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How to Back Up and Restore Android System

-- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Surely you know how to make a backup of your Android devices, including the SMS, Contracts, Photos and all other multimedia files. But, now we are talking about Android System Backup. With a complete Android system backup, you can easily recover all the system as well as app settings. Read the following instructions, back up and restore your Android system effortlessly.

Back Up Android System

Step 1: Enter Recovery Mode on your Android device.
Step 2: Select and Press "Backup & Restore" option from the screen.

Reboot Systerm

Step 3: Tap on "Backup" button, so it begins backing up your Android system to the SD card.
Step 4: After the backup process completes, turn to choose "Peboot Reboot" to restart your Android phone.
Step 5: Go to check "Recovery" < "backup" directory on your SD card. Rename it so you can find it quickly for use next time.

Restore Android System

Step 1: Access Recovery Mode on your Android.
Step 2: Choose "Backup & Restore" from the menu list.
Step 3: Press "Restore" to start recovering the latest system backup file.
Step 4: You will be informed "Restore complete" when it finishes.
Quite easy, right? It won't take more than 3 minutes to finish the whole recovery process. System optimized options and app settings can be restored completely. Usually, you will want to restore your Android system in these two situations.

Situation One: Restore System

Sometimes, you upgrade your Android OS to the latest but find that you are not satisfied or accustomed to the new features. So, if you have a system backup file before, you can easily restore the device to previous system. The specific steps can be read below:
Step 1: Hold "Volume + and –" and "Power" buttons together, or try Room Manager and other software to get in the Recovery Mode on your Android.
Step 2: Scroll down to the "Backup & Restore" option and tap on it. Choose "Backup" then. The whole Android system is backed up immediately and the backup file will be saved on "clockworkmod" fold of your SD card.
Step 3:  Return to the Recovery interface and select "Nandroid" < "Restore". (You can use "Volume +/-" key to choose the wanted option and "Power" button to confirm). After recovery, your Android will be as the same as before.

Situation Two: Just Restore all Apps

Actually, you just want to recover all app installed before on the device? It will be time-wasting and annoying to download and reinstall them one by one. Here we introduces you how to use Titanium Backup Pro for Android to backup your applications in easy ways before you update Android system, and then, restore apps later.
Step 1: Install and run Titanium Backup Pro for Android on your device. Open "Menu" option then.
Step 2: Tap on "Batch Actions" in the list.

Titanium Backup Pro

Step 3: Run "Backup all user apps" so all your existed applications and games will be backed up completely.

Backup All User Apps

Step 4: After updating Android system, run Titanium Backup Pro for Android and choose "Restore all apps with data". Then, you can enjoy all your software on the new Android OS as before.


Ivy Bruce

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.