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> Updating firmware for root/recovery users that keeps data?
joepirello
post Jun 4 2018, 11:28 AM
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I'm rooted with TWRP recovery and Xposed. Does anyone know a way to update via Flashtool that won't be destructive when it comes to data?

I'm guessing I'll have to re-flash the rooted boot-img and recovery every time and likely have to re-flash the Xposed zip within TWRP, but is there a way to keep data?

If not I'm guessing I'll have to TitaniumBackup all the apps/data.
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post Jun 6 2018, 09:16 AM
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Best way is to copy any important data to SD card, this way nothing is lost. Because you are rooted Titanium Backup is a perfect solution too (be sure to set Titanium to store to SD card)
Regarding flashing: If you just use the "download" option in Flash Tool usually nothing will be deleted. Anyway a good copy is useful, if anything goes wrong

Bye for now Fred (happy Gemini user for a bit over 5 hours! Yes order 2110 was delivered today rolleyes.gif )
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joepirello
post Jun 11 2018, 08:23 PM
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QUOTE(AP756 @ Jun 6 2018, 10:16 AM) *
Best way is to copy any important data to SD card, this way nothing is lost. Because you are rooted Titanium Backup is a perfect solution too (be sure to set Titanium to store to SD card)
Regarding flashing: If you just use the "download" option in Flash Tool usually nothing will be deleted. Anyway a good copy is useful, if anything goes wrong

Bye for now Fred (happy Gemini user for a bit over 5 hours! Yes order 2110 was delivered today rolleyes.gif )


Thanks, I'm waiting on my now second RMA'd replacement microSD card from Trascend. Once I get it back I'll be backing up my apps and data in TitaniumBackup. Maybe by then the fixed update for X27 Geminis will be available. I've been hesitant to do any updating because I have TWRP, root, and Xposed.

I'm guessing the update will wipe recovery? You think I'll have to re-apply Xposed?

At the time of the update I guess I'll just add the rooted boot.img and TWRP to Flashtool.
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post Jun 12 2018, 11:28 AM
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I did no update to my unit yet, but from my other phones I updated I learned that most updates don't need a reinstallation of software/data. As long as the OS number and the memory management do not change there is no need to wipe and reinstall any data. If nothing goes wrong TWRP, root, Xposed and the data will stay intact. Be pepared that the reboot after flashing takes a very long time because any program will be new "initialized".

If the SD card does not work reformat it to FAT32 and it will work. (On Windows use the free "MiniTool Partition Wizard")

Bye for now Fred
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