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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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.

  • 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, 2009 at 14:21
  • Cyanogen's 1.4 recovery with nandroid is so worth it (and easy). Oct 1, 2009 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, 2009 at 18:49

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