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    Default Can I do this with My Backup Pro?

    I want to do a hard reset (battery has been a bit crappy and phone is a bit sluggish). I have My Backup Pro and I want to use it to back everything up...settings, home screen, sms, app icon positions etc. There are 2 choices, backup to SD card and online. We obviously don't have an SD card on our phones and I don't want to use their online backup. My questions is, can I back it up on the phone's hard drive, transfer the saved file to my PC, and after the reset, transfer the file back onto my phone so My Backup Pro can restore all my settings and apps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixone View Post
    I want to do a hard reset (battery has been a bit crappy and phone is a bit sluggish). I have My Backup Pro and I want to use it to back everything up...settings, home screen, sms, app icon positions etc. There are 2 choices, backup to SD card and online. We obviously don't have an SD card on our phones and I don't want to use their online backup. My questions is, can I back it up on the phone's hard drive, transfer the saved file to my PC, and after the reset, transfer the file back onto my phone so My Backup Pro can restore all my settings and apps?

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    What kind of phone do you have?

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    Default Re: Can I do this with My Backup Pro?

    That should work. To be safe, I would sync all your contacts with Google, and pull any file you need to your PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    That should work. To be safe, I would sync all your contacts with Google, and pull any file you need to your PC.
    Thanks. It worked. But my backup pro didn't didn't retain my home screen settings or my app shortcut settings like it said it would. Nice when an app doesn't perform as advertised huh. *sigh*.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixone View Post
    Thanks. It worked. But my backup pro didn't didn't retain my home screen settings or my app shortcut settings like it said it would. Nice when an app doesn't perform as advertised huh. *sigh*.
    OK. A third party launcher like Nova can save those types of settings.

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    OK. A third party launcher like Nova can save those types of settings
    Do I have to be rooted to use Nova? I'm not rooted.
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    Do I have to be rooted to use Nova? I'm not rooted.
    No. Root is not necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixone View Post
    Do I have to be rooted to use Nova? I'm not rooted.
    Rooting isn't needed. Its a quick and easy way to further customize your device.

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