RMGTesla

In need of a Nandroid Backup of USCC r960 Mega

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I know I am going to get flamed for this but here go's.  I need a nandroid backup of the USCC r960 Mega.  I rooted my mega and did a backup.  The next step which I forgot to do was transfer my backup to the cloud or hard drive.  I installed a rom that was for the 9200 version thinking that if the method for rooting the 9200 worked just fine for the r960 maybe the rom would be fine, if not I always had the nan backup.  Well murphy is alive and well when it installed it somehow garbled both my phone and my nan backup.  I can still get into my recovery just fine but when recovering it says the backup is corrupt.  So right now I am back to my Mesmerize and sad as hell.  I believe if I could get a fresh backup of this mega I could raise it from the dead.  I can provide a google drive to upload if someone is so kind.  Thanks in advance for any help.

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If that's the gsm version I don't think a nandroid will help you.

You need a full Odin package at least I believe.

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And the problem with that is, there is no odin package for this device yet.  What would a nandroid be missing?

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A nandroid wouldn't replace a modem or radio - its a full backup, sure, but i don't think it would backup those things broken by using a gsm ROM.

That's like rule one of flashing Roms. Gsm never works unless its SPECIFICALLY ported that's why I don't think that even Odin alone is going to fix it.

It might. I don't know.

But I do know that nandroids do not backup modems - not in my experience anyway.

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I know it is a shot in the dark but I would like I would still like to try it just for doo-doos and giggles lol.. I know I may wind up having to wait for a Odin stock or mod rom but I can always hope right? lol

 

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I dont think it messed with the modems because he offered modem downloads.  Just a guess thou ...

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A GSM ROM is the reason the modem is messed up.

A gsm ROM uses an entirely different method to work, thus, making any CDMA phones that use one, without a proper port, a very expensive paperweight until its restored with Odin.

If you don't know the differences between CDMA and gsm Roms, read everything here twice, and don't flash anything until you do. This is exactly why we say "if you didn't find it here, you probably shouldn't use it"

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ok So how would I resore it?  Do I have to wait untill Kitkat is released or is it worst than that.

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You won't get any ota software as is.

You need to fully restore it. That's your only option. Either a full Odin package (someone has to make and upload one) or kies, which SHOULD fix it.

Try downloading Samsung kies and doing an emergency restore.

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Ok Will do that when I get off work at home on My computer dont want to do it at work.  Now the phone will not boot into anything so do I go into the download mode, I can still do that but just cant get into the phone.  Sits on the start page and has no touch responce at all.  So I cant even click next.  

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It should let you. You may or may not need to be in DL mode. I'm not sure - try it both ways. It will tell you if its recognized.

NOW

You are really in a bad spot if it doesn't correctly identify it as the uscc version, if it shows it as an i9200 - you'll need Odin, and there's no other option.

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Don't know if it would help but I have a unbrick-img zip that shabbypenguin made off of mine. Be glad to link you to it.

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Is it an Odin package or recovery zip?

Either way, if it unbricks I assume it has a modem... OP just needs to use it and doe a factory reset immediately... Then he may need to do a *228 - but that's all. Its worth a shot.

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Honestly I dont know what is in it. If the op wil message me I will link him to my dropbox.

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Is it a nandroid? If so it has personal info and I understand not posting it here - but if its just a stock image and has no personal info why not just post the link?

If you don't want people downloading from your DB I'd be happy to upload it here - if you prefer.

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Rub 1 out. I just sent you a message with the link. If you xan upload to here for him that would be great. I am mobile now and cant.

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I am too, but WiFi is pretty good so I'll give it a shot, thank you!

Edit:

The unbrick image is only 48mb in size, so I have absolutely no idea what's in it. I'll look - just got done.

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Hmm...

Its a ".gz" file - I've never used one - and have no idea how to use it to fix your phone.

Did you just flash it in recovery?

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I am too, but WiFi is pretty good so I'll give it a shot, thank you!Edit:The unbrick image is only 48mb in size, so I have absolutely no idea what's in it. I'll look - just got done.Sent from my SCH-R970 using Tapatalk

Hope it helps.

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Hmm...Its a ".gz" file - I've never used one - and have no idea how to use it to fix your phone.Did you just flash it in recovery?Sent from my SCH-R970 using Tapatalk

Never flashed it. It was something he had me make from a program he sent me as a back up.

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