Before I spoil my new HTC One.

I needed a little help with the following

  1. Create a backup of the recovery
  2. Create a backup of the system
  3. Create a backup of anything that maybe required to bring the device to factory defaults

I am not interested in backing up SMS, Call Logs, and any user data.

The phone is not rooted. It has literally been taken out of the box and I walked thru the setup wizard to turn on USB debugging.

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    adb backup might be a good starting point. But for a complete backup to restore to its original state, it would be preferable to have a Nandroid backup available. Unfortunately, that requires at least a rooted device (to clone the partitions with dd), even better with a custom recovery (to use the Nandroid utility). Obviously, after rooting it's no longer factory-state – and after installing a custom recovery, the stock recovery is gone...
    – Izzy
    Jan 7, 2014 at 17:46
  • @Izzy You seem knowledgable about this. Can you please tell me "step by step" where I can get the stock recovery image for the HTC One M7 (T-Mobile). I searched the Internet and found android-revolution-hd.blogspot.com/p/… but I don't want to screw up my device. Jan 7, 2014 at 18:54
  • Unfortunately I can't; my list of devices and time to experiment is limited. But you might wish to take a look at Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? With some luck, your source is listed there. Also, XDA is a good starting point for such things (if you don't get a answer here in time).
    – Izzy
    Jan 7, 2014 at 20:08
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    XDA is great but people take forever to respond. I've posted there in Dec and have not received any update to my thread!!! Jan 9, 2014 at 4:29


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