a few data backup ?'s


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    htcnex1 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Phone: nexus one

    Love android....and love n1, but got a few issues/?'s

    1) are my phones settings saved to my Gmail acct?

    In SETTINGS>PRIVATE I have it set to "backup my settings".....I'm assuming this is to my Gmail account?

    But after my one and only hard reset, all of my settings carried over except my text message settings.

    In MESSAGING>SETTINGS>STORAGE SETTINGS I have it set to no limit to the amount of texts to save. I have one really important thread I don't want to lose. But after the hard reset, it went back to the factory default of only keeping 200. So I lost about 2 months of texts when I carried on as if the message storage settings were then same as before the hard reset.

    After hard reset, I didn't lose the thread entirely. Just everything over the 200 limit. Oh well....I'm not getting em back, but I'd like to fully understand where I went wrong in my understanding of android/Google/gmail.

    2) since i didnt lose the thread entirely, does this mean my texts are saved/backed up to my Gmail account? If not, where are they backed up if at all?

    I'm beginning to think that this is the way it works (please correct me where I'm wrong):

    - Gmail acct: saves most android phone settings, app history, contacts, email threads
    - SD card: app data, pic & music data
    - Phone flash memory: text threads & settings, internet bookmarks, apps
    - Sim card: ?

    3) Couple things....now moving forward:

    Bought a new SIM card so I could get a new number/same phone.
    - I want to put in new SIM
    - do a hard reset
    - login to my gmail
    - keep my old internet bookmarks
    - keep my old text threads from my old number
    - keep my old settings
    - re-download my old apps if necessary

    How will a new SIM affect my situation/intentions?


    I would like to better understand the whole process regarding my situations. Anyone who can explain I'd greatly appreciate.

    And in the end I might just need to download one of the many apps that backup everything. A solid recommendation considering what I'm looking to use it for would also be appreciated.
     

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    htcnex1 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Also.....I'm getting a new computer....

    Gonna run Linux til android/chrome OS for desktops comes out

    What's a good media player y'all can possibly recommend?
    - can find CD art
    - edit mg3 id tags
    - syncs well with SD cards/android/my n1

    Thanx!
     
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    htcnex1 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Since I'm getting a new computer....

    Is there possibly a nice app/program I can get to do all my phone backup data with? I would prefer that to the cloud networking.

    THANX AGAIN
     
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    takeshi Well-Known Member

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    SIM card has nothing to do with any of those (pretty much like any other GSM smartphone). Nothing is stored on the SIM.
     
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    htcnex1 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok....thx.

    - do I lose my text threads/message settings/bookmarks/ when I hard reset?
    - media player recommendation?
    - any recommendations on a way to backup all this stuff...On a computer?
     
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