Do you have any way to find the “raw” system.img size? I am hoping you have some reference to that size, but I suppose if the original backup was lost, then there is no way to know (a clone produces both a “
.img” file and a “
.img.raw” file). The sparse image won’t have a predictable size, but if you know the cloned “
.img.raw” size, then it could be confirmed if maybe it was something as simple as a partition size change. I could see the possibility of strange things happening when the flashed image does not fit correctly into the partition scheme.
FYI, the raw image works as well as the sparse for flash, but takes longer since it is large. If you look at a raw image, and the size is twice divisible evenly by 1024, then that is the size in “MiB”; if divisible evenly three times by 1024, then the size is in “GiB”. The flash.sh “
-S size” can be manually specified, e.g., “
flash.sh -S 28GiB -r ...”. If you don’t have that information, then I do not know where to go from there.