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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by nieltab, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. nieltab

    nieltab Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hi all

    Samsung is rolling out the jelly bean update for my smartphone since yesterday. Now before I install it, do I have to prepare my phone for it? With this I mean that I have to make a backup or something like that, or will everything of my files still be on my phone without risking losing pictures, music, texts,...?

    I have many apps installed on my sd card, do I have to move these to phone memory first?

    Thnx :)

  2. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Everything should be left as is except, of course, for OS and UI changes due to the update. You might find that an app you have installed is not compatible with with JB, but likely they'll be OK, most apps have been updated by now.

    Of course you should always, ALWAYS have backups of important files at all times.

    Linux user #266351. Android since v1.0
  3. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    I would definitely suggest making a backup, heck you should make regular backups anyhow, just in case anything goes wrong
  4. nieltab

    nieltab Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I have tried backing up through kies, but I havent found an option. All my pictures get uploaden on dropbox, music is on my laptop and calendar is synced to google. But still its a pain to put everything back on my phone if there is something lost.

    Should I use another methode? Because didnt you needed root for backup apps?

    Thnx for the replies :)
  5. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Root is required for a *total* system backup but apps, many settings, passwords, etc can be backed up in Settings > Backup & Reset or even more with MyBackup Pro or similar.

    Linux user #266351. Android since v1.0
  6. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Nothing will get lost if you update via Kies. I've updated via that method lots of times. The program will first make a backup of everything it can backup before installing the new OS. Also nothing will be lost, even your homescreen setup won't change.

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