"after a battle, everyone is a general"
It would have been
clever to do these two things initially, before I even started:
- complete dump with "patched LGUP" (see hint above about the only allowed PATH for unpacking)
then I would have a copy of my whole phone now - but that ship has sailed.
(Anyone who can help me, providing me with some of the original partitions, please contact me, thanks!)
Then, as soon as I was in TWRP it would have been clever to do
I dimly remember to have actually tried that, and a lot of the partitions did not work to be backuped
within TWRP, not EFS or anything else? (possibly because the dirtysanta JustRunMe.cmd method had flashed a 996-TWRP onto my h910 ? Or for whatever reason, ...) I could not backup them, so my earliest TWRP backup (more than two weeks ago
*sigh*) sadly only contains ONE partition "system" which is the original system plus dirtysanta.
I do have a later EFS + firmware partition TWRP backup. Later = after LineageOS installed already. Without that backup, I would not have gotten the carrier signal back. But it stll does not seem enough to give me mobile data ... ? What am I missing?
What might help you to understand why I did neither backups: I would have never in my wildest dreams imagined that, more than 2 weeks later, I would still be struggling with this one limited task, to simply unlock & reinstall a phone. Sorry, I completely underestimated the complexity of this whole endeavour. My hint to you: Treat it like an open brain surgery on your only child. Yes, BEFORE YOU START, you want any backup imagineable, even if it takes you days to find out how exactly to execute that backup. This is not easy klte Samsung s5; this LG stuff here is a whole different ballgame. TAKE IT MORE SERIOUS. Do backups first!
May your phone not get wasted. And may my own phone perhaps still get saved somehow ... Thanks for any idea you have for that!
oh wow, this looks SUPEREASY "partitions backup & restore" https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nam.partitions
= BACKUP EVERYTHING, SIMPLY FROM AN APP. Only works after rooting, but that should be the first thing you do then !!!!!!