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17th August 2014, 09:18 PM   |  #1  
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I have found a nandroid backup that is compatible with my device. Do I flash the .zip like a custom ROM? I tried extracting the folder to TWRP/BACKUPS/*number*/ but when I go to recovery and restore, it will not see the folder. What do I do?

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17th August 2014, 10:12 PM   |  #2  
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TWRP expects the nandroid to be in a specific folder and the one you got probably has the incorrect device ID.
Go into TWRP > backup and make a nandroid only of your recovery.
Then go to /sdcard/TWRP/Backup and inside you should see another folder named with your phones device ID.
Open it and delete the contents.
Then copy the contents of the nandroid you want to restore into that folder.
When you go back to TWRP > Restore, it now should find the nandroid - IF that nandroid was made in a compatible TWRP version. If it was made in CWM you would have to use that recovery.
Kinda risky what you are trying to do unless you know exactly how that nandroid was created.
Better to flash a RUU, IMHO.
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17th August 2014, 10:19 PM   |  #3  
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You say it's risky? Would this possibly brick my phone? I don't care if it won't boot up or soft bricked after this but do you recommend doing this or not?

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17th August 2014, 10:47 PM   |  #4  
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I don't know....
Do you trust the source of the nandroid?
Do you know what exactly the person was running at the time?
Do you know with which recovery and version thereof it was created and if that is compatible with your recovery?
I wouldn't do it. Flash a RUU if you want to go back to stock.
18th August 2014, 04:35 AM   |  #5  
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a nandroid won't brick your device ! And there are no sense ruu files ... at least no carrier branded ones. And when you download the nand and check the recovery.log you can read all info.

You think i keep a thread up that will brick devices ?

Restoring a nandroid to get back to stock is very safe !
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18th August 2014, 04:43 AM   |  #6  
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Dude a nandroid won't brick your device ! And there are no sense ruu files ...

Errr, I have the RUU for the AT&T M8... I used it to restore one of my M8's to stock. When I upgraded it to the VIper 2.0 rom, the dual camera kept giving me a blocked warning. So I found the RUU for the phone and restored it to 4.4.2 Stock rom. But since I own 2 M8's I had one set up the way I like, so I just transfered the file to the second M8 and restore it to the phone. Worked like a charm. Funny how I have 2 M8's, had them both on Viper 2.1.0. One gives the dual camera warning, one doesn't. So I restore the one with the warning to stock, and the warning disappeared..
18th August 2014, 04:47 AM   |  #7  
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Yeah but what about people with a s-on device and a specific carrier..

Where are those ruu files ? There aren't any.....there is a very small selection of ruu files that can help a small group of people ! That's my point here. And who said he has a AT&T ..... Check my thread and check all the cid and main numbers then give me the links to the ruu files that are compatible with the nands i am hosting there.....get my point ?
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18th August 2014, 05:29 AM   |  #8  
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a nandroid won't brick your device ! And there are no sense ruu files ... at least no carrier branded ones. And when you download the nand and check the recovery.log you can read all info.

You think i keep a thread up that will brick devices ?

Restoring a nandroid to get back to stock is very safe !

Hey mate! No reason to get offended! I did not mean to question your integrity or something and much less to insult you. I did not and still do not have any idea where the OP got the nandroid from! He never referenced it! Could have been from a friend's phone created with who knows what! Could have been from God knows what shady website...
That's why I asked him: Do you trust the source?
How am I to know it's you?
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18th August 2014, 07:21 AM   |  #9  
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Ah well i am not offended. But i don't think a nand will likely brick the phone as it doesn't flash a firmware or such....it's actually only software so it's pretty harmless and easy to recover from
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18th August 2014, 07:25 AM   |  #10  
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Ah well i am not offended. But i don't think a nand will likely brick the phone as it doesn't flash a firmware or such....it's actually only software so it's pretty harmless and easy to recover from

I never said that, OP asked that!
But I'm glad we're square

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