If you're on 8.8 OOS you can pull it yourself using payload dumper. It's good practice to be able to obtain it yourself.
Just curious. Did you follow the instructions on the 2nd post?Yesterday tried to restore my OOS backup after tinkering with a custom ROM. There were no errors when I took the backup. Data restored fine without errors too, but the system didn't boot afterwards, it was boot looping. I did a wipe - factory reset before restoring. Lost about two hours trying to restore the backup so that it would boot and all was in vain. So I had to MSM eventually I used beta 7 for backing up and restoring.
Of course. I removed the pin so that the system was unencrypted before backing it up. Then I did a factory reset before restoring.
The process as explained in post #2, when switching ROMs, is to do a format of /data, not a factory reset.Of course. I removed the pin so that the system was unencrypted before backing it up. Then I did a factory reset before restoring.
I have a backup phone (Samsung A5 2017), which also has a TWRP installed. I backed up that phone and restored it over a dozen of times, so I'm kinda familiar with the process.
Same problem here, but with custom ROM.I did a format too (where it says type "yes" to continue). As I said, I tried to restore the backup over two hours multiple times, on a clean/wiped/completely formatted system. It does restore the backup without errors, but it never boots. I could still install a custom ROM though and it booted just fine.
When you backed up OOS, what partitions did you backup, other than data?I did a format too (where it says type "yes" to continue). As I said, I tried to restore the backup over two hours multiple times, on a clean/wiped/completely formatted system. It does restore the backup without errors, but it never boots. I could still install a custom ROM though and it booted just fine.
I backed up all partitions, except "persist" and "super partition". When restoring, I tried to restore all of them and also restored "data" only. It didn't make any difference.
Historically was a format required?
Thanks for the update and all the best for youuploaded beta 8.
* Handle XML files format properly
* Add support of A12 keymaster_key_blob files structure
* keymaster restore: warn when pin, password or pattern is enabled
* rotation: fix switch statement for rotation
* sepolicy: make postinstall permissive
* recovery: Don't exclude the whole data system dir for the factory reset
* module load: don't processed /vendor in fastbootd if not required
* theme: Capitalize EDL
* keyboard: add num template for PIN input
* crypto: differentiate type for PIN
* Revert "checkpoint: check checkpoint instead of assuming"
* checkpoint: check checkpoint instead of assuming
* postinstall: allow twrp to run postinstall scripts
* sepolicy: update for exfat-fuse
* apex: cleanup apex directory bind mount names
* custom theme: fix libziparchive loading of custom themes
i have to take care of some health issues, but i hope ill be back soon again.
meanwhile.., you guys develop, code, and flash away!
* We are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this recovery.
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you.