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What is the best (simple instructions for idiots like me) source for how-tos on backup smartphone, remove OS, using TWRP and installing new OS? Thanks.

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What exactly do you want to backup?


Pictures/downloads/mp3's etc - can just be copied to your computer by connecting usb
settings,  contacts, calls, etc - can be saved on google cloud and re-synch'd when you sign back into your google account....

 

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Hi Ghozer,

 

Thanks for replying. I know how to backup personal stuff, perhaps what I should have phrased it as 'How to backup the system' should I 'brick' it - which I want to prevent - I want to get to the state of a 'pure Android' without the Google bloat:

 

https://e.foundation/

 

I've already downloaded the TWRP file and the e .img file for the OnePlus 3T

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Well with regards to the 'system' - Just download the stock firmware for that device, make sure your google account is synching all items, and they are all recently synch'd too (via settings > accounts / sync) - if they are, and you have all your personal files backed up, then just flash it....

having a backup as you put it incase you brick it won't help, because if it's bricked, you can't flash anything to it - not even a backup, the backup (as I said above) is just a copy of the original firmware for that specific device....

(if by 'bricked'  you mean simply not booting, but you can still get to the boot/FW menu then you could still re-flash stock firmware to restore functionality)

Edited by Ghozer

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Might be being a bit thick here but recently bricked a nexus 7 trying to flash it, took me a few days to backward flash it successfully, regarding backing up your system I didn't see any options but did see lots of various image files for different builds for your device.

Didn't manage via Google had to flash via a third party prog off the internet, point is if bricked it's not completely lost

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