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New Rom Manager Update: Download Backup Feature

December 24, 2012 - Written By Crystal Kube

Android users who use Rom Manager for backups and flashing ROMs should definitely check out the apps latest update by ClockWorkMod. The update provides older devices with some theme fixes but the best feature is a backup server that is built right in. You can use your phone to browse to a web server, search the CWM backups and download any backup to your computer or another device as a flashable zip file without having to use USB cables. The new update also restores backup files that got moved after users updated their device to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

ROM Manager, for those who might not know, is an app built for root users by ClockWorkMod. The app provides a helpful user interface to manage you ROMs and install them from a SD card or over the air. You can perform backups and restores within Android and flash custom firmware. ROM Manager is especially useful for troubleshooting with features that allow you to erase small portions of user data that may be causing issues for you device. You can download the free version here, if you haven’t already done so. The Premium version, which cost $5.99, comes with premium quality ROMs, automatic backups, Install Que, web connect and additional support. You can receive notifications whenever one of your ROMs is updated.

While there are other ways to search through your files on your device or share backups from ClockWorkMod, ROM Manager actually transforms the backup files into a zip file that can then be flashed back to any other device of your choosing. The new update makes it easier for even new users to create a backup file that is flash-ready without the worries of finding the right folder structure.  If anyone does run into problems or bugs with this early version, make sure to send in a report so these issues can be fixed as soon as possible.