Gearloose Odin Backup Manager 2.0 — November 24, 2011

Gearloose Odin Backup Manager 2.0

First the German GB 2.3.6 has been released .

The information courtesy lachon69

Download link

Password :


Those who are familiar .

Gearloose is a backup manager which backs up data and system and creates odin images .

The new version of Gearloose has

  • Backup organised by date instead of custom names
  • Cygwin used to make process faster
  • Support for amss (radio ) and Bootloader (the four files )

This version was created since some people dont have stock roms to have a backup . (North America especially)

Requirements :

  • Rooted Shell in Airplane Mode when Android is on.(Arkas 0.564,Arkas 0.6,Perseus 2  ,CyanogenMod,Stock ROM+ WIllingMagic’s kernel)
  • OR Rooted Recovery .Recovery4/RecoveryGinger4 OR ClockworkMod recovery
  • 500 MB free space in SD card .

Instructions :

  • unzip the contents to a folder
  • connect phone to USB with USB debugging ON
  • either go to rooted recovery or switch off to airplane mode
  • Run backup.bat
  • Ignore the mkdir or mount errors .(safeguard if /sdcard is not mounted)
  • Press enter as and when required
  • A folder will be created with the current date and time stamp containing the backup depending on option .(I suggest number 4 )
  1. BOOT.tar.md5 -Bootloader (4-5 MB)
  2. PDA.tar.md5 – PDA file (370-375 M B)
  3. PHONE.tar.md5 -PHONE_amss file for radio (25MB)

Remember the file size should be almost as above 

I have tested this on recovery4 and recoveryginger4 .

Not tested on Arkas 0.564,arkas 0.6 and Persues 2 and ClockworkMod recovery .It may work or it wont .

ROMs Backed up and restored :

  • Stock GB
  • ganymede 4
  • Stock Froyo
  • Arkas leviathan

Remember you need a rooted shell 🙂 

If you are performing the backup on live android system like Arkas or CyanogenMod then remember to switch to airplane mode since amss may not be backed up correctly with this mod .

The backup manager


In case you want links to the rooted recoveries .

Recovery4 For Froyo.


Recovery4ginger For gingerbread 



Nandroid Style Odin/Gearloose Backup — August 13, 2011

Nandroid Style Odin/Gearloose Backup


Beefed up


Bankai !!!

Enigma Strikes Again .!!!

With some research,common sense and help from Kraka23 ,I figured a backup method which works like a nandroid .

Instead of using a recovery ,I made clever use of scripts ,odin and SOC !!

The new Gearloose Backup manager backs up the data and system partitions and at the end you receive a Odin flashable tar

Which entirely backs up and restores the system state !!!!

Yes everything.Saved games ,app changes, settings, saved apps ,wallpapers, saved state ,rabid turtles ,naked bunnies ,pingus ,user accounts.


It’s a bit slow and time consuming .(5-7 minutes for dump/pull and 5 minutes for flash) BUT WAY FASTER THAN TITANIUM BACKUP 

The file will be saved on PC .

Before I begin Let me tell you the requirements :

  • Odin 4.34
  • SuperOneClick Root (Yes even if you have rooted phone)
  • Android SDK installed
  • SD card with 1GB free space
  • Supreme guts
  • Gearloose  Backup manager
  • 1 GB free space on the hard disk partition
  • Galaxy 551 and USB cable
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Keep the processor on performance governor and Max clock .pref 780 Mhz for 0.5 and 806 for 0.533

Method :-

Connect the phone with USB cable to Computer

Run SuperOneClick

Now click on Shell Root 

Finish the works


ensure that backup.bat and backup folder are present

run backup.bat

There are two options

  1. backup DATA : which backs up your data partition
  2. backup DATA and SYSTEM :backs up both system and data partitions

After choosing the desired option .


Enter your desired tar name like PDA,ABC,TRY,NOOB,

And just keep on clicking Enter when asked

Lines You will see

  • Dumping & Dumping Finished (4-5 minutes)
  • Taring & Taring Finished (3-4 minutes)
  • Adding Checksum and Checksum finished (1 minute max)
  • Pulling (3-4 minutes)
  • The Odin file is ready in backup folder
  • Cleaning the SD card

at end of 5-7 minutes depending on SD card speed ,you will get a odin flashable tar image in backup folder.

When you want to restore your data .

Flash with the odin file.



the backup data image is 170 MB

and with data+ system is 350 MB

If you dont believe this i have enclosed a blank PDA file which wipes the data .You can restore your data backup after that to check it.

Thanks to kraka23 of Argentina for the SOC shell root suggestion which removed a bug.

Thanks to Xtra Power Friend of Brazil for testing it for and helping me identifying three bugs

Dont forget to clear cache after flashing just to be safe !!!

Download the manager

EDIT 1 : I messed up the code for data back up .System+data worked fine 

Here is the manager again .

All the 13 downloaders please download again

Download link 2

A GUI will be made if I get enough reviews and requests .

Gearloose in GUI — July 21, 2011

Gearloose in GUI

The makeshift GUI for Gearloose

It is a simple GUI based on The Wizard’s Apprentice 1.5 by Dion Nicoolas

The gearloose manager with options

Enjoy fellas

Antivirus software raise flags while executing GearlooseGUI.bat .
But you guys can check the script and I assure it just a false positive


Extract the zip contents and execute(double click) the GearlooseGUI.bat

Yes it looks like an installer since the original prog was supposed to be for installers 😀

Download Link

Gearloose ADB Manager — July 20, 2011

Gearloose ADB Manager

This a batch script  for people having trouble with adb commands or people who are too lazy to type

Gearloose 0.22 ADB Manger to the rescue


Currently it is for windows only


Knowledge of english

Android SDK installed

Rooted Phone

Common Sense

USB Debugging should be on .


Execute option 2 First time after installing and it will create a bunch of folders and sub folders

Folders Explained :

gearloose is the main folder

app,backupframework and sd are three subfolders

app sub folder :–

data : /data/phone apps will be saved here (single)

databatch :all the /data/apps will be saved here

note to backup data apps ,you will need to set the permissions from shell manually

installsingle :place apk for single install

installbatch : install apks in a batch (Limited to 10 currently)

system : /system/apps will be saved here

systembatch :all the /system/apps for total backup will be saved here


backupframework :Currently only tested on single samsung phone .Backs up framework-res.apk and twframework-res.apk



backup : transfers a single file from sd card to this folder

fullbackup : transfers the entire sdcard contents here

camera :camera pics are located here

push : Can transfer a file from PC to sdcard


The functions

0 :-Mindless Drabble

1:- help ,useless though

2:-Important function,creates folders for the manager.It should be executed FIRST before doing anything

3:- Lists apps in /system/app folder

4.:-Transfer a particular app from /system/app folder to \gearloose\app\system

5.:-Backsup all apps from /system/app folder

6.:-Backup a particular installed app from /data/app folder

7.Backup all apps from /data/app folder

8.: Batch Install apk from computer to phone .

It is currently limited to 10 apps

Place the apks in installbatch folder and rename them from 0.apk to 9.apk

It will directly install to your phone.

9.Install a single apk from installsingle folder.Follow the instructions

10.:-Backup frameworks from samsung phones.From other phones it will only back up framework-res.apk to \gearloose\backupframework

11:-List SD card contents

12 :-Push a file in SD card.File should be in gearloose\sd\push folder.It will be pushed to /sdcard/gearloose folder

13.Backup a file from sd card .It will be saved in \gearloose\sd\backup folder

14.Backup camera pics :- All camera present in DCIM folder will be saved to \gearloose\sd\camera

15.:-Backup entire SD card :-ALL THE SD CARD CONTENTS ARE TRANSFERRED TO computer .It will take disk space and time


I have tested all functions .

It wont work if you dont have Android sdk

It wont work is you dont have windows

It wont work if you dont have Android phone connected

Download Link