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Default [Q] TWRP Backup from one Nexus 5 to another?

Does anyone know, if I create a TWRP backup, can I restore it to a different Nexus 5? Both phones have been unlocked, rooted and with custom recovery installed in exactly the same way.

Just got a replacement phone, and would rather not have to spend the time to set it all up to my liking again!

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Does anyone know, if I create a TWRP backup, can I restore it to a different Nexus 5? Both phones have been unlocked, rooted and with custom recovery installed in exactly the same way.

Just got a replacement phone, and would rather not have to spend the time to set it all up to my liking again!

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Yes you can. But DO NOT backup and restore the efs partition. That will make your new device useless. Only backup and restore system and data. That's twrp's default backup.

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Yes you can. But DO NOT backup and restore the efs partition. That will make your new device useless. Only backup and restore system and data. That's twrp's default backup.

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Yes you can. But DO NOT backup and restore the efs partition. That will make your new device useless. Only backup and restore system and data. That's twrp's default backup.

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Oh... just checked and in TWRP, System, Data and Boot are ticked by default. Should I untick Boot as well then?
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Oh... just checked and in TWRP, System, Data and Boot are ticked by default. Should I untick Boot as well then?
Boot's ok, especially if you have a custom kernel

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Oh... just checked and in TWRP, System, Data and Boot are ticked by default. Should I untick Boot as well then?
It should be fine, it's the kernel.

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