Backing up apps data?

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    Hey everyone,

    I've searched and have found nothing, amazingly! I am getting a replacement for Droid from VZW and want to know how I can backup my apps data. How do you do it? I'm not rooted and not on Froyo.

    Thanks!
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    You mean apps? or app data? I use my backup pro.. works great.
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    Apps data. I have My Backup Pro, as well, and it only backs up applications. There must be a way to backup application data!

    (On a side note, that app is not so great. I used it once after a factory reset and it installs your backed up apps for you, but not from the Market. If you want any updates, etc from the market, you have to install them from THERE and NOT from My Backup Pro).
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    Its sure a hell of alot easier doing it this way and then updating the few apps that may have updates then remembering all the apps you had, typing them all in again at the market..
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    Titanium Backup will backup apps and data. You can restore both, just the app, or just the data.
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    Titanium is root only.

    I have no idea if there is an app that will back up application data. Your purchased apps are tied to your gmail account. Not sure about the ones that you install that are free, though.
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    Are you sure that MyBackup Pro is the app only and not data? That would make it rather useless, considering how your apps will auto-download from the market after a wipe...?
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    Looks like the best course of action for u would be to..... ROOT! join the club: we have savable app data!

    aaah people who are worried about voided warranties just havent thought of throwing their phone under the car and running it over. cant check to see if u rooted then, now can they :D
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    Stang68,
    Which data are you worried about? It might be easier if we start there.

    There is an app that backs up all your text messages to the web. Your contacts will also be backed up to gmail. Any apps you paid for remain paid for. The majority of apps you have downloaded will automatically redownload to your phone again. You will have to set up your desktops again, placing icons where you want them.

    As others have suggested, rooting is an option to grab all that data, then you can return the phone to stock condition and return it. You will need to root the new phone to get the data back. As you might suspect, returning that phone to stock will result in losing the data again, so you'd have to remain rooted.

    NewDroidOrder...that would be insurance fraud. Please refrain from suggesting that, thanks.
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    Not really any specific data. Just application data, in general. Say, my notes in my Notepad, my passwords in Password Keeper, etc. I feel like Google kind of dropped the ball here. Thank God it's fixed in Froyo!

    So what I'm gathering is that there is no way to backup application data without rooting? Kind of sucks! I'll look into rooting, I guess, even though it was something I wanted to avoid.

    Can anyone suggest a good rooting FAQ?
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    My Backup Pro DOES...I repeat, DOES...backup/restore Applications AND App Data.
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    Really?? Mine didn't last time I used it to restore. Bummer.
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    My Backup Pro will back up things like your Call Log, Contacts, text messages etc.., but WILL NOT backup application data.

    I had applications like Personal Assistant and Easy Note where I lost everything after I rooted.
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    1st link in my sig...post 13. Read through it a couple of times but basically it involves getting rsd lite installs, flashing sprecovery with it, then flashing the froyo rooted rom. Or you can install any other rom you'd like.
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    Sorry to bring this thread back up but pretty much same question I have. Also when you go to root to use Titanium Back up you'll lose all your application data so it's kind of pointless for the OP. I was wondering if there was a way to save application data like, don't laugh, angry birds. If I go and root again I'll lose all my angry birds progress. I know it's silly but you'd think there would be a way to back that up as well.

    Edit: Well I stand corrected, you won't lose you app data if you root as MotoCache1's guide will root with current OTA update. Very well written:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-labs/74028-root-droid-1-regardless-os-version.html
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011
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    My backup Pro WILL BACK UP APP DATA (at least for some apps), I successfully backed up app data online by:
    opening the app
    selecting backup
    selecting Applications & Media
    selecting online
    (if you get a warning about backing up data online etc. click continue - you have a finite amount of space to store stuff)
    click the arrow next to select all in the apps row
    select the app that has data you wish to back up
    click ok
    either click ok in the backup name box and accept the name provided or create your own name and click ok
    then in the info box, select either data, or apk+data and voila! your info is backed up online

    to restore, you will need the pin it provides you and the password you created.
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