1. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    [HL]Backup/Restore with Mybackup Pro the fast, easy and reliable way.[/HL]
    Time estimate: 5 minutes, plus or minus (not counting the SDcard backup)


    [HL]Recommended Programs:[/HL]
    For Backup:
    Mybackup Pro is extremely simple, though not quite as fast and has a few less options.
    Titanium Backup - Personally, I dislike Titanium Backup, I find it too "geeky" for my liking and has caused me grief, because of it's use of Android specific language rather than plain English,but it is useful.

    Moving Apps:
    App2Sd (By Infolife LLC) – doesn't give me grief for using ad blocking like Apps2SD.
    Apps2Sd – Works well but complains about my ad blocker and prompts you EVERY time an app is installed. You will see why I hate this later.
    (Note the S on versus a lack of S in the naames)

    To Backup:
    No, this is not overkill, it's how to properly backup anything. A good backup has a second backup as a failsafe. I haven't lost anything yet with this method.

    First off you obviously need one of these programs, this guide is based on Mybackup Pro, but the concept works on titanium as well.

    Click Backup and select data, obviously save to the SDcard, I save everything, but I don't restore everything.
    When that finishes, do the apps and data, then grab a drink while it works.
    When that is finished boot into recovery and pull a Nandbackup.
    Now remove your SDcard and copy it to your computer.


    My restore method (after a wipe and flash):
    Wiping guide is here.
    Note: DO NOT restore system settings. This is a surefire way to trash your install, make a notecard with system settings and use that, Trust me on this. You can only restore settings if you are using the same exact rom as before.

    Go to the market and download Mybackup Pro
    From data, I restore call log , sms and mms log. Contacts restores itself, same as emails. DO this first in case someone cllas while you are messing with your phone.

    Restore all of the apk's first (just the APK, not data). If you use App2sd and Lookout do not restore those yet, do those after this. The reason for this is that Apps2sd creates too many interruptions and Lookout wants to scan everything, it significantly slows things down. I don't even use Apps2SD anymore. App2sd does not have this issue and I have since stopped using Lookout.

    Lastly, go back to Mybackup Pro and restore the app data. Don't restore SetCPU, do that manually, as you should any system setting.


    Post restore things:

    Restart and set your launcher to default.
    I have to restore my widgets. The settings are there, they just need to be put back for some odd reason. This is true for Widget Locker as well as the desktop.
    young_s, shortys513, xips and 6 others like this.
    06-18-2011 12:32 AM
  2. riggerman's Avatar
    I use my backup root. It will backup and restore all your download apps (apks and data). I don't keep my text messages so I'm not worried about backing up data. I've been using this for the last few rom changes and it seems flawlessly. Takes about 10 minutes to backup and the same to restore, Way faster than redownlaoding from the market, and all settings for your apps are saved.
    commonman likes this.
    06-18-2011 01:17 AM
  3. Paul627g's Avatar
    Sms Backup and Restore works great for text msgs. Stores them right on your sd card and never causes any restore related FC's which can happen from txt restores using Mybackup Root/Pro and Titanium Backup.
    06-18-2011 01:48 AM
  4. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Sms Backup and Restore works great for text msgs. Stores them right on your sd card and never causes any restore related FC's which can happen from txt restores using Mybackup Root/Pro and Titanium Backup.
    I've never had that problem.
    One of the reasons I like Mybackup pro is because it does everything.
    I don;t like having multiple backup programs for things.
    06-18-2011 02:21 AM
  5. JerryScript's Avatar
    I've never had that problem.
    One of the reasons I like Mybackup pro is because it does everything.
    I don;t like having multiple backup programs for things.
    Which is why I like nandroids, you can pull what you want/need from them without extra apps, just use your file manager
    06-18-2011 02:34 AM
  6. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Which is why I like nandroids, you can pull what you want/need from them without extra apps, just use your file manager
    I do it this way because it's fast, and uses as few user inputs as possible.

    When you flash roms as much as I have been known to do, especially when working on a rom, it's nice to click a few things and let it do the work for you. Besides, this takes one app, same as your file manager method.

    Regardless, I'm not saying it's the best, easiest or fastest, but it is simple, reliable approach I have used for a while now and figured it might benefit some people. There hasn't been a whole lot of talk about backups, everyone seems to just state "use Titanium".
    JerryScript likes this.
    06-18-2011 02:59 AM
  7. JerryScript's Avatar
    It's a great app, and I think the more backup options the better!

    I even went so far as to make a bootanimation about the importance of backing up before flashing
    Backup and Flash Bootanimation
    (click on the image below to see a preview)
    A-android-B and dwappo like this.
    06-18-2011 03:40 AM
  8. SecularSanity's Avatar
    I follow all of this except the nand backup. Newb guy again i searched for the specifics on it but i want to make sure i am doing it right for my phone so point me to a thread on this pls or briefly explain. Thanks and again appreciate it. When i get off work i intend to try my first rom switch to harmonia ought to be fun .
    rooy123 likes this.
    08-21-2011 08:38 AM
  9. riggerman's Avatar
    Boot into your recovery, scroll down and select backup and restore, select backup. When it is done, it will return to the main recovery screen.
    08-21-2011 01:20 PM
  10. butthead's Avatar
    I use MyBackup Root and I can't get market links to restore for the life of me. Its annoying and I'll have to painfully batch install using Titanium and clicking install for every app.

    Does MBR not do market links or did I miss something?
    08-23-2011 01:07 AM
  11. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Updated to be more modern.
    01-09-2012 05:08 PM
  12. scootincivic's Avatar
    I use MyBackup Root and I can't get market links to restore for the life of me. Its annoying and I'll have to painfully batch install using Titanium and clicking install for every app.

    Does MBR not do market links or did I miss something?
    You have to buy the pro version. As root doesn't do much.
    Just download MyBackup (not the pro version) as the normal MyBackup has a 30 day pro trail period.
    After 30 days you'll have to buy the pro version however as the features will be the same as MyBackup Root.

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    01-09-2012 11:00 PM
  13. I3ig Al's Avatar
    Hey LeslieAnn, I have read / used this guide many times now and just wanted to say thanks for giving us a nice easy to use guide.

    I am having many force close issues in Harmonia 203 still and I am going to reflash this weekend to try and resolve it.

    I was hoping to get you input on using a second SDcard partition and Link2SD, whether that would be something to consider. I also wanted to move a few apps like SwiftKey to the system apps area, would I just need to move the apk with Es File Explorer?
    01-26-2012 07:04 PM
  14. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Wait to get things stable before you start messing with moving your apps.

    As for doing so, I don't use that stuff, so I'm not the best to comment on it.
    01-26-2012 07:07 PM
  15. I3ig Al's Avatar
    wow 3min response time :-P

    i ended up reinstalling right after that post anyway, another 100% clean wipe. I re-downloaded Harmonia and checked MD5, all good. After flashing i am still getting FC on things, even Market and Maps.

    I tried everything i can think of so I really don't feel guilty about doing an exchange at this point.
    01-26-2012 09:16 PM
  16. learning2's Avatar
    I just did this today. MyBackupPro is giving me an error message that it wants me to install "Busybox 1.20.2"--where do you get that? I see a couple of different versions on the market, "Busybox" and "Busybox Installer"--neither is version 1.20.2, though.

    Thanks!
    08-25-2012 09:23 PM
  17. sellersj27's Avatar
    I've always used my backup root...until I flashed jellybean. My imei number changed and so I bought the pro. Excellent program and well worth the 4.99
    08-26-2012 08:57 AM
  18. learning2's Avatar
    I just did this today. MyBackupPro is giving me an error message that it wants me to install "Busybox 1.20.2"--where do you get that? I see a couple of different versions on the market, "Busybox" and "Busybox Installer"--neither is version 1.20.2, though.

    Thanks!
    I emailed the developer -- you can ignore this error message for Gingerbread --it only applies to Jelly Bean and later.
    08-26-2012 12:41 PM
  19. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Busybox Installer will work, the number is for the app, not the version of Busybox or they haven't updated the description.
    08-26-2012 03:32 PM
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