last step before i root - backing up "people" the way that I want!


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  1. ssddyakno

    ssddyakno Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    OK, nobody seems to know the answer for this. I'm about to starting trying this whole rooting process.

    What I want to do is back up my people app, but ONLY what I have stored in the phone. There has to be a way to do this. Every thread I read mentions that google does that automatically, but I do not want to import my gmail contacts because there are tons of people in there who I do not want in my phone.

    So the physical app, and what's stored IN the phone is what I'm looking for.

    Who can help me out here?

    Much thanks!
     

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  2. melophat

    melophat Well-Known Member

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    you can use titanium after you root and before you flash different roms.. if you do the root, it shouldn't screw anything up. it's when you flash roms/kernels that you start having to worry about data loss. but yeah, after you root, do a full app and data backup on titanium backup and a nandroid backup and you'll be fine.
     
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  3. coolbone

    coolbone Well-Known Member

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    As long as you don't sync your account with your google account (inside settings>accounts and sync) after you do a titanium backup and restore ok the new rom, you'll have exactly whim you wish to have.

    In other words:

    Root, install titanium, backup contacts, nandroid backup, flash rom, start restore, uncheck contacts in google sync, titanium restore, enjoy.

    From my Incredible Drooooiiiiiid.
     
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  4. kingnerd

    kingnerd Active Member

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    Exactly what you described is very easy. Hit menu, then hit import/export, and export to SD card. Then, hit "Phone" rather than Google. This will export only your phone contacts to your SD card, and you can simply import them later.
     
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  5. ssddyakno

    ssddyakno Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks to all who replied.

    Now, if I can only get out of the first step of rooting. Run loop.bat in recovery and it never EVER lets me in.
     
  6. mdonova33

    mdonova33 Well-Known Member

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    Perfect. Now if i could only get root!

    Sent from my HTC Droid Incredible
     

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