DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: thinking of going 2.1... but dont want to loose my data...

  1. Senior Droid
    spacemanps's Avatar
    Member #
    34155
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Jersey
    Posts
    242
    Phone
    DRo0o00o0o0o0o0o0oid
    #1

    thinking of going 2.1... but dont want to loose my data...

    Okay so i have been debating going to BB 2.1... now i know its going to wipe my data and i sorta dont want that.. So what i did was i made a nandroid back up with ONLY data... if i go through the steps (AllDroid - View topic - [ROM] Bugless Beast (Android 2.1)) there and then do a restore from that back up will i have all my apps and contacts and my individual ringtone preferences and what not?
  2. Banned
    Matth3w's Avatar
    Member #
    25413
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Fort Huachuca, AZ (Originally from Pittsburgh, PA)
    Posts
    152
    Liked
    2 times
    Phone
    Bugless Beast 2.1 ROM @ 1.1GHz
    #2
    I didn't try it QUITE like you did...

    But I did try to install BB2.1 with just system and boot over my old 2.0.1 and it didn't work. You definitely need to install the data portion as well.

    Now AFTER that if you could install your data over top of his, not sure. I didn't want to take the chance so I just did it fresh.

    One thing I would suggest though is, make a FULL backup just in case you don't like the ROM or have problems. You can always uncheck everything but data to do a data backup. You don't have to use the restore to install everything every time.
  3. Droid Sensei
    natediddy1120's Avatar
    Member #
    23380
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    ???
    Posts
    3,183
    Phone
    CyanogenMod :-)
    #3
    It's not advised to restore the Data from a 2.0.1 ROM onto a 2.1 ROM....cause think about it, the apps you have now were installed successfully onto 2.0.1, not 2.1, and by restoring them to a 2.1 ROM it is not technically installing them.....see what I mean? It would be "healthier" you could say, to back the apps up, and then reinstall them to 2.1 to ensure they are installed properly....you could get a lot of freezes and reboots otherwise

    Cause there may even be some apps that do not go well with 2.1 yet anyways....

  4. Senior Droid
    spacemanps's Avatar
    Member #
    34155
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Jersey
    Posts
    242
    Phone
    DRo0o00o0o0o0o0o0oid
    #4
    i was actually going to start fresh, AKA go back to stock (unroot) then redo everything... i just was thinking if i just put the 2.1 rom over the old one id have exess files that are unneeded that would possibly junk up my phone...


    what i really want to save is my contacts ringer preferences... i have so many people with individual ringtones.. and to go and set all those up is a pain in the a$$...

    oh and what about my apps i paid for... if i do a fresh install with out a backup how do i get my paid apps back? will it realize i have already paid for it?
    Last edited by spacemanps; 02-16-2010 at 09:06 AM.
  5. Senior Droid
    Yakuzagang5's Avatar
    Member #
    15956
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    236
    Phone
    Fascinate
    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by spacemanps View Post
    i was actually going to start fresh, AKA go back to stock (unroot) then redo everything... i just was thinking if i just put the 2.1 rom over the old one id have exess files that are unneeded that would possibly junk up my phone...


    what i really want to save is my contacts ringer preferences... i have so many people with individual ringtones.. and to go and set all those up is a pain in the a$$...

    oh and what about my apps i paid for... if i do a fresh install with out a backup how do i get my paid apps back? will it realize i have already paid for it?
    Get the app MyBackup Pro or free (dunno if free does everything) but that will take care of that. And ALL paid apps stay in your download section on the Market and will show up as "Purchased" and all you will have to do is reinstall it.

    2.1 Roms will NOT work with 2.0.1 data installed, so dont try it lol
  6. Senior Droid
    spacemanps's Avatar
    Member #
    34155
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Jersey
    Posts
    242
    Phone
    DRo0o00o0o0o0o0o0oid
    #6
    what about ringer preferences..
  7. Senior Droid
    gnmitchell's Avatar
    Member #
    13277
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    117
    Phone
    Rooted Droid O/C and loving it
    #7
    I use Astro to backup all of my apps. I then make sure to do a nandroid backup before wiping and trying different Roms.
  8. Senior Droid
    gnmitchell's Avatar
    Member #
    13277
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    117
    Phone
    Rooted Droid O/C and loving it
    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by spacemanps View Post
    what about ringer preferences..
    Are you talking about different ringtones for certain contacts? If so, and I could be wrong here (and I'm sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong )you will have to re-do your ringer preferences.
  9. Senior Droid
    spacemanps's Avatar
    Member #
    34155
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Jersey
    Posts
    242
    Phone
    DRo0o00o0o0o0o0o0oid
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by gnmitchell View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by spacemanps View Post
    what about ringer preferences..
    Are you talking about different ringtones for certain contacts? If so, and I could be wrong here (and I'm sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong )you will have to re-do your ringer preferences.
    Yeah i was hoping i wouldnt get that answer... i have ringtones for different people in my phone... so i know whos calling without having to look at the phone.. I have like 10-15 ringtones for people.. damn you scuba steve!

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Restoring data after a data wipe?
    By calicocal in forum Android Hacks and Help
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 02-15-2010, 09:16 PM
  2. If you've been thinking about ...
    By stuhasdroid in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-26-2010, 10:10 AM
  3. thinking of getting a droid
    By reaversrock2 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 12-09-2009, 08:14 AM
  4. thinking of a droid
    By SCCSURF in forum New Member Introductions & Site Assistance
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-29-2009, 09:16 PM
  5. Thinking seriously about upgrading
    By MrTommy in forum New Member Introductions & Site Assistance
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-28-2009, 12:41 AM
Find us on Google+