How to Backup/ Restore IMEI and NVRAM on any Android device

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It’s the beauty of Android that it can be customized by the users as per their own desires.

This makes it marks very deep in today’s tech world that even a newbie can do a lot of customization to his Android device.

Some users are happy with those things on their device which comes by default, while others have some aggressive approach and they go wild.

Basics of Android are to be learned by the users if they want to become an advanced user.

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Today we’ll be showing that how to carry out backup operation in order to save the IMEI and NVRAM data from user’s Android device.

Talking about the IMEI and the NVRAM, these two are very important as they keep very important data on your Android devices.

If there is any case occurs where your IMEI and NVRAM get corrupted or you lose your information on the IMEI and NVRAM then you will be greeted with a bricked device, and you have to restore it back to use it again.

As this is a very serious situation, I will be showing you how to avoid these type of problems by checking how to backup and restore IMEI and NVRAM from any Android based device.

The backup process is very simple and it can be applied with ease.

The great thing about this process will be that we will keep it official hence you won’t lose warranty of your Android device.

Why and when this Backup process is required?

This backup process is required before you perform stuffs like

1. Gaining root access

2. Installing custom ROMs (AOKP or ParanoidAndroid, flashing custom kernels, CyanogenMod, overclocking your Android device)

3. Flashing custom recovery images (like CWM or TWRP recovery)

Now in all above procedures, a wipe is mostly applied i.e. a hard reset during that the data on IMEI and NVRAM might be lost or get corrupted.

What Information is stored on IMEI/ NVRAM Partition?

IMEI stands for International Mobile Station Equipment Identity and it stores 15 decimal digits (14 digits plus a clock digit).

These digits have the identification number for GSM, UMTS, LTE devices, and without this data you won’t be able to use your Android device. 

NVRAM stands for Non-volatile Random Access Memory and represents a certain memory that preserves its contests after switching off a device. it contains data like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth MAC address, IMEI/MEID number, Baseband version and other important information.

IMEI can be easily find on Android devices but NVRAM data cannot be find so easily especially if you lost it.

For this main reason it is highly recommended that you take Backup and you can easily restore it when you need.

Things to do

1. First of all make sure that you have disabled the antivirus on your Laptop/PC because it may cause issues with the download process.

2. Make sure that USB Debugging mode is enabled on your Android Device. You can enable it by going to the settings > Developers options and then tap on the USB Debugging option.

3. Make sure that you Android device is charged at least 60% before you step into the Backup process. It is important because if your

4. Follow the below steps carefully and do not try anything based on your own judgment.

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How to Backup IMEI and NVRAM on any Android device

1. First of all you need to download the Backup tool from here.

2. After the download, save it on your Laptop/PC and you can unzip the file on any location of your desire.

3. Now connect your Android device to your Laptop/PC and launch the backup tool.

4. Now click on the root button that you will find at the bottom of the window.

5. Now click on the IMEI/NVRAM key and then from the popup window select the Backup option.

6. Wait for the Backup process to be completed, and after that disconnect from your Laptop/PC.

How to Restore IMEI and NVRAM on any Android device

1. First you need to run the backup app on your computer.

2. Now establish a connection between your Android device and your Laptop/PC.

3. From the backup app click on the “root” button.

4. Then, select “Restore” and just pick the saved IMEI / NVRAM data from the Backup NVRAM folder placed on your Laptop/PC.

5. Now you have to wait for few seconds and after that disconnect you device from Laptop/PC.

That’s it. You have successfully taken the Backup of IMEI/NVRAM data form your Android Device.


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