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    Default Backup Nexus 7 to desktop or laptop?

    Is it possible to backup all settings of the Nexus 7 to some tar.gz file?
    Maybe with some Google Play Links inside to download the already installed programs directly from
    Google Play when restoring the Nexus 7?

    Maybe the Nexus7 can use some diskspace of some nfs server to backup the complete Nexus there?

    Did not find anything in Google or in this forum.
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    dude its called Google drive root and titanium back up Android backups all apps settings clockwork mod can back it up and titanium can do batch files on all system apps apps data blah blah blah and export it to Google drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyanogen-man View Post
    dude its called Google drive root and titanium back up Android backups all apps settings clockwork mod can back it up and titanium can do batch files on all system apps apps data blah blah blah and export it to Google drive

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    Default Re: Backup Nexus 7 to desktop or laptop?

    if u are rooted you can pretty much do what u asked here.

    root ur Nexus and install an app call titanium backup. mind u titanium backup need root.
    after that backup ur whole system to ur computer and restore when ever u want.
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    Default Backup Nexus 7 to desktop or laptop?

    Google "Google Nexus 7 Toolkit". It has all the tools and straight-forward explanations necessary to root, backup, restore, and more your N7. Post your questions here and we'll do our best to assist.


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    ^^^ root only ^^^
    OK go to www.xda-developers.com look up the root tool kit for the n7
    There will be detailed instructions in the root kit.
    After root: go to the Google play store, download Google drive(or drop box), download titanium back up, install busy box.
    Depending if you buy the pro. version you can do what they call a batch backup (press the menu key and select the batch back up). Everything highlighted in red is system files don't try to mess with those too much. But with titanium you have the option to export the entire batch file to Google drive or drop box. If you want to back up all of your settings boot image text pictures basically everything you have on your device till the point of the back up you do what's called a nandroid back up. For nandroid backups you need something like clock work mod.
    Go to the Google play store and download rom manager it will have an option to back up the rom,and press flash clock work mod recovery.
    (Warning make sure your battery is at least 80% I recommend 100% before doing this) once you flashed clock work press back up rom. It will reboot into clock work mod recovery and then run command line scripts to back up everything. The process should take about maybe ten minutes. Once it reboots the back up is done. Then you can use a file manager to find the nandroid and send it to the cloud

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    Sorry I tend to be a jerk

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    Default Re: Backup Nexus 7 to desktop or laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    No. Unless you want to root (and possibly brick your device if you don't know what you're doing), there is no facility to do this on Android.

    Which is shameful IMHO.
    It is impossible to brick a nexus device. It is possible to cause an issue and give up on resolving it yourself....if you're a quitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    If you want to talk about quitters, let's talk about Android developers who continue to quit on making this a simple and easy to use core feature available to all users.
    What are you talking about? Without root, there is simply no way to accomplish the things that titanium backup does. That is the reality.

    [edit]: Sorry, on re-reading your post, I suspect rather than talking about "random android app developers" you are actually talking about the developers working on the core OS. I agree with you that this type of feature should be in the core OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PMaff View Post
    Is it possible to backup all settings of the Nexus 7.
    I'm a new tablet user so forgive if my question seems silly or if I'm missing something.

    After reading some of the replies to your questions, I'm confused. If check-marked in the settings menu. all app data, wi-fi passwords and other settings are backed up to Google servers. Isn't this good enough for most users? Thank you.
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    Default Re: Backup Nexus 7 to desktop or laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by tabletnovice View Post
    I'm a new tablet user so forgive if my question seems silly or if I'm missing something.

    After reading some of the replies to your questions, I'm confused. If check-marked in the settings menu. all app data, wi-fi passwords and other settings are backed up to Google servers. Isn't this good enough for most users? Thank you.
    No, the same with the PC, you can create "images" of your device. For some reason, say if you installed a custom rom and didn't like it, you can essentially go back in time by flashing the backup that you just made. Such as I have a backup of my stock rom before I did anything. If I easily wanted to go back to stock (with root), I could just flash it.

    This is where something like Titanium backup comes to play. It saves your app data so you can restore your app data also. So instead of having to replay a billion levels of angry birds, titanium will put it back to where you left off.

    So say you did want to change roms, ok, you clear all the data, flash the rom, except you are back to square one. You have nothing, all your apps are gone. Well you just tell titanium to restore your apps. You still however have to setup your home screens, widgets and stuff.

    Hope that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_nobody View Post
    What are you talking about? Without root, there is simply no way to accomplish the things that titanium backup does. That is the reality.

    [edit]: Sorry, on re-reading your post, I suspect rather than talking about "random android app developers" you are actually talking about the developers working on the core OS. I agree with you that this type of feature should be in the core OS.
    I am coming from the Linux side of IT, I am using a N900 as smartphone -so this is the corner I am coming from.

    I understand that there is the need for a root pwd to backup e.g. system files.
    But isn't there a simple root password and then tar or similar?
    This was even possible on the N900: login as root and do a tar -cvf <backupfile.tar> <dirs to backup>
    Afterwards transfer the tar-files to my desktop via WLAN.

    Ok, on the Nexus 7 this will only work as long as the backup does not fill up the memory.
    Therefore my question about using nfs on the Nexus 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyanogen-man View Post
    ^^^ root only ^^^

    After root: go to the Google play store, download Google drive
    I explicitly do NOT want to backup my stuff in some cloud.
    Never.
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    Default Re: Backup Nexus 7 to desktop or laptop?

    Then connect it to your PC/Mac whatever you use and take it off the "SDcard".
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    Quote Originally Posted by a1kemist View Post
    No, the same with the PC, you can create "images" of your device. For some reason, say if you installed a custom rom and didn't like it, you can essentially go back in time by flashing the backup that you just made.
    [snip]
    Hope that makes sense.
    Yes, now it makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the very good example
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    Apple has it but if Google did it apple would cry like a baby and sue sue sue smfh Google drive could be the cat list for something like this but as I said apple would cry and sue sue sue soon in this reguard rooting and Android backups are basically the only way
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    Default Re: Backup Nexus 7 to desktop or laptop?

    The instructions to unlock the bootloader and root tell you to backup everything first. The backup apps require being rooted already....so the question that needs to be answered is - Is the built-in Google cloud backup sufficient to backup prior to rooting?
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    What about "ultimate back up pro"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PMaff View Post
    Is it possible to backup all settings of the Nexus 7 to some tar.gz file?
    Yes. Before rooting (well, before unlocking the bootloader, which requires a factory reset), install Android Debug Bridge on your PC, connect your Nexus to your PC by USB and run;
    adb backup --apk --all -f c:/your-backup-file.ab
    ... as administrator. This will backup all your installed apps and their data. (I rooted my grouper last night, fnarr, and restored from backup afterwards.)
    Weirdly, it doesn't seem to capture the placement of your widgets, but with this and Google Sync everything else has come right back, from wallpaper to Netflix, it all seems to just work.
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    ... and today I installed Team Win Recovery and the Android Kang Open Project ROM, and still kept all my apps and settings. woot. That's the Android Debug Bridge that you'll want on your PC.
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    I am very new to all this. I have justacquired Nexus 7 and have installed a few paid apps. I have read this thread with increasing confusion. I want to backup everything: Layouts, data, account info, apps . It appears that I have to root before I can do this, but readiing the toolkit instructions, this involves losing all the above. You recommend Android Debug Bridge, but I find that this is a command line product, so I doubt that I could use it - (I am very un-techy).

    Is there no way for a computer simpleton to achieve what I want?
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    Default Re: Backup Nexus 7 to desktop or laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbhurst68 View Post
    I am very new to all this. I have justacquired Nexus 7 and have installed a few paid apps. I have read this thread with increasing confusion. I want to backup everything: Layouts, data, account info, apps . It appears that I have to root before I can do this, but readiing the toolkit instructions, this involves losing all the above. You recommend Android Debug Bridge, but I find that this is a command line product, so I doubt that I could use it - (I am very un-techy).

    Is there no way for a computer simpleton to achieve what I want?
    use carbon backup. this thread is old and carbon didnt exist at that time.

    you can use carbon to backup without root. there are still some limitation but features are added every week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    use carbon backup. this thread is old and carbon didnt exist at that time.

    you can use carbon to backup without root. there are still some limitation but features are added every week.
    Thanks for this prompt reply. I have located this and will investigate.
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    Default Re: Backup Nexus 7 to desktop or laptop?

    Carbon - App Sync and Backup

    no root, free version does everything you want to get your app data or apps and app data.

    The description in the google play store tells you all you need and there is more you can figure out. I use the free version to do mine. I have testing a couple ways with different apps and it works very well. You can backup to cloud with free version but can restore from cloud only with paid version. I also recommend ES File Explorer for copying from your nexus to PC if you do internal storage.

    Only troublesome issue I have had is if I restart my device I have to reconnect it to the desktop app to reinitialize the app.
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    Thanks. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Carbon seems to work OK for me.
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