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best way of backing up phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bzzzzz, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. bzzzzz

    bzzzzz Well-Known Member
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    I'd like to have a go at rooting my phone, but I'd like to get back all my settings and apps when I do.

    What's the best way of backing up my phone so I can get the phone back to how I like it?
     

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  2. Slug

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    The new recovery image that you'll have to flash to your handset will include an option to back-up (and restore) using Nandroid. If you make a backup using that as soon as the recovery image is replaced, prior to doing anything else, restoring that will return your handset to the exact state it was in (apart from the new recovery image obviously). It doesn't allow selective restoration though as it's more for 'disaster recovery'.

    Once rooted, for day-to-day use I highly recommend Titanium Backup as it will restore both all your apps and their associated data/Market information.
     
  3. mwbtown003

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    Slug, does Titanium backup also backup your contacts? If not whats the best way to back them up? Thanks....
     
  4. antipesto93

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    wavesecure backups up mms and contacts, to the web
    Mybackpro ( i think thats what its called) is very good
    and alot of people say titanium backup...but havent tried it myself

    also contacts are automatiualyl synced with your gmail account ithink
     
  5. Xyro

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    If your contacts are saved as Google contacts (Not Phone or Sim) then they're synced to your gmail account to back them up.
     
  6. Slug

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    I don't do so (see below), but I think it might be possible by selecting "Contacts Storage" from the list of apps/processes.

    Google, definitely. I love how seamless it is.... no intervention required.
     
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    Update:
    The developer of Titanium Backup has just joined Android Forums. From what he posted in this thread it seems that you can indeed back up your contacts. :)
     
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