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    Lost my Samsung Galaxy SII or got it stolen....Had ALL my work on it...
    Google backed up my contacts
    have my mail "Gmial"
    Lost...all pictured on my phone and SD card
    Lost all saved voicemails

    In the future ....How could I have backed these items up?
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    Default Re: Backing up "EVERYTHING" How?

    Couple of things.
    1. Root your phone, then use Titanium to do full backups. You can then copy these periodically to your PC.
    2. Root your phone, then make complete backups via Clockwork, again saving them to your PC periodically.
    3. Dont loose the phone (sorry couldnt resist!)
    As someone who has lost an android phone before, I feel your pain.
    Thankfully, I got in the habit of doing the above 2 steps (titanium backup 3 times a week, and Rom backup monthly, then archive to PC after the ROM backup).
    Saved my **** the second time it happened....though the loss of a 32gig micro sd was ultimately the tougher loss!!!!
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    Default Re: Backing up "EVERYTHING" How?

    Great Thanks Aaron,
    Next question....Anyone have a quick link to an Android or Galaxy Rooting tutorial.

    James
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    Default Re: Backing up "EVERYTHING" How?

    Rooting is device specific. When you receive your future device go into the Hack/ROM forum and search for the rooting tutorial. Be sure to read it thoroughly and understand it before attempting to root.
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    If you don't want to root, mybackup pro can backup that stuff and you can store it online incase you don't find your phone.

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    Yeah I was just about to ask ,what about the users who don't want to root
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    Default Re: Backing up "EVERYTHING" How?

    Losing your device sucks. Very sorry to hear. About the only thing you can do is backup frequently, then you will not have lost much.

    Dropbox and box (with box for Dolphin) both are great cloud based storage services, both available in the Market. I use both and highly recommend.

    Good luck.
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    Also if you don't want to root there are apps like LookOut and My BackUp PRO free and paid versions that allow you to back up online from phone and have webpage suppport. they also allow location coverage with GPS, remote automatic wipe of your info on phone and LookOut even has a loud siren if you just loss your phone and think it's nearby and remotely activate.
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    Thanks again everyone for the great advice.... Forgetting free proggies, ROMS & themes..what is the major advantage to rooting when it comes to back-ups on android?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bayareawireguy View Post
    Thanks again everyone for the great advice.... Forgetting free proggies, ROMS & themes..what is the major advantage to rooting when it comes to back-ups on android?.
    It is as a complete a backup as you can get. It is a full system image. All the apps and programs are just backing up individual files and apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron C View Post
    Couple of things.
    1. Root your phone, then use Titanium to do full backups. You can then copy these periodically to your PC.
    2. Root your phone, then make complete backups via Clockwork, again saving them to your PC periodically.
    3. Dont loose the phone (sorry couldnt resist!)
    As someone who has lost an android phone before, I feel your pain.
    Thankfully, I got in the habit of doing the above 2 steps (titanium backup 3 times a week, and Rom backup monthly, then archive to PC after the ROM backup).
    Saved my **** the second time it happened....though the loss of a 32gig micro sd was ultimately the tougher loss!!!!
    This is great information. Thank you. Quick question tho....what would be the order in which you restore your data? Or is the titanium backup and nandroid backup the same thing and you just have redundancy in case one doesn't restore correctly? Thanks.
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    Be careful titanium backup has crashed my phone in the middle of the backup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blkthght View Post
    This is great information. Thank you. Quick question tho....what would be the order in which you restore your data? Or is the titanium backup and nandroid backup the same thing and you just have redundancy in case one doesn't restore correctly? Thanks.
    No the titanium backup is not the same as a nandroid backup. I used to wonder this same thing myself until I started doing both. Your titanium backups only do a majority of the files on your phone and in general are better for apps and contacts and the data associated with that sort of thing. Nandroid backups are backups of your COMPLETE phone and everything associated with it and are typically made with any of the variants of CWM.

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