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First time installing custom ROM on your rooted Nexus 4? Well, before you begin installing that new custom ROM that’s supposed to make your Nexus 4 even better (and yes we believe that), you will want to at least make one backup ROM.
The above video tutorial will walk you through on how to backup your current ROM and also restore it.
What is backing up ROM do?
Backing up ROM backs up all of your settings (wifi passwords, bluetooth, etc…), your apps (AngryBirds and your level 50), kernel, and everything except the contents of your internal storage(such as personal photos/videos).
By backing up your current ROM, you will be able to easily revert to whatever you had before you install a new custom ROM.
By having one backup ROM, you will at least be able to have one good restoration point if something goes wrong (such as you end up in a bootloop).
All backups are stored in your internal storage under the folder ClockworkMod. If your ROM backups take too much space, you can also move the “whole folder” (you must move the whole folder not just one backup) to your hard disk and copy it back when you need to restore it.
You can also rename the backup folders, make sure you don’t have spaces when renaming as that will cause an MD5 error when trying to restore.
So, if you haven’t made a backup ROM, I suggest you to do this first before trying to install custom ROMs and save yourself a bunch of headaches later down the road!Need Help? Follow/add me on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter!
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You will need a rooted Nexus 4 to install all ROM/kernels.
NOTE: THE AUTHOR OF THIS SITE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU MESS UP YOUR PHONE, PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS TWICE BEFORE TRYING IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME TO ROOTING AND CUSTOM ROMS!
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Please see our Nexus 4 FAQ FIRST!!!