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    i have the samsung captivate whats the best way to back up my phone? and is there any free apps?
     

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    Check here:

    Backup - CapFAQ

    Capfaq is a great page to get info. Alot of the backup options out there require you to root your phone. I rooted mine only to back it up. I would hate to lose all my stuff.
     
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    so i have to root my phone before i do any kind of backing up?
     
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    That is my understanding, and why I did it. There really should be an iTunes types program that saves app info, songs and settings for Android.

    I could be wrong but from all the reading I did, it seems to be the only way. You can back up contacts without rooting, but phone data is another issue.

    Someone feel free to correct if I am wrong on this

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    ok i gotta figure out how to root..but thanks
     
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    2.2 and ok i think i got thanks again!
     
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    Unfortunately, it's the only way for the backup program can get at all your data in order to back it up.

    There is a limited amount of data you can back up if you aren't rooted and don't want to root, but it's far from a complete backup and you might be unhappy with the amount of missing data and work you're left with should you need to do a restore.
     

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