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How to Create And Restore Nandroid Backup Using TWRP Recovery

In this guide, we are going to share the detailed instructions on How to Create And Restore Nandroid Backup Using TWRP Recovery. Being an advanced Android user or an Android enthusiast, I am sure that you’ll flash new ROMs / MODs / Recoveries or tweak the system in any other way to taste new ROMs and performance optimizations. You can root your device, install custom recoveries, flash kernels, and ROMs via recoveries but one of the most important features of custom recoveries is that you can take Nandroid backup of your ROM and restore it when required. Follow the given guide to Create And Restore Nandroid Backup Using TWRP Recovery.

You may hear of the term “Nandroid Backup”. Backup is the most important that comes to mind before doing anything with Android devices such as flashing or rooting etc. Taking a Nandroid backup using TWRP Recovery will come useful when you accidentally mess-up your device. Custom Recoveries (TWRP / CWM) actually allow creating the Nandroid Backup. With a Nandroid Backup, you can get back your phone to a usable or last backed up state in minutes. In this guide, we will tell you how to take Nandroid Back and how to Restore Nandroid Backup with TWRP. Proceed to the given guide to know that How to Create And Restore Nandroid Backup Using TWRP Recovery.

How to Create And Restore Nandroid Backup Using TWRP Recovery

A Nandroid backup is a backup of your entire system including the kernel, themes, apps, app data, messages, call logs, device settings and others. That means when you restore it you will get everything like before. It is created in the form of a zip file or an image file that can be flashed using the same custom recovery. Nandroid Backup doesn’t backup data stored on the internal sd card of your device because it, itself is stored on the sd card however as explained it backs up the whole system. So below we are going to share How To Create and Restore Nandroid Backup On Android Devices via TWRP custom recovery.

What is a Nandroid Backup?

Android is an open source platform and developers are free to do anything with it very easily. One can backup all the apps, apps with data, contacts, SMS, media files, call logs and anything else on Android devices. You can find a lot of third-party apps using for the backup purposes such as Titanium Backup which is used to Contacts, SMS and Call logs backup and restore. We can say that Nandroid Backup is the backup of the Android operating system on a device.

Nandroid backup is a standard structure for backing up the full mirror image of an Android phone which is accessible with a Recovery Mode, developed by the XDA developer Infernix. It allows users to give options to backup and restore Android phones in the exact same state of when it was backed up. A Nandroid backup creates the copy of the phone’s stock/custom ROM, installed apps, messages, wallpapers, system settings, pictures, music, videos, contacts and account settings etc.

Note: Please note that before going ahead to the installation guide, you must have your bootloader unlocked and TWRP recovery installed on your device. If you are having any troubles with unlocking the bootloader or installing TWRP recovery, then follow the given guides:

Steps to Create And Restore Nandroid Backup Using TWRP

In this guide, we’ll let you know that How To Create & Restore Nandroid Backup on Android Devices using TWRP.

How To Create Nandroid Backup On Android Devices

  1. First of all, boot your device into TWRP Recovery mode.

  2. Now, scroll down to ‘Backup’ and tap on it.

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  1. Select ‘System’, ‘data’ and other items that you want to backup. Please note that System and Data consist of your entire Android operating system.
  2. Set up the folder to store your backup files. (optional)

  3. Finally, swipe Right on the required portion of the screen to initiate the backup process.

  4. Once done, reboot your Android device and you are done with your backup.

How To Restore Nandroid Backup On Android Devices

  1. Boot your device into TWRP Recovery mode.
  2. Navigate to ‘Restore’. Tap on it.

  3. Select the backup folder you want to restore.

  4. Finally, swipe Right on the required portion of the screen to start recovery.

  5. Once rebooted, you should find the ROM restored exactly same as when you backed it up.

These were the easy steps on how to how to take nandroid backup or how to restore a nandroid backup. By following the above guide you can backup and restore everything on any Android smartphone or tablet. Let us know in the comments area below if you have queries or trouble while creating or restoring a backup.

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