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[Q] Backup for nexus 5

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By xkawsx, Member on 27th August 2014, 08:43 AM
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what is the best tool do backup my apps and app data, for flashing different roms.

Titanium backup pro (seems to be everyones preference), Rom toolbox pro (seems to do a lot more, and cheaper, better UI) or any other easy and better alternatives?
 
 
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what is the best tool do backup my apps and app data, for flashing different roms.

Titanium backup pro (seems to be everyones preference), Rom toolbox pro (seems to do a lot more, and cheaper, better UI) or any other easy and better alternatives?

I personally backup my apps using Titanium then do a nandroid backup so i can revert to where i was should i want to go back to it without doing a fresh install of that rom.
27th August 2014, 09:43 AM |#3  
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titanium for apps and data. Nandroid to restore as is...
27th August 2014, 10:30 AM |#4  
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Sorry for being noob, but a bit confused. Say if i'm wanting to play with different roms are these the steps?

1)backup apps/data titanum
2) backup nandroid on TWRP
3) factory wipe/reset
4) flash rom
5) flash gapps
6) wipe cache/dalvik
7) restore nandroid
8) restore apps from titanium

correct?
27th August 2014, 10:35 AM |#5  
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Remove steps 6 and 7.

You rarely need to wipe dalvik/cache despite how many times people around here say it as if it's essential

A nandroid backup is a complete backup of the state of your phone as it is. ROM/apps/settings/contacts/texts/homescreens...basically everything

If you restore a nandroid after you you install a new ROM, you are essentially restoring your old ROM as it was when you made the backup
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so the nandroid backup part is only used to restore if flashing new ROM has failed? just as backup backup lol?
27th August 2014, 11:02 AM |#7  
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so the nandroid backup part is only used to restore if flashing new ROM has failed? just as backup backup lol?

Yes.

and 6 isn't required because you'v already done a factory reset
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so the nandroid backup part is only used to restore if flashing new ROM has failed? just as backup backup lol?

Precisely.

Unless you are absolutely confident of what you are flashing, you should really do a nandroid backup before you flash any zip file, not just when changing ROMs. It's good common sense practice.

A nandroid backup is a safe point to restore to in case anything goes wrong. When/if that horror happens, you'll be glad you took the extra time to make the nandroid

- If you have a bad flash without a nandroid backup (e.g. bootloop or device doesn't boot), it can be much harder to recover

- If you have a bad flash with a nandroid backup, restore the nandroid
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thanks guys, felt like ive learnt a life lesson lol!

I shall purchase titanium backup!
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