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  1. kq702's Avatar
    Hi I have a few problems with my galaxy 5s and I want to reset the factory settings but I want to back up my app data first. Is there a way to do this? I know I can just reinstall each app but I want to save the app data first, if it is possible.. Does anyone know?
    09-18-2014 12:45 PM
  2. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I assume you aren't rooted. I did this recently and used Helium Backup from the Play Store and it worked well. Just follow the directions carefully. After you create the backup, move it to your SD card.
  3. InfinityMeep's Avatar
    If you're rooted, you can use titanium backup.
    09-18-2014 12:53 PM
  4. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I assume you aren't rooted. I did this recently and used Helium Backup from the Play Store and it worked well. Just follow the directions carefully. After you create the backup, move it to your SD card.
    09-18-2014 01:40 PM
  5. toolworker's Avatar
    I have the same problem. I want to factory reset and then get my Galaxy S4 back just the way it was (but without the GPS disfunction it acquired somewhere around when I installed Oruxmaps and GPS Status & Toolbox).

    So if I use a backup program, factory reset, reenter my Google account, let it download my apps, and restore my backed up data, what else will I have to do to get my phone back the way it was? Will restoring the data restore all the app settings?

    I assume I don't want to restore the apps from the backup, in case one of them is garbled.

    Sorry for the noob questions but this is kind of like jumping off a cliff. Any parachutes will be appreciated.
    09-19-2014 12:11 AM
  6. teslas's Avatar
    Ur Google account keeps track of all your installed apps and will reinstall all automatically after a system restore and u log in again with same Google account.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-19-2014 01:06 AM
  7. AZgl1500's Avatar
    Kies 3.0 will store most of your phone's configurations, except for the homepages and folders. Those are lost.

    This is how I went about it after suffering 3 Factory Reset episodes.

    * Nova Launcher steps to restore your phone
    toolworker likes this.
    09-19-2014 02:33 AM
  8. jemalone's Avatar
    I assume you aren't rooted. I did this recently and used Helium Backup from the Play Store and it worked well. Just follow the directions carefully. After you create the backup, move it to your SD card.
    I installed Helium and it says I have to have it hooked up to a computer using the desktop version of the software. Did they make a previous version that did not require hooking up to computer via USB.

    Jack
    09-19-2014 10:58 AM
  9. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I installed Helium and it says I have to have it hooked up to a computer using the desktop version of the software. Did they make a previous version that did not require hooking up to computer via USB.

    Jack
    No, you have to enable USB debugging and hook up to a computer. That's the only way to back up app data of you're not rooted that I know of.
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    09-19-2014 11:02 AM
  10. toolworker's Avatar
    No, you have to enable USB debugging and hook up to a computer. That's the only way to back up app data of you're not rooted that I know of.
    Will Helium desktop back up phone and/or app settings?

    Rerware, mfr of MyBackup, advised "All app's data/settings require root access for backup/restore." Does the USB / computer hookup with Helium get around this and save /restore settings?
    09-19-2014 11:11 AM
  11. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Will Helium desktop back up phone and/or app settings?

    Rerware, mfr of MyBackup, advised "All app's data/settings require root access for backup/restore." Does the USB / computer hookup with Helium get around this and save /restore settings?
    I don't think it does phone settings. I was mainly concerned with app data and it backs that up quite nicely.
    09-19-2014 12:11 PM
  12. toolworker's Avatar
    I don't think it does phone settings. I was mainly concerned with app data and it backs that up quite nicely.
    Does app data include the settings for the apps?

    All those accounts, passwords, etc. come to a lot of work to enter. The phone settings aren't too bad.
    09-19-2014 02:50 PM
  13. AZgl1500's Avatar
    All of the above points out how hard it is to clone an Android phone.

    for those of us who have not rooted our phones, the possibilities are not really too good.

    "I hope" that using Kies 3.0, then Helium backup, and then Nova Launcher to backup my home pages would restore my phone from scratch again. So far, that is just a prayerful hope. That is what I have done as I mentioned back a few posts.

    However, when I hook up my S5 and the PC, it appears that Helium does NOT need to have special permissions to perform the backup. At least it never asked me to do anything special. ie, it has never asked me to enable USB debugging on my Galaxy S 5.

    Anyone know if it actually does make a backup of the app data?
    ABOSWORTH007 likes this.
    09-19-2014 03:25 PM
  14. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    All of the above points out how hard it is to clone an Android phone.

    for those of us who have not rooted our phones, the possibilities are not really too good.

    "I hope" that using Kies 3.0, then Helium backup, and then Nova Launcher to backup my home pages would restore my phone from scratch again. So far, that is just a prayerful hope. That is what I have done as I mentioned back a few posts.

    However, when I hook up my S5 and the PC, it appears that Helium does NOT need to have special permissions to perform the backup. At least it never asked me to do anything special. ie, it has never asked me to enable USB debugging on my Galaxy S 5.

    Anyone know if it actually does make a backup of the app data?
    Yes, it definitely creates app data backup. I did a factory reset and it backed all app data up perfectly.
    09-19-2014 03:29 PM
  15. Dave Bayles's Avatar
    Will all the apps install automatically when upgrading from an S4 to an S5?
    12-17-2014 10:21 AM
  16. AZgl1500's Avatar
    Will all the apps install automatically when upgrading from an S4 to an S5?
    NO!

    If you retain the S4 and are able to connect both it and the S5 to your PC at the same time, then the answer is YES.

    You simply use SmartSwitch and everything is moved over including your data.

    * Smart Switch by Samsung


    that being said, if you are registered with Google+, then the apps can be restored from your Google+ account, but not the data.

    Kies 3.0 will also reinstall the apps, but not the data.

    * Kies | SUPPORT | SAMSUNG

    Super Backup will reinstall your apps from the SD card, I have that running on my phone, it automatically archives every app you download to the SD card.

    ..... Super Backup, "IF it is installed on a Rooted phone, Does Indeed backup your Data."

    * Super Backup : SMS & Contacts - Android Apps on Google Play


    there
    12-17-2014 01:15 PM
  17. chrisfrock's Avatar
    You could use My Backup Pro and the Titanium Backup. Make sure to remove your SD from your phone immediately after saving everything up.
    12-17-2014 02:31 PM
  18. AZgl1500's Avatar
    My Backup Pro does not backup data, just keep that in mind.

    I used it for years, but Super Backup is better.
    12-17-2014 03:12 PM
  19. Kreesen425's Avatar
    Will helium save in app data such as game data for example? I am doing the factory reset because my S5 has started to lag incredibly over the last few weeks and I'm not sure what's causing it.
    06-01-2015 07:03 AM
  20. ntunvor's Avatar
    i have loss all my apps date and want to restore all date back
    08-10-2015 11:06 AM
  21. JenniferLynn85's Avatar
    What is rooting and how do i do it? What is it for?
    08-10-2015 03:38 PM
  22. JenniferLynn85's Avatar
    I dont wanna lose my text messages because there are some very important ones from clients that i need to hold onto. I tried using a program called KIES but it didnt work. I need to reset my phone because stupid showbox gave me a virus i get popups like crazy now
    08-10-2015 03:39 PM
  23. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I dont wanna lose my text messages because there are some very important ones from clients that i need to hold onto. I tried using a program called KIES but it didnt work. I need to reset my phone because stupid showbox gave me a virus i get popups like crazy now
    Strange that Kies didn't work. Depending on the number or length of the text messages, is taking screen shots a possibility for record keeping?

    From my G4
    Android Central Ambassador Team Leader
    08-10-2015 04:24 PM
  24. arya77670's Avatar
    kingoapp is a good tool for rooting you can find more according to model number.
    08-12-2015 04:48 AM
  25. arya77670's Avatar
    What is rooting and how do i do it? What is it for?
    you can find what is root, in google and for rooting kingoapp is a good tool for do this, check XDA developer for particular device rooting !
    08-12-2015 04:53 AM
  26. ironass's Avatar
    I dont wanna lose my text messages because there are some very important ones from clients that i need to hold onto. I tried using a program called KIES but it didnt work. I need to reset my phone because stupid showbox gave me a virus i get popups like crazy now
    See... Backup! Backup! Backup! NOW! for multiple backup methods including SMS, text messages, for unrooted phones.
    08-12-2015 05:22 AM
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