Questions when Getting a New Droid

Dapke36

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Hi Folks,

As some of you may have seen, I have battery problems with my Droid, which will probably mandate a new one once I get frustrated.

My question is, aside from taking my 16 gb MicroSD card out (for pics, etc), do I need to do anything else to back up my Droid, to keep apps, emails, etc?

I do not think you need to, but after coming from BB, where one needed to back EVERYTHING up, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing any step before I turned the phone in.
 

PJnc284

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You'll lose your text messages and screen layouts and settings but that should be it. Any app you downloaded through the market should be available once you log into your google account on your new phone. You can use Astro File Manager to backup your apps on the SD card just to be safe and there are 3rd party apps that will allow you to backup your sms messages.
 

clr007

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If you've rooted your phone, you could just do a ROM dump onto your SD card. Once you get the new phone, you would have to root it as well... but afterwards you should be able to simply restore the ROM you backed up off the old phone and have everything back the same way.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, as I haven't ever restored a ROM without then wiping the data partition to make sure I'm starting over from scratch first. (Perhaps that's something I'll play with on the way home tonight while I'm sitting on the bus.)
 

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