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Old May 9th, 2012, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best Backup for Non-Rooted Razr Maxx

I may be faced with getting my Razr Maxx replaced, due to a problem with the camera. What's the best backup/restore application I could obtain to make this as easy as possible. Ideally, I'd want to do a complete backup, swap the phone, do a complete restore and walk away. Is that even possible? Can I find something that will backup all my current settings, etc, so I don't have to do anything to the new phone? I'd love to not have to redo all my customizations or have to reinstall any applications or their settings.

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Old May 9th, 2012, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I doubt you'll get quite what you want. You can opt to back up app data etc with Google (in the Privacy menu on my AOSP HTC), though I never do this so can't personally attest to how well it works. MyBackup Pro can back up a fair amount of stuff on an unrooted phone. And unless you've deliberately made your contacts "phone only" they are probably backed up with Google already. But I doubt that this will get you quite what you want - for example, in my experience homescreen setups don't restore well from any backup (other than a nandroid, which isn't an option for you).
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I was bugging because I needed to replace my HTC Incredible 2. I went and backed up everything with MyBackup. But you know what? I ended up not reinstalling half the apps I previously had; when I seriously thought about it, I didn't use them.

I wound up swapping the sd card, then going to the Play store on a pc, went to the "My Apps" section, and just clicked on "Install" on the apps I wanted to reinstall. When I did that, it sent the apps to my phone over 3g and installed them too - I didn't have to click on one at a time to install them, it does it for you. Had the phone more or less set up in less than a half-hour.
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I was bugging because I needed to replace my HTC Incredible 2. I went and backed up everything with MyBackup. But you know what? I ended up not reinstalling half the apps I previously had; when I seriously thought about it, I didn't use them.

I wound up swapping the sd card, then going to the Play store on a pc, went to the "My Apps" section, and just clicked on "Install" on the apps I wanted to reinstall. When I did that, it sent the apps to my phone over 3g and installed them too - I didn't have to click on one at a time to install them, it does it for you. Had the phone more or less set up in less than a half-hour.

Ok thanks. Didn't realize that info was stored on Google.
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