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How to backup before installing custom ROM

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  1. Bully74uk

    Bully74uk Well-Known Member

    Ive just rooted my desire using unrEVOked3 and am ready to start looking at custom ROMs.

    I have installed Titanium Backup and will shortly install ROM Manager and create a partition on my SD card.

    When installing a custom ROM am I right to assume that all data on my phone such as contacts, text messages, emails, settings etc will be lost during the reflash ?

    If so, how do I go about backing all this up so that I can restore once the custom ROM is installed ?

    Sorry if this is covered elsewhere.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    If you need a wipe, its lost. If not, its not. If you restore the same data you had to wipe for the tom to work, then your Rom won't work.

    What Rom ate you trying?

    Sms, bookmarks, call logs I backup with mybackup pro. If you need to wipe, can restore appa with titanium, the above with my backup and manually apply settings
  3. Bully74uk

    Bully74uk Well-Known Member

    Im looking at the Leedroid rom just to try things out.

    Ive done a backup of my current rom using ROM Manager and have used MyBackup Pro to create backups of both my data and apps.

    Im thinking this is enough to make sure that I don't lose anything even if things go wrong ?
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Well no, you want to do a full backup via recovery so you can restore your entire Rom to its exact state if you need to
  5. Bully74uk

    Bully74uk Well-Known Member

    I think ROM Manager did a full backup of the stock ROM. It went into Clockwork Mod Recovery to make the backup. That's correct isn't it ?

    I hope so coz I've installed Leedroid Rom now, which seems pretty stable.

    In ROM Manager management I can see the backup file so hopefully all is correct.
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Yeah ROM manager does the same NANDROID backup that Clockwork itself does, so thats all great.

    Enjoy your new found freedom!!!
  7. Bully74uk

    Bully74uk Well-Known Member

    Sweet. Cheers dude.

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