Former Writer · Aug 4, 2012 at 03:30 am

Online Nandroid Backups Without Rebooting Ported to Most Android Devices

A couple of months ago, we brought news of a pretty cool little application that created Nandroid backups without rebooting. The app was developed to give users too busy to reboot to recovery a chance to still create the all-important backup. Thus, Online Nandroid Backup was born. The app uses BusyBox and terminal commands to create a Nandroid backup without having to deal with any custom recoveries or turning the device off. Unfortunately, the initial release was for the Sony Xperia line up.

XDA Senior Member ameer1234567890, who developed the method, has given Online Nandroid Backup a mammoth update. How mammoth? It now supports most Android devices rather than simply the Xperia lineup. By adding support for many more partitions, ext2/ext3/ext4 and rfs file systems, and partition detection, the software is now capable of working on many more Android phones. With the new editions, the app now does quite a bit more. As ameer1234567890 explains:

This tool backups /boot (from version 5) , /recovery (from version 5) , /wimax (from version 5) , /appslog (from version 5) , /system , /data , /cache , /datadata (from version 5) , .android_secure & sd-ext (from version 3) partitions to /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup directory. The date format used for folder name is the same used by CWM itself and nandroid backups created with this tool can safely be restored using CWM. If you would want to have a custom name for backup folder, pass an argument with the name to the script and it will use the name.

Given how important creating a backup is, this application is surely useful for many members too busy to perform Nandroid backups otherwise.

For more information, check out the original thread.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
TAGS:

Former Writer

Former Writer is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View Former Writer's posts and articles here.
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jul 29, 2015 at 12:10 pm · 1 comment

OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Style: Which is The Better Flagship?

Two big industry names have announced their newest flagship phones within the past few days. Both have also promised great performance for a cheap price, and now that we know the specifications and details about both the Moto X Style and the OnePlus 2, we can begin planning our next purchase and debating which one is better. So, judging from everything we know, which phone is more impressive?

DISCUSS
Mathew Brack · Jul 29, 2015 at 10:35 am · 2 comments

Making Your Own Xposed Modules Is Easier Than You Think

Close to the heart of XDA is the Xposed Framework by Rovo89. Most of us will have used it but you may feel that the module repository is missing something. We have the solution with several guides aimed at getting you started to build your own modules, something that may be daunting but can open an entire new field of development with a little time and effort.     Where better to start than at the beginning? Rovo89 has created a straight forward tutorial for getting started with development for Xposed....

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Jul 29, 2015 at 06:00 am · 2 comments

ZenFone 2 Lolliflash and ZenPower Giveaway!

We recently did an in-depth review of the Asus Zenfone 2 but one of the things people may not be aware of is that ASUS has actually created a line of accessories to compliment the ZenFone, or any other Android device. The Lolliflash is a Lollipop-shaped external flash and the ZenPower is a thin 10,000mAh external battery. In today's video, Jordan shows off the Lolliflash and the ZenPower Accessories. Additionally, ASUS and XDA have teamed up to give away 5...

XDA NEWS