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  1. aloha.android

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    Would you say it's a huge hassle to get back all of your apps after flashing?? Im just curious to see what methods people use to shortcut their way back to the way they like their phones most.

    I would assume tibku would be your best friend here.

    But are there people out there who get a kick out of un/reinstalling all the time??

    (This not a question of how to backup your data/apps or how to flash)

    I just wanna know how people do their thing with the SBF.
     

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    Appbrain reinstalls my apps. Most of my settings are stored in the cloud (email, notes, calendars, tasks), or I have individual backups for (SMS Backup/Restore, Launcher Pro has a backup settings option, etc).

    I have TiBu but haven't used it for that purpose yet.
     
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    Then you're doing it the hard way ;)
    You can restore everything with tibkup easy as 1 2 3. One stop shopping!
    Make sure you use the paid version for the restore though.
     
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    I'm a drifter.. here and there.
    SBF the right way, does not even take your apps away. SBF only replaces /sysem

    not

    /data
     
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    the only time your apps would be taken away is if you are downgrading from 2.1->2.2 because you have to wipe /data and cache
     
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    Edit; nvm.

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    Any sort of rituals follow along the SBF??
    I constantly take my phones snap on case off and wipe it when I install something new.

    I guess I really wanted to see if people had a certain type of OCD with flashing.

    Do you usually have anything else open?? Watching a movie or reading the yahoo front page while waiting??:)
     
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    its exactly what he and I said
    the only thing it touches is /system but if you are downgrading from 2.2->2.1 then you have to wipe /data and cache

    The best backup app is TiBu, never has failed me

    Also I would advise that everyone keep an extra copy of important apk on their sdcard just in case the market sucks
    Like I keep droid x bootstrap, universal androot, rom manager and TiBu
     
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    yeah you can just let it run in the background
     
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    Is there a directory where all the .apk's for the apps I've already downloaded are stored? Can I use Root Explorer to back those up to my sdcard?
     
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    I was too scared to do it. Hahaha I don't know why. I just stared at my phone and monitor the whole time with a plate of pizza rolls and a can of dr. Pepper.
     
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    no problem:D
    I have done that a couple of times too
     
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    /system/app/ - Although I have an inkling that some are stored in other locations for some reason, unless I'm imagining things.

    I recommend Root Explorer since it's good and I use it, but I imagine there are plenty of other good file managers that can take advantage of a little root access.
     
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    Downloaded apps are in data/app
     
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    I personally use MyBackup Pro to backup/restore. It backs up all my apps/data/settings for downloaded/preinstalled/or other apps. It also restores the market links. I have used it several times and it is great.
     
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    Flashed the SBF last night actually and used TiBu prior to doing so. And let me tell you. It was so0o easy. It was my first time doing it and i didn't know what to expect so i typed out all the apps i downloaded just in case. man did that take a while.
     
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    @typing out all your apps, I did the samething. I've never been so nervous in my life. I couldn't stop staring at my phone
     
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    how do you have something running in the background, when you do SBF?
    are you talking the phone background or on your PC?
     
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    We were talking about PC. I was asking if they had anything else open besides RSD.

    I get extremely paranoid (D13 has probably experienced this from me) and I wanted to joke around about flashing or doing anything else to your phone and seeing if people have certain rituals about what they do.

    Whenever I install a new theme or rom.. Or even flash - I constantly wipe my phone to emulate the first day I got it, and then I hold it up in the air with one hand in extreme childish excitement. lulz. :cool:
     
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    There are many apps that can do it. Titanium Backup, MyBackup even Astro file manager and there are other that seem to have app backups hidden in their setting. But the three I listed will do it for it for you.
     
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    You do know the market keeps track of your downloads? :eek:
     
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    It does that, but if you don't use another app to backup you will have to re setup all your apps. When you backup using another app anything your have changed in the app is restored. When you have a lot of apps that saves you a lot of time.
     
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    This I know. But not free apps though after you sbf and wipe data and cache Seeing as how all but one of my apps are free it would be highly inefficient to rely only on the market :eek:
     

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