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[GUIDE] ADB, Fastboot, and Nandroid for Noobs

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By nephron, Senior Member on 2nd July 2009, 10:58 PM
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3rd July 2009, 05:45 PM |#21  
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Hey i was learning more about Fastboot when i came across this http://www.gotontheinter.net/content...ot-cheat-sheet

I saw that a partition it listed was cache n it said its used by tmobile for ota updates. I am in canada n am on fido so im wondering for those who dont do ota updates, can we somehow utilize this space ?

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3rd July 2009, 10:08 PM |#22  
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First of all thanks for all the comments and advice. Im gonna put up some commands for ADB and some more info along the way. What i found is that for people that dont use the command prompt a lot its easier to have a user interface. Thats why i included the ADB File Explorer which removes the need for any commands in the cmd.
3rd July 2009, 11:07 PM |#23  
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I think the problems are due to the calendar being active when the file gets replaced.

Or it depends on some other program that needs it
4th July 2009, 11:17 PM |#24  
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Or it depends on some other program that needs it

Possibly that too. But replacing calendar.apk&calendarprovider.apk while the phone was in recovery got me a working calendar and the widget style I want (tho the widget doesn't update, but that's a known issue). So, whatever was causing the problem, replacing while in recovery (after having cleared calendar data before the replace) took care of it.
5th July 2009, 12:42 AM |#25  
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I could help assist with ADB as well (shall just pull it from my guide) as well as attach some BAT files to make things a lot easier for those who have a working ADB.

As for someone who asked for a Nandroid guide, the one provided is pretty easy already as it gives you a user interface so you just press a button and off it goes. Alternatively just use Cyanogen's latest recovery image (check my sig) and flash that as you can do a nandroid restore straight from your mobile phone ^_^
5th July 2009, 09:31 AM |#26  
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BAT files would be nice, but i included the ADB File Explorer which has a UI so its much easier than using any type of cmd. As for a nandroid guide, im still working on it. Its just that i have never used a nandroid backup and still learning myself.
5th July 2009, 10:12 AM |#27  
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Added Nandroid Backup and Restore Guide!
5th July 2009, 10:13 AM |#28  
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Nandroid is really easy to use and the guide up atm I feel is sufficient enough. If you want though I can write a guide no problems for it plus screenshots. Just throw me a PM ^_^

BAT files make life a hell of a lot easier though that's for sure for many things.
5th July 2009, 10:21 AM |#29  
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i made the nandroid backup guide small becuase most people that are new to this whole developing stuff dont really know how to use a cmd or are too scared to use one. I used the cm recovery method because it is short, easy, and effective. I can post screenshots as well, but as of right now i find them un necessery. Thanks for the help though
5th July 2009, 10:25 AM |#30  
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It would be useful though in my opinion to do one using ADB as there might be others who have not flashed Cyanogen's recovery image or want to flash a different version of their backups for comparison use.

Its not difficult and there is even a GUI (graphical user interface) for people to click on for a full Nandroid restore. It even checks that you have the right files ready to flash and if ADB works.

Its your call though as I too have quite a lot of Android newbie friendly guides on my website waiting to be uploaded.
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can you pm the link to the GUI for the nandroid backup and i will add it to my guide? i always knew there was one, but never bothered to check becuase i always use my latest backups....

Ya i bet you have hella guide, thanks for the help btw, im just writing as i learn hahahhahaha

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