1. deanodrums's Avatar
    Guys, I need to do a factory reset been having a few problems. So I will need to reset. My only problem is kies is utter rubbish and won't detect my phone. Every time I turn the thing on it has million of updates. I need to back up my apps contacts etc.
    How do I do it with out using kies?

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    01-29-2013 01:18 PM
  2. trucky's Avatar
    If you're not rooted... and if you got your apps through Google Play, your apps will be there again when you sign back in. For your contacts a Gmail account is your friend. Your contacts are stored online and will sync back when you sign back into Gmail.
    01-29-2013 01:38 PM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    You can try something like MyBackup Pro: http://market.android.com/details?id...id.MyBackupPro (there's a trial version) to backup your SMS/MMS, call logs, etc. It'll also backup your contacts if you don't sync that with Google.
    Unfortunately, you can only backup app data (game progress, etc) if your phone is rooted.

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    01-29-2013 05:10 PM
  4. deanodrums's Avatar
    Hi guys, I have just taken everything off and put it on my external harddrive and exported my contacts tonmy sim. Though if I had duplicate numbers they didn't copy. So no big deal. My apps were already backed up in my google account. Phone seems to be a little smoother now and the battery is better but its not even been a day yet. So hopefully if will be fine. Just need to tweak settings etc and sort out my contacts. Cheers

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    01-30-2013 03:37 AM
  5. deanodrums's Avatar
    Oh and all done without kies, I don't like that programme.

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    01-30-2013 03:38 AM
  6. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Oh and all done without kies, I don't like that programme.
    I don't like it either.


    --Tapatalk 2 on SGS3.
    01-30-2013 07:30 PM

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