How to Backup TWRP on PC Windows [Create Direct Backup & Restore]

In this guide, you will find out how to backup TWRP on PC Windows along with the instructions to restore TWRP backup via ADB. We will look at how to use ADB commands to take backup TWRP windows directly onto a desktop or laptop. So if you are running out of space on your phone, you can use simple ADB commands to take TWRP backup or Nandroid Backup directly to PC.

Until now, taking TWRP backup was possible only through systemwide or on Android smartphones before it could be copied to PC. However, with the recently released version you can take TWRP backup directly to PC using ADB & Fastboot commands. TWRP and Backup Restore Tool for Windows 10 is also available, if you’re interested in an easy way to save your mobile data. TWRP is a custom recovery tool that can be used to root Android devices, take backups and restore mobile data, and much more. The latest recovery tool v3.1.0 features ADB backup, A/B OTA zip, Android 7.1.1 or later support, and more.

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TWRP backup is a useful way to protect whatever is on your smartphone in case the device is messed up. You can use it to recover data in case of bootloop or any other issue. It is always recommended to take a TWRP backup before flashing custom ROMs or kernels as sometimes it can harm your device if the installation process is not properly followed or wrong files are used to flash a custom firmware. In the previous version of TWRP you can take system image backup and save it on your device or save that backup in PC in case you need to wipe its storage, but with TWRP 3.1.0 you can take TWRP backup directly to PC via ADB.

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So to create an ADB backup using TWRP recovery all you have to do is to install the latest version of TWRP 3.1.0 or later and ADB & Fastboot drivers (see below to learn how). ADB is a command line tool that’s connects your Android device with a computer to facilitate communication between them. Using ADB, you can control your mobile through a PC Windows and transfer files or run commands to perform certain operations. Here is the guide on how to take Nandroid Backup to your PC via ADB tool.

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Create TWRP Backup Directly on PC

1 – Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your Android phone. Go to settings to enable it, if it’s disabled.

2 – Reboot your device into TWRP recovery.

3 – Create a new folder on your PC. This is to save the TWRP backup files.

4 – Now open the newly created folder and launch the command window by pressing Shift key + right-click anywhere in that folder.

5 – Next, in the command window, type the following and hit enter key:

adb backup –twrp

6 – The above command will open a GUI with options to choose partitions from the backup page.

7 – Alternatively, you can take backup of particular options with the following command:

adb backup -f <filename> –twrp <options>

8 – You will see the following options list:

  • compress: compress data
  • system: backup system
  • cache: backup cache
  • data: backup data
  • boot: backup boot
  • and other options for each partition.

9 – To string multiple options together, type the following:

adb backup -f <filename> –twrp –compress cache system data

10 – After selecting the above option to take TWRP backup on PC/Laptop, wait for the process to finish.

11 – Once complete, disconnect your device from the PC.

12 – All done.

Note: If you do not specify the filename with the -f option, adb will backup your data to a filename backup.ab on the client.

Restore TWRP Backup Windows PC

1 – Open command window inside the folder where you saved the TWRP backup on your PC.

2 – Reboot your device into TWRP recovery.

3 – Connect your phone to the PC via USB cable.

4 – Type the following commands to restore TWRP backup via ADB:

adb restore <filename>


adb restore backup.ab

5 – Hit enter key and wait for the process to complete.

That’s all. This is the easy way to take TWRP backup directly to PC via USB and restore TWRP backup from PC. Let us know what you think about the the process, or share any other method that you may know in the comments below.

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