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  1. TooSense

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    what do i do to back up everything on my phone like text messages and stuff?
     

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    You can download rom manager and click backup current rom or you can put your phone into recovery mode[ turn of phone hold power and volume down and go to recovery then make a nandroid backup
     
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    do not use rom manager. it will cause more problems then not. use titanium backup for apps and sms backup for text.

    also when you make a nandroid backup before flashing, it will save data as well.

    edit;also if your contacts are with google then you are good to go.
     
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    can you explain how to ling them to my google account please? and when i lose them from doing a factory reset how to put them back on my phone? thanks man
     
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    check you contacts in people. looks like in gingerbread you can't switch from phone contacts to google contacts. the only way i saw is if you add the contact 's name to google then you can link the two together. there is a chain symbol at the top right corner where you can link the two together.
     
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    You can also copy your contacts to a file on the SD card by opening your contacts then Menu>Import/Export>Export to SD Card.

    Then when you are on your new ROM or after a factory reset you can do Menu>Import/Export/Import from SD Card.

    This is my preferred method as I like to have a hard copy(file) backup of my information.
     
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    okay i backed everything up with an app and moved it to my sdcard so now what?
     
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    I'm new to Android and I have the Evo 4g to start off with. I'm trying to root it like I did for my Palm Pre but I'm not having any luck. I downloaded everything I needed but when I start to run revolutionary that I extracted to my desktop I get this error message.
    The program can't start because AdbWinAPI.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem.
    I did this four times. I even changed computers and the message is still there. What am I doing wrong? Can someone please help me?
     
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    oh okay that makes sense. this is a dumb a question but do i then just save the sd card to my computer? or do i not have to do that? and this is all under the circumstance that i do a factory reset!
     
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    In theory your SD card contents should not be affected by a factory reset, though it is always best to copy any backups (read: nandroids, SMS, Contacts, Apps) to your computer hard drive for safe keeping.

    With that said I had to do a factory reset on a friend's Evo4g and stored his contacts on the SD card during the process without backing them up to a computer hard drive and everything went according to plan.
     
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    once i store them to the sd card and facory reset it when i "turn it back on" they will just be there?
     
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    You will have to import like I said. Might I ask why the factory reset?
     
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    yeah they said to do it before i root so im just trying to get everything squared away knowing my luck!
     
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    Well dont I feel sheepish. I never did that step but all worked fine for me.
     
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    i put an optional step to to factory reset the phone. it just ensures that there is no issues when trying to root with revolutionary. it is not necessary, but i would recommend it.
     
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