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  1. lilbballer27

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    Ok well everyone has seen the post about the OTA supposedly coming out tomorrow and we are told to back up everything before updating. I was wondering if someone could explain to me the best way to update everything?

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    Just make sure all your contacts are Google Contacts, that is all. They will automatically be backed up by being linked to your Google account. When you receive and install the OTA, simply log in with your Google account info and all your contacts will be there.

    For apps, after you log in after updating, just go to the Market and check out My Downloads. It will list all apps that you had downloaded. Start downloading all the apps.
     
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    I don't think there is anything available like that. I think Android was designed to be as independent from a desktop as possible. You would probably have a good market for it if could develop something.
     
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    Thanks everyone
     
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    Is it necessary to download Astro or Mybackup for back ups?
     
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    I believe if you're certain your contacts are "Google" contacts, it wouldn't be necessary...your contacts would be safe. Astro is handy for backing up applications, but you can always go back to the market and look at 'My Downloads" to reinstall applications you've downloaded. I backed up my entire card to my PC each time before I installed a leak as well.

    This is a handy post by Caddy:
    http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/41385-how-backup-your-htc-eris.html
     
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    If a contact is not a "google" contact, then how do I make it a google contact. Is there no other way to back up contacts other then google contacts? I couldn't find a way to change my non-google contacts on my phone. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    It seems many people have made the choice by mistake. I believe you would have to delete, then recreate each contact, my opinion is that it's always best to make them "Google" contacts You can see details of your contact types if you navigate to "People", then "Menu", then "View".
     
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    There are some applications; both free, and paid that will backup you phone nicely.
     

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