How to Make Nandroid Backup on OnePlus 2 with TWRP Recovery

OnePlus Two can be now be installed with TWRP custom recovery which means there is full support of Nandroid backup. A Nandroid backup ensures a full copy of your user data, cache, EFS partition and boot. Some of these terms don’t make sense to a normal user but having all of this for emergency purposes is always good. If you don’t want a large backup size just backup user data. Once you have made a backup, the files will be located under TWRP -> Backups. Get the full step by step guide written below with accompanying screenshots on how to make a Nandroid backup on OnePlus Two.

OnePlus Two sports large internal storage options which means you get ample space for keeping the backup on local storage but it’s recommended you keep a copy on your computer as well. The backup size depends on what you actually backup and how much data you have accumulated. Sometimes it is wise to skip backing up apps because you can download them at any time from the Play Store.


How To Make Nandroid Backup On OnePlus Two

NOTE: Having TWRP custom recovery installed on your OnePlus Two is essential for this guide to work so before you go further make sure you have a custom recovery installed. If you don’t then you can follow our previous article on installing TWRP custom recovery on the OnePlus Two.

Step 1 – Power OFF your OnePlus 2 by holding down on the Power button and tapping on Power Off.

Step 2 – Enter TWRP by simply powering off your phone. Holding Power Button and Vol Down Button together until OnePlus logo shows up. Once it does, release Power Button while still pressing Vol Down Button until a screen similar to the following screenshot shows up.


Step 3 – Select the Backup option from the options shown.

Step 4 – Select the items/partitions you want to include in your Nandroid backup from the following screen. For instance, Data and System.



Step 5 – “Swipe to backup”  in order to confirm your options. After swiping, it will take few minutes depending on the size of the backup.OP2-Nandroid-Backup-1


Step 6 – Once done, reboot your phone like normal. The newly made backup will be found under TWRP folder created at root of the phone.

That’s it! This is all you need to do in order to create a Nandroid backup on the OnePlus 2. This backup then can be used as a restore point for further use. You can repeat the steps for creating another backup.


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