Originally Posted by tdunham
Does anyone copy their nandroids back and forth to the computer?
I always have to repair the md5 of a nandroid if I copy it back over from the computer. I think the pc is 'converting' something which is corrupting the stored backup during the transfer. (However, with the replaced/repaired checksum, the backups restore and perform just fine)
Adb fixes me up but I'm just curious if the pc transfer is the root of the problem because I can transfer CWM backups between internal/external SD without any issues.
Edit: Occurs on both XP and Windows 7 and also tried different cables.
I've noticed that on some too!
What I found is I needed to copy the entire backup folder from the SD card 'into' another folder on the PC and then copy that original folder back. I just have a E4GTbackup folder with dates and ROM names with the sd folder inside them. ie. :\E4GTbackup\Blazer4\04012012\sdcard
My reasoning when file/folders are renamed the name of the file won't affect the checksum, but custom recovery invokes the nandroid-mobile.sh script AND the nandroid-mobile.sh script's ability to actually identify
your Nandroid backup files will/maybe the issue.
Even then sometimes (not as often as I used to though) I do have to regenerate the hash.
As for generating a new hash you've obviously got that down but I noticed that many don't know how. I use the terminal emulator app on the device itself. But there are actually applications for novice users that can be had for free or nominal cost available in the android market that can check and/or verify md5 sums. A little research for those not understanding that is a good thing.
Maybe someone else has an idea.