Any hints for minimizing the pain of a Factory Reset or setting up a replacement ?

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    After struggling with a battery dying faster after the ICS upgrade I finally bit the bullet and did the factory reset as many posts suggested. What a pain, my Backup Assistant helped but I still had to reload all of my Apps and rebuid my home screens. After all of that effort, my battery is still dying faster. Now Verizon is sending me a replacement phone. I will have to do it all over. Is there a way to back things up with Google or something else? I thought the Apps would load from Google. Maybe I didn't do the right choices when all of the Next, Next options appeared during the reset.

    As of now there have been 203 views of this question and no replies. I conclude that thare is no way to help or this was too stupid a question to bother with. I guess I'll just go through the lengthy process of rebuilding when the new phone arrives. If that doesn't fix the battery issue i'll just make sure I have a power source handy and live with it.
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    There is apps on market to back up and restore the apk's to sd card but unfortunately unless you are rooted you can't back up app data and if you send them back a rooted phone it could void your warranty. As far as battery life after update mine was horrible too but I booted into recovery and wiped cache after that I get 10 or so hours on a charge with very heavy use. Hope this info helps.

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    Im about to reset and the only thing that i could think to do is open the google play site on my pc and open tabs to all the apps i have currently installed. Then once my phone is back up and running i can just redownload them all. That only covers the apps themselves being restored though..

    Under settings -> personal -> privacy -> backup and restore there are options to backup app data to your google account. I have no idea how this function works though. Anyone know how this works that could help us?

    As far as your settings for your phone, you just have to go back and redo everything i guess. Im also going to make a list of my disabled apps.

    Hope it helped. If i sparked any ideas please share them as well!

    EDIT: To rebuild homescreen you can take some screenshots by pressing the power button and the volume down key at the same time. DO NOT PRESS THE VOLUME UP KEY. It wont work and i think it might reboot your phone with safe mode options if i remember correctly.

    Then just dropbox the screenshots or post em to facebook or just connect your phone to your pc and drag them over.
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    Just how do you do that?
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    Power off phone then press power and both volume buttons scroll down to recovery using volume down and press volume up to select and when the android guy pops up press both volume buttons and then the blue text will pop up scroll down with volume down to wipe cache partition and press power button after that select reboot with power button again all done
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