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Want to install a new ROM on your rooted Galaxy Nexus? Or you might want to switch back and forth between several different ROMs?
If you’ve answered yes to any of the questions above, you will want to learn how to backup/restore ROM on your rooted Galaxy Nexus.
Step 1. First, lets turn off your Galaxy Nexus then boot into Fastboot by holding down Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power button together. Then hit Volume Down button twice and Power button to enter ClockworkMod Recovery.
Step 2. Once in ClockworkMod Recovery, select “backup and restore” using Volume buttons then hit Power button to select.
Step 3. Select “backup” and hit Power button, this will begin the back up process.
Step 4. When backup is finished, you are done!
Anytime you want to restore your backups, simply go into “backup and restore” menu.
Step 5. Choose “restore”.
Step 6. Here, you can choose the backup you want to restore, it will be timestamped.
Step 7. If you want to change the backup folder names to something more memorable, boot into your phone then install “ES File Explorer” app from the Market.
Step 8. Choose “clockworkmod” directory in ES File Explorer app.
Step 9. Choose “backup”.
Step 10. Here you will see all of your backed up ROMs. You can also copy these folders to your hard disk for additional backup or to free up space.
Step 11. Do a long-press on the folder you want to rename and choose “Rename”.
Step 12. I’ve added “stockroot” to the timestamp to let me know that this backup is my rooted stock ROM.
Step 13. By making at least one backup of your rooted stock ROM, it makes your life easier when something goes wrong such as you ending up in a bootloop after a ROM install. So, don’t forget to make at least one backup of your rooted stock ROM before flashing new ROMs!
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