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Any idea what happened?

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asinoro
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Any idea what happened?

#1 Post by asinoro » Mon May 22, 2017 1:43 am

I mount on my MX15 an android tablet, I found via terminal and blkid the mount point /dev/sdb, and I restore an image that a year ago I had made with dd and gzip.
Before that I copied some important files from the tablet to the laptop.
The result is that all the files are the same of the image a year ago, but the install programs remain the same before the restoration of the image even though I use the gzip together with dd and theoretically and practically all the data had to be deleted.
This procedure I have never tried before on android but the procedure during the restoring it show from the terminal that had be done correct, consider the time it took, and the data it restored.
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Re: Any idea what happened?

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Mon May 22, 2017 6:17 am

I don't quite understand. Can you provide a few more details or an example?
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Re: Any idea what happened?

#3 Post by asinoro » Mon May 22, 2017 6:43 am

This is the restore command of the stored backup image that I had done before.
gzip -dc /media/STORE/Lenovo/Android.img.gz | dd of=/dev/sdb bs=4096 conv=notrunc,noerror
After the restore of the image the document folder has for example A,B files where before the restore there where more files A,B,C,D etc. That is correct because before there were less files.
But there were not deleted all the recent programs installed on the tablet during the period after the backup.
If it is because was mounted the tablet, why then were delete only document files or restored and not delete the apps?
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Re: Any idea what happened?

#4 Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon May 22, 2017 6:50 am

Are you sure your image has the apps?

Android does a sort of emulated storage area presented to the user. It's actually kinda tough to remove system files without root access on the device.
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Re: Any idea what happened?

#5 Post by asinoro » Mon May 22, 2017 8:17 am

I think you are right about the android, just I thought that dd deletes everything but in this case not.
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