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{For All Xperia} Online Nandroid Backup / Nandroid Backup without re-booting

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12th May 2012, 04:32 AM   |  #1  
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Hey there guys I came across this useful tool today when I was poking around the ARC section it lets you make a nandroid without having to boot into recovery. This isnt my work Im simply passing it on so I hope he doesnt care too much about me posting this here.

***ALL crdeit goes to ameer1234567890***


Nandroid backups are usually performed in recovery mode. This means you would have to turn off your phone and reboot in recovery mode, which wastes a whole lot of time rebooting and a lot more time offline. For me, this has been a killer as I do regular nandroid backups. Having to reboot in recovery and finding missed calls, sms from my wife and friends is totally not accepatable for me. So, I set to develop an online nandroid backup tool which can do nandroid backups without switching off my phone.

Today, I am releasing it to public, as it may serve good for some others too. This tool is specifically for Xperia phones, but should work with any model of android phones.

This tool backups /system , /data , /cache & .android_secure partiotions to /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup directory. The date format used for folder name is the same used by CWM itself and nandroid backups created with this tool can safely be restored using CWM. If you would want to have a custom name for backup folder, pass an argument with the name to the script and it will use the name.

Feedback (especially ideas to improve) are most welcome.

Requirements
1. Rooted android phone
2. A terminal emulator installed on phone
3. Busybox
4. A working CWM based recovery installed
5. Some patience

Installation
1. Download and copy zip file to SD card
2. Reboot into recovery
3. Choose install zip from SD card, select zip and flash .
4. Reboot!

Usage
1. Open terminal emulator
2. Type su to obtain root
3. Type onandroid
4. Wait and watch

Original thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1620255

As usual Im not responsible if your phone explodes, catches fire, etc, etc so please read everything and try not to post stupid questions like " does this really work?" cause it wont be answered. I wouldnt of bothered posting this here if it didnt work. Have fun guys!!
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12th May 2012, 07:02 AM   |  #2  
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Well let me the 1st....does it work? :banghead:Sorry I'm just playing friend.lol. I'm going to try this right now.

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12th May 2012, 07:04 AM   |  #3  
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thanks for this gonna try rite now!!! i myself do regular backups as well.

edit: working working as i type! this is sick

hey you should post a link to the dev`s original thread so we could thank him and if possible donate for this amazing work.
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My backup completed in 4 min 43 sec. And it seems to have worked fine. Thanks.

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12th May 2012, 08:52 AM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by cyrusalmighty

Well let me the 1st....does it work? :banghead:Sorry I'm just playing friend.lol. I'm going to try this right now.

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Ha ha ha! I knew it was bound to happen. Its pretty straight forward and really low risk I doubt anything could be messed up even if you tried but yea have fun! Hopefully it is useful to some out there

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thanks for this gonna try rite now!!! i myself do regular backups as well.

edit: working working as i type! this is sick

hey you should post a link to the dev`s original thread so we could thank him and if possible donate for this amazing work.

Will do give me a few minutes..... link to original thread in OP throw some thanks his way when you get a chance.



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12th May 2012, 11:37 AM   |  #7  
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Thanks for sharing!
12th May 2012, 08:39 PM   |  #8  
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When I tried to run this, it says "Checking for required tools" followed by "mkyaffs2image not found in path"

I tried uninstalling/reinstalling busybox and installing it to /system/bin and not xbin. This time it sort of ran but I got a bunch of errors and no backup.

Any suggestion on how to fix this?

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12th May 2012, 09:12 PM   |  #9  
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Isn't this inherently flawed since files on the rom are still being used and written while the backup is taking place? Neat idea though, don't get me wrong
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Originally Posted by netizenmt

When I tried to run this, it says "Checking for required tools" followed by "mkyaffs2image not found in path"

I tried uninstalling/reinstalling busybox and installing it to /system/bin and not xbin. This time it sort of ran but I got a bunch of errors and no backup.

Any suggestion on how to fix this?

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No idea never seen that error its been working perfectly on my other play and bro's arc, I'd check the original thread and see if anyone else has the same issue

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