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Discussion in 'HTC Droid Eris' started by lasu, Jun 25, 2010.

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    I was reading the announcement and tried to figure out how to backup my phone before rooting it. or is that wrong?

    Will I be able to go back to unrooted if there is a problem?

    I already backed up my pics and contacts though..
    Please help me. I am looking at the how to's at the unlocker but it doesn't say anything about backing it up.
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    From what I understand you've got to basically root before you can backup. Once you install the recovery partition you can do a backup from there that will get you back to that point in time...so...after rooting...before flashing custom ROM.

    Once in the recovery partition (power + volume up) you can select backup and do a nand backup to your SD card.

    I think you can un-root but personally have not had any issues to make me look into it.

    Good luck!
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    Thanks, was waiting for an answer before rooting. here goes nothing.
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    So, lasu, how did you make out?
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    Here's a related, but simpler, question. I have yet to install the 2.1 upgrade. I want to back-up my contacts first, in case I lose them in the upgrade. How can I easily back-up my contacts? This may seem like a dumb question, but I am sort of a newbie and am not 100% knowledgable about sync-ing, though I do have a Gmail account, if that helps. Any help anyone could provide me on how to backup my contacts, in easy clear instructions, would be very much appreciated.
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    Your contacts should already be backed up to your gmail contacts. Have you checked your gmail contact list?
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    I have checked, and they are not there. What do I do now, please?
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    Hmmm...I think if you go into the contacts app and then into the menu there is an import/export option which dumps your contacts to your SD card.

    That means they are local Phone contacts and not google contacts. I would try to get them imported to google, then your backup happens natively with each sync.
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