Think of NANdroid backup as creating a System Restore in Windows. Of course, the concept is just the same but there’s a difference. A nandroid backup serves just the same purpose as a system restore but instead of Windows OS, it’s on Android. You would need a custom recovery on your Android to create and restore Nandroid Backup using TWRP.

Benefits of Nandroid backup are numerous and perhaps you can probably guess some. Although it’s worth noting that none of the info stored in your device’s internal memory or SD card gets backed up, so you need to perform a different kind of backup such as moving those files to your computer or better yet, a cloud platform.

Create And Restore Nandroid Backup Using TWRP

During worst cases, having a Nandroid backup will save the day! Once created, you can even restore from the backup to retrieve any lost information. Either way, you’ll need to install TWRP custom recovery and if you haven’t done it yet there’s no point in reading any further, so better get to it then? Use the download link down below!

 

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How to Create And Restore Nandroid Backup Using TWRP?

To create a Nandroid backup, you need to boot into TWRP recovery, which means you need to primarily access the bootloader and then take it from there.

For all Android-based devices the procedure is more or less the same:

  1. Turn off your phone completely.
  2. Once the device is off, press and hold down the volume down key and power button at the same time.
  3. Release your hold only when you see the boot loader.Create And Restore Nandroid Backup Using TWRP
  4. When you are greeted by Android’s boot loader, use the volume buttons to navigate to the “Recovery Mode” option then use power button to proceed with this selection.
  5. If you have installed TWRP correctly, you should now see a menu-like interface. Click on Backup.Create And Restore Nandroid Backup Using TWRP
  6. Under Backup, do not alter anything but simply select three options, Boot, System and Data. Then at the bottom of the screen you’ll see a Swipe to confirm, so swipe it!Create And Restore Nandroid Backup Using TWRP
  7. Let the Android backup process terminate before you tap on Reboot System.

And there you go! In 7 easy steps you have successfully created a ‘restore point’ for your Android using TWRP.

Backups are great and millions of Android users’ lives depend on it. But what about restoring from a Nandroid backup? Isn’t that equally essential? Here’s how you can do that without hassle.

Easy Steps to restore nandroid backup

  1. Get back to TWRP custom recovery using the same set of key combinations as before.
  2. Now from the TWRP menu, tap the Restore button.Create And Restore Nandroid Backup Using TWRP
  3. By default, you will find all the backups created over here. So, select the most recent one.
  4. Then leave everything else as is, and Swipe to confirm these changes.Create And Restore Nandroid Backup Using TWRP
  5. After awhile, you need to tap on the Reboot System button and your Android will be back to the way it was when you first created this backup.

NOTE: TWRP may ask you to root your phone using SuperSU, just select Do not Install.Create And Restore Nandroid Backup Using TWRP

Nandroid backup is easily done in just a few clicks. Although you may need to install TWRP firstly but it does pay off in the end. If you run into any trouble, do let me know in the comments.

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As a Public Relations consultant, Shikhar works with a few tech companies in Brazil.He loves taking things apart and putting them back together and writing long-form content on Tech, marketing, advertising and CRM.You can find him hiking along the Brazilian hillside quite frequently.Connect with Shikhar on Twitter: @Shkrrao

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