If you are one of those who like to flash new ROMs often and play with your device, then there’s a good chance of having multiple Nandroid backups saved in your SD card. Having a Nandroid backup is always a clever thing and it’s sole purpose is restoring your data. A Nandroid backup is actually a backup of your system files + data which is pulled from your device’s NAND memory and further saved yo your internal or external memory. A Nandroid backup can be easily achieved by CWM or TWRP based recoveries.
Now the trouble knocks in when you have to restore that particular app or a text message or simply your call log from the Nandroid backup. The process could be a real pain- You will first have to create a backup of your current ROM, then wipe it, then restore your old Nandroid backup, then backup the needed info or app and then restore to your recent backup. Sounds annoying, right? Also, sometimes the restoration process fails, there could be MD5 mismatch which could be tackled but that’s not a proper way to it. If the backup is corrupted and you restored it then your device might have some booting issues.
A new app which has recently hit Play Store called Nandroid Manager has come to rescue you now. If you are facing with some problems like mentioned above, Nandroid Manager is your shot! It does help you restore your Nandroid backup without booting into recovery. What’s more? It also gives you the ability to restore specific things like your text messages, apps, or even your call logs. It gives you full control over your Nandroid Backup and very specific things could be pulled back from a Nandroid backup with the help of this magical app.
Here’s a list of features Nandroid Manager currently offers:
- View basic information of your Nandroid backups
- Explore contens of your Nandroid backup
- Extract files from your Nandroid backups
- It supports yaffs2
- You can rename your backups
- You can compress your backups to zip files
- You can delete your backups
- Regenerate MD5 hashes for your backups
- Restore Apps+Data from your Nandroid backups
- Restore text messages
- Restore call logs
- Restore WiFi access points from backup (Pro)
- Restore Bluetooth data (Pro)
- Restore user word dictionary (Pro)
- Restore your browser data (Pro)
- Restore complete Nandroid backup
- Flash new recoveries
- Permissions fixing tool
The developer is also working to add feature like exporting the data so it can be restoredd between multiple devices, home screen restoration feature, and the option to convert the backup between TWRP or CWM based recoveries.
This app is available in both free and paid versions. Considering the features it is offering I would say it’s worth dropping a buck for the Pro version.
Free version link :
Pro version link :