How to Backup/Restore Rooted Stock ROM on Rooted Droid Razr!

If you want to install a new, custom ROM on your newly rooted Droid Razr, I HIGHLY ADVISE you to make at least one backup of your rooted stock ROM.  This backups up everything including your ROM/Kernel, apps, and settings.

This is for Gingerbread ONLY for ICS, please see updated guide using Safestrap 3.0!!!

If somewhere down the line you mess up and brick your phone, having this backup will save the day instead of hunting down unbricking methods (which I will have also on this site later down the line but please don’t count on that).

By learning to backup/restore ROM, it can also give you benefits of backing up different ROMs and you can switch between ROMs easily (within minutes).  I usually load up 4-5 different ROMs for my overseas friends who come visit me so they can switch ROMs in Recovery if something goes wrong with the ROM they are using (instead of taking a plane ride to visit me).

Anyways, here’s how to backup/restore ROMs on your rooted Droid Razr:

Step 1. I assume you’ve installed SafeStrap, if you didn’t go install SafeStrap first.

Next, turn off your phone and reboot.  You should come to the SafeStrap menu where you should press the Menu button to enter Recovery.

Step 2. Make sure “Safe System” is DISABLED.

Step 3. Choose “backup and restore”.

Step 4. Choose “Backup”.

Step 5. Choose “Internal SD card” or “External SD card”, you can backup to your internal storage or SD card, choice is yours.

Step 6. Choose “Yes”. (or No if you don’t want to include webtop)

Step 7. Once backup is complete, you are good to go.

Step 8. Anytime you want to restore, simply get back into Recovery->backup and restore then choose “Restore”.  Backups are saved in folders with timestamp and you can rename them using File Explorer app if you want to make it more memorable.

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18 Responses to How to Backup/Restore Rooted Stock ROM on Rooted Droid Razr!

  1. Matt says:

    what is the difference between white “3G” and blue “3G” on the top of my razr. it seems that when it’s white, the download speeds are terrible. any thoughts?

    • Cesar says:

      White 3g means that it just connected because when it turns blue it has been on that network for some time. Like if you reboot there will be white lines and then it will say 3g or 4g. It will be white first cause it hasn’t securely connected.

    • Seth says:

      When you have white bars on the stock ROM it means that voice is enabled, which is what you use to make and receive phone calls. When those bars are blue it means that you have a data connection, which allows you to browse the app store, internet, or anything else that needs a internet connection.

  2. Kyle says:

    I used safestap and is said my stock rom is corrupted can anyone put up a copy of the stock rom i can use? thank you

  3. rlocone says:

    I followed these instructions. Try to restore the rooted stock rom nothing comes up after the restore. How do I fix that? Thanks.

  4. amazn1 says:

    Is there a way to load multiple roms and boot from a selected one? I thought I heard it being mentioned but can’t seem to find where I saw it at. Can some one explain how to or send a link show how to?

  5. amazn1 says:

    Actually just saw that you can but doesn’t show how I can just switch between roms. In minutes.

    • Droid Razr Root says:

      You can do it on dual-boot kernels which aren’t available for Razr yet but you can use the backup/restore feature to switch ROMs within minutes yes.

      • amazn1 says:

        How do I do that? I’m a newbie to all of this and i just want to be sure. All the walk throughs are great btw.

  6. javy says:

    i did the backup of the stock rom but when i go to restore it says it cant mount sd
    I get a black screen after recovery.,

  7. Dan says:

    I am running Eclipse. Can I restore to the stock ROM without any problems? I tried once before (I don’t exactly remember what I did but I feel like I just went to restore the backup of the stock rom) and the phone bricked which I then, thanks to DroidRazrRoot was able to unbrick.

  8. Acogs says:

    I was retarded and accidentally formatted my /Emmc with safestrap, but luckily it didn’t brick my phone. What actually happened?

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