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    Default Question about Helium backup app

    Hello guys!

    I'm new to android, and have a question regarding my backup app, Helium.

    I basically know how to use the app, and how to backup/restore my phone.

    However, after watching this video: (Android Authority)
    I've got one question about Helium. In the video, he says: "also, if your phone is non-rooted, you'll need to run Carbon (Helium) desktop installer everytime you reboot your device" (2:41 - 2:48).

    I don't exactly know what this means. If I turn off my phone for some reason, maybe if I am at an exam, will I then really have to plug my phone into my computer, and then run the desktop app before my phone can work again?

    I would really like some clarification.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Default Re: Question about Helium backup app

    Quote Originally Posted by monsow View Post
    Hello guys!

    I'm new to android, and have a question regarding my backup app, Helium.

    I basically know how to use the app, and how to backup/restore my phone.

    However, after watching this video: (Android Authority)
    I've got one question about Helium. In the video, he says: "also, if your phone is non-rooted, you'll need to run Carbon (Helium) desktop installer everytime you reboot your device" (2:41 - 2:48).

    I don't exactly know what this means. If I turn off my phone for some reason, maybe if I am at an exam, will I then really have to plug my phone into my computer, and then run the desktop app before my phone can work again?

    I would really like some clarification.

    Thanks in advance!
    Yes, that's correct. if you are not rooted then you have to do that every time you reboot the phone
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    Default Re: Question about Helium backup app

    It's exactly as phrased. If you have a rooted phone you can use the app any time. If you're not rooted, each time you run Helium from a fresh reboot you need to connect the phone to the computer and run the PC Helium program: clockworkmod.com/carbon

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    Default Re: Question about Helium backup app

    Oh I see! So it is each time i run HELIUM I have to use the desktop app (and not each time I reboot the device)? That shouldn't be a problem then, since I like to backup to my PC anyhow
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    Default Re: Question about Helium backup app

    Its not each time you run. Its very time you reboot the device.

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    Default Re: Question about Helium backup app

    Quote Originally Posted by Phalgun Gujjar View Post
    Its not each time you run. Its very time you reboot the device.
    It's each time you reboot the device AND want to run Helium. If you back up once a week you only have to connect the phone to the computer once a week. You can turn it off and on all week without connecting it to the computer - as long as you don't want to run Helium. The OP was correct in post 4.
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    Yes that's right

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