How to Make a Nandroid backup of your Android Device

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Follow these simple instructions to take a Nandroid back up of your android device. you’ll have a copy of your all information including your os to use if your device is ever replaced, lost, or damaged. Backups let you transfer data from your last device to your new one . In order to be able to make a Nandroid backup, your Android device has to be rooted and needs to have a custom recovery tool (ClockWorkMod or TWRP ).

In this android guide, we walk you through the steps to create a full backup, including all your settings, apps, and files, using the built-in system image tool.

To get into your recovery, you first need to boot your device into the bootloader. With many devices, this can be done by turning it on holding down the volume-down and power button.

What is NANDroid backup?

A NANDroid backup is a digital copy of all the data that’s stored in an Android device’s NAND flash memory. NANDroid backups are used by Android device owners who have gained root access to their phone’s operating system in order to use aftermarket distributions of the Android operating system, which are called ROMs.

How to Make a Nandroid backup of your Android Device

TWRP:

Step 1. Go to “Backup”

Step 2. Choose the partitions you want to back up. If you’re not sure what to choose, simply leave the default selections.

Step 3. Make the backup by swiping to the right at the bottom.

Step 4. Your device should now perform the backup process, once that’s done you can reboot your device.

CWM:

Step 1. Go to “Backup and restore”

Step 2. Choose “Backup”

Step 3. Your device should perform the backup now

Step 4. After successful completion, select “Go back” and choose “Reboot system now” to reboot your device.

The location of CWM backups are usually located in /data/media/clockworkmod/backups.

TWRP folder on your device.

I hope these steps help you making a Nandroid backup. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!