1. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I could swear I've seen the answer to this posted before, but I've done half a dozen different searches and can't find it. So....

    When doing a Nandroid Backup from within TWRP there are checkboxes for System, Data, Boot, Recovery and Cache. Which of these are truly necessary to back up?

    Thanks.
    02-20-2013 12:22 PM
  2. Paul627g's Avatar
    I usually do all. This way you have a complete/full working backup of your current setup. Kernel, Recovery, OS & Data.

    You could always be selective though and just do System/Data/Cache if your not worried about the kernel & recovery..
    02-20-2013 12:25 PM
  3. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    Twrp is soo confusing to me, that's why I stick with cmw, it may not have the same features but everything seems simple

    Sent from my Samsung galaxy s3 running AOKP 4.2.2

    No,you did not misread that
    02-20-2013 12:35 PM
  4. Buddlespit's Avatar
    I could swear I've seen the answer to this posted before, but I've done half a dozen different searches and can't find it. So....

    When doing a Nandroid Backup from within TWRP there are checkboxes for System, Data, Boot, Recovery and Cache. Which of these are truly necessary to back up?

    Thanks.
    System, data, boot
    meyerweb#CB likes this.
    02-21-2013 05:44 PM
  5. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Thanks. I ended up backing up everything before flashing MA6, but I'll subscribe to this thread so I can find it next time.
    02-21-2013 09:11 PM
  6. DroidXcon's Avatar
    you should always backup System, Data, boot.

    You should at least once back up efs and modem, the first time you use the custom recovery you should make an originial back up of system, data,boot,efs, and modem. EFS and Modem . EFS holds all your communitication information most importantly the IMEI , modem is a back up of the phones radio.

    After having EFS and modem backed up at least once there is no need to back them up again. You never really have to backup Recovery or cache.
    Dont bother touching compression or md5 stuff. Compression saves space but more chances of corruption.

    So in a nutshell just worry about system data and boot for most cases.
    meyerweb#CB likes this.
    02-21-2013 09:31 PM
  7. cradle667's Avatar
    TWRP doesn't give me an option for EFS and Modem...
    02-24-2013 07:14 PM
  8. DroidXcon's Avatar
    TWRP doesn't give me an option for EFS and Modem...
    It is in the backup Page lower on the Page. If you don't see them then you are not using twrp

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    02-24-2013 08:58 PM
  9. Buddlespit's Avatar
    It is in the backup Page lower on the Page. If you don't see them then you are not using twrp
    They aren't options on TWRP 2.4.1.0 for the Galaxy S3.
    02-25-2013 05:07 AM
  10. DroidXcon's Avatar
    They aren't options on TWRP 2.4.1.0 for the Galaxy S3.
    Oh sorry forgot this was for gs3 and not note 2

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    Buddlespit likes this.
    02-25-2013 09:04 AM
  11. dwinz007's Avatar
    Thanks ive been also looking for an answer for this question and now i know the important to tick in the back up options is boot,system and data right? my only question now is...when youre going to restore that back up after you dont like the costum rom you installed,, do you just simply browse that file and the sd card then click restore?? thanks in advance
    03-15-2014 09:22 PM
  12. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Yes, boot, system & data.

    If you mean browse to the file in TWRP, then yes. I would suggest also clearing cache and dalvik before or after the restore.
    03-17-2014 10:14 AM
  13. UJ95x's Avatar
    Thanks ive been also looking for an answer for this question and now i know the important to tick in the back up options is boot,system and data right? my only question now is...when youre going to restore that back up after you dont like the costum rom you installed,, do you just simply browse that file and the sd card then click restore?? thanks in advance
    Yeah, just hit restore and then look for the backup you want. They should be named by date and time, so you'll know which one you need if you have multiple.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    03-17-2014 10:53 AM

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