How to backup Samsung Galaxy S2 with ClockworkMod Recovery? (Video)

One of the best ClockworkMod Recovery features ~ full system backup and restore with Nandroid. How to backup Samsung Galaxy S II with ClockworkMod Recovery? First of all, you need to install ClockworkMod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S2. You can use CWM Manager application to make a backup if you install CWM through CF-Root. Else you need to load ClockworkMod Recovery itself to do so. Below video will guide you to backup Samsung Galaxy S2 by using CWM Manager. Read the step by step guide for more information…

Backup via CWM Manager

  1. Open CWM Manager.
  2. Click on Backup ~ Create a new backup.
  3. Enter backup name then click OK.
  4. That’s all.

Backup via ClockworkMod Recovery

  1. Turn off Samsung Galaxy S2.
  2. Press and hold down Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time.
  3. Release all buttons when you see SGS2 Logo.
  4. ClockworkMod Recovery will be loaded then.
  5. Go to backup and restore.
  6. Select Backup.
  7. That’s all.

Note – backup will be stored at sdcard\clockworkmod\backup folder.

Make sure that you make a backup of Samsung Galaxy S2 with ClockworkMod Recovery from time to time to avoid data loss. Prevention is always better than cure…


  1. hi , how to recover or witch image to recover without recovering previously wiped firmware in order to instal new ROM?
    do i have to recover in advanced recovery in CWM?
    thank you

  2. when i recover after installing new ROM,it brings me back to my previous firmware version.And installation includes deleting of all data.
    The Q is : How to recover or which file to select to recover ?(boot,cache,data,system and there is nandroid.md5)

    thank you

  3. Hi, I tried to do CWM back up but get an error “can’t access to /system/csc/ORA/system” Successfully applied multi-CSC appears below. Any idea?

  4. I have rooted correctly I believe as I have ROM Manager and also CWM, I get the normal ! when I boot up the phone. Most applications will ask for SuperUser Access and is then granted, this will only happen on rooted phones I think? I have BVKH2 Kernel but could not find an insecure one to match so I used DXKH2 instead. Shall I root the phone again?

  5. I havent used CF Root at all I dont believe. I did not have Superuser as an app I had to download this manually and also CWM. If I used CF Root, I thought this may solve my backup issue as it would use Clockwork Mod Recovery..

    • “can’t access to /system/csc/ORA/system” might be caused by incompatible kernel because yours is Orange carrier branded firmware. You might need to flash non carrier branded firmware in order to use CF-Root.

  6. hi jayce. am trying to do system backup (am using custom rom). but when i perform, it said no sd_card or ext_sdcard found. does my backup complete?
    if not how do i fix it

  7. If one uses ROM manager to try out different ROM’s.
    I suppose you can then use Clockworkmod to restore back to the stock ROM.
    Let’s say after rooting you restored the stock kernel…

    Then … what happens if firmware upgrade is done with KIES?

    Does this overwrite Clockworkmod? How does it conflict with ROM manager? Will root access stay after a Samsung upgrade?

  8. Hello Jayce,,
    I was doing backup my stock rom but it say can’t mount,so i try backup into internal sd and it goes smooth,but it different from what i see from you video is it ok?(CWM ver
    If i install custom rom then i want to restore back stock rom is it ok if CWM version not same,because lately lot of people having problem to restore back.

  9. hi jayce,

    when i do a back up using clockworkmod-recovery, this message appeared.

    “cant mount back up path”

    can you pls. help. just a newbie in android.

    just rooted my phone using cf-root
    kernel dxkl3.

  10. Hi Jayce,

    I’ve got the same issu with Jeff. Is it because that i did not enable “USB debugging” during the rooting process…if so how do i rectify the issue. Please help as i want to install custom firmware and i wouldn’t do it until i did the backup..thanks.

  11. hi jayce.
    sorry for late reply.
    i solved my problem already.
    i back up stock rom and im into custom rom
    im now using checkrom revo hd and siyah kernel v.2.6.11

    tnx a lot..


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