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Custom recovery before rooting

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29th August 2014, 03:20 AM   |  #1  
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I recently bought Note 2 and did factory reset/wipe data. I was thinking to root it and thought I should take backup first. When I go into recovery mode I can see only below options.

-reboot system now
-apply update from ADB
-apply update from ext storage
-wipe data/factory reset
-wipe cache partition
-apply update from cache.

Just want to let you know that I had S4 rooted before and when I configure Note 2 it asked me google account and restored team win application and etc. I did wipe data/factory reset couple of times but still can not see backup option.Please help
29th August 2014, 06:43 AM   |  #2  
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You need a custom recovery installed before you can do a backup.

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29th August 2014, 06:44 AM   |  #3  
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You need to Odin the custom recovery, I suggest Phil advanced recovery, it is in the original development thread for the note 2... Download the tar file, put your phone on download mode and plug it in to your pc then flash the recovery tar file thru Odin...

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You need to Odin the custom recovery, I suggest Phil advanced recovery, it is in the original development thread for the note 2... Download the tar file, put your phone on download mode and plug it in to your pc then flash the recovery tar file thru Odin...

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where can I download right Odin for Note 2 (4.4.2)?
30th August 2014, 04:55 AM   |  #5  
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I use the one from CF Autoroot thread

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=33278472


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30th August 2014, 09:37 PM   |  #6  
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What about recovery? I'm on 4.4.2 and flashing recovery thru Odin doesn't work. I read somewhere else that the recovery files need to be renamed but I don't know how to do it. Can anyone help me?

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Flash this with odin and uncheck the reboot option.

https://goo.im/devs/philz_touch/CWM_...-l900.tar.md5/

After it flashea disconnect phone and pull battery. While holding down vol +, menu, and power insert your battery and dont release keys till you see boot splash. You will then boot into recovery where you can backup current rom. Once you have backed up do a custom backup and only select efs. This has to be done by itself or it wont backup. Make sure that you put your efs backup someplace safe (on pc or cd) in case you need it in the future.

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