1. geek654's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    what is your best procedure for backing up and restoring apps, data, settings, call history, wifi settings, SMS/MMS, vpn settings, etc. while upgrading ROMs or totally wiping the phone and switching from one custom ROM to a different one?

    Do you use HTC sync? cloud? HTC backup app? Titanium? adb backup command? copying files directly to PC?

    I am a newbie so I will appreciate if you can elaborate, what tools to use to backup/restore all things in the phone

    07-05-2014 12:58 PM
  2. geek654's Avatar
    In this thread, @ohyeahar mentioned the following procedure:
    Long-time users of TB will know that restoring system data is almost taboo.

    In fact, even restoring user app data is sometimes problematic. Seems to mess up push notifications for the app your trying to restore data for. As such, I try not to restore data at all.

    My preferred backup/restore process when switching ROMs:
    Backup all user app&data
    Create recovery flashable zip of the backed up app only
    Backup Calls list, SMS, and Wifi APs to XML files.
    Clear data/cache
    Flash ROM (& gapps if required)
    Go through initial setup after boot
    Reboot to recovery
    Flash the zip created by TB
    Device reboots automatically
    Restore Calls list, SMS, and Wifi APs from XML files.
    do you agree with this procedure?
    how to create recovery flashable zip file?
    how to back up sms, wifi aps, to XML?
    07-05-2014 01:02 PM
  3. geek654's Avatar
    If you have other procedures, feel free to enlighten us.
    07-05-2014 01:04 PM

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