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    Default PC Backup before jail break?

    Hello. I'm a newbie, so bear with me here.

    I want to jailbreak my Nexus 7, but don't want to lose all of my stuff. Is there a way for me to download all of my memory to my PC, then jailbreak it, and put all of my memory back on?

    Thanks
    -Burrito
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    Default Re: PC Backup before jail break?

    Connect the tablet to a PC and transfer all the data on the storage onto the computer -- note that you can't backup apps using this method. For that, use the paid version of this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...EuYmFja3VwIl0.

    By rooting (jailbreaking) the tablet you should not lose any data. It's always a good idea to backup/save anything you can before hand just in case.
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    Default Re: PC Backup before jail break?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neato Burrito View Post
    Hello. I'm a newbie, so bear with me here.

    I want to jailbreak my Nexus 7, but don't want to lose all of my stuff. Is there a way for me to download all of my memory to my PC, then jailbreak it, and put all of my memory back on?

    Thanks
    -Burrito
    use carbon to backup https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ikdutta.backup

    copy backup to pc

    use this to root How-To Unlock Bootloader/Factory Restore/Root any NEXUS device
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    Default Re: PC Backup before jail break?

    Oddly, I went to the play store to get carbon and it says its not available for my device

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    Default Re: PC Backup before jail break?

    Quote Originally Posted by xzb6np View Post
    Oddly, I went to the play store to get carbon and it says its not available for my device

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    you must be using motorola devices then.
    Note: Carbon is NOT available to Motorola devices. This is because Motorola phones have a bug that break Android's backup mechanism. Until this is fixed by Motorola, Carbon will not work on those Androids.
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    Default Re: PC Backup before jail break?

    I just used Carbon to backup all the app data on my N7. Basically install Carbon on pc, Carbon on Android, then you gotta install the google adb drivers (I had to, at least). To do that, open carbon for pc, at the bottom of the little window you'll see a clickable link that says "you may need to install drivers". Click that, then on the webpage it opens download the "Google drivers for Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10". The linked youtube video will show you how to install them (except you install from the .zip file downloaded on that page, not from the Android SDK as the video says). You must extract the zip file, the .inf driver file is inside. Then you fire up carbon on PC and the nexus, plug it in, and you should be ready to go.

    Make sure you copy all the backed up data from the "carbon" folder on your nexus to your hard drive before you unlock it. You wouldn't want to back everything up and then end up wiping that backup. The you can just copy over any other folders you want to save like DCIM, Downloads, Movies, Music, etc. All those can be copied right back over once you unlock. The "carbon" folder needs to be copied back over, and then restored by opening carbon and choosing to restore your data.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks for the help, guys! I appreciate it!

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