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How does one corrupt their /efs partition?

8th April 2014, 06:13 AM |#1  
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How does someone mess up their /efs partition?

Wouldn't you have to deliberately target this partition in some manner? I can only see a risk if someone were flashing a complete twrp backup that includes the /efs partition, but that's about it.

I backed up my /efs via twrp and uploaded it to a cloud storage provider. A few days later, I made a second /efs backup on my sdcard, however I would never think of regularly backing up this partition, as it should never need to be restored.

So yeah... my question is how would someone mess this partition up?



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8th April 2014, 06:24 AM |#2  
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How does someone mess up their /efs partition?

Wouldn't you have to deliberately target this partition in some manner? I can only see a risk if someone were flashing a complete twrp backup that includes the /efs partition, but that's about it.

I backed up my /efs via twrp and uploaded it to a cloud storage provider. A few days later, I made a second /efs backup on my sdcard, however I would never think of regularly backing up this partition, as it should never need to be restored.

So yeah... my question is how would someone mess this partition up?



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in my 5.5 years of android ive never backed up my efs, ever. but, random stuff happens in life.
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8th April 2014, 06:26 AM |#3  
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^ same here. Been an android superuser since day one.

Backed up the efs on this device, and also my galaxy nexus because twrp allowed me to... Just no idea how one corrupts the partition.

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8th April 2014, 06:29 AM |#4  
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^ same here. Been an android superuser since day one.

Backed up the efs on this device, and also my galaxy nexus because twrp allowed me to... Just no idea how one corrupts the partition.

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it happens randomly on rare occasions.
8th April 2014, 06:42 AM |#5  
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How does someone mess up their /efs partition?

Wouldn't you have to deliberately target this partition in some manner? I can only see a risk if someone were flashing a complete twrp backup that includes the /efs partition, but that's about it.

I backed up my /efs via twrp and uploaded it to a cloud storage provider. A few days later, I made a second /efs backup on my sdcard, however I would never think of regularly backing up this partition, as it should never need to be restored.

So yeah... my question is how would someone mess this partition up?



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You only have to backup EFS once , its not beeing updated
8th April 2014, 07:03 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by _jordan_

How does someone mess up their /efs partition?

Wouldn't you have to deliberately target this partition in some manner? I can only see a risk if someone were flashing a complete twrp backup that includes the /efs partition, but that's about it.

I backed up my /efs via twrp and uploaded it to a cloud storage provider. A few days later, I made a second /efs backup on my sdcard, however I would never think of regularly backing up this partition, as it should never need to be restored.

So yeah... my question is how would someone mess this partition up?



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On this phone most symptoms that look like efs corruption aren't but always backup to be safe.

On a samsung, almost everything you do has a 5% risk of efs corruption including powering up the phone

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8th April 2014, 01:32 PM |#7  
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You only have to backup EFS once , its not beeing updated

I wanted a local backup on my sdcard. Deleted the original for some reason.



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8th April 2014, 01:34 PM |#8  
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I wanted a local backup on my sdcard. Deleted the original for some reason.



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If you're going to back it up. Don't leave it on your internal, copy it to a pc. If you ever do need it chances are that your internal is not going to be accessible.

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8th April 2014, 01:40 PM |#9  
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I just uploaded mine to my Google Drive. Never done it in the past but thought I'd do it this time to be safe!
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I just uploaded mine to my Google Drive. Never done it in the past but thought I'd do it this time to be safe!

I make a backup to internal SD card using 1 method. I copy that (leaving on internal memory too) to my NAS. I take a second backup with the same method and do the same again. I then repeat this using a second method
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