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Always backup photos & videos from your mobile device

Yes, always backup all photos and videos from your mobile device. You can copy / move them to home PC or store them in cloud storage. Do remember to backup them because accident might happen which your mobile device is lost or stolen. All your precious memory in photos and videos will be gone as well. Therefore, always make a backup copy. Luckily, Google makes our life easier by giving us Google Photos application which has photo and video auto backup ability for free. Yup, you can choose unlimited cloud storage available at high quality or store up to 15GB original size for free. Personally, I recommend using unlimited cloud storage as it support up to 16 megapixels (MP) photo quality which is more than enough for most mobile devices out there. And the good news, Google Photos is available for both Android and iOS.

How to backup Galaxy S4 with CWM?

One of the must use feature in Samsung Galaxy S4 is ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) Nandroid backup. You are not utilizing CWM if you don’t ever use its backup function. Yes, you need to create a backup first before apply any mod or install custom kernel, ROM. This is a must to do task. It will create a full system backup (all applications, settings and data). And let you to restore to the backup stage if anything bad happen. Who know the stuff that you plan to install is safe. In order to use Nandroid backup, you need to install CWM on Galaxy S4 first. Installation done? Let’s get started…

Backup Samsung Galaxy S4 with CWM

How to copy CWM Nandroid backup to PC on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean?

There are 2 types of ClockworkMod Nandroid backup format ~ original tar format and new dup format. Tar backup format is good to store another copy at other places like PC or cloud storage. On the other hand, dup format is good for incremental backup for saving disk space. Before Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, older version CWM Nandroid backup is stored at user disk space. But latest version is stored at system disk space where you can’t access it from PC anymore. So how to copy CWM Nandroid backup to PC on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean?

CWM Nandroid backup

How to backup Nexus 4 with CWM?

Always make a full system backup of your Google Nexus 4. Yes, prevention is better than cure. That’s why my nexus 4 is loaded with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) which has Nandroid backup and restore feature. What does Nandroid backup do? Basically, it backup all your system, applications and data (example, SMS, games’ data). It is a must for those who like to try out custom modification, ROM. Because you can easily restore back to your backup copy if anything went wrong. Install CWM on Nexus 4 if you have not do so. And let’s get started…

CWM backup and restore on LG Nexus 4

How to backup, sync, restore Android apps & data without root access?

Backup Android applications, games and data are fairly easy with Titanium Backup. However, root access is required in order to use Titanium Backup just like most other Android backup applications in Google Play Store. Can I backup and restore Android applications and data without root access? Yes, you can but adb knowledge is required. No worry, ClockworkMod team has make our lives easier by coming out this useful application ~ Carbon – App Sync and Backup. Carbon does not require root access. Therefore, I can use it on my unrooted HTC One X.

Carbon – App Sync and Backup

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