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Restore ICS Backups on Your Galaxy Note Without Problems
It would appear that for many newer Samsung devices that aren’t the Galaxy Nexus, getting Android Ice Cream Sandwich to work correctly is a real pain in the rear. With devices like the Samsung Epic 4G Touch having complicated installation methods for otherwise simple mods and ROMs, users looking to put ICS on their newer Samsung devices have more than a few steps waiting for them. It has gotten to the point where some users are stepping up and writing full blown tutorials on how to do things on ICS that most flashers could otherwise do in their sleep.
This is the case with a tutorial written by XDA Senior Member matius44 for the Samsung Galaxy Note, which helps users effectively and safely restore ICS backups. The process is relatively complicated for restoring a simple backup. Users are used to simply booting into the respective custom recovery and hitting the restore nandroid button. However, the process for restoring ICS backups is more complicated than that, as users have to have a specific kernel installed in order to get ICS backups to work correctly. Says matius44:
First and foremost, Abyss Kernel version 4.2 is an essential asset in this process, as it has the Touch version of Redpill recovery
From there, it’s booting into recovery, installing the kernel, rebooting recovery—not the phone, just the recovery—then performing the Nandroid restore we should all be so very used to by now. This will ensure restore success and avoid any number of issues.
Update: Due to various reports of hard bricks, the thread has been removed. Please refer to our piece on the Exynos Hardbrick bug.
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