1. pcguys's Avatar
    My galaxy S3 needs a factory reset.

    Any tips before I wipe it?

    What's the best way to get all the apps and settings back with the least pain?

    Thanks
    Mike
    08-07-2012 06:31 PM
  2. craig_xatik.com's Avatar
    To make sure you have all of your apps, use Titanium Backup. This app is by far THE best app for backing up your apps along with data!
    You won't lose another level in Angry Birds

    For restoring settings... I haven't really tried anything to do that. It's usually a bad idea to backup system data with Titanium backup. You could really screw up your phone.

    The only downside to Titanium backup is that you need root: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...dW1CYWNrdXAiXQ..

    Oh, and just for safe keeping, pull everything off your SD card to save any data that Titanium Backup misses.
    08-07-2012 08:06 PM
  3. pcguys's Avatar
    I'm not interested in rooting.

    I do wish there were good backup / restore tools that didn't need root.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    08-07-2012 08:15 PM
  4. pcguys's Avatar
    I found this great app called ShareMyApps which creates a handy hyper-linked inventory of what I've installed, so I can easily re-install.

    Here's what's on my phone I'm about to erase:
    (the email I sent to my self had hyperlinks, I guess they don't paste right here, sorry).


    ABLACK
    Alarm Clock Xtreme
    Amazon Kindle
    Auto Ring
    Beautiful Widgets
    Beautiful Widgets Animations Addon
    Blue Neon Theme
    Camera ZOOM FX
    Chrome
    Dropbox
    Drudge
    Einstein HD free
    Engadget
    eWallet
    Facebook
    Family Locator
    GO Contact Widget
    GO Keyboard
    GO Launcher EX
    GO Launcher EX Notification
    GO Search Widget
    GO SMS Pro
    GO Switch Widget
    GO TaskManager EX
    Goggles
    GSam Battery Monitor Pro
    ICE Card
    Image Shrink
    Instagram
    IP Cam Viewer
    Keypad S
    LevelUp
    MeContacts
    Missed Call Reminder
    Multicon
    MyCar Locator Free
    Note 2 Self
    Opera Mobile
    Philly Area Traffic
    Philly D App
    Pocket
    Profile Scheduler+
    ShareMyApps
    Smart Keyboard Trial
    Speech Synthesis Data Installer
    Speed Test
    Stitcher
    SwiftKey 3
    SwipePad
    SwipePad Dynamic Pads
    Tapatalk
    TouchDown for SmartPhones
    TweetCaster
    Visual Voicemail
    Vlingo
    Voice SMS
    WeatherBug Elite
    Wikidroid

    Generated by ShareMyApps
    08-07-2012 08:33 PM
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