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So I've managed to survive a pretty long time without needing to perform a nandroid restore. So I am in the process of restoring a nandroid from last night, and it has been running for nearly an hour. Is this normal?
I would say no, that is not normal. Nor I have I read about or experienced that issue. I'm afraid to give you advice because it is possible to brick when breaking up a flash or NAND in the middle of the process.

What recovery are you using? What was the last thing you did before attempting? Is the screen stuck on something, if so what does it say? Are you using a stock SD card or aftermarket?

Plug in your phone to attempt to keep it alive.
 
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Which Kernel is recommended.. i am still using the eng kernel from the part 2 root instructions..
i am going to flash to 2.2 stock rooted rom(HTC-OTA-3.26.651.6-Final-Froyo-Rooted-Odexed-netarchy-signed.zip) tonight, and trying to decide if i need to upgrade my kernel.. any suggestions?
 
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I've been using netarchy's kernels myself on his 2.2 rooted froyo like what you are gonna use. I was running 4.1.8 bfs and it ran great. Now I'm on 4.1.9.1 bfs and it's running like a champ. Good battery life on both although I used setcpu to underclock. People seem to like king's kernels too. I don't think you can go wrong on either.

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I just updated to fresh 3.2 and I use clockworkmod to backup. Can I do an advanced restore and only restore my apps and settings from 3.1 if so are they stored in boot,system,data,cache or sd-ext. I'm pretty sure there in data but want to make sure. If it helps I only use clockworkmod inside of recovery.
 
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It was the data file and it worked pretty good. A few apps from SD and preinstalled apps before restoring were lost but no big deal as they were in my downloads in the market so just reinstalled. Hope this helps someone. I wanted to try for awhile just couldn't find any solid info, so I took a stab in the dark. If any problems I'll post them.
 
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Which Kernel is recommended.. i am still using the eng kernel from the part 2 root instructions..
i am going to flash to 2.2 stock rooted rom(HTC-OTA-3.26.651.6-Final-Froyo-Rooted-Odexed-netarchy-signed.zip) tonight, and trying to decide if i need to upgrade my kernel.. any suggestions?
First and foremost, make sure you have backups. Do not play around with kernels till you have a fail safe. My favorite kernels right now are anything from Kingslick. This guy works amazing hard and updates to issues people fine come really quick. When he states battery life is amazing with his kernels he isn't lying. But try a few and see what you like best.


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I just updated to fresh 3.2 and I use clockworkmod to backup. Can I do an advanced restore and only restore my apps and settings from 3.1 if so are they stored in boot,system,data,cache or sd-ext. I'm pretty sure there in data but want to make sure. If it helps I only use clockworkmod inside of recovery.

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It was the data file and it worked pretty good. A few apps from SD and preinstalled apps before restoring were lost but no big deal as they were in my downloads in the market so just reinstalled. Hope this helps someone. I wanted to try for awhile just couldn't find any solid info, so I took a stab in the dark. If any problems I'll post them.
So you did an advanced restore from recovery and pulled out only data? Sweet good work. I myself haven't played around with advanced restore, but it is good to know that functionality exists! Great work.
 
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Thanks, considering I'm a complete amateur I'll take the compliments when ever I can. So far so good , only lost the apps that were installed by fresh 3.2 and 4 apps that I reinstalled after flashing 3.2. When I restored Data from 3.1 it wrote over the 3.2 Data. Now I'm wondering if I wrote over anything that was new/needed by fresh 3.2.
 
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Excellent guide, I came from the PRE and I had to learn everything all over. One thing about forums I don't necessarily like. The wealth of knowledge may be in one post but you have to find it.
 
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Well one thing the devs of this forum try to do is have wiki pages of important and useful posts. So hopefully you can find what you need from there. If not, just ask a question here. Might be off topic but if I know how to help I'll be glad to do so.
 
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Just updated this guide with some more relevant items. I also updated the links so that they work again. The wiki links changed on me...

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