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Android backup and recovery with CWM, TWRP and Philz Recovery

How to backup and restore Android

Android smartphones are well known for their open source nature and for its great capacity for customization. Developers from all over the world have been attracted to this platform by discovering how to make the most of the Android operating system and out of all its potential. When the developers learned that Android can get root permissions, they never came back, and even today they continue to play around, for this reason you need to know how to make a Android backup and recovery.

What are the Android backup methods

Performing advanced operations on your device may cause problems, so we need to make sure you always have a backup. Have a backup of applications, media files, etc … very simple. There are many applications that do Android backup and recovery, as third-party applications featured on the Play Store. However, if you want to backup the entire operating system, the nandroid backup the best. A nandroid backup as a backup of our standalone device that can be restored at any time. For example, if anomalies occur in the new one rom or mod install or have accidentally damaged the device while making a mod, you can easily return to the old system, but only if you have previously made a backup.

Now that you know the importance of nandroid backup and you want to try new mods, you should also know the process of creating backup and recovery on the device. A nandroid backup can be easily accomplished with a Custom Recovery like CWM, TWRP and Philz. Each Custom Recovery has its relevance and, therefore, we decided to show how to backup and restore the Android device using all the Custom Recovery options. So, let's continue with the guide on how to backup and restore an Android device using CWM, TWRP and Philz Recovery.

Android backup and recovery with CWM RECOVERY

Follow the step by step guide carefully, and you'll see how easy it is to make anandroid backup of your device. CWM it is supplied in both touch and non-touch versions, with the touch version being accessible via simple touch controls and the non-touch version can be used in navigation by pressing the volume up and volume down keys and using the power selection button. (Hardware support may vary depending on the device).

  • InstallCWM Recovery on the device. On Guideitech we have talked many times about how to install Recovery CWM on different smartphones. Search among our guides if your device is also present Click here
  • You can also find many unofficial versions for your device on the XDA forum or other developers.
  • Once installed, startCWM Recovery on the device using any third-party application or hardware combinations.
  • In CWM Recovery, you will find numerous options. SelectBackup and Restore in the options.

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  • Nellopzione Backup and Restore you will find many-similar options:

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  • To make a backup, choose any backup option (both for internal and external memory) in the previous submenu, and the process will begin.
  • To restore a backup, select an option (both for internal and external storage) from the previous sub-menu, select any backup file to restore the device.
  • Now selectBack to return to the main menu.
  • SelectRestart the system to restart Android.

That's all, now you can backup and restore using CWM whenever you need it.

Android backup and recovery with TWRP RECOVERY

Follow the guide step by step carefully, and you'll see how easy it is to do the nandroid backup of the device with TWRP.

  • InstallTWRP Recovery on the device. You can find the recovery for your device on the official website TWRP Click here
  • You can also find many unofficial versions for your device on the XDA forum or other developers.
  • Once installed (follow one of these guides), startTWRP Recovery on your device, using any third-party application or hardware combinations.
  • In the main menu of TWRP, select the option Backup clicking on it. A screen will appear with the partitions available for backup.

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  • Select the partitions needed for backup (in normal situations, select all) and also select the archive option. Name the backup if this feature has been enabled in the settings of TWRP.
  • After you've selected based on your needs, scroll to start the backup. The process starts immediately and when completed, it will show a successful message.
  • To restore saved backups, tap the button Restore in the main menu. You will get options to rename, delete or restore backups.

twrp recovery Restore

  • Select the partitions you want to restore (select all for a normal restore) and strip to start the process.
  • Once the restore process is completed, you will have the option to restart the device. Click on it to restart the device.

Android backup and recovery with PHILZ RECOVERY

Philz Recovery an advanced version of CWM Recovery and includes many features and customization options. Follow the guide step by step carefully, and you will see how easy it is to do the nandroid backup of the device using Philz Recovery.

  • InstallPhilz Recovery on the device. You can find the appropriate recovery for your device from the XDA forum Click here.
  • Once installed, startPhilz Recovery on your device using any third-party application or hardware combinations.
  • In the main menu of Philz, select the option Backup and Restore.
  • Now select the backup method you prefer and based on your choice a variety of options will appear in the submenu. Click the desired option to start the backup process.
  • If you want to restore stored backups, select the option Backup and Restore and touch any restore option.
  • To start the recovery process, select the desired recovery file by clicking on it.
  • After the device has been restored, go back to the main menu and selectReboot the system.

Here, now your device is safe and you can start playing with the mods

If something goes wrong, just follow this simple guide to backup and restore Android using an existing backup.