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I've got 2.6.3.4 on my VS980 and am thinking about moving my stock nandroid off the device to save space. My concern is a corrupted ROM/system (I'm assuming that's possible) and then not being able to move the nandroid back to the device via OTG through recovery/TWRP. Looking through previous 2.6.3.2/2.6.3.3 threads, it seems like OTG can be finicky in recovery/TWRP. Am I possibly setting myself up fro a headache if I start adding mods and need to restore with no backup on the device itself?
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I've got 2.6.3.4 on my VS980 and am thinking about moving my stock nandroid off the device to save space. My concern is a corrupted ROM/system (I'm assuming that's possible) and then not being able to move the nandroid back to the device via OTG through recovery/TWRP. Looking through previous 2.6.3.2/2.6.3.3 threads, it seems like OTG can be finicky in recovery/TWRP. Am I possibly setting myself up fro a headache if I start adding mods and need to restore with no backup on the device itself?
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This has happened to me any times, I made a backup and moved it to my laptop but when something happens because i've messed with something that resulted in bootloops/recoveryloops or FC, then I start to regret moving my backup to the laptop.

If you plan on doing that at least keep a ROMon the phone or sideload a ROM in case of an emergency.

Or you can always ADB push the TWRP backup files and see if that works back to the TWRP backup folder
 
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If you plan on doing that at least keep a ROMon the phone or sideload a ROM in case of an emergency.

Or you can always ADB push the TWRP backup files and see if that works back to the TWRP backup folder
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Or you can always ADB push the TWRP backup files and see if that works back to the TWRP backup folder
Gonna have to figure ADB out first, but suspected some sort of ADB push would be a last resort.
 
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Gonna have to figure ADB out first, but suspected some sort of ADB push would be a last resort.
It's not all that hard :P

Once you have installed ADB drivers you just use the commands:

adb push C:\[where the files are on your computer I usually put them in the C:\ folder] /sdcard/TWRP/BACKUPS/

then you reboot the recovery and then you can restore the backup.

When you adb push a directory it'll push the all contents of the folder.
 
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I have the official twrp 2.6.3.3 and i have several times restored my backup from pc through otg.

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Twrp 2.6.3.4 and usb otg. I have completely wiped phone internal sdcard included and start fresh by installing pa and gapps from usb otg. No extra crap on sdcard now.

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