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20th July 2014, 03:49 AM   |  #1  
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hi, my wife broke her nexus 5 (cracked screen) so I bought her a new one. I would like to take the backup from the old (which has CyanogenMod) and restore to the new.
20th July 2014, 07:31 AM   |  #2  
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hi, my wife broke her nexus 5 (cracked screen) so I bought her a new one. I would like to take the backup from the old (which has CyanogenMod) and restore to the new.

I think that cannot be done..
If the old phone is rooted, try taking titanium backup of the apps required and try restoring them in the new one...
it worked for me when i restored whats app backup from my xperia to nexus 7(2012)
20th July 2014, 08:33 AM   |  #3  
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hi, my wife broke her nexus 5 (cracked screen) so I bought her a new one. I would like to take the backup from the old (which has CyanogenMod) and restore to the new.

If the new phone which you bough is also a nexus 5 then yeah. You can restore the old phone's backup. Just make sure you don't restore the EFS as it's unique to each phone.
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20th July 2014, 04:21 PM   |  #4  
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If the new phone which you bough is also a nexus 5 then yeah. You can restore the old phone's backup. Just make sure you don't restore the EFS as it's unique to each phone.

yeah both fones are nexus 5's. I can't figure what file/s to drag and drop to my pc ? I think the terminology is that I used clock work mod to create a nandroid backup.
20th July 2014, 05:00 PM   |  #5  
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yeah both fones are nexus 5's. I can't figure what file/s to drag and drop to my pc ? I think the terminology is that I used clock work mod to create a nandroid backup.

Don't copy individual files. Copy the whole folder which is present inside /clockworkmod/ and transfer it to the new Nexus 5's /clockworkmod/.

Once it's done, you can restore the backup on the new nexus 5.

JUST MAKE SURE YOU DON'T RESTORE EFS!
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21st July 2014, 12:31 AM   |  #6  
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And don't restore EFS.

But seriously.... Don't....unless you wanna phone shop.
21st July 2014, 06:09 AM   |  #7  
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Don't copy individual files. Copy the whole folder which is present inside /clockworkmod/ and transfer it to the new Nexus 5's /clockworkmod/.

Once it's done, you can restore the backup on the new nexus 5.

JUST MAKE SURE YOU DON'T RESTORE EFS!

I an using fedora. after a few hours of searching I came across this directory on my tablet.
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u0_a42@grouper:/storage/emulated/legacy/0/clockworkmod/backup/2014-03-17.18.31.06 $ ll
-rwxrwxr-x root     sdcard_rw  8388608 2014-03-17 14:31 boot.img
-rwxrwxr-x root     sdcard_rw      378 2014-03-17 14:33 cache.ext4.dup
-rwxrwxr-x root     sdcard_rw   328137 2014-03-17 14:33 data.ext4.dup
-rwxrwxr-x root     sdcard_rw      237 2014-03-17 14:33 nandroid.md5
-rwxrwxr-x root     sdcard_rw 12582912 2014-03-17 14:31 recovery.img
-rwxrwxr-x root     sdcard_rw   134239 2014-03-17 14:32 system.ext4.dup
still not sure I understand since I don't see any file named *.efs.
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EFS is a partition, not a file.

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