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Root Backup Question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by empyreandance, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. empyreandance

    empyreandance Well-Known Member
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    Hi everyone - I just had a quick question. I've been playing with a lot of ROMs lately and have noticed a few issues that I think a complete wipe would benefit, but I don't want to lose my text messages. I've used Titanium backup to do a full app backup, but I just wanted to check that the messages would fall under the umbrella of the Message app data? Can anyone tell me exactly what would happen if I did the wipe? Thanks everyone!
     

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  2. vincentp

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    If Titanium does a backup of the data partition then your text messages should be saved there. Otherwise you can do a nandroid backup of your data partition and restore that later if necessary. I know that definitely holds my messages.
     
  3. droidpcguru

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    Better question for a more specific backup and restore..

    What file inside /data/ contains the messages? Knowing this, you could wipe the phone of other data to start new, but restore your SMS/MMS messages.
     
  4. vincentp

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    Not sure about that one. If one of the pros here doesn't know, some of the devs over at Alldroid can probably answer that.
     
  5. iamloco724

    iamloco724 Well-Known Member
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    i use titanium for app backups with app data but for android built stuff like stock stuff like contacts homescreen layout i use mybackup including sms messages with that

    i had problems when i tried to restore android based stuff with titanium on a clean install
     
  6. empyreandance

    empyreandance Well-Known Member
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    wow thank you very much - that did the trick - things are running so much better :) - thanks to all!
     
  7. iamloco724

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    good to hear
     

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