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What's a Good Backup App?


  1. Barats

    Barats Well-Known Member

    What is a good app to backup your phone? I'm wanting to get this before I update to Froyo just in case something goes wrong.

    Basically, settings, apps and contacts. I already have something that backs up my messages and such.

    Thanks.

    I saw Titanium Backup but it says you have to be rooted to use it?

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  2. uniquenameEVO

    uniquenameEVO Well-Known Member

    Without being rooted...

    Appbrain will sync your apps. No settings IIRC.
    Google can handle contacts and mail.

    I honestly can't think of any that cover you without root.
  3. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

    MyBackup or MyBackup Pro

    It will backup your Data (Ex. Settings, SMS, MMS, Call log, etc).
    It will also backup your apps (ALMOST all of them, but not the protected ones).
    When you reinstall your apps it will also make them accessible through the app market again.

    FYI, because this app does not backup ALL apps, I also suggest getting Appdragon. It is an app that creates a list of all apps on your phone, and then e-mails them to you. So that you have a list of everything, including the protected apps, so that you can go back and re-download whatever you are missing from the market.


    Edit: DO NOT use MyBackup to backup your contacts or your calendar (Well, you can back them up just in case, but DO NOT reinstall them)! Because they are already backed up with your google account. And if you choose to reinstall those on top of what your google account automatically reinstalls, you will have duplicates of everything!
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  4. Barats

    Barats Well-Known Member

    Ok what are the protected apps? The ones you cannot install from Sprint?
  5. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

    Basically they are apps that you cannot access unless you have root. There are some in the market and there are some from Sprint. Don't worry about it though, b/c you will be able to just go back and reinstall the market ones from the market (assuming you used appdragon to remember what you are missing).
  6. Barats

    Barats Well-Known Member

    Gotcha! Thanks for the help. Will be doing this before I update to Froyo. I know how these software updates can be for any piece of technology and the problems they had on the last update.
  7. Barats

    Barats Well-Known Member

    I just searched for My Backup but did not find anything in the market under that title.
  8. ThatNewAndroidGuy

    ThatNewAndroidGuy Well-Known Member

    Without a space, MyBackup.
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  9. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

    Hmm... I see.
    All I see showing is MyBackup Pro... Maybe the pulled the lite version before the Froyo update hits in an attempt to boost sales?:(
  10. Barats

    Barats Well-Known Member

    Yea I had the space in it. Typed it with none and it came up. But it says it is a 30 day trial of the pro version. But as long as I backup all my stuff within the 30 days, I'm good, right? I really don't plan on using it more than once.

    And will everything go to the SD card?
  11. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

    Weird. I went to my full version and searched for everything that the developer had on the market and didn't see it... Oh well, glad you found it!

    Yeah, 30days and then it doesn't work anymore. And yes, you can back up everything to the SD card.
  12. Barats

    Barats Well-Known Member

    Ok. So 30 days and the app won't work but all my stuff will still be backed up, right?
  13. jonsdad

    jonsdad Member

    Does Mybackup backup scenes setting?
  14. ThatNewAndroidGuy

    ThatNewAndroidGuy Well-Known Member

    Also with every paid app, you have 24 hour period for a refund. So you can "purchase" it, and HOPEEEE that the update comes out today,now, very soon. Do you backup and update, then refund. :D
  15. vgsantiago

    vgsantiago Well-Known Member

  16. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

    Right. You just won't be able to restore them after 30days... unless you purchase the Pro version.

    There is an option to backup "Android Home" but not to backup scenes. So I'm going to say no. There is no option to backup scenes.
  17. mIQ Live

    mIQ Live Well-Known Member

    There's a few good free applications out there that will backup your phone with automatic syncing. These are the easiest because when you restore your phone you just log into your account and get all your data back... Just go to market and search "backup" or "restore".

    As long as you have a google account, all your paid apps are already backed up and all you need to do is log in when you restore.

    Hope that helps!

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