Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC

Making a backup of your phone from time to time is advisable! If anything goes wrong, you can simply restore the device to its working state simply by restoring it. Hence, one should create and maintain backups from time to time, especially if you ofter flash custom ROMs or MOD your Android smart phone.

I had earlier described a Backup method via ClockWorkMod(CWM) recovery. This is an alternative method to create a backup. This method is useful for those who do not have a custom recovery installed or have locked bootloaders or  unrooted phones. With this method you can backup your phone directly into your PC. Continue reading

Nandroid backup: How to Backup and Restore Android phones while installing custom ROMs

While flashing a custom ROM, the risk of an improper install always looms which can cause the phone to go into bootloops. There are several other things that can go wrong while flashing a custom ROM; like flashing an incompatible kernel, corrupt zip package of ROM, etc. It is important to make a backup of your current ROM before flashing a new one.

It is advisable to make a backup using recovery. A Backup make in recovery is often referred to by developers as a Nandroid backup. A Nandroid backup can Restore the phone to its working condition including all the Apps, SMSes, Call logs and other Personal Data. Continue reading