Update procedure - what needs to be backed up and how?Support


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  1. Jaco2k

    Jaco2k Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all,

    I have seen some reports that after going to Froyo you need to perform a factory reset. I presume that this will wipe all the applications, user data, etc.

    Question here is: Before starting the upgrade process in Kies (which will offer to backup your contacts for you...) what should I backup?

    Is there a program recommended for this backup? Is it safe to restore everything or should I only partially put things back?

    Thank you for your input, guys! :)

    Cheers,
    J
     

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  2. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

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    Astro File Manager will allow you to back up apps that does NOT come with the phone. For most people, this should be enough.

    However, if you want to back up apps that come with the phone (mini diary, Asphalt, etc.), you will need Titanium backup which requires root access. Rooting on 2.1 is easy. Rooting on 2.2, not so much. (though that might have changed since the last time I checked.) So it's up to you.
     
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  3. -Ollie-

    -Ollie- Well-Known Member

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    Can't they just be reinstalled after the Froyo upgrade? I mean, if there are no real personal data.
    I don't really have any "personal" data in the apps that come with the phone... I don't care about loosing my scores at various games for example
     
  4. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

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    Oh they will be installed on froyo, it's just that I actually use the mini diary app, and I don't like replaying Asphalt over and over again.
     
  5. -Ollie-

    -Ollie- Well-Known Member

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    OK, thanks for confirming.
    Anyway, I did a backup using Astro per your advice.
     
  6. Bess833

    Bess833 Active Member

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    I used Titanium Backup and it (as usual) worked wonders.

    Then, when you upgrade to 2.2, you can root it by using Chainfire's tool from XDA and following the instructions, it's really simple - link here.

    Here's what I did step by step:

    1) Undo Lagfix
    2) Backup everything I wanted and copied over to my desktop PC just in case
    3) Undo Root
    4) Reboot PC and Reboot phone for safety reasons
    5) Upgrade to Froyo using Kies
    6) Do a factory reset
    7) Root using the above method
    8) Set up & restore everything to my phone
    9) Apply One Click Lag Fix

    Works perfectly now.
     
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  7. ArmadaTattoo

    ArmadaTattoo Well-Known Member

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    Quick question.

    Will I need to re-Root the phone once I have updated to 2.2 in order to restore data using Titanium backup?
    I haven't had to restore anything yet tg :)
     
  8. Bess833

    Bess833 Active Member

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    If you lose all your apps/data, you will have to re-root for Titanium, yes.

    But some people (including me) were lucky enough not to lose anything. I did a factory reset though, so had to re-root either way.
     
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  9. ArmadaTattoo

    ArmadaTattoo Well-Known Member

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    The rooting procedure for FroYo seems a little bit more complicated than Eclair. I was hoping to wait for it to be simplified, if possible.
    I cannot face organising my contacts a third time on this phone so will only update if I am sure I will keep or be able to recover them, should I need to factory reset.
     
  10. philu

    philu Active Member

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    I had to do a Factory Reset after installing Froyo (probably because I didnt uninstall "oneclicklagfix" properly). Well, I lost my apps and my texts but didnt lose other data like phone numbers, photos, video etc
     
  11. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

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    I am wondering if the unroot process is really necessary. Surely the super user privilege should be overwritten once you flash froyo?
     
  12. Bess833

    Bess833 Active Member

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    Yes it gets overwritten. Back when I flashed to XWJM8 the root got removed by itself.
    I am just a bit paranoid about bricking my phone so took all (un)neccessary precautions before flashing, partly because I don't trust KIES a bit:)
     
  13. Quasaur

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    I find it disturbing that the best backup program requires me to void my warranty...?
     
  14. jadelu

    jadelu New Member

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    can I back up my mini diary without root?
    I wanna upgrade to 2.2 but before that I need to backup my mini diary first

    By the way, do google map will lost all friends after updated?
     
  15. jadelu

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    Yes ..... I wonder that too ..... how come??

    pls help
     
  16. rogcontact

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    MyBackup Pro will work on non rooted phones, and also gives the ability to backup apk+data on rooted phones as well...
     
  17. sarahsaur

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    I've been hearing about a lot of people winding up with completely bricked phones by running the update through kies. Is there a particular setting or app or anything on the phones that's causing the bricking? Anything I can do to update safely and avoid said bricking? Please excuse n00b status on my part.
     

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