Galaxy Note 4: How to Restore a Nandroid Backup

Restore Nandroid Backup

Creating a backup is just half of the process. If you run across an issue then you will have to restore from the previous backup that you have created. Today I will show you the step by step process for how to restore your Galaxy Note 4 from that backup.

 

If you have messed up your Galaxy Note 4 in some way or another, you will need to restore your device from a previously saved backup. Earlier I showed you how to create a Galaxy Note 4 Nandroid Backup so today’s tutorial will be about how to restore from that backup. This process will also be wiping any you have on the selected partitions. You will be keeping all of the data you have on your internal and external SD card so you don’t have to worry about losing anything that you have downloaded. Even if you have downloaded it after you created the Nandroid Backup.

 

Galaxy Note 4 Restore Backup

  1. Boot the Galaxy Note 4 into Recovery Mode
  2. Tap on Wipe
  3. Tap on Advanced Wipe
  4. Make Sure to Check the Following Partitions. . .
  5. Dalvik Cache, System, Data, Cache
  6. Leave Internal Storage and External SD Alone
  7. When Ready, Swipe the Blue Arrow to the Right
  8. Wait Until it Completes
  9. Tap the Home Button
  10. Tap the Restore Button
  11. Tap on the Nandroid Backup You Want to Restore From
  12. Make Sure All the Partitions Are Checked
  13. Swipe the Blue Arrow to the Right
  14. Wait Until it Completes
  15. Press the Wipe Cache Button
  16. Press the Reboot Button

 

Explanation

To start the restore process we first need to boot up into Recovery Mode. This should take you directly into TWRP where you can then tap on the Wipe button. This option has a standard wipe but we want to change a few things so go ahead and tap on the Advanced Wipe button that you see here. At this screen you should see a list of partitions. You want to put a check mark next to Dalvik Cache, System, Data and Cache. Once those have a check mark, and the others do not have a check mark, you can swipe the big blue button to the right.


 

Wait until this process completes, it shouldn’t take long, and then tap on the Home button that you see at the very bottom. Now you can tap on the Restore button and you should see a list of previously created backups. Tap on the backup that you want to restore from and then swipe the big blue button to the right again. This process will take longer than the wipe, so just wait for it to complete. Once it is finished, I always have a habit of wiping the cache before rebooting. You probably don’t have to do this but as they say, old habits die-hard.

 

Once you reboot the Galaxy Note 4, then you should be right back to the very point in which you created the backup. As always though, if you have any questions or run into any trouble with this tutorial, don’t hesitate to leave a comment at the bottom of this article and I will be happy to help.

 

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