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Is it possible to create an image of my phone (G1, cupcake) so that I may revert back to it at a later date?

I'm not scared of using the Android SDK, I only needs the steps to create the file.

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I think that's answered here:… – Amanda Mar 29 '11 at 14:54
possible duplicate of How do I perform a full pre-rooting backup of an Android phone? – GAThrawn Mar 29 '11 at 15:15
Note the date. This was asked on Super User before an Android Stack Exchange site was even a glimmer. – Al E. Mar 29 '11 at 15:36

You can use nandroid to do this.

If you update your recovery image to Cyanogen's 1.4 recovery then it has nandroid built in.

These are tools from the community and are not officially tested or supported so make sure you fully understand what you're doing before using them.

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I decided to go with HandyBackup and wiped the phone. I have now installed the recovery correctly and will make a true image once I have th proper setup. It's a shame there's not a built in function from Google or T-mobile. – Stevoni Sep 27 '09 at 14:21
Cyanogen's 1.4 recovery with nandroid is so worth it (and easy). – FoleyIsGood Oct 1 '09 at 17:51
I completely agree now that I've installed the recovery properly. Already made a back up for when I load new roms. – Stevoni Oct 1 '09 at 18:49

There's a pretty thorough response on What is the right way to backup my whole phone? with more indispensable information at Why can't I boot into recovery mode?

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