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    OS Questions

    Hi all,

    So I recently purchased my Thrive, and I am loving it. However, I am absolutely paranoid about disaster recovery and would like to know a few things before I experiment. I have searched the forums, but I'm not too good at comprehending and I was hoping someone could give me quick answers to the following:

    1) Is there a way to back up ALL partitions on the thrive without root?
    2) If I install CWM and root the tab, is there a way to return everything to its vanilla state (including stock recovery)?
    3) What is fastboot mode and can I use it for backup/restore purposes

    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayleterleir View Post
    Hi all,

    So I recently purchased my Thrive, and I am loving it. However, I am absolutely paranoid about disaster recovery and would like to know a few things before I experiment. I have searched the forums, but I'm not too good at comprehending and I was hoping someone could give me quick answers to the following:

    1) Is there a way to back up ALL partitions on the thrive without root?
    2) If I install CWM and root the tab, is there a way to return everything to its vanilla state (including stock recovery)?
    3) What is fastboot mode and can I use it for backup/restore purposes

    Many thanks.
    OK, here are the answers to your questions.

    1. No, you would have to root to be able to backup all the partitions.
    2. Yes, I have the full stock ROM available in the ROM section.
    3. Fastboot is a protocol that allows you to flash images to the device. No, you can use ClockWorkMod to do the backups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalepl View Post
    OK, here are the answers to your questions.

    1. No, you would have to root to be able to backup all the partitions.
    2. Yes, I have the full stock ROM available in the ROM section.
    3. Fastboot is a protocol that allows you to flash images to the device. No, you can use ClockWorkMod to do the backups.
    You are a legend dale, many thanks CWM here I come!

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    Not a legend. Just a happy user. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalepl View Post
    Not a legend. Just a happy user. Thanks.
    And modest too.

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    I am ready to stand corrected. But, when I last reflashed my backup from CWM, folder/files (for data/storage/etc.) that were on the THRiVE did not all come back. I had to use my file transfer from THRiVE to PC via MTP to get "everything" back.

    Quote Originally Posted by dalepl View Post
    3. Fastboot is a protocol that allows you to flash images to the device. No, you can use ClockWorkMod to do the backups.

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    No, if you do a full backup and restore, you should get the device back to the way it was when you backed it up. Of course anything you changed since the backup would be lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcarver2000 View Post
    I am ready to stand corrected. But, when I last reflashed my backup from CWM, folder/files (for data/storage/etc.) that were on the THRiVE did not all come back. I had to use my file transfer from THRiVE to PC via MTP to get "everything" back.
    I have only tried a CWM with my phone. It worked fine. I have saved a few on the thrive, but forgot to backup the ones I really wanted to keep. However, I keep Titanium backups and have used them and they "Thank goodness," have never failed me.

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    Well, I get to try this again as I am restoring my THRiVE back to factory to send it in for repairs. When it comes back I will see how things go back together again (Humpty Dumpty style).


 


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