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How To Create & Restore Nandroid Backup On Android Devices

How To Create and Restore Nandroid Backup On android Devices

These days more and more people are getting into rooting and tweaking their Android Smartphones as Android gives them freedom to customize it as in the way that they want to. When anyone roots their Smartphone and get into customizing, one gets aware of a term “Custom ROM” which means using a Firmware which is not developed by OEM. These Custom ROM’s gives Users more freedom to customize their smartphones, the way they want to. Some of the Most Popular Custom ROM’s are CyanogenMod (Lineage OS), Paranoid, Ressurection Remix, etc.

CREATE AND RESTORE NANDROID BACKUP ON ANDROID DEVICES

CREATE AND RESTORE NANDROID BACKUP ON ANDROID DEVICES

One doubt that strikes in everybody’s mind when installing Custom Rom is “What if it gets wrong?”

“What if it gets bricked?”  and “How can I get My data back?”.

Well, the Answer to any of the Above Questions is ‘Take Backup’. You might have read ‘Backup your Device before Installing, in case anything gets wrong’ multiple times. What is this Backup? Why is it recommended? How can I take Backup?

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So basically, this kind of backups are known as “Nandroid Backups” which assures that you will get your whole system back, in case you soft-brick your device while installing any custom ROM. Your device will get back as if nothing happened.In this Guide, we will guide you How you can Create & Restore Nandroid Backup On Android Devices. But before going to that, You must assure that your Smartphone is Rooted and have Custom Recovery Installed. There are 2 most Popular Recoveries CWM and TWRP. So You have both things? Great. You are ready to Rock now.

How To Create Nandroid Backup On Android Devices

  • Go to Recovery

Firstly, Go to your Phone’s Recovery. Don’t know how to do that?. Well, It’s quite Simple, Generally Holding Power key and Volume Down key at the Same time, while the device is switched off, will make you head into Recovery. Although, in some, cases this might not work. You can know that by little googling. 🙂

Once you are in recovery mode. Note that you can’t use touch Screen in CWM. So you will have to rely on those volume keys for navigating.

  • Create Nandroid Backup

Once you are into Recovery, take a full Nandroid backup of your Device. It depends on “Recovery” you have. We have both guides for CWM as well as TWRP. Still, if you have some other recovery, the options are quite same. You can easily understand what option you have to select.

For CWM Recovery-

CWM Recovery looks like what is shown above. DO you have CWM? Follow below steps-

  • Navigate to “Backup and Restore” using Volume keys.
  • Select “Backup” by pressing the Power key.
  • The Phone will start backing up your system Now. Wait for a while.
  • Once the backup is done, select ‘Go back’ and choose ‘Reboot system now’. Now you have successfully backed up your data and your Phone should restart.

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For TWRP Recovery-

TWRP Recovery looks like what is shown above. DO you have TWRP? Follow below steps-

  • Navigate to “Backup and Restore”.
  • Chose the partition for which you want to have a backup for, Not sure what to select? Use default selections.
  • Swipe to start the backing up process.
  • The Phone will start backing up your system Now. Wait for a while.
  • Once the backup is done, select ‘Go back’ and choose ‘Reboot system now’. Now you have successfully backed up your data and your Phone should restart.

Transfer backup elsewhere

To be on the safer site it is always recommended to transfer your backup to your PC. Follow these steps to move backup from your phone to PC.

For CWM-

Connect your Phone to your Computer via USB cable and Navigate to /data/media/clockworkmod/backups and copy the backup folder to your PC. After you successfully copied the folder, you can delete that from your device.

For TWRP-

Connect your Phone to your Computer via USB cable and Navigate to TWRP Folder. There you will find a folder named “Backup”. Copy the backup folder to your PC. After you successfully copied the folder, you can delete that from your device.

How To Restore Nandroid Backup On Android Devices

It’s quite simple. To restore your Nandroid backup. Boot into Recovery. Select “Backup” or “Backup and Restore” and then navigate to the folder ‘backup’ which you created earlier. Select Restore. The process may take few minutes. Once it’s completed. Reboot you Device and Voila! You made it. You have successfully restored your Nandroid Backup.

Hope this guide helped you. If you face anything or have some queries leave them in the comment section down below.

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