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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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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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^ 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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^ 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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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
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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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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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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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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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