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Old June 22nd, 2010, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Best Backup/Transition to X

So as many of us are probably coming from either the droid, incredible, or some other android device I was wondering what apps you plan on using to make the transition easy.

Personally I'll be switching from an Incredible and I've started the search for good free or paid backup apps.

So far I've found Lookout which is a security and backup app but I'm not convinced.

Please share any apps that you've used and how well they've worked.

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appbrain, astro file manager, mybackup, pencil and paper.....
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Haha... I know google does contacts. I was just wondering about apps. Apparently android is a lot easier to backup then the days of Windows Mobile.
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Oh for sure. I'm almost positive that if your going from one android phone to another that most of your apps (at the very least your paid apps) will still be in the market under downloads as long as you use the same gmail account to set them up.

I guess I automatically assumed you would be going from one android phone to another. Never even accured to me to ask what you will backing up from.
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I am going from one Android phone to another.. but it's my first switch.

When I used to have Windows mobile it was a big hassle to find the right program and get the right data backed up. From what it sounds like the android experience is much better. I'm definitely looking forward to getting the X.
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I'm coming from a dumbphone (LG Dare) to the X. This will have backup assistant right? I don't want to have to pay to get my contacts switched.
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I'm coming from a dumbphone (LG Dare) to the X. This will have backup assistant right? I don't want to have to pay to get my contacts switched.
I think Verizon will do that for free.
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I think Verizon will do that for free.
Even if I pre-order it online?
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Even if I pre-order it online?
Yes just take both of your phones into a Verizon store when the new one comes and they will do it for free.
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Great, thanks. Anything else that I should know moving from a Dare to a Droid? I heard I have to have a Gmail account for the phone. I have one through my University, but would it be wise to start a second account for my phone seeing as when I graduate it might be taken away?
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We have done 2 or 3 hard resets and have gotten 1 replacement phone on our Android phones (all Droids). With all things backed up to your Gmail account you get EVERYTHING (Apps Settings Widgets Contacts Etc) back on the existing or replacement phone EXCEPT call logs and text messages
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How do you back up app settings to the google cloud? I didn't know it was doing that.
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I think Verizon will do that for free.
Last time I got a phone from them they wanted 10.00. Every since they released their backup tool they want us to do it. If you whine a little though they may do it for free.
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MyBackup Pro for apps and data. Supposedly, MyBackup sometimes miss some apps in the backup process so to be safe; use App Monster for app backup. I did this all the time before I bricked my G1.
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Astro has app back up, which I used couple of times. Also, keep i mind that contact switch in the store is free, as long as you go to corporate. Retailers usually charge for it.
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Appbrain.

And I'm going from the Evo to the Droid. Don't need another program for apps.
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I don't know why appbrain wouldn't get me to 90% of where I was when I switch from Dinc to X.

I use Touchdown for email and it allows me to backup my settings to SDCard, so that should be easy.

I'll have to re-log into many services (i.e. pandora, last.fm, etc), re-log into websites to get my cookies back, but neither of that is a big deal.

I'll probably lose my saved game and high score status, but I don't really care about that.

Do any of these options back up those settings as well?

What about for K9 mail? If I do the backup app in astro, does it just keep the .apk or does it actually keep all of my settings and such?

INFINITELY easier than switching phones than when I had WinMo. Would have taken me half a day's work to switch WinMo phones and get things back to the way they were beforehand.

I'm still curious about the comment someone said up above about saving program settings to the Google cloud. That's not true, is it? If so, how does it work?
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I don't know why appbrain wouldn't get me to 90% of where I was when I switch from Dinc to X.

I use Touchdown for email and it allows me to backup my settings to SDCard, so that should be easy.

I'll have to re-log into many services (i.e. pandora, last.fm, etc), re-log into websites to get my cookies back, but neither of that is a big deal.

I'll probably lose my saved game and high score status, but I don't really care about that.

Do any of these options back up those settings as well?

What about for K9 mail? If I do the backup app in astro, does it just keep the .apk or does it actually keep all of my settings and such?

INFINITELY easier than switching phones than when I had WinMo. Would have taken me half a day's work to switch WinMo phones and get things back to the way they were beforehand.

I'm still curious about the comment someone said up above about saving program settings to the Google cloud. That's not true, is it? If so, how does it work?
I thought the cloud backup was coming with 2.2. could be wrong but I seem to have read that somewhere. It sounded real nice as it would do a complete backup and restore to your new phone just like it was your old phone.
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With all things backed up to your Gmail account you get EVERYTHING (Apps Settings Widgets Contacts Etc) back on the existing or replacement phone EXCEPT call logs and text messages
Maybe he'll come back and explain what he meant.
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