Originally Posted by dereksurfs
I would like to clone a microSD with a customized CM7 I have built and is in a fully functional state. The reason for this is I plan to buy additional Nooks for family members. And rather than go through all the steps again including post installation configuration and installation of preferred apps I would simply like to place a clone of that on additional cards.
At work some of the guys use Norton Ghost
to create mirror images of hard drives. Is there something similar for SD cards and Android based systems? If so what would be the most efficient and effective cloning route? Open source or lower cost tools are of course preferred.
I used the free open source Win 32 Disk Imager
utility to install the inital image. But it is designed primarily for writing images to an SD card, not creating them.
If you are running CM7 off the internal eMMC, then you can use RomManager to make a backup of your image to the SD card. You would then boot into Recovery on your target device, and restore that image. Keep in mind that everything will be restored, including logging details to Gmail, G+ and so on.
If you are running CM7 off the SD card, I can't talk for Windows, but on Linux you would use the dd tool from the shell.