Lady Android · May 18, 2013 at 08:00 pm

Nandroid Manager Receives Major Update

Do you find yourself obsessively jumping from ROM to ROM? And do you hate having to restore a full Nandroid backup each time you want to revert? Or perhaps you just want some tools to be able to easily manage your Nandroid collection. Well first things first:

First, check out the support group for ORD (Obsessive-ROM updating disorder). Afterwards, go ahead and check out XDA Forum Member H3R3T1C’s updated Nandroid Manager app. We covered a previous revision late last year, but it now supports an array of additional features. It includes support for both TWRP and Clockworkmod (v5 & v6) backups, these being the most commonly used recoveries. It’s now compatible for pretty much everybody, and better yet, you don’t have to flash a whole new recovery to be able to use it.

In addition, Nandroid Manager supports the ability to delete, rename, and perform MD5 checksums on backups. These tasks are beneficial to anybody who likes to keep their backup collection tidy and wants to make sure that they aren’t damaged along the way.

The app also gives the ability to restore specific data only, including:  SMS data, WiFi & Bluetooth details, user dictionary, apps and data, and even call logs. Trust me, your thumbs will thank you later, when they don’t have type those WiFi passwords again!

Finally, this app allows you to explore contents of backup files with support for a variety of different formats, currently including:

  • yaffs2.img
  • tar
  • ext4.win
  • ext3.win
  • ext2.win
  • .yaffs2.win
  • .dup

As stated previously, Nandroid backups are basically the Android flasher’s third best friend (the first two are root and custom ROMs). They allow for a nice, relatively simple, yet effective way to backup your current ROM (among other things), and this tool makes it increasingly easier to manage those backups.

Go ahead and check the original thread to get started.

Please note:

It’s important to bear in mind that if users store their Nandroid backups on their SD card (Or Virtual SD) this could pose a security risk. Nandroids can (if selected) hold sensitive personal data and any app that is granted permission to the SD card also has access to your Nandroid backups.  Although this application doesn’t specifically expose any user to any security risk, caution is advised when storing Nandroids on your SD card, especially if the /data partition is included.[Previous article on the portal here]
_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

TAGS:

Lady Android

Lady Android is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. ex-Forum-Specific Moderator, XDA News Writer & All round XDA Addict. View Lady Android's posts and articles here.
Emil Kako · May 22, 2015 at 10:35 pm · 4 comments

Other than XDA (of Course), What’s Your Favorite Site That Covers Android?

There is a number of other great sites that cover Android, so we're wondering which other sites our community likes to frequent. Tell us your favorite Android website and what about the site that makes it your favorite.

DISCUSS
Mathew Brack · May 22, 2015 at 02:30 pm · 4 comments

Introducing Voices of XDA: Have Your Ideas Heard

By far the greatest assets we have at XDA-Developers are you, the developers, the eager to learn and the bold. Everyday we see innovation and brilliant ideas across the site, from this we know that many of you have great insight in to your respective fields. That is why today, I am honored to announce a new project that will allow us to work with you directly to have your views and thoughts expressed clearer than ever. Introducing:    ...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · May 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm · 4 comments

YotaPhone 2 Pre-Order, Xperia Z1 Price Cut – XDA TV

Android Wear 5.1.1 OTA downloads are now available. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Sony cutting the price of the Xperia Z1 and be sure to check out the article talking about the YotaPhone 2 Indiegogo pre-order. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...

XDA NEWS
Share This