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How do I backup my phone?
I just downloaded the 2.2 to my Samsung fascinate but now my camera doesnt work...I called Verizon and they said i have to do a hard reset...Is there any other method to fix problem? If not..my understanding is that if i do a hard reset i will loose all my text messages and some apps as well as a lot of settings...Is there any app or program that I can get that will save all my data, including text messages, apps and their settings, emails, contacts etc. Thanks!!
- 04-26-2011, 11:32 AM #2
- 04-26-2011, 11:51 AM #3
- 04-27-2011, 07:47 PM #4
Can you backup settings and apps on non-rooted phones?
Given the issues that some people have with the new 2.2 OS (I'm having a few myself) and the best advice being to factory reset your phone (losing everything), I'm wondering if there are any options out there to NOT lose all your stuff.
So, are there backup programs that can backup and later restore things like:
-Application order in the list
-Apps that were installed previously
-Accounts and passwords
-Wifi settings and passwords
-Other program settings (for programs that do not store the data on the SD chip)
My guess is that some of these features will require root access, so I'm open to root-required backup programs, too, if needed.
Then the next question is: If I backup all this stuff, then factory reset, run the 2.2 update and restore all of it, will I also restore all the reasons that make the phone slightly unstable?
- 04-27-2011, 09:52 PM #5
- 04-28-2011, 07:35 AM #6
Thanks, I'll check it out.
So, of I use that to backup my stuff and then restore it on top of 2.2, will that also re-introduce the issues I'm started having after updating to 2.2, i.e. original camera app not working, desktop crashing occasionally...?
- 04-28-2011, 10:58 AM #7
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- 04-28-2011, 11:25 AM #8
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- 04-28-2011, 08:38 PM #10
- 04-29-2011, 07:44 AM #11
- 05-07-2011, 04:13 PM #12
Sorry to report:
Backup and restoring is working fine, but the camera issue after updating to 2.2 keeps returning...
I restored all my missing apps with their data and one by one selected specific settings to restore, e.g. Accounts, SMS, Gmail, Calendar, Memo, TWCLauncher - nothing else! Camera works all the time after each restore. As soon as I reboot, the camera issue comes back ("Please wait..." and no further response).
Also, is there a way to restore all apps without having to go through them all clicking "Install" and then "Done" about 185 times?
Please note, though, that I am very grateful for the information I have been given so far - at least I have a nearly clean 2.2 installation now AND still have all my apps - the camera seems to be the last hurdle...