Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Although this device was officially released as the Galaxy S 4G, it is sometimes referred to as:
- the Vibrant 4G, or
- the Vibrant Plus
Making a Nandroid Backup/Restore
First, you need to make sure to have the ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery installed on the device to be backed up (or restored).
I. Boot your device into recovery mode (e.g., adb reboot recovery)
a. Choose "reinstall packages" b. At ClockworkMod Recovery v220.127.116.11 screen, choose "backup and restore" c. At Nandroid screen, choose "Backup" 1. [the following will be displayed during the backup process, which takes a couple of minutes] ClockworkMod Recovery v18.104.22.168 SD Card space free: xxxxxxxx Backing up system... Backing up data... Backing up .android-secure... Backing up cache... No sd-ext found. Skipping backup of sd-ext. Generating md5 sum... Backup complete! 2. You will be returned to the ClockworkMod Recovery screen d. At ClockworkMod Recovery v22.214.171.124 screen, choose "reboot system now"
II. Go to Android Market
a. Install any user application (for testing later)
III. Boot the device into recovery mode
a. Choose "reinstall packages" b. At ClockworkMod Recovery v126.96.36.199 screen, choose "backup and restore" c. At Nandroid screen, choose "Restore" d. At "Choose an image to restore" screen, choose the desired backup e. Confirm the restore on the next screen 1. [the following will be displayed during the restore process] ClockworkMod Recovery 188.8.131.52 Checking MD5 sums... Restoring system... Restoring data... Restoring .android-secure... Restoring cache... Restore complete! 2. You will be returned to the ClockworkMod Recovery screen f. At ClockworkMod Recovery v184.108.40.206 screen, choose "reboot system now"
a. Verify that app which was installed in [IIa] above is missing.
Step I above is the Nandroid Backup, while step III is the Nandroid Restore.
Questions & Answers (or Musings)
Q. What should I do to prepare for flashing?
A. There is a recommendation to make sure the battery is fully charged before flashing.
Q. Does flashing a new kernel affect the battery?
A. One senior member in the forums suggests calibrating after flashing a new kernel.