or smt at least

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