1. o2bnclemson's Avatar
    Ok, with the possibility that the 2.0 update to the Eris beginning to roll out, what's the best backup app out there? And what does it backup? Obviously, I'd like my phone to stay the same - or be returned to the same condition it was before. And as a born cheapskate, I prefer free!
    02-17-2010 09:31 PM
  2. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Titanium Backup.
    Free in the market
    backs up everything seriously, apps, settings, bookmarks, market settings. etc etc
    02-17-2010 10:39 PM
  3. ancient_dragon's Avatar
    So being that I am just about to purchase an android, but haven't yet, I am kinda new to this. But can someone quickly review this for me. From what I understand, is that when they push an over-the-air update on your phone, it just happens out of nowhere, without you dialing or doing anything. Then you lose all your settings, applications and such when they do this update. However you can use a backup program to restore all your settings after the update, and restoring your settings back through this backup program, will not affect the update that was given. Meaning the restoring process will not take the phone back to the old Android version before the update. Is all of that correct?

    Sorry not to drop in on your thread. But its of similar subject, and I'm also very interested in what the best backup program would be to download as soon as I get my android.
    02-18-2010 08:45 AM
  4. seanubis's Avatar
    Looking in the market, MyBackup Pro seems to be a popular choice, only $5 (my apps, data, and especially my time are worth a *lot* more than that) and doesn't require root. Anybody here using that? Care to share an opinion?
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    02-18-2010 09:47 AM
  5. prometheus's Avatar
    So being that I am just about to purchase an android, but haven't yet, I am kinda new to this. But can someone quickly review this for me. From what I understand, is that when they push an over-the-air update on your phone, it just happens out of nowhere, without you dialing or doing anything. Then you lose all your settings, applications and such when they do this update. However you can use a backup program to restore all your settings after the update, and restoring your settings back through this backup program, will not affect the update that was given. Meaning the restoring process will not take the phone back to the old Android version before the update. Is all of that correct?

    Sorry not to drop in on your thread. But its of similar subject, and I'm also very interested in what the best backup program would be to download as soon as I get my android.
    OTA OS updates do not wipe any settings, applications, or anything. In fact, when an update is done - some users aren't even aware an update was done until they perform some task and notice a different option, screen or interface.
    02-18-2010 09:56 AM
  6. prometheus's Avatar
    Titanium Backup.
    Free in the market
    backs up everything seriously, apps, settings, bookmarks, market settings. etc etc
    Titanium is good. But, it should be noted this app only works on devices that have been rooted.
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    02-18-2010 09:58 AM
  7. ancient_dragon's Avatar
    OTA OS updates do not wipe any settings, applications, or anything. In fact, when an update is done - some users aren't even aware an update was done until they perform some task and notice a different option, screen or interface.
    Oh so the backup that people do in case of an update, is just in case something goes wrong, not under usual circumstances. But only if something gets messed up along the way. Thanks for clearing up.
    02-18-2010 11:56 AM
  8. o2bnclemson's Avatar
    Looking in the market, MyBackup Pro seems to be a popular choice, only $5 (my apps, data, and especially my time are worth a *lot* more than that) and doesn't require root. Anybody here using that? Care to share an opinion?
    I downloaded that last night and it was very easy. FYI, the free version is a full-up version for 30 days. I'm banking on getting the OTA upgrade within that time frame. Hopefully it won't wipe my phone, and those who are reporting that it did just didn't follow instructions or something (dunno), but this will help safeguard my settings. And if it does wipe it and this restores it like I'm hoping, then I'll probably buy.
    02-18-2010 02:19 PM
  9. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    My 2 cents.

    Since we're discussing a complete system overhaul, IMO it would be best to just back up all your apk files and wipe the phone. I know when swapping between 1.5, 1.6, 2.01 and 2.1 on the Hero you run into things that just don't work without being re-installed.

    Of course YMMV
    02-18-2010 09:37 PM
  10. tuxedojacob's Avatar
    I'd recommend MyBackupPro - it's what I use, but then, I haven't tried anything else.
    02-18-2010 10:23 PM
  11. Cory Streater's Avatar
    You guys that are recommending backup software, I'd be interested to hear whether or not you've actually done a restore? I've tried restore's with all MyBackUp Pro without success. It seemed like a complete waste of money.
    02-18-2010 10:28 PM
  12. IzelTokatl's Avatar
    I've seen this site for backup up with with SDK, but I've not tried it yet. hoping to do so for the fun of it. restore may or may not work without root access?

    Backup & Restore Android Apps Using ADB | JonWestfall.Com
    02-19-2010 01:36 PM
  13. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    You guys that are recommending backup software, I'd be interested to hear whether or not you've actually done a restore? I've tried restore's with all MyBackUp Pro without success. It seemed like a complete waste of money.
    I've restored from Ti Backup about a bazillion times. Twice today lol.
    02-19-2010 07:17 PM
  14. DeeMat's Avatar
    Titanium is good. But, it should be noted this app only works on devices that have been rooted.
    Ah, thank you for the info.
    02-19-2010 10:17 PM
  15. geek12's Avatar
    Ok, with the possibility that the 2.0 update to the Eris beginning to roll out, what's the best backup app out there? And what does it backup? Obviously, I'd like my phone to stay the same - or be returned to the same condition it was before. And as a born cheapskate, I prefer free!
    I recommend Handy Backup, it's easy and reliable backup software for Android. It's free.
    06-29-2010 05:58 AM
  16. wildman's Avatar
    I recommend Handy Backup, it's easy and reliable backup software for Android. It's free.
    Handy Backup reminds me of SPB Backup for WM but looks like the developer needs to change font colors, white text on white buttons makes it hard to see... Trying out now..
    07-18-2010 11:18 AM
  17. darrylb1's Avatar
    You guys that are recommending backup software, I'd be interested to hear whether or not you've actually done a restore? I've tried restore's with all MyBackUp Pro without success. It seemed like a complete waste of money.

    i haven't done a complete restore, but i have restored individual apps, no problem.
    07-18-2010 12:11 PM
  18. randun's Avatar
    Titanium is good. But, it should be noted this app only works on devices that have been rooted.
    You're looking at a true newbie here! Exactly what does it mean that the device has to be rooted, & what is the procedure? Thanks.
    01-03-2011 03:53 PM
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