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Best backup app for the hero???


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  1. SL1

    SL1 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sup Guys,

    Just wondering what apps you guys with the htc hero, use to backup your phone. as i want to backup before i add this new firmware when t-mobile sort their lives out.

    Whats the best ones?

    Cheers,
     

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  2. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

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    IMO the best backup for a non-rooted phone is MyBackup Pro.
     
  3. orcking

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  4. rogcontact

    rogcontact Well-Known Member

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    MyBackup Pro, does everything you need plus some...

    3rd most popular paid application on the Android Market.

    That is for non rooted as justjimjpc mentioned... For rooted phones there are alternatives, but I would still use it for simplicity\ease.
     
  5. Julian_Sprite

    Julian_Sprite Active Member

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    Well a shameless plug,

    we are the developers of Android Backup from Sprite,
    Sprite Mobile - Android Backup - SMS, Bookmarks, System Settings, Application Settings, Call Logs, MMS, Contacts, Photos, Video, Music and much more...

    We build a pretty decent backup application for Android, that covers much more content than others. We can also restore it, and don't get conflicts with things like google sync...

    Buy from our site as their is also a 30 day money back guarantee,

    We have over 17 million purchased and supported customers now (across Windows Mobile and Android devices)

    Please note, rogcontact, aka, orcking is the developer of Mybackup, another backup system for Android

    hope that helps,

    Julian
     
  6. Keramidas

    Keramidas Member

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    One more shameless plug here :D

    If your phone is not rooted the above tools (especially MyBackup Pro imho) are good but if it is rooted, nothing shall beat Titanium Backup.

    You can backup/restore all your apps (even protected ones) plus their data, their market links and your phone's data. What's more to say ? Oh yeah: the free version is Unlimited !

    For that "price" you also get batch backup/restore and a zero-click app uninstaller. There is also a Donator's version which adds a zero-click installer - can re-install your 200 apps (with their data !) in the background, all by itself...

    Oh wait - did I mention that it rocks ? :cool:
     
  7. brykins

    brykins Well-Known Member

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    Tried MyBackupPlus - made backup of all apps and all data. Hard reset and re-installed from backup and all my icons and homescreens ended up VERY corrupted. So much so that HTC Sense kept forcing close and I ended up hard resetting again!

    Apps don't need backing up as they are easy enough to re-install from the Market. Data such as calendar and contacts are backuped up anyway. The thing that I really wanted to be backup up, the "look and feel" was the one thing that never managed to be restored correctly.
     
  8. Keramidas

    Keramidas Member

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    Brykins, I beg to differ. With 300 apps installed, I may not be the average person, but even if you have few of them, they all have their own settings & data and no unified way of backing them up. So I think having a backup tool capable of doing all this, is a great timesaver.

    Just a concrete example: today a new version of Dolphin Browser came out, so I upgraded. Well tough luck: it's a broken version. So I simply fired up Titanium Backup and downgraded Dolphin to the previous version, without losing my bookmarks and saved passwords.

    Without Titanium I would have had to switch browsers (and not access my stuff) until the problem is resolved, say, next week. See the difference ? ;)
     
  9. brykins

    brykins Well-Known Member

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    Point accepted - I certainly don't have 300 apps so it's easier for me to re-install I guess.
     
  10. pwabbit

    pwabbit Well-Known Member

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    I like MyBackup Pro and no I am not affiliated with any developers. I am just a consumer.
     
  11. vanstrien

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    What does Titanium backup rooted that MyBackup doesn't backup? I've got a rooted phone and am looking at both your apps. But in the future I might change my build and thus 'un-root' my phone.
     
  12. badfrog

    badfrog Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,, new droid user, been lurking here a couple of weeks..

    I read in another post that astro file manager will also backup all your apps, but they lose their sync with the app store? so when new versions are available you won't have the upgrade option. is that an issue with mybackup pro?
    I am currently on stock 1.5 rom, but am thinking of trying out the newest 2.1 leak that is out this week and am concerned about all the paid apps I have being "lost"

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    I'm looking for just an app backup, I'm not worried about contacts, etc.,
    checking out AppBrain now
     
  13. Keramidas

    Keramidas Member

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    (disclaimer: I'm the Titanium Backup developer)

    Last time I looked, Titanium Backup was the only one to backup protected apps, all apps' data and all apps' Market links without problems. And I just added support for Cyanogen's "new apps2sd" method in CyanogenMod 5.0.5+ ROMs.

    To be honest, I have heard about MyBackup Pro supposedly having added "root features" very recently, but it is very vague, and have never tried it. I would be glad if someone here could elaborate on that.

    And finally, if you "un-root" your ROM, then indeed, Titanium Backup can't do anything then ;)
     
  14. Keramidas

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    Hi badfrog,

    First of all: to preserve the "Market links", you need to be rooted. There's no way around it.

    Then, the free version of Titanium Backup will do that for sure. Maybe they added similar functionality in the latest versions of MyBackup Pro, but I have no precise information on that. I don't know if MyBackup Pro would backup your protected apps either.

    Objectively, if you spend $5 on something to backup your apps, Titanium has more functionality. You can keep several backups for each app, and much more. But if you need to backup stuff online, or backup just your phone data, MyBackup Pro is more user-friendly and more suited to that.

    If someone tried the latest MyBackup Pro, please post more info... Thanks !
     
  15. badfrog

    badfrog Well-Known Member

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    so just to clarify, if I flash my rom, I would have to purchase all my paid apps again? (if I am not using a rooted build, etc)
     
  16. Keramidas

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    The information about paid apps is supposed to remain in your Google account, so in principle you could install the apps again after wiping your phone, without paying again.

    But I have read that it didn't work for some people. Maybe Google has resolved it - I don't know.

    If I were you, I would go the safe route: quickly root your phone and backup everything before going further. You can also do a Nandroid backup (in recovery mode), which will have the advantage of saving your whole ROM, in case you are not happy with the new one.
     
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  17. rogcontact

    rogcontact Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, to let you know, MyBackup Pro now has support for rooted phones, allowing backup of protected applications, all applications data\setings, even system applications data, and Android Market links.

    We do not want to take away any glory from Titanium, it is definitely a great applications, but we would like our users to have as much as possible.
     
  18. jev

    jev Well-Known Member

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    Will any of these backup tools backup my user settings? APN, alert settings, etc. etc.?
     
  19. Gekko

    Gekko Well-Known Member

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    i thought that Android Phones come with a free Backup App? no? i thought i saw one on an HTC phone demo? was that just an HTC/Sense feature App? any good? what doesn't it do?
     
  20. Julian_Sprite

    Julian_Sprite Active Member

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    Hi Jev,

    Yes Sprite Android Backup has dones settings, apn etc for a while :). Beta for Backup 2.0 is out now also,

    Gekko, yes we will be coming out in ROM on numerous devices, thanks to our OEM partners, with deeper backup.

    Roger, I agree Titanium, like nand has done a great job at root backup, keep up the good work guys, Great tool for us real "Nerds".

    Julian
     
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  21. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Well-Known Member

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    I used my backup pro after a hard reset....it worked perfect. I highly recommend. Not affiliated with anyone.....just a consumer.
     
  22. reidbo

    reidbo Well-Known Member

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    How does titatium backup work? I mean if i wipe doesnt that remove all data?
     
  23. jev

    jev Well-Known Member

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    Can't get it at the mom (vodafone NL is down *again*) but does Sprite Backup provide backup to SD card or to remote servers only? Will it work on my non-rooted cupcake?
     
  24. Julian_Sprite

    Julian_Sprite Active Member

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    Hi Jev,

    Yes we support 1.5 onwards, non-rooted.
    Infact we are the solution OEM's are embedding for devices, as rooting will create serious attack points (for large scale deployment).

    We provide backup to,
    1. Device (in the rare case u don't have an SD... don't laugh, we have had a few customers)
    2. SD Card, we backup content to a secure image, can include copies of your photos/video etc also if you want a roll back point to copy to your PC/Linux/Mac
    3. Online. We have partnered with Box.net. I think Dropbox is out in next week etc. That way you get 1 or more gig (not a couple of meg) of backup with awesome online companies that provide high SLA (availability of your backup), have a plan to backup their servers (if there was an 'act of god'), real service levels, real protection (virus/intrusion), have millions of online users accessing essential files daily, don't have your data on some shared cheap online server plan (ie they spend millions developing real cloud solutions) and above all are very cool Sprite Partners (in the same Spirit as our Sprite Mobile founders).

    Julian
     
  25. Keramidas

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    Well yes, a wipe does remove all user & system data from the phone's internal memory, so then you can only restore stuff that you did back up to your SD card (using Titanium Backup or other tools) beforehand ;)
     

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