TWRP Nandroids not working

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Senior Member
Jan 13, 2014
Orange County, California
I'm using the most recent version of TWRP for the 5x. I usually check boot, system, data which I believe are the default items that are checked for making an nandroid. I also use enable compression to try and shrink the file. The last few times I have made a nandroid then tried to restore it, there have been issues. One time it wiped out all my text messages, another time it asked me in the beginning for my start up pattern to unlock the phone and kept error despite it being correct. I've never had these issues before making and restoring nandroids on my Nexus 6. Is anyone else having these issues ? Do I need to backup the vendor image as well ?

I'm backing up directly to a USB Thumbdrive from OTG if that matters


Senior Member
Oct 23, 2008
You need to back up vendor also.

Also you should use the unofficial TWRP 3.0.2-3 as 3.0.2-2 has bug with larger partitions.