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Its because stock roms come with their own recovery. That will always replace custom recovery. To prevent this, whenever you download a rom, open its tar or zip or whatever format is there with winrar and delete the recovery image inside it (if its zip file, then open it and go to system/etc and delete "recovery.img" and if its tar file, again open it and ...


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Moto G XT1033 as it seems from this question supports OTG, which means you can connect a pendrive using an OTG cable and store complete Nandroid backup in it through the recovery. Will I be able to return to system with Phone (sim) and Play Store apps working through the "system" backup? I cannot comment anything about Baseband/IMEI issue, but you will ...


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Some stock ROM's may replace the custom recovery with the stock recovery. To solve it you should install the custom recovery with fastboot and reboot to recovery and don't reboot to system. That will prevent the stock ROM from replacing the custom recovery. Hope my answer helps.


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Use the Install Zip → select the zip file you downloaded (possibly this) → choose Yes if asked, and the recovery should flash this zip into your system. Flash zip from SD card or Install zip are basically the same thing.


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Just enter into fast boot mode and connect my mobile with PC Just flash the same ROM, Which i have already have in my mobile ( I haven't done "erase userdata") After flashing the ROM, Reboot my mobile I got all apps and datas. Also i connected my mobile with PC, now its detected the internal memory of my mobile, here i can copy the required pictures and ...


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Phone is now working. Photos and contacts still intact. Here's what happened: I gave up and selected "Wipe data/factory reset" from the Android recovery menu (turn phone on whilst holding down power, vol up and home button at the same time). I fully expected this to erase my data (photos and contacts included), but at least get my phone working again. ...


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A backup created via recovery is a nandroid backup. Yes, the nandroid backup created by any recovery (CWM, TWRP) will be exact replica of the phone state when the backup was taken- that means it'll have all the files/ data that you have on the phone. Here is a good article about nandroid backups


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In addition to the answer by LinX64, you can locate your backup file rather easily. Since CWM and TWRP installs the backup as default in clockworkmod and TWRP folder, you can use an app like Diskusage to scan your storages and you can easily see the big bulky ones in its output. Touch any of them, choose Show and the app will open that folder in your default ...


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Can I store a CWM backup on the PC and copy it to the phone when needed? Yes, you can. CWM backups are stored in /data/media/clockworkmod/backups And for TWRP : you can choose the files/backup-files for saved and stored in Sdcard or Extsdcard during backup process. Stored in -> sdcard -> TWRP -> Backups or: Extsdcard ...



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