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  1. opportunist86

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    I simply am bugged by the buggy android. Many apps are causing problems which can apparently be solved by factory reset only. If I do factory reset, all of my data would be gone. Is it possible to restore everything like we do on iphone using itunes. Like all the songs, apps and other stuff by just a click?
     

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    I have never downloaded an app which caused me enough issues that I had to perform a factory reset to get rid of. What apps are giving you so much trouble? Are you downloading them from the market?
     
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    Viber isn't working as it should be.
    Skype cant be installed at all unless factory reset.
    Can't sync playlist and apps like I did in itunes.
     
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    What phone do you have? Someone with the same phone may be able to help.
     
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    Welcome to the forums, opportunist!

    Not sure what phone you have but for Music I use Google play to back up my songs. And there are other options like Samsung Kies (Samsung phones), cloud services (Box,Dropbox,etc) for other media and document backups and Carbon by Koush (never tried it before) but I heard you can back up apps and data with that app.

    Here's an article on Carbon...

    Koush Releases Updated Carbon Beta, Non-Rooted Users Can Now Have Fun – Droid Life
     
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    Greetings opportunist,

    Welcome to the forums.

    I agree with mostly harmless, I've never installed an app that required me to factory reset to get rid of it.

    I use Skype with no issues.

    I don't synch my music, so I can't reply to that one.

    Apps can be automatically reloaded to your phone if they are synched to your Google account. There are apps that do this function as well, titanium and my backup pro are a couple.

    I have a feeling that this might be device related vs app related issues. If you have a mid to low end device, these tend to cause you more issues with apps and such, just because they don't usually have enough power.

    As stated above, telling us the name of the device your using is the first step in trying to solve your issues.
     
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    Thanks all for the greta response. Its an S2.
     
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    If you enable it, your contacts and calendar entries can be sync'd with your Google account so would be downloadable immediately after a factory reset.
     
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    What about songs and playlists and apps?
     
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    Songs and Playlists can be backed up on a PC. Apps can be redownloaded without problems. Even paid apps are tied to your account, so you won't pay for them again.
     
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    I would start using Google Music, then your music will always sync with any device that you log into with your gmail account.
     

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