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    Red face New girl on the block

    Hi! I recently upgraded from my beloved Blackberry Curve to a Droid Eris. A friend sold me on it, although all the greasy fingerprints on the touch screen kept me from buying one for months. Anyway, now that I have it (thank goodness for my tech-y 16 year old son, who spent hours setting up my scenes and teaching me about it) I adore it!!

    I have only had to go visit Verizon a couple times for help so far.

    My pressing question right now is this: I love the applications, such as Grocery IQ (which I've spent hours loading my favorites grocery items in for use) and Receipt Filer, which saves important information about so much in my life. Finally, the question: I know if I use the verizon wireless backup assistant, just my contacts are backed up.

    Is there a way to back up the information stored in my applications, etc.? I'd hate to lose that and if my phone is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond repair, it's GONE, BABY, GONE...right.

    Thanks for any help!

    Jodi
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    Welcome to the forums and to the droid. Your contacts with the droid are actually backed up by google as part of it's sync function, so that way if you loose your phone and have to get a new one, all your contacts sync with the new one. As far as backups go, i believe most here like i believe it's called titanium backup, as it also repairs apps onced backed up so you can see them in the app market again for update.
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    back up reply

    Thanks!!!

    So what you are saying is "use the back up assistant"...

    What about a "titanium back up"? I guess I'll just google it.

    Thanks for the quick response.
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    Welcome, jodimccann! You'll find this to be a very friendly place full of great people and information! Hope you enjoy your time here!



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    Welcome jodi........

    Enjoy your new Eris.

    I don't use back-up programs because of what Sam said above. On my end it's kind of redundant but some people really like the app.

    Good luck, great to have you here.
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    Hi

    I looked above...what did Sam say about backups?

    I found the titanium application but you have to be "rooted" to use it, whatever that means...I am going to call Verizon about it soon.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jodimccann View Post

    I have only had to go visit Verizon a couple times for help so far.


    Thanks for any help!

    Jodi

    Well, now that you are here you won't have to do that anymore, welcome aboard!

    If you go on the web to gmail.com and log into your email you'll see all your contacts, email addresses, etc, that are on the phone should be on the web. If you delete one from the web it will be gone from the phone and if you add/delete one on your phone the same will happen on the web. All taken care for you!

    also...any apps you get purchase are also saved so if you need a replacement phone or upgrade to another android phone you don't need to repurchase them.

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    If you apply a rom or theme - backup first!
    If you don't know how to backup...Stop until you do.
    hint: I name my backups like this: sg6.0_20100428 or ss4.2_20100626 to easily find them later. rom and date.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jodimccann View Post
    Hi

    I looked above...what did Sam say about backups?

    I found the titanium application but you have to be "rooted" to use it, whatever that means...I am going to call Verizon about it soon.

    Thanks!
    Titanium will backup all your apps/settings/data BUT you need to be rooted (as you noticed).

    Rooting (in a nutshell) gives you full unrestricted access to the phone and all it's files/data. This enables you to use "root-only" apps and other features that would otherwise not be usable.

    There is a downside however....Rooting the phone technically voids the warranty can could cause problems should you take the phone to Verzion for service/help while rooted.

    I would suggest downloading "Mechanic" (by sprite software) which will allow you to backup at least the apps without rooting - but i'm not sure about the data tied to the apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereal killer View Post
    Welcome jodi........

    Enjoy your new Eris.

    I don't use back-up programs because of what Sam said above. On my end it's kind of redundant but some people really like the app.

    Good luck, great to have you here.
    Glad sam made a comment at all ?

    Yeah sorry i forgot the backup required root. I haven't used many backup programs, never really needed to.
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    Welcome! I use MyBackup. I'm not positive but I believe it works for rooted and unrooted devices. Astro is another app that you may want to consider. It works on any device.
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