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Old January 9th, 2013, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Samsung is rolling out the jelly bean update for my smartphone since yesterday. Now before I install it, do I have to prepare my phone for it? With this I mean that I have to make a backup or something like that, or will everything of my files still be on my phone without risking losing pictures, music, texts,...?

I have many apps installed on my sd card, do I have to move these to phone memory first?


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Old January 9th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Everything should be left as is except, of course, for OS and UI changes due to the update. You might find that an app you have installed is not compatible with with JB, but likely they'll be OK, most apps have been updated by now.

Of course you should always, ALWAYS have backups of important files at all times.

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Old January 9th, 2013, 07:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would definitely suggest making a backup, heck you should make regular backups anyhow, just in case anything goes wrong
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Old January 10th, 2013, 02:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would definitely suggest making a backup, heck you should make regular backups anyhow, just in case anything goes wrong
I have tried backing up through kies, but I havent found an option. All my pictures get uploaden on dropbox, music is on my laptop and calendar is synced to google. But still its a pain to put everything back on my phone if there is something lost.

Should I use another methode? Because didnt you needed root for backup apps?

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Root is required for a *total* system backup but apps, many settings, passwords, etc can be backed up in Settings > Backup & Reset or even more with MyBackup Pro or similar.

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Nothing will get lost if you update via Kies. I've updated via that method lots of times. The program will first make a backup of everything it can backup before installing the new OS. Also nothing will be lost, even your homescreen setup won't change.
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