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Help. Suddenly I can no longer engage safe system. I can go into safestrap and backup/restore any nonsafe file but when I want to initiate safe system, it backs up nonsafe but then I get an error msg which says can't retrieve data and I remain in nonsafe.
I then reboot phone and the phone reboots into stock but I have lost root and it walks me setting up the phone as a new user.
I then have to reboot and go back into safestrap to restore my prior good nonsafe rooted stock and all is well. I just can't get into safe system.
UPDATE: I could not restore nonsafe image and had to start all over as a new setup though I did not loose root. I will try and reinstall safestrap to see if that fixes it.
This is usually because of insufficient space on the emmc (internal storage) partition. That's where safestrap stores the information needed to restore your safe/non-safe systems.

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I'm having this same problem--can't get back into safe system. I'm getting an error: "Emmc space free: 1mb" and "There may not be enough free space to complete backup." Then "Error while making a backup image of /data!"

Any help would be appreciated as for what to do from here.
Wow, 1mb free! LOL. You'll need to delete some files from your sdcard (internal storage). Safestrap keeps backups of the /data partitions of the safe and non-safe ROMS in /sdcard/safestrap/safe /sdcard/safestrap/orig, respectively. If there isn't sufficient space to backup the /data partition when doing a system swap (in either direction) the process will fail. If you keep photos, music, etc. on your internal storage, you might want to move it to sdcard-ext to free up some space.
 
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