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A backup image of the Android system that can be made through Clockworkmod's custom recovery.

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What is the relation between ROM Manager, ClockworkMod and Nandroid? Which one(s) do I need?

So I understand the first thing I need to do with my phone, after rooting, is to back everything up. But I was confused about 3 of the apparently popular tools used for this. For example, is Nandroid ...
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Is there a way to do Nandroid backup directly to pc and then restore it directly from pc also?

My phone doesn't have enough space to store backup files so I wonder if there is a way to do Nandroid backup and restore with files stored on pc.
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What's the difference between a NANDroid backup and an ADB backup?

Could anyone explain the difference between a backup made using NANDroid and a backup made using ADB i.e. using the adb backup command? I've read that both are capable of creating full system ...
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ROM Manager - What Is It's Purpose?

I just finished rooting my phone (Moto Droid) for the first time using the z4root application. It worked great (one-click, no computer involved). However, before I start messing with my phone, I ...
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Do I need to wipe anything before restoring a full nandroid backup?

I'm used to wiping everything when installing a new ROM, but I would like to know if a nandroid restore automatically wipes out the partitions it is recovering. When I run a restore, I see some ...
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What does CWM back up?

I made a backup using ClockworkMod Recovery v6.0.4.7d of my Samsung I9305 (it runs a rooted stock Android 4.4.4). I selected "Backup and restore" and then "Backup to /storage/sdcard1". The resulting ...
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Any difference between the back ups made by Titanium and Nandroid?

I have both CWM and Titanium backup pro installed and will like to make a backup of my system (Xperia Neo V). However I'm torn between the two. I have about 3.6gb space left on my 14gb SD card and ...
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Restore only part of nandroid image

In attempt to install 2.2 I've deleted all my contacts(contacts were saved on phone, not as google contacts) I've done full nandroid backup while phone still had those contacts; however when I try ...
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How to delete backups made using Clockworkmod?

Splitting this question from the comments to my answer to How to install ClockworkMOD Recovery on Sony Xperia Neo V (MT11a)? Erik, one last thing. I accidentally made an extra backup which didn't ...
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How to NANDroid a phone without ClockWorkMod?

I'm almost sure that there is no ClockWorkMod Recovery for my phone (I've been reading some questions and answer in the forum and also google it with this result. So when I installed ROM Manager the ...
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Extract App Data from Nandroid / CWM Backup

I use ClockworkMod Recovery, and Slimbean. Recently, my slimbean started hanging at the loading screen and getting insanely hot. So I took a backup, and cleaned flashed AOKP rom. It's working fine ...
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Possible to do Nandroid Backup BEFORE unlocking bootloader?

I have a stock Atrix 4G with Froyo (2.2.2) (Version.4.1.83.MB860.ATT.en.US). It's past warranty, so I'm not worried about voiding the warranty. As one would expect, the stock recovery doesn't offer ...
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Clockwork Mod Can't find backups

Yesterday I performed a Nandroid Backup on my phone, because right after I knew I was going to wipe the phone and cache and remount Cyanogenmod on my Galaxy Nexus to hopefully solve another issue I ...
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Android restore bootstrap nandroid backup after a failed rom flash

I was trying to flash my Droid X2 to CM7, but it failed. Before I attempted the flash, I did a nandroid backup using an app called "system recovery" (MOTODX2_Bootstrap_signed.apk). I want to restore ...
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Nandroid backup of Emulator instance?

Is it possible to use Nandroid to backup an AVD instance?
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Why would the TRWP Nandroid backups of system and vendor partitions be different between backups?

For background info, I just picked up a Xiaomi Mi 9 Global version and am running the latest weekly Xiaomi.eu Pure MIUI ROM on it (if it matters, the latest Xiaomi.eu weeklies for the Mi 9 are Android ...
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ODIN vs. Nandroid backups?

I've been told that ODIN backups are preferred to Nandroid ones, but I've only ever used the latter. What are the features that differ between them, and how is one better than another? Also, if it is ...
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Can't install custom rom: “Can't mount SD card”

I've some trouble with my HTC Desire and I'd like to ask for help. I've recently rooted it with unrevoked and turned in S-off mode. All went well, or so it seemed, until I decided to flash a custom ...
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Restore all data to another rooted device (LineageOS)

Is it possible to export all phone data (phone settings, installed apps, app data...) and import it to another device (different model) in one shot? What I'm looking for is a way to "mirror" all data ...
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Broke screen, how to perform Nandroid/TWRP backup blindly?

I have broken my HTC One (M8)'s display (and probably more) while attempting to replace the battery, and I'm selling it via eBay for parts. How do I attempt a full Nandroid backup with TWRP and then ...
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Extract data from nandroid backup

As I am not using an official version of cyanogenmod, I cannot restore my Data partition, that I was forced to wipe. I did the backup with TWRP thus, it is in the nandroid form. However, when I try to ...
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Nandroid Backup restore fails with error 255

I recently destroyed the screen of my OnePlus One and had to send it in for repair. I used TWRP to make a Nandroid Backup before packing the device. Yesterday, I received a new device, obviously not ...
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How to do a full nandroid backup via pc [duplicate]

How to do a full nandroid backup via pc using adb or anything or any software specialised for it.
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My nandroid backups are around 2gb, I'm told it shouldn't be this big

my nandroid backups are over 2gb and someone told me they shouldn't be that big. What might the culprits be? It would be nice to keep the backups on my phone if they were smaller. Not sure how ...
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Pictures gone after Nandroid backup restored

Recently, I made a TWRP Recovery Nandroid backup of my current ROM, and I had just taken some personal pictures. In the backup, it included the /data partition. When I went to restore it, I opened the ...
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How can I schedule a Nandroid backup?

Is it possible to schedule a Nandroid backup for a particular time on a rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 running CM9 and the Siyah Kernel? How would one accomplish this?
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Does a nandroid backup contain the hboot?

If I restore a nandroid backup will it restore the hboot and the corresponding partition tables? I'm on bravo-stock hboot now and I want to try the CM7 hboot. Will I be able to switch back to stock ...
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Is it safe to use compression for nandroids (backups) created by custom recoveries?

Many custom recoveries, like TWRP, have an option to use compression when creating nandroid backups. By default, this option is typically disabled. Is it safe to use the compression option? Are the ...
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Will a nandroid backup save me from a bad upgrade?

I have a Rezound on 4.03, and verizon has pushed an update to it today. I have delayed the install because there's little information about it. What little I have found claim it make the phone ...
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Decryption process was interrupted and “Device memory damaged” message is shown.

-Phone model: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 -Rooted. -USB debuging was active before the problem. -TWRP is installed. version 3.0.2-0. -rom is stock android forgot the version. -I know the encryption key....
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Cannot write to /storage/emulated/0 after nandroid restore (even as root)

On my rooted Motorola Moto G 2014 LTE I can no longer access the directories under /storage/emulated/0/, such as Download, Documents, Ringtones. Using a file explorer, without root access, I just ...
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Difference between “nandroid” and “nandroid + ext”

I own a CM9 Motorola Backflip MB300. I'm planning downgrading it and reapplying the stock ROM. To prevent rendering it unusable, I'm going to perform a nandroid backup, but I get two options: "backup" ...
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Persisting permissions on /mnt/shell after reboot

CWM Nandroid backups are being stored in /mnt/shell/emulated/clockworkmod I want to use DropSync (or something similar) to automatically upload the contents of this folder to Dropbox as a backup ...
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Are there any downsides to using a nandroid recovery?

A nandroid backup is designed to provide a backup for an Android device. Are there any downsides to restoring a nandroid backup (besides losing any changes since the nandroid was created)? In other ...
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Titanium Backup from Nandroid using pc

I know you can create a Titanium Backup from a Nandroid Backup using the Titanium Backup PRO app. But is there a possibility to create a Titanium Backup from a Nandroid without having a phone, i.e. ...
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Restore contacts from nandroid backup

I got a nandroid backup of a stock android froyo firmware. The device (GT-I9003, Galaxy SL) is now running cyanogenmod 9. how can i transfer the contacts (and sms/mms optionally) from the backup to ...
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How can I mount or extract TWRP Nandroid backups in Windows?

Every so often, I need to extract files from a backup. I'm aware Titanium Backup can do this, and there are no doubt other apps capable of the same, but I want to do it on my PC where the backups ...
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Made a Backup with TWRP, but the backup was moved to my computer. Can I still flash?

So I bricked my Galaxy S6 by wiping the system, data, boot, and all that. Before though, I made a nandroid backup and move the files to my MAC in a folder. But when I try putting the nandroid files ...
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How do I view/mount nandroid file on device?

From Android's terminal, I tried to mount a nandroid img: losetup -f gives "/dev/loop0". However, when I try losetup /dev/loop0 /sdcard/nandroid/... data.img it says no such directory. Same thing ...
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Can't mount /sdcard while doing a NANDroid backup!

I just got root with Unrevoked and S-OFF with AlphaRev. I partitioned my SD card in GParted as following. Part 1: 4096 MB ext3 Part 2: 25842 MB fat32 The card is a 32 GB SD card. I intended to have ...
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How can I tell CWM to perform a full backup instead of an incremental backup?

A recent update to CWM touted the ability to perform incremental backups instead of full ones. Having performed those for a while, I find that I have quite a few old backups that I don't know if I ...
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Adoptable storage and nandroid backup - All apps included?

I have an SD card in internal storage mode (adoptable storage) and want to do a full backup of my device. In this mode the SD card has folders equivalent to /data/app, /data/data and /data/media. If I ...
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What does data partition in nandroid backup contain?

I've been trying to find information on what's included in the data partition when doing a nandroid backup. I couldn't quite figure if it includes: Media files (images, videos, music) User apps + ...
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Lineage OS 16, Nandroid Backup Not Working [duplicate]

I am currently running the April 29th build of LineageOS for MicroG 16.0 on my OnePlus 5 (cheeseburger). I tried to update the device using the built in Updater, but the device just rebooted into TWRP ...
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Nexus 5X: bootloop after restoring NANDroid backup via TWRP

I was using LG Nexus 5X with Lineage OS 14.1 for a long time. I wanted to switch to stock Oreo ROM to see how it is. I made a backup of the following items (Lineage OS 14.1) using TWRP: Boot System ...
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How to get memory dumps, when internal memory (/data partition) is damaged?

(Sorry for my english) My phone, Samsung galaxy S3 16 GB wasn't rooted and installed custom recovery. Someday, it appears on the screen that "internal storage is damaged". So I want to backup internal ...
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Can i recover data from a Nandroid Backup without the original device?

I'd like to start making scheduled backups to my rooted OnePlus 3T (Oxygen OS 5.0.1) in order to prevent the loss of data from any reason that could occur. I want to save everything: the entire ...
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Problems after restoring nandroid backup

On my Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F, Android 4.4.2) I made a nandroid backup of "everything" (boot, cache, recovery, system, etc.) about six weeks ago (using PhilzTouch recovery). Yesterday I tried to restore ...
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Nandroid Backup Fails with extractTarFork() error

Long story short, I tried to install MultiROM on my Nexus 6P, and it failed. So I tried to restore my backup using TWRP 3.0.2.0, and it keeps failing at exactly 7800MB with the error E:extractTarFork(...
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Create burnable image of Android?

I'm using a tool to flash an Android device with a .img file. The tool is called USB Flash Burner. What this tool does is you boot the Android device up while pressing a paperclip in the reset ...