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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RDaveLambert, Apr 21, 2011.

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    I have installed Dropbox and it seems to be running well. Does anyone know how to do a backup to Dropbox. Would like to save all phone settings and data if possible. TIA.

    Update May 09, 2011

    I have managed to get a cell phone backup to Dropbox as follows:
    [On Xperia X10i, Firmware 2.1-update1, Build 2.1.A.0.435]

    First create a "Cell Backup" folder in Dropbox. I did this on the PC.
    [You may have to put a file in this folder before it is updated
    to the Dropbox system - I just put a small .txt file in it.]

    On the cell phone Select Backup and restore > Back Up > Add new
    [Enter a name for the backup file] > Continue ...

    Now open a file manager [I use ASTRO file manager] and select
    the directory /sdcard/data/backup.

    Tap and hold the backup file you want to transfer > tap Send
    You may get "! Unknown File Type message" - Just tap Send again.

    Tap "Dropbox" on the Send File menu.
    Select your "Cell Backup" folder > Then "Send to this folder".

    That's it. Your backup file should appear in the folder and Dropbox will
    transfer the update to "the cloud" and to your PC.

    I am sure there is a simpler way to do this, and your experience may vary :)

    P.S. Still haven't had the to courage to actually do a restore operation using
    the dropbox file...

    Hope this helps.
     

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