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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Gregg123, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Gregg123

    Gregg123 Lurker
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    Hi Guys,
    I have a HTC Wildfire S A510e, and as advised by HTC I need to perform a factory reset. They explained how to download HTC Sync, and basically said now you have this you can perform a back up of your data first.

    However, looking at it this does not appear to be the case, I want to back up EVERYTHING!!

    Please Note: I am a total idiot when it comes to these things. So, I found this app called MyBackup (the Free version) & I opened the main page hit New BackUp and backed up Applications & Media then Data - so is that everything backed up??

    When I was asked Backup to - I selected Local (/mnt/sdcard) - so I am assuming here that everything is backed up to the SD card.

    Can somebody confirm I have done the right thing and backed up EVERYTHING to the SD card. What should I do next simply remove the SD card and then hit the magical Factory Reset button?

    Thanks ever so much for your help - as I said I am a total novice at this. One the reset is done, I want to root so that everything can be put onto the SD card, because I have had the age old memory problem. But one thing at a time!



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  2. scary alien

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    Welcome to our AndroidForums, Gregg!

    I've moved your thread over here to the HTC Wildfire S forum where the folks that know your device best can help you out.

    I kept it in the main Wildfire S area vs. the all-things-root forum since you wanted to tackle the reset issue first (it might be best to start a new thread in the Wildfire S - All Things Root area when you are ready with yor root question).

    Cheers and best of luck!

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  3. PaulS

    PaulS Android Enthusiast

    For none rooted phones I understand,"Helium" backup app is good.For rooted phones,"Titanium" backup app,which I've not used.I use CWM(Clockwork Mod Recovery) on my rooted phone and copy my SD card to my PC as well.
    CWM is used from booting the phone and it's zip file must be left as-is on the SD card and loaded from the boot menu.
    To get to the boot menu on my Samsung GT5830i you press the home button+Volume UP+Power button and then as the logo comers up release the Volume and Power buttons but keep the Home button depressed.Yours may be different so research that.

    HTH :)
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  4. Gregg123

    Gregg123 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for this. I searched the Market for Helium backup but I cannot find it? Does anyone know anything about this MyBackUp I have used - & have I used it correctly? Thanks!
  5. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
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    Hey Gregg!

    Don't really know anything about MyBackup, but here's the Play Store link to Helium:


    It says it requires Android 4.0 and above, so maybe that's why you can't find it in the Play Market app on your device...:dontknow:

    You should be able to view that link in a browser, though.

    Best of luck!

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The HTC Wildfire S release date was May 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1230mAh battery.

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