I have just created a backup using CWM. A 3.2G backup of a clean factory reset. Mental.

I am wondering that once I have installed all the apps, and make a new backup....that backup will contain EVERYTHING? Apps, photos, music...and so on?

  • I've just added the nandroid tag to your question – as that's what you're asking about. Please see its tag-wiki for more details – including the answer to your question :)
    – Izzy
    May 6 '15 at 10:38

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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    Basically correct. Should be worth pointing out Nandroid creates complete disk images – so it basically "mirrors" all (relevant) partitions. It's not a file-based (logical) backup, but a "disk-based" one. So naturally, everything on the "disks" is backed up – not only the files, but also where exactly they were stored (not just in terms of directory-structure, but rawly, even which "sectors" they were occupying).
    – Izzy
    May 6 '15 at 10:42

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