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How to Backup Stock Rom with ClockworkMod ROM Manager

ClockworkMod ROM ManagerHappy news for all those who are eagerly waiting for the generalized procedure to get back to their original stock ROMs. Finally, we are ready with the detailed steps which helps you to restore the original stock ROM on the mobile. In this article, we are providing the restoring technique using the nandroid backup. It is always advisable to make a backup of your original stock ROM, so that it will be very helpful to you, in case of any damage to your phone because of any custom ROMs or any firmware updates. By making a backup of your OS, you can restore it at anytime you need.

Disclaimer: androidadvices.com is not at all responsible in case of any device damage, so we kindly request you to follow the process carefully.

Root the phone:
The first and most important point to consider is, in order to backup the stock ROM, your phone should have root access. So, first of all root your phone and then start this process of backup. Rooting has many advantages and only thing to worry about is, it voids the warranty. So, root your phone and get back to this procedure to move further.

Download ROM Manager for nandroid:
Once your phone has got root access, you are ready to start the process of backing up your stock ROM. We use nandroid application for the backup process and there are various methods available for nandroid and we use “ClockworkMod ROM manager” application. This application can be used only in the rooted phones. So, rooting is a mandatory step to create a backup of your stock ROM using this process. To get the ROM Manager, just search the market and download it on to your phones.

Install recovery Image:
Once you done with the downloading ROM Manager, you need to install Recovery Image for your phone. ROM manager searches the specific Recovery Image for your phone and for that you need to tap on flash ClockworkMod Recovery as shown in the figure below. Just confirm your specific model and move on to install the Recovery Image.

Backup your phone:
After finishing the installing of recovery image, you are ready to make a backup of your phone. Tap on the “Backup Current ROM” as shown below, then the phone will reboot and starts backing up of your phone on to the SD card. Once all the backup is done, the phone boots into normal mode. You can find the backup in your SD Card under the path of clockworkmod-backup. Now, you can store this backup anywhere you want.

Restore Your phone:
So, now if some thing went wrong in any of the custom ROM you are running, then you can restore this original stock ROM very easily. To do this just open the ROM Manager on your phone and select “Manage and Restore Backup”. Then click on “Restore”, the phone boots and you will get back to your original stock ROM.

If you got any issues in the process, kindly mention them under the comments section below and we always try to provide the best solutions for it.


  1. i performed a backup, all went according to plan. flashed galaxy s4_cm-10.1.3-jflteatt which seems to be bone stock ROM. I want to go back to my original settings etc. When I try to restore from the backup… phone boots into recovery. where do I go from there to complete the restore? thx

  2. HI,

    Where I can find the back up file ,coz I want store it to my PC to use in future.
    Please assist…:)


  3. Hi.

    It’s ver interesting this manual but I have some questions about it:

    If I make a backup of my ROM, it is backupped with all my programs? I want to try a custom ROM but, if something fail, I want to restore the “old” ROM but with all the programs I have installed before.

    And, if I have to restore my “old” ROM, do I have to root and reinstall the CWM on my “new” custom ROM or when I installed the CWM on my “old” stock ROMit is installed on the boot partitions or somewhere like that and I don’t need to reinstall?

    Thanks a lot.

  4. Hey Amit, i installed Clockworkmod recovery on my samsung galaxy s2 and backed up restored my data, but everytime i reboot the system, it alway opens in recovery mode and on the android os itself.
    What should I do now, I’m in grave danger if my mother finds out about this. URGENT HELP PLEASE !!!

  5. hi sir…i just want to ask you about my rom manager,bcoz it still asking for installation of cmw even if i already installed it manually.. i followed the instructions properly,did i successfully installed it? and how can i check if i installed it already?

  6. First of all, tnx for instructions, but I have problem confirming my mobile model. I have Alcatel OT-995 and there is no that model in list when I try to make backup of my current ROM. Any suggestions?

  7. Bennyinocencio

    Hello, I get a screen that says android and on the top it says enter recovery mode after I tell it to backup what should i do

  8. Bennyinocencio

    Hello, I get a screen that says android and on the top it says enter recovery mode after I tell it to backup what should i do

  9. screen’s stuck on the android lying on its back with an exclamation mark in a red tiangle in the middle of its open chest. what could’ve been the problem? this appeared right after i clicked backup current ROM and the phone went off. Hope u can help. Thanks

  10. When I backup it goes through the process, finishes and goes to clockwork recovery.It doesn’t say that the backup was successful. Once I hit reboot now it goes back to normal. When I go back to rom manager there is no backups in the manage and restore backups.

    What am I doing wrong? HTC Amaze 4g

  11. Rooted Atrix 4G, 2.3.6, 141. When trying to backup stock ROM, the screen goes black, brings up Moto logo & says: Failed to boot 2, Starting RSD mode. Not sure what to do next. I’m assuming it failed. Any ideas? Thanks.

  12. Hi there Im trying to backup using ROM manager but during the backup brings up an error i.e “E:failed to find “cust” can’t mount “datadata”

  13. plz reply to my query
    its very urgent as m really low on RAM and internal memory so i need to root it but not without a stock rom backup this time
    so plz guide me how to backup thr stock rom?

  14. I have a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab (OG 7) and I rooted it with the Overcome ROM. This is my first time rooting and I forgot to do a backup of the original stock firmware. Where can I get it from incase I want to revert back to stock again? I have been searching the net and XDA but with no success. I guess you could say I’m a noob at this.

  15. How can i restore my Backup if the phone wont continue to boot? Can i restore the backup ROMs from the recovery console?

  16. hey
    what is this signature verification ??
    my gs2 is rooted.

  17. i use galaxy fit……my phone isn’t rebooting plzz help!!

  18. I am new to rooting and rom related stuff.
    I did root my motorola fire xt311 and deleted some of the bloatware which resulted in software corrpution and my device was bricked :o
    I was only able to open d recovery menu by pressing the volume and power buttons
    I was unable to reset the phone to factory settings
    All i could do was erase all data on SD card and there was one option to load a backup rom from SD
    So is this thing gonna work in that case?
    If yes,do i have to rename/replace it or just browse it?
    Bcoz i dont wanna send it to motorola service centre for 3 days again :D
    Kindly reply

  19. Always prefer to use ODIN; not Rom Manager!!!EVER

  20. S5670 GALAXY FIT ORIGINAL STOCK ROM 2.3.6 with all tools; you can contact with me :) I love to help :)

  21. Rom Manager is not available for S5670 Galaxy Fit, You can not see your phone model in its list before you back up your rom. I bricked once because of Rom Manager. DONT USE THIS AWFUL APK DONT!!! Any problem (if you have) you can ask me twitter.com/serdaruzun

  22. Hi every1…I have a Galaxy S I9000[ROOTED] Can anybody help me I am getting a error in ROM Manager when i try for backup my current Stock rom..it reboots & says signature verification failed’.?? any solution for this error…

    Waiting..to get some help..

    • I was getting the same error. The reason for that error was that the Semaphore CWM recovery was not flashed properly. It was still using the Android recovery.
      CWM was not flashed because the zip downloaded in the “Install recovery Image” step was not correct, hence had to flash CWM manually using odin and then the “Backup your phone” step worked fine.

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