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Nandroid backup is a common term among almost all Android users who have installed a custom recovery on their device. This process allows the user to have a copy of the stock ROM of the device before performing advanced operations which includes the risk of data loss. We have already mentioned in detail about Nandroid backup in our post. Here we have a detailed guide on how to create a Nandroid backup of your Android device using ClockworkMod Recovery easily. To know what is CWM and how to install it, see our post on it: What Is ClockworkMod Recovery And How To Install It?.

How to create a nandroid backup

Following are the steps to create a Nandroid backup of your Android device:

  • Make sure that the device is charged to at least 70% of it’s total capacity
  • Boot your device into CWM recovery using the ROM Manager App or using the bootloader options (the combination of volume and power buttons to boot into bootloader may vary for different devices. Just google for the combination). Using ROM Manager will be easier.

Booting into recovery with Rom Manager

  • Once your are in recovery, select the backup and restore option using the volume (to scroll) and power (to select) buttons.
  • In the next screen that appears, select the backup option. Then the backup will start, which takes few minutes to complete.
  • When completed, go back to the CWM main menu and reboot the device.

Finish! You can find the backup in your sdcard (Open your sdcard contents and navigate to clockworkmod/backup). Make a copy of the same file in your computer also so that you could use it in case you lose it from your sdcard for some reason, say a data wipe or something.

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