Originally Posted by jd1639
Do you have a custom recovery? You could use adb pull if you do. Boot into recovery and from you pc use
adb pull /sdcard c:\nexus5
Sent from my Nexus 5 using XDA Free mobile app
Can also backup /system and /data like this.
You may need to start "adb root" first though
Ensure phone is off.
Hold vol down + Power until it vibrates
Press VOL up twice and press power (Vibrates again)
abd pull /data c:\nexus\data
adb pull /system c\:nexus\system