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    Default Completely backing up phone

    I'm thinking about rooting my S4 phone but before I do, I want to backup everything so if I get a black screen of death, I'm still ok.

    I saw the kies program but past posts seem to say it's unreliable. If that's still true, is there another option?

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Completely backing up phone

    Quote Originally Posted by chocolateyum View Post
    I'm thinking about rooting my S4 phone but before I do, I want to backup everything so if I get a black screen of death, I'm still ok.

    I saw the kies program but past posts seem to say it's unreliable. If that's still true, is there another option?

    Thanks.
    What are you looking at backing up?

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    Your thinking of nan droid backups

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    What are you looking at backing up?
    I just want to make sure I can get my phone working again if something goes wrong when I root my phone and put in a custom rom. Whatever I have to do or backup to achieve that goal is what I'm looking for.

    nandroid backup would be what I want except I can't use that until AFTER I've already rooted my phone. Maybe kies is the only option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chocolateyum View Post
    I just want to make sure I can get my phone working again if something goes wrong when I root my phone and put in a custom rom. Whatever I have to do or backup to achieve that goal is what I'm looking for.

    nandroid backup would be what I want except I can't use that until AFTER I've already rooted my phone. Maybe kies is the only option?
    Kies won't make a Nandroid. Do a nandroid in your custom recovery before you flash and everything will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Kies won't make a Nandroid. Do a nandroid in your custom recovery before you flash and everything will be fine.
    Ok that makes sense. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chocolateyum View Post
    Ok that makes sense. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Completely backing up phone

    Simply rooting it usually doesn't brick it

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    Would like to find out how to turn back on text messaging ringtones? Only able to get it to vibrate when receiving texts. Also would like my sounds to work. I had to do a factory reset after installing KitKat on my Samsung Gal S4 Active b/c none of the text messaging features worked and AT&T added a lot of junk apps in the update.
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    You might have broken audio drivers I've been seeing reports of it but have you went into settings and reset your message tone?

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