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[EFS][APP][18/4/14] Samsung Tool - Universal Support[BACKUP/RESTORE ON DEVICE]

Add sony TA partition support?(basically EFS for sony devices)

  • YES

    Votes: 6 85.7%
  • NO

    Votes: 1 14.3%

  • Total voters
    7
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Ricky Divjakovski

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Samsung Tool
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DOWNLOAD V5.0 UNIVERSAL

THIS SUPPORTS ALL DEVICES WITH BUSYBOX INSTALLED

INSTALLATION
step 1. root your device(im not gonna explain in detail)
Step 2. install busybox - Stericsons Busybox installer
Step 3. open Stericsons Busybox installer and press install(after it completes you can unistall the app)
Step 4. install SamsungTool, open it and press backup

Features
*Backup EFS(from internal or external sdcard)
*Restore EFS(from internal or external sdcard)
*Reboot
*Hot Reboot
*Reboot Recovery
*Reboot Download
*Donate
*Show Thead

This is just a quick tool i made to backup/restore your EFS partition, i also integrated a reboot menu incase you need to reboot and added a "Donate" option incase you would like to contribute to this, and a "Show Thread" option to check for updates :) will upload to playstore soon

CHANGELOG
V5.0
automatic support for ANY device with busybox
added md5 checking for backups
added md5 checks for restore
fixed method of getting device properties
EFS autoblock detection for devices with busybox
more verbal and improved logging
support added for SM-G900I
support added for SM-G900P
support added for SM-G900W8

OLDER
V4.0
added support for SM-G900A
added support for SM-G900T
Fixed some logging typo's
V3.0
added automatic device detection
updated UI
logging added
more device support added
S5 support(G900F/H)
V2.0
added backup/restore from external sdcard
V1.0
initial release

XDA:DevDB Information
Samsung Tool, Tool/Utility for the Samsung Galaxy S III I9300

Contributors
ricky310711

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 5.0
Stable Release Date: 2014-04-18
Beta Release Date: 2014-01-15

Created 2014-01-08
Last Updated 2014-11-16​
 
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DjoeN

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i will add that option in next version but internal in more secure as sdcard can get lost, damaged, corrupt etc..
thanks for the idea though! :highfive:

External SD support would be perfect!

Some roms with aroma installer ask for a clean wipe and if you say yes, internal is also wiped, byby backup
Maybe call me overcarefull, but i do copy nandroid backups and other backups, to my desktop pc (Luckly i never had a faulty SD, but there's a 1st time for everything :D
 

Ricky Divjakovski

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External SD support would be perfect!

Some roms with aroma installer ask for a clean wipe and if you say yes, internal is also wiped, byby backup
Maybe call me overcarefull, but i do copy nandroid backups and other backups, to my desktop pc (Luckly i never had a faulty SD, but there's a 1st time for everything :D

your correct as sdcard is located in /data/media , and when some wipes wipe /data they forget to exclude media and sdcard is wiped!
i will add external sd support ASAP!
 
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srv.abhishek

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External SD support would be perfect!

Some roms with aroma installer ask for a clean wipe and if you say yes, internal is also wiped, byby backup
Maybe call me overcarefull, but i do copy nandroid backups and other backups, to my desktop pc (Luckly i never had a faulty SD, but there's a 1st time for everything :D

your correct as sdcard is located in /data/media , and when some wipes wipe /data they forget to exclude media and sdcard is wiped!
i will add external sd support ASAP!

correct me guys if i am wrong but wiping the sdcard doesn't affect the EFS.. i have wiped sdcard sometimes and deselected modem in ROMs.. still things go fine
my understanding is that when sdcard is wiped, .../storage/sdcard contents are deleted.. the efs however is under /
 

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correct me guys if i am wrong but wiping the sdcard doesn't affect the EFS.. i have wiped sdcard sometimes and deselected modem in ROMs.. still things go fine
my understanding is that when sdcard is wiped, .../storage/sdcard contents are deleted.. the efs however is under /

Yes you are correct. But they are talking about something else. :p :p

This app backups /efs partition on internal SD card.
So during installing ROMs/using AROMA installer and stuff like that, sometimes it requires to do a complete wipe. And the internal SD card also requires wiping (Also during changing CSC, internal SD gets wiped). So, in that scenario, the backup would get deleted. And hence the requirement of backing up to external SD card.
 
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west421

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Yes you are correct. But they are talking about something else. :p :p

This app backups /efs partition on internal SD card.
So during installing ROMs/using AROMA installer and stuff like that, sometimes it requires to do a complete wipe. And the internal SD card also requires wiping (Also during changing CSC, internal SD gets wiped). So, in that scenario, the backup would get deleted. And hence the requirement of backing up to external SD card.

In this case you are right.But ........... i have an EFS backup made in 06.11.2013 on internal SD.Since 06.11 i reinstalled probably 11 times different ROM's.My EFS backup .tar.gz and .img is still there.I think that wipe do not touch backup files and folders.
 

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    Samsung Tool
    image.png


    DOWNLOAD V5.0 UNIVERSAL

    THIS SUPPORTS ALL DEVICES WITH BUSYBOX INSTALLED

    INSTALLATION
    step 1. root your device(im not gonna explain in detail)
    Step 2. install busybox - Stericsons Busybox installer
    Step 3. open Stericsons Busybox installer and press install(after it completes you can unistall the app)
    Step 4. install SamsungTool, open it and press backup

    Features
    *Backup EFS(from internal or external sdcard)
    *Restore EFS(from internal or external sdcard)
    *Reboot
    *Hot Reboot
    *Reboot Recovery
    *Reboot Download
    *Donate
    *Show Thead

    This is just a quick tool i made to backup/restore your EFS partition, i also integrated a reboot menu incase you need to reboot and added a "Donate" option incase you would like to contribute to this, and a "Show Thread" option to check for updates :) will upload to playstore soon

    CHANGELOG
    V5.0
    automatic support for ANY device with busybox
    added md5 checking for backups
    added md5 checks for restore
    fixed method of getting device properties
    EFS autoblock detection for devices with busybox
    more verbal and improved logging
    support added for SM-G900I
    support added for SM-G900P
    support added for SM-G900W8

    OLDER
    V4.0
    added support for SM-G900A
    added support for SM-G900T
    Fixed some logging typo's
    V3.0
    added automatic device detection
    updated UI
    logging added
    more device support added
    S5 support(G900F/H)
    V2.0
    added backup/restore from external sdcard
    V1.0
    initial release

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Samsung Tool, Tool/Utility for the Samsung Galaxy S III I9300

    Contributors
    ricky310711

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 5.0
    Stable Release Date: 2014-04-18
    Beta Release Date: 2014-01-15

    Created 2014-01-08
    Last Updated 2014-11-16​
    5
    I'll try , and get back later .

    Installed the one from JRummy , did not help . Folder is still empty .

    give the new version a shot! i just published! also it requires root!

    CHANGELOG V5(major update)
    automatic support for ANY device with busybox
    added md5 checking for backups
    added md5 checks for restore
    fixed method of getting device properties
    EFS autoblock detection for devices with busybox
    more verbal and improved logging
    support added for SM-G900I
    support added for SM-G900P
    support added for SM-G900W8
    5
    Shouldn't this be better saved on external storage ?!

    i will add that option in next version but internal in more secure as sdcard can get lost, damaged, corrupt etc..
    thanks for the idea though! :highfive:
    3
    On which folder is EFS saved ?

    /data/media/SamsungTool/