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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by niphoet, May 18, 2010.

  1. niphoet

    niphoet Member
    Thread Starter

    May 18, 2010
    Hi, I'm new around these parts. I recently bought a Hero (Sprint), rooted it, and made some customizations. I like what I've done, but I want to try some custom ROMs. Here are my questions:

    1)Can I back up my existing ROM just as it is w/all settings intact?

    2)If #1 is possible, can I return to it after trying a custom ROM?

    Thanks for any help.


  2. apollomaker

    apollomaker Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2009
    Retired EE, High Tech Marketing
    Northern California
    (1) Yes, you can make a Nandroid copy of your present setup and it will appear in a directory of the same name on your SD card.

    (2) Yes, you can do a Nandroid recovery from the file in the Nandroid directory. Both items (1) and (2) are done from your RA recovery mode which you boot into by holding down the HOME key and tapping the power key.

    You can do this as many times you want, have as many backups as you want and can always go back to any of them. One of the great things about rooting. You can rename the Nandroid files with a name that makes sense about the image that you made, just remember: NO SPACES IN A NANDROID NAME!!!!

    Good Luck -- Have Fun -- good group of folks here --- Bob -- :D

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