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  1. DarthMuffin

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    I'm in sort of a catch-22 here. Rooting requires a wipe, so I lose all my data but all the backup software I've seen requires root.

    I know my contacts and email are saved out on gmail, but I have some apps with local data that I need to save. What's the best way to do that prior to rooting/wiping?

    Thanks.
     

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    Use astro file manager. You can backup apps in the tools menu. Anything on the SD card will be unaffected.
     
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    rooting does not require a wipe. Check the Guide to All things root related it has a guide for rooting without loosing app data

    The problem with backing up with Astro is that it does not restore market links. The guide I referred you to uses titanium which does restore your apps links to the market so you can keep getting updates.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Now it looks like I get to spend the day researching upgrade techniques and Froyo builds :)
     
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    Yes, but every Froyo build (which is why I want to root) I've seen requires a complete wipe to install. So getting root on 2.1 doesn't help me any.
     
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    In the guide I referred to it explains how to backup your apps and app data with titanium before you flash a new rom
     

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