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Question about restoring backups after switching ROM's

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jzbode, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. jzbode

    jzbode Newbie
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    I've been rooted and running BB.04 w/ nextheme and chevy's 1.2ghz kernal for about a month now but i want to try a new rom. I'm a bit confused as to how i can back up everything before switching to a new rom. I've done a backup of my current ROM in ROM manager. I have TiBU but cant figure out how to back up everything at once? I have the option to back up each app individually.

    Also, when backing up, is there any way when i flash a new ROM that all my MMS/SMS messages, call log, etc. can be restored, or are these wiped each time? I know they were wiped from my phone when i rooted, but hopefully when just switching between ROM's these can be restored.

    Thanks for any help in advance.

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  2. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    you did the backup in ROM Manager via clockworkMod (you also could have done a nandroid backup by power + x and backup) so you have your current ROm - and all settings and sms and logs all saved for THAT ROM.

    Before going further, I would ALSO use titanium and/or MyBackup Pro to make a data + app backup also. This can help to reload SMS, call log, apps, data etc.

    As you know, when you flash a ROM, if you did not have a backup of your data before, of course you lost it. Once that happens it is gone. BUT with your current stuff, that is where tanium and/or MyBackup Pro to make a data + app backup helps as the next ROM that flashes and erases your system, tanium and/or MyBackup Pro tcan put apps, their data, settings, etc back in place.
  3. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Titanium has a batch backup option. If you hit Menu on the main screen you will see batch as a choice. You can then backup all of your apps and data in one swoop. I can't remember if this requires the donation version or not.
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  4. jzbode

    jzbode Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks guys. i backed up all apps + system data and i'll flash the new rom later today. I cant remember if i have the free or paid version of Titanium Backup, but i was able to access the batch mode fine.

    Thanks again for the help.
  5. mattsthe2

    mattsthe2 Lurker

    let me know how you got on with this.
    I am at the same point you are, looking to switch ROMs and try something else.

    Just wondered how things went for you.

    Also if you know anything about Kernels, Radios etc, I'm getting confused with all that and if you have to update them.

    Let me know.



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