Backup all apps. Hit the menu key and choose batch. Scroll down to backup Apps. You'll get a checklist. Backup the apps you want.
OK, just to clarify, I too have a Droid 2 (Version 2.3.20.A955) that won't update to the latest OTA. Like seventurns9, I also successfully rooted my phone with z4root and installed ClockWorkModRecovery and Droid 2 Bootstrapper. I have read a lot of different threads, and I think I mostly understand what I have to do. My only questions are:
1. Do I use the System Only or Full 2.3.20 sbf?
2. Does applying the sbf definitely result in the loss of user installed apps?
3. Do I need to use Titanium Backup to restore my apps, or will the backup/ restore features of Rom Manager do the same thing?
4. If I use Titanium Backup, do I need to backup apps only or apps and settings?
5. Do I need to backup apps that are installed to the sd card?
6. I have ran into people talking about an update.zip file in the root directory of the sd card. I have one their currently. Will this interfere with anything, or do I need to remove it before doing the sbf?
I thank you in advance for any direction you can provide.
I too have the ability to restore system from Rom Manager, but I went yesterday and put Titanium backup on my phon, although it looks like ROM Manager is way easier to use as it just lets you select the whole file to restore instead of all these different apps like Titanium (real confusing to a newbie).
I also have the update.zip file in the sd card root and don't know what it is for. But I have Root Explorer installed and found that the OTA update gets downloaded to the /cache folder on the phone's storage. The file is called "Blur_Version.2.3.20.A955.Verizon.en.US.zip" and is 105.72MB. There is also a file called "Blur_Version.2.3.20.A955.Verizon.en.US.crc". I was wondering if someone can tell me if it's useful to copy these 2 files to my SD card for use later (and what utility can I use on my Windows PC, I heard Android Commander will work?), as in after the SBF so that I can just put the files back into the /cache folder and update rather than having the files download all over again?
2 yes. It wipes everything and puts you back to stock
3. Just use titanium backup
5 backup all apps that's you want to keep. They will save to the sd
6. You don't have to remove it to sbf, but if you're going to install the gb ota by the rename to update.zip method, you'll have to erase or rename the one currently on the sd. You don't want 2 update.zips on the root of the sd.
So, if youre going to dl the ota from vzw, there's no need to get rid of the update zip on your sd.