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Backup ROM, how important?

As always reminded to you when flashing mods or ROMs, you are the only one responsible for anything you have done on your android device. Tweaking a stock android software corresponds the risk from which you are the only one to decide whether to take the risk and continue or not.

For a knowledgeable android user, taking risk is normal. Why? Because they have already prepared for anything worst to happen, they could easily fix anything and redo the process. As long as the user prepared a ROM backup of his own device, he can fix most any android issues and problems that may possibly occur on his device after making some changes or tweaking it.

How to backup ROM and restore it? Thanks to ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery


I highly recommend all android users who wants to tweak and mod their android devices especially their handy smartphones. Thanks to the developer of ClockworkMod recovery, most users enjoy a lots of modifications on their devices having less worries.

Now, I am inspired to share the easiest and the mostly-used method of creating a backup ROM, how to do it and restore it on any circumstances. Follow the guides below:

Disclaimer: Always flash at your own risk.

Things you need:

How to backup ROM using CWM Recovery


1. Reboot android device to CWM Recovery mode. You can use any apps to reboot your device to recovery or the combo keys when powering which varies from device.

2. When in CWM recovery already, go to backup and restore.

3. Select Backup. (If you understand other options, you can do advance backup)

4. Wait until the device is done backing up, it will state Backup complete or something like that.

5. Done. Reboot normally and the backup will be stored on the device storage /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/(backupdateandtime-folder)

6. Check the backup folder and you will see the partitions and the whole working ROM state. Copy the backup to your computer and put it to somewhere safe.

How to restore ROM backup with CWM Recovery


1. Prepare the working ROM backup that have been created previously from backing up on CWM. Put it to ClockworkMod folder from the root of Sdcard "/sdcard/clockworkmod/(paste the backup folder here)"

2. Reboot android device to CWM Recovery mode. You can use any apps to reboot your device to recovery or the combo keys when powering which varies from device.

3. When in CWM recovery already, go to backup and restore.

4. Select Restore. Find the backup that you wish to restore, /sdcard/clockworkmod/(the backup folder)

5. Wait until the device is done backing up, it will state Restore complete or something like that.

6. Done. Reboot normally.

I hope this helps and will reduce your worries when flashing something and trying out mods.

Big credits to XDA

Post a Comment

  1. After I back up my original rom and look at my sdcard, I see two folders and they are not zip files. It should be a zip right? Pano po yun?

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    1. it depends on the CWM version. some backups are in the form of zip, dated folder, and bloobs. just select what is available.

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  2. any flashable rom for fun po? nabootloop po ako ..help po sir please

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  3. May nabibrick din po ba na phone pag nagbackup ng stock rom thru CWMR?

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  4. I tried making that backup, but it complaining it can't mount cache... please help.

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  5. my phone is bricked and it has cwm. I tried copying another phone's cwm backup but it only worsened it. I'm guessing its because the other phone can't Mount cache or something. please help me out. I even tried installing custom ROM but now its just restarting. :(

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    1. If you can still boot on CWM, try to restore the backup you have made. If it can't boot normally, boot to CWM once again and go to mounts them mount the system and then format it. Go back and wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache and wipe dalvic cache, fix permission. Now reboot.

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  6. i backed up my stock rom using mtk droid tools
    i do have that zip file

    now i want to restore that backed up rom

    how to flash it ?

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    1. I have that tutorial on my separate article. You can try searching it here. Well, you need it unzipped or extract the backup and process it for sp flash tool so you can restore it through the flash tool.

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  7. I don't know I have still have to do this thing. Do you any video tutorial? Pls.

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    1. you just need CWM installed on your device and reboot to it.

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  8. I had made backup of my stock before installing new rom but that rom created some problem so now i want to restore my previous rom but when i m trying to restore through cwm.. it show me msg that MD5 is mismatch..wht should i do
    plz somebody guide me

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    1. see this

      http://www.androidlegend.com/fix-md5-mismatch-error-occurring-restoring-rom/

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  9. Hello ! I really need your help .. When I flashed a Ported ROM into my device using CWM Recovery, I accidentally deleted the Back Up of my Stock ROM .. Now I can't go back to the Original ROM of my device .. How can I get my device back to its original ROM ?? please help me .. I really need a response .. please .

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    1. Sorry but you need someone who has the same phone with you to share his stock ROM.

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  10. Thank you for the tutorial.... questions though....

    Please clarify in your tutorial if the backup made includes all the apps and app data and app settings? Does it include email settings? Does it include "settings" settings like what apps can use mobile data and my display settings? Does it include all the files in the "storage" of the phone like my music and ringtones and pictures?

    I accidentally soft-bricked my phone once already because I changed the bootanimation and it got stuck in boot-loop... so I had to start completely from scratch with a stock rom. I have finally gotten all my apps and things back the way I like them. Now I am fearful of starting over again and want to be sure I have absolutely 100% everything backed up to the exact way I like it before I do anything else.

    Sure appreciate your help and thank you for taking the time to write a great tutorial!

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  11. When I select the backup file it says user data did not have enough space to restore! HELP!!!

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