Wednesday, 17 April 2013

TIPS: How To Restore A NANDROID Backup

Before you can proceed with the backup or restore process, your phone must be rooted and have Clockwork Recovery installed.

Note that this process takes the backup on the SD card so it must have enough free space to hold the entire contents of your phone memory. Also, it does NOT take the backup of the contents of the SD card itself, so you will need to manually backup those in case you need them later.

The easiest way to present, refurbish or organise nandroid backups is to use ROM supervisor. It is a free Android app that you download from the Android Market and use while running Android to agenda procedures to be presented in recovery. It presents you with a GUI for establishing ROMs as well as accomplishing, refurbishing and organising backups. It does not present the activities themselves but rather reboots the device into recovery after you have arranged these actions, and then mechanically presents them by recovery. 

There are situations when you need to perform, restore or manage backups while you are not booted into android, or can not boot into it because of some errors. In such situations, you can use the following direct method.

To take a NANDROID backup:
  1. Boot your phone into recovery. In case you don’t know how to do that, you can do it by simply launching ‘ROM Manager’ if you have it installed, and tapping ‘Reboot into Recovery’. In case you don’t have ‘ROM Manager’ installed, you can follow our guide on how to reboot your Android phone into recovery.
  2. Scroll down to ‘nandroid’ or ‘backup and restore’ and enter it (by pressing the trackball or optical track pad button on most phones; could be the power button on some phones that lack a trackball or an optical track pad.)
  3. Select ‘backup’, and wait patiently for the backup process to complete.
  4. Reboot your phone, and you’re done. You now have a complete backup of EVERYTHING on your phone memory taken on your SD card.
To recover a previously taken NANDROID backup:
  1. Follow steps 1 and 2 of the backup process.
  2. Select ‘restore’. You will now see a list of previously taken backups.
  3. Select the backup that you want to restore, confirming any prompts that you may see.
  4. Wait patiently while the restore process finishes, and reboot your phone once its done. You have now restored EVERYTHING on your phone’s memory to the way it was when that backup was taken.



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