I’m not sure about you guys, but I absolutely hate booting into recovery to make a backup. Luckily, a developer named ameer1234567890, has made recovery backups a thing of the past!
In the original post on XDA, the developer said this:
“Nandroid backups are usually performed in recovery mode. This means you would have to turn off your phone and reboot in recovery mode, which wastes a whole lot of time rebooting and a lot more time offline. For me, this has been a killer as I do regular nandroid backups. Having to reboot in recovery and finding missed calls, sms from my wife and friends is totally not accepatable for me. So, I set to develop an online nandroid backup tool which can do nandroid backups without switching off my phone. Today, I am releasing it to public, as it may serve good for some others too. Originally I developed this tool specifically for Xperia devices, but now I am releasing it for all android devices.”
The developer is calling this “Online Nandroid Backup”.
1. Rooted android phone
2. A terminal emulator installed on phone
4. A working CWM based recovery installed
5. Some patience
1. Download and copy zip file to SD card (from XDA post or direct download below)
2. Reboot into recovery
3. Choose install zip from SD card, select zip and flash .
1. Open terminal emulator
2. Type su to obtain root
3. Type onandroid
4. Wait and watch
You can also check out the custom commands below.
This is really, really easy to get going and utilize. My incredible 2 usually takes about 20 minutes to complete a backup, so this is getting put to the test right…..now.