Nandroid backup restored to a new phone?
Hi, I found myself in the ultimate nightmare situation - I lost my DINC (the original) - let's just say it ended up somewhere on a busy and dangerous highway in the rain! The phone was rooted, and of course the original wasn't 4G. Now I'm not sure whether I can restore my apps and Nandroid backup (at least that's what I think was done in ClockworkMod Recovery) to the phone I have now (Incredible 4G LTE).
Droid Incredible 4G LTE
Ice Cream Sandwich
Not Rooted until somebody cracks it
I found an app which is said to browse and restore backups such as ClockworkMod Recovery, but I'm not sure what will happen with the new phone because of the differences. My current Verizon phone is unrooted, and probably will be until somebody cracks it, and the dev for this app, "Nandroid Browser" does not specify a need for the phone to be rooted for using this . So if I restore the backup which has Gingerbread, maybe I'll get Ice Cream Sandwich immediately pushed on my new phone. Maybe I'll just have to live with the apps which are root-required and are restored from that backup won't be working for awhile, and that's not critical. But I've never done a Nandroid restore to a different phone before, and I'm not altogether sure if this is safe. I doubt that the drivers which make the difference a 3G phone and a 4G aren't hardcoded where they cannot be over-written by any restore operation, but I need to be sure - any help is appreciated!
Last edited by NotDeadYet; 07-17-2012 at 08:52 AM.
07-17-2012 08:48 AM
If you have a nandroid backup, Titanium Backup, I believe will let you extract individual apps from the nandroid and do restore. I have not tried this method though. But you'll need to have root on your new phone to run TB. Be warned though that it is not a good idea to install system apps from one phone to another. You'll likely mess up your new phone this way.