rooted evo, rom question
ok, this may have been covered, but there are SO many posts involving this its hard to track it all down, so ill ask..
froyo with newest OTA, just rooted with unrevoked.
made nand backup
what i want to do:
explore other roms, but use my nand [if possible] to restore my programs and settings to the new rom
can it be done, and how? [if someone has a link to a tutorial that makes sense to an andriod newbie with computer knowledge thats fine too, but in fairness, even unrevoked's instructions arent exactly complete, luckily im not an ***** ]
thank you all!
- 09-26-2010, 08:41 PM #2
You're really looking for titanium backup, it's a program in the market, it will back up your apps plus app data (browser cookies or like levels on angry birds, etc.).
Nandroid backs up your entire system, the ROM itself the apps, all their data, home screen settings, etc. It's pretty much creating an image of the different partitions of your Evo.
I do this:
I backup all my apps with Titanium Backup, then I create a Nandroid of what I'm running if I like it, then I go in to recovery (or ROM Manager) and install a new ROM (don't forget to wipe!!), if I dig it off the bat I'll fire up Titanium and do a batch restore of all my apps + data, if I like the way that is running I'll save a quick Nandroid just so I always have it setup w/all of my apps.
That's just my way of experimenting without losing any functionality of my apps or account settings.
edit: Just as a heads up, batch functionality in Titanium is only available if you get the paid version, what's easy about this though is you keep the license file on the SD card, so it's really the only app you have to get from the market when you install a new ROM, then just do a batch restore and in a few minutes you're on a new rom with all of your apps. You can tell it to backup system apps and info but I just stick to the user stuff, restoring system things in two different ROMs can become messy.
- 09-26-2010, 08:48 PM #4
- 09-26-2010, 08:49 PM #5
Or you can get the app root explorer and delete the files that way. Another way may be if you get terminal emulator from the market and give it SU, then you may be able to remove the APKs that way as well. Don't get removal crazy though a stock ROM even rooted requires a lot of that information to give you a good experience!
edit: Or of course you can use Titanium Backup, just long press and go to "uninstall" (this is my preferred method of removing apps, for no particular reason). Basically ROM Manager, Titanium Backup, and Terminal Emulator are great tools to have when rooted. You could add root explorer to that list but I get by without it.
- 09-26-2010, 09:11 PM #6
A warning for titanium back up- sometimes it causes problems, from reboots to force close.
My recommendation is syncing with app brain, wipe, flash new ron, and re download from app brain. But each to their own I suppose, I prefer not using titanium tho.Some say the glass is half empty. Some say its half full. I say, "Are you going to drink that?"
- 09-26-2010, 10:37 PM #7
yea, i went the adb method, really i only want to get rid of a couple of them [amazonmp3 anyone?]
that constantly start up even tho ive NEVER used them
tho im afraid to do anything but browse, im scared ill break it even tho i know how to use a root shell :/
- 09-26-2010, 10:48 PM #9
- 09-26-2010, 10:53 PM #11
- 09-26-2010, 10:58 PM #12
Once you get in to different ROMs you can find ones with a lot of the excess apps already removed, it's really a fun hobby that doubles as having a customized device. If you haven't already check out the xda forums to see what options you have for roms when you're ready.