How to Backup/Restore ROM on Rooted Galaxy Note 2!

Download this video for viewing in HD on your smartphone or computer.
Click Here to Download High-Quality HD video to your Smartphone or Computer.

This video was brought to you by Click Here to See at

After rooting your Galaxy Note 2, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you to make a backup ROM at least once.

What is a ROM backup?

ROM backup is basically a snapshot of your whole Android OS.  Backing up ROM is similar to Timemachine feature on a Mac or Windows operating system recovery.

Basically, backing up your ROM backs up EVERYTHING except the contents of your internal storage/SD card including your apps, app data, settings, contacts, etc…etc…

Why backup ROM?

Backing up ROM allow you to easily restore to a previous point in time without having you to start all over from scratch when things go wrong.

So, I highly recommend you to do this, here’s how to do it easily:

Before we begin, I assume you’ve rooted your Note 2 using methods on our site, that will automatically install CWM Recovery.  If you didn’t, follow our root method first.

Step 1. Turn off you Note 2.  Then hold down Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons together until you see blue menus, this is CWM Recovery.

Step 2. Choose “backup and restore” in CWM Recovery and hit the Power button.

Step 3. Choose either “backup” (backs up to your internal storage) or “backup to external sdcard” (backs up to your micro SD card).

Step 4. Backup should take around 5-10 minutes.  Make sure you have enough space in your internal storage or microSD card before trying this.

Step 5. For restoring at any time to any of your backups, simply reboot into CWM Recovery, choose “backup and restore” (Step 1-2) and hit “restore” or “restore from external sdcard”.

Step 6. You should see all of your backups timestamped and you can choose your backup here to restore.

Step 7. Restoring will take 5-10 minutes.  That’s IT!

Where are the backups actually stored?  They are stored in “clockworkmod” directory.

If you want to save space, you can move the whole “clockworkmod” folder to your computer.

Have a question?

This is an OLD website where we no longer support and we are moving all our new tutorials to our new forum where you can ask questions about any Android device. Please post all your questions at the new Android Rehab Center at HighOnAndroid Forum, thank you for understanding!

You may also like...