The Mobile Library

I thought I should write about the do's and dont's (my opinion and experience of 15+ years of mobile modding).. and maybe create here and there a little guide / insight a bit deeper than normal

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    Life is a strange thing... so are coincidences... 2 days ago i killed my wife's Samsung S7 .. it fell accidently face down flat on the flat wooden floor... first i looked.. whew.. no spider app... but.. also no display activity .. some glitches here and then.. key inputs were working.. status LED too.. but the display was definately dead... it had a minor spider on the back-cover (also glass on S7) and a bit loose in front on the top glass layer... nothing too bad.. (well it didnt have any protection at all.. xD)

    how the hell do i get her data off from the phone... she had a screenlock applied so i couldnt just swipe to unlock the display (even if it wasnt working anymore the digitizer did work) .. problem is USB debuging was activated for sure (means ADB works ...) but only on unlocked screen.. therefore ADB statet "unauthorized" ...

    The solution is... go to Please login to see this link. my instance... S7 you have to

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    I just had a very very nice "WTF I didn't even know that i can do that" yesterday and i wanted to share that with you...

    I think I'll expand this part of the TWRP in a Nutshell Article from time to time when I come across something very neat

    1: How to i get a different TWRP version on my mobile when all i have on it is TWRP

    First you maybe think "Man whats up.. use Odin" ... ok.. good argument.. but i have a counter for that... my N9005 is a victim of its daily use.. i used it about 2 years straight (thats about 4 years ago) every day for work.. therefore loading it constantly evening and during the day in my car.. one day.. i plugged it in (the plug was a bit loose a few weeks before.. i didnt think about it) .. and magical blue smoke came out of the dock Port (NO JOKE!) .. telling me that a loose contact in the dock port broke loose and made a short on the dock-port electronics.... therefore i canot charge it anymore nor doing file transfers via USB .. and .. well i am just

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    Before we start I encourage you not to mess around in this section.. you can mess around pretty much .. you should have at least basic Linux Knowledge to use the Advanced Section as powerfull as it can get.. yes you can mess your mobile pretty bad in TWRP in terms of erasing your content or installing wrong stuff.. but in here you actually can mess around deep in the system... nothing you canot fix with a wipe/fresh install but as i said.. Linux Knowledge is a requirement to use it right.

    lets first have a look at the "Mount" section

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    Mount you maybe heared in other circumstances.. you Mount a Volume... the choices you have are different volumes.. you can allso call it drives if you want to make a connection to windows... System is a volume (explanation of the different volumes are in the predecessing chapters ) .. Data.. Cache .. EFS .. MicroSD Card and USB OTG

    the system volume is per default UNMOUNTED... means normally you canot access the

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    Now lets have a look how to restore your backup... it is quite simple

    Prerequisited is as always a previoused backup who would have thought that :smile:

    If you have a valid Backup file structure in a TWRP Folder it will look like this when hitting the Restore button

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    You now could either say.. i will restore this... or i have another backup on another storage.. then you would hit the "Select storage" button

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    Either way when you select your desired Backup the screen advances to....

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    and you then finally can choose what partitions you would like to restore... also you can enable digest verification wich first will check the backup files for any errors... will take a bit longer.. but when you dont backup//restore all the time like me and only have one or 2 backups around this makes sense...

    very interesting thing is now you dont have to restore everything... lets say

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    TWRP .. the big mystery.... but wait! its a really nifty thing and not only there to install your ROM

    It can solve alot of problems.. and also cause a lot of problems if not proper used

    I try to clear a bit with that and give you the most common suggestions and ideas for TWRP

    I won't cover the Installation of TWRP.. i suppose if you read this that you have it allready installed... and know what you are doing.. . i wont take any responsibility if your phone / data gets damaged =)

    Lets have a look at the Main Screen

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    Install => Pretty obvious.. there you can install your ZIP files like Magisk, Roms, Kernels etc
    Wipe => There you can litterarly Wipe your Phone.. everything

    Backup => There you can Backup your various Partitions
    Restore => There you can Restore your Partitions

    Mount => There you can mount different not mounted partitions
    Settings => some more or less not so important features wich you normally wont touch

    Advanced => interesting =)

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