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Backup original ROM?

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Hi!

Maybe a stupid question but ... unsure.gif

How to take full (restorable) backup of Your original ROM (and settings if possible) before installing ICS or any othe custom ROM?

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You've rooted the phone and have ClockworkMod installed correct? If yes then hold down volume down when powering on your system and go to "backup and restore" and simply select to backup :)

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Thanks for quick answer!

Actually, what I'm aiming for is an original, full backup of the ROM before I root it.

Or if necessary to root, the first step after rooting just to be able to recover if anything gets totally messed up.

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I'm not sure how to do a backup at that stage, but we do have the ROM's here in TPT format so you'd just place that onto the SD card and flash it via a special key combination. Nothing fancy required to get it to work :)

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A quick guide how to make 100% stock backup including original recovery:

NO root or flashing CWM required!!! Works with pure stock.

Get this package containing all necessary tools and clockworkmod recovery image:

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...lockworkmod.zip

Enable USB debugging in Settings / Applications / Development menu

Connect phone, install drivers if not already installed, eject all removable drives relevant to phone

Open windows device manager. You should see this: http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver1.JPG

Run "boot-clockworkmod.bat"

Wait for reboot - ClockworkMod should boot shortly - If phone is staying at green android logo for a long time it's time to check the device manager for some driver specific issues:

Open windows device manager and look for Android device. If present but with warning sign, you have

to update drivers first. Right click Android device, choose Update driver, Select "ADB Interface" from list,

"let me pick..." on next screen and choose "ZTE composite ADB interface", confirm

This should make your Android device functional and CWM should boot shortly.

When in CWM main menu:

Go to backup and restore and do Backup

It will be stored in sdcard/clockworkmod/backups

Optional: After successfully making backup, you can execute "install-clockworkmod.bat" to flash clockworkmod permanently.

Taken from my more detailed and original Slovak guide.

Here is the google translator version of it:

http://translate.goo...3p17212&act=url

driver update Pics:

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver2.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver3.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver4.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver5.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver6.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver7.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver8.JPG

Edited by C3C0
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Thanx a lot C3C0. :P

I'll give that a try as soon as I have a minut to spare!

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Hi, :mellow:

A quick guide how to make 100% stock backup including original recovery:

NO root or flashing CWM required!!! Works with pure stock.

Get android sdk with adb and fastboot (http://developer.and.../sdk/index.html)

Get clockworkmod recovery image and place it in the folder where you have adb and fastboot (andoird-sdk\platform-tools)

(http://loadbalancing...jb2d757vhisfuxj)

Enable USB debugging in your phone.

Connect phone, install drivers if not already installed, eject all removable drives relevant to phone

Open windows device manager. You should see this: http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver1.JPG

Run command prompt and cd to directory where you have adb fastboot and clockworkmod img (platform-tools)

type: adb reboot bootloader

Wait for reboot - phone will stay at android logo.

Open windows device manager and look for Android device. If present but with warning sign, you have

to update drivers first. Right click Android device, choose Update driver, Select "ADB Interface" from list,

"let me pick..." on next screen and choose "ZTE composite ADB interface", confirm

This should make your Android device functional.

Now continue by typing: fastboot boot clockworkmod.img (this will boot CWM recovery from external image not affecting your original recovery image stored in phone)

Go to backup and restore and do Backup

It will be stored in sdcard/clockworkmod/backups

Taken from my more detailed and original Slovak guide.

Here is the google translator version of it:

http://translate.goo...3p17212&act=url

driver update Pics:

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver2.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver3.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver4.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver5.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver6.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver7.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver8.JPG

I think I need some help with this. :(

I'm using XP and it took a while to track down the right drivers and I now have a different ADB interface.

Even when everything seems to go ok the final line doesn't boot into clockworkmod for me - it usually just ejects the phone and I get either "waiting for devic"e or the drivers poop themselves and fail to recognise it again until I reboot.

Any hints?

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When you look in Device Manager when at <waiting for device> what do you see?

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When you look in Device Manager when at <waiting for device> what do you see?

Ok took some pics of todays attempt - things have wierdnames as the package I downloaded contained the image and the adb and fastboot files ( for multiple os's ).

When I first connect the phone with usb debug on and the drive ejected;

whenfirstconnected.jpg

Then I run the first command which causes the phone to reboot.

afterfirstcommandandpho.jpg

Then comes the bit where it all falls down;

aftersecondcommand.jpg

Throughout this the phone remained like this no matter how long I left it.

havetopullthebatterytof.jpg

I tried to repeat the command (which usually resulted in the "waiting for device error ) but today it gave me this one instead;

didgetanewerrortoday.jpg

The phone only comes back once the battery is removed.

I'm aware this is definitely ( l)user error I'm just not sure what it is. :unsure:

del

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Everything looks OK. It seems like you are using the wrong recovery image that is not working with your phone.

I suggest you to try this one that's 100% functional because it's taken from my slovak guide:

http://ceco.sk.eu.org/omc/OMC_OSK_P743TV1.0.0B04-clockworkmod.zip

You will find "boot_clockworkmod.bat" inside the zip which will do adb and fastboot thing automatically.

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:D

Worked like a charm sir.

ETA: I did have to rename the bat file from "boot_clockworkmod .bat" to "boot_clockworkmod.bat" but that was trivial. :lol:

Many, many thanks. :)

Could this also be used to install custom roms from the sd card as well?

I had intended just to root it and remove the orange bloatware but if it is that easy I'm tempted to try more. :)

del ( one happy bunny )

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Just do "install-clockworkmod.bat".

After that you can always get into CWM recovery by holding volume down while powering the phone.

And you are all set to tamper with custom roms :)

I have also modified my previous post containing guide for future visitors.

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Run "boot-clockworkmod.bat"

...

When in CWM main menu:

Go to backup and restore and do Backup

It will be stored in sdcard/clockworkmod/backups

Thanks for this, exactly what I was looking for! I boot into recovery (before installing it) and got a backup. However, my backup does not contain splash.img that seems to be needed to return the phone 100% to original. Is there a way to get splash.img before rooting the phone? Thanks!

edit: here are the files from backup



19.03.2012  17:58             2.112 .android_secure.img

19.03.2012  17:58         4.194.304 boot.img

19.03.2012  17:58            19.008 cache.img

19.03.2012  17:58        30.923.904 data.img

19.03.2012  17:59               222 nandroid.md5

19.03.2012  17:58         6.291.456 recovery.img

19.03.2012  17:58       204.099.456 system.img

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Splash.img is normally not replaced by rooting or installing custom ROM.

There is a way how to copy it out using terminal emulator but I cannot remember the exact way.

Serach forum I think there already is info on this.

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I did search the forum and it said here to do

su

cat /dev/mtd/mtd2 > /sdcard/splash.img

In order to do su, I had to root the phone. I installed CWM as well (5.5.0.4 from this thread). I did create splash.img after rooting but I think it is not the original one. Now, when I switch on the phone, I get android logo first, then Google image (colorful letters) followed by animation from my mobile network carrier. Before rooting and flashing CWM, I used to get android logo, then carrier logo, then carrier animation.

How can I see what's inside splash.img? I suspect that my backup contains Google image instead of my carrier image. Thanks.

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The very first green android logo is stored in splash.img

The second one that comes after android logo is in boot.img (so this one you already backed up)

The third one (boot animation) is in system.img (backed up, too)

So when you flash your stock backup you will get everything as it was, unless

you flash splash.img with something else - normally splash.img users change themselves.

Custom ROMs normally don't touch this part.

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Thanks for clearing up confusion in my head! :rolleyes:

It all makes sense now, rooting includes flashing the boot image, so the second image goes with it.

Thanks for your guide as well, now I have the phone backed up. Will try to upload the ROM somewhere since it is not on the list of stock ROMs available in this forum.

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What android version is your original rom? Can you post what settings / about phone says?

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Here it is:

android-version.jpg

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A quick guide how to make 100% stock backup including original recovery:

NO root or flashing CWM required!!! Works with pure stock.

Get this package containing all necessary tools and clockworkmod recovery image:

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...lockworkmod.zip

Enable USB debugging in Settings / Applications / Development menu

Connect phone, install drivers if not already installed, eject all removable drives relevant to phone

Open windows device manager. You should see this: http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver1.JPG

Run "boot-clockworkmod.bat"

Wait for reboot - ClockworkMod should boot shortly - If phone is staying at green android logo for a long time it's time to check the device manager for some driver specific issues:

Open windows device manager and look for Android device. If present but with warning sign, you have

to update drivers first. Right click Android device, choose Update driver, Select "ADB Interface" from list,

"let me pick..." on next screen and choose "ZTE composite ADB interface", confirm

This should make your Android device functional and CWM should boot shortly.

When in CWM main menu:

Go to backup and restore and do Backup

It will be stored in sdcard/clockworkmod/backups

Optional: After successfully making backup, you can execute "install-clockworkmod.bat" to flash clockworkmod permanently.

Taken from my more detailed and original Slovak guide.

Here is the google translator version of it:

http://translate.goo...3p17212&act=url

driver update Pics:

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver2.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver3.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver4.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver5.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver6.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver7.JPG

http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver8.JPG

Hello there

I've used this instruction to create Rom backup from my Android device . but it doesn't worked

my device is unrooted. i could pass steps untill this:

 

Enable USB debugging in Settings / Applications / Development menu

Connect phone, install drivers if not already installed, eject all removable drives relevant to phone

Open windows device manager. You should see this: http://ceco.sk.eu.or...ver/driver1.JPG

Run "boot-clockworkmod.bat"

Wait for reboot - ClockworkMod should boot shortly

 

but in this step, my phone stucked on "Rebooting" screen

 

can anybody help me??

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