What is a Nandroid Backup and What are its Features?

All Android users know very well that Backing up data and all other files in android device is one of the most essential tasks. There are lots of free Android apps and tools are available on Internet to take the backup of android devices but the Nandroid Backup is completely different and greatly useful from them. 

What is a Nandroid Backup and What are its Features?

So, today in this guide I am going to explain about Nandroid backup and its miraculous features.

What is a Nandroid Backup?
Nandroid backup is a full backup (each and everything) of your Android device. For giving a familiar name to the backup the name “Nandroid” used which emerges from NAND flash. By the help of Nandroid backup, you can save everything easily on your android device. In other words,it is just like constructing a full system image of your Android phone that can be restored later according to requirement.

As i have already mentioned above that Nandroid backup is a full backup of your Android device. It includes following things:
  • All games and other progress in them
  • All pictures and wallpapers
  • All music and videos
  • All text and picture messages
  • All widgets
  • All ringtones and other tones
  • All login and account settings
  • All type of system settings
  • The operating system 
  • All stored passwords (including WiFi passwords)
  • All apps (including all the installed apps and preloaded apps also)
I hope now you're thinking – Ohh My God “Nandroid backup” really saves everything.
Why you should take the backup of Android OS?
Maybe this question will come in your mind - Why we should take the backup of Android OS. So, i would like to clarify that suppose if you are using a rooted android device and many times you are testing a different ROM on your device, what will be if you bricked your android device or anything breaks during the ROM installation. At that drastic time the OS backup file plays a resuscitative role and will help you to restore the previous ROM on your android device successfully.

Once you have created a Nandroid Backups, you will be able to save yourself from these following:
  • When you unwittingly load malware onto your device
  • Incidental loss of personal data and other files
  • Non-responding Android system (eg: various crashes or a failed flash attempt)
How to take Nandroid Backup via CWM or TWRP recoveries 
How to take Nandroid Backup via CWM (clock work mod) or TWRP (team win recovery project) recoveries, you should have a rooted android device with CWM Recovery or TWRP recovery.  After flashing a custom recovery onto your device, you will have to boot your android device in recovery mode for using the recovery feature and to start the backup process. 

On the recovery menu, make a click on the option of Backup to start the nandroid backup process and similarly click on restore option to backup file on your android device as shown in below screenshot.

Nandroid Backup via CWM Recovery  

What is a Nandroid Backup and What are its Features?

Nandroid Backup via TWRP Recovery

What is a Nandroid Backup and What are its Features?

When the Nandroid backup process is completed on you device, you can easily get the backup file on /data/media/clockworkmod/backups or /0/TWRP/Backups. Now you have to copy that backup file and save it on your computer or on Cloud account. That’s it. 

How to Create Nandroid Backup via Android App
people always want an alternative and easy way, so if you also feel that Backup via CWM or TWRP recoveries are not more comfortable for you then you should try Online Nandroid Backup Android App.

Online Nandroid Backup is a free android app and works on all the rooted devices smoothly. With this app you haven't to do any difficult settings, from the application only you have to select the option of Quick backup or Custom Backup to start the Nandroid backup process. 

What is a Nandroid Backup and What are its Features?

That's it. Now use backup file when require. 
Thus you can feel the easiness of Nandroid Backup. Feel free to share your view with us through comments. To get more useful tips and tricks, tips for Android, latest updates check out our Android Tips section
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