1. Daanyyaal's Avatar
    I'm considering of rooting my Nexus 4 soon but of course when rooting your device, your data is wiped.
    I want to know if there is any good app to back up my device without root, so I can transfer the backed up data to my soon rooted phone.
    Photos are not a problem as I have camera upload on through Dropbox, its just app data, texts, call logs etc.
    Is there any app out there like that? Sucks that there is no dedicated sync application for PC/Mac! I keep having to start games from scratch like GTA 3!

    Any sort of help would be much appreciated!!
    03-23-2013 06:11 AM
  2. Rizy7's Avatar
    Carbon
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    03-23-2013 07:52 AM
  3. JonJonXD's Avatar
    I would second Carbon.

    I had used Titanium Back Up Pro back when I used to fiddle with my Droid X.

    However, now that I've gotten into fiddling with my Nexus 4 (running Paranoid Android 3.1+ right now) and I have to say, I prefer carbon.

    The pro version is worth every penny. I just do app data back ups to my google drive. Then when I'm done fiddling with the phone, I just let google play download the apps back to the phone and load up carbon, have it restore latest back ups from my google drive. No computer necessary (though until you are rooted, you need the desktop app for Carbon).

    I highly recommend it.
    03-24-2013 09:13 AM
  4. immovablesoup's Avatar
    If you root with Motochopper, you lose no data as the boot loader remains locked. If you then want to unlock the boot loader, you can use Titanium Backup first as you will have root.

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    05-28-2013 07:51 AM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    If you root with Motochopper, you lose no data as the boot loader remains locked. If you then want to unlock the boot loader, you can use Titanium Backup first as you will have root.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Neat trick. Thanks.
    05-29-2013 12:30 PM
  6. ibcnul8ter's Avatar
    i just had great luck with "helium" (used to be carbon). It backs up the app and game info for what is selected. I backed it up internally, then got on the PC and copied that file info to a new phone. other options available with paid app. And then on the new phone did a restore. worked great. kinda of reminds me of sideloading on a blackberry (phone goes into developer mode)
    09-12-2013 09:44 AM
  7. bugmenot211's Avatar
    There isn't possible to backup applications or apps' data without root to the device itself. The only way is to the computer using adb backup. If you have root you can use Titanium Backup, however root may not be compatible with locked bootloaders, encryption or other security measures which plain sucks. Google needs to really improve at this point.
    10-05-2013 03:32 PM
  8. someguy01234's Avatar
    Actually it is possible to backup without root. There are two methods I know of.

    Log into Google account, then go to Settings -> Backup and reset, enable backups -> Sync device.

    Or: Download CyanogenMod's Helium, both the phone app and the companion PC program. Run Helium app on an unrooted phone and follow the onscreen instruction.
    11-14-2013 10:29 PM
  9. bugmenot211's Avatar
    I respond to myself. It's possible to backup to the device itself but Helium is required, and doesn't work with some devices unfortunately.
    05-23-2014 10:48 AM

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