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[Q] How far does TWRP recovery backup alongside LINK2SD?

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By krusion, Member on 17th May 2014, 01:20 PM
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If I were to have LINK2SD and foldermount installed and having some apps running from both internal and external and a couple of symlinks going on.
Then I decide to backup up using TWRP and install a new rom on there. What happens to the apps and folders on the external? Do they stay there or get deleted? Are they then useful or useless?

Now if I were to go and restore the backup nandroid, do things go back into place? Would the thing get recovered to the SD card again?

How about if Titanium backup goes into the equation?

Sorry for any confusion but I'm really confused right now
 
 
17th May 2014, 05:43 PM |#2  
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If I were to have LINK2SD and foldermount installed and having some apps running from both internal and external and a couple of symlinks going on.
Then I decide to backup up using TWRP and install a new rom on there. What happens to the apps and folders on the external? Do they stay there or get deleted? Are they then useful or useless?

Now if I were to go and restore the backup nandroid, do things go back into place? Would the thing get recovered to the SD card again?

How about if Titanium backup goes into the equation?

Sorry for any confusion but I'm really confused right now

Backup and restore do not touch your internal or external SDcard. So your files, apps, and folders remain untouched.
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Backup and restore do not touch your internal or external SDcard. So your files, apps, and folders remain untouched.

yh I'm asking about the LINk2SD part. I couldn't find anything precise on google
17th May 2014, 06:03 PM |#4  
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yh I'm asking about the LINk2SD part. I couldn't find anything precise on google

Don't know link2sd, but nandroid doesn't touch anything on sdcards. Might have to reestablish links, but probably not. Try it, won't harm anything.
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Originally Posted by krusion

If I were to have LINK2SD and foldermount installed and having some apps running from both internal and external and a couple of symlinks going on.
Then I decide to backup up using TWRP and install a new rom on there. What happens to the apps and folders on the external? Do they stay there or get deleted? Are they then useful or useless?

Now if I were to go and restore the backup nandroid, do things go back into place? Would the thing get recovered to the SD card again?

How about if Titanium backup goes into the equation?

Sorry for any confusion but I'm really confused right now

So long as you don't delete any of the data on the external card, then you should be fine. I've been using it this way on my phone for nearly 2yrs.
But my phone is jellybean based so you need to test it out if you are on a kitkat based rom.

**edit to add.. Thought I better add that I don't use foldermount or titanium.
My SD card is partitioned to have an ext4 partition for link2sd and a swap partition and Ofc the main partition.
I've just realised that you don't mention a partition for link2sd. Are you aware that you have to have a partition on your card for link2sd?

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So long as you don't delete any of the data on the external card, then you should be fine. I've been using it this way on my phone for nearly 2yrs.
But my phone is jellybean based so you need to test it out if you are on a kitkat based rom.

**edit to add.. Thought I better add that I don't use foldermount or titanium.
My SD card is partitioned to have an ext4 partition for link2sd and a swap partition and Ofc the main partition.
I've just realised that you don't mention a partition for link2sd. Are you aware that you have to have a partition on your card for link2sd?

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I am aware i have to partition it for LINK2SD but I've no idea what the swap partition is for. I'm guessing if link2sd works then foldermount should too.

So what if this: i move my apps using link2sd then back up the nandroid. Then use a different rom and copy everything on my sd as it is to my computer. Then after i'm done with the rom, i restore and copy the stuff back onto the SD. Should that work? Or would the link be broken?


Thanks in advance.
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So long as the data is intact, then you should * be fine. The link would be broken but generally you can just recreate the link. I think at one point I was running 4 backed up roms (2 roms and 2 pared down versions for benching) I would switch back and forth daily as I was a tester for 2 devs.
The Swap partition is just for low memory devices. It actually has no bearing on the subject. Just me waffling sorry
As I said earlier, you should make a nandroid before you make any alterations and then add each app/process and back that up too. Then test each change.
All the best rich

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You wouldn't a way that lets you remove TWRP and use the stock recovery would you?

Also a method to unroot so i can send it back to the store for any fixing?

And lastly how do I install the stock rom if i used any other rom? (Besides restoring the nandroid back)

So basically how do i unroot, install stock recovery and reinstall stock rom? For the v500

Thanks in advance and sorry for the noob questions. Still getting the hang of this.

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