Backup?

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  1. wmscottmc

    wmscottmc Member

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    What backup program do you recommend?

    I want to backup to my SD card or PC. Everything if possible, but at least my apps and data.

    Does Android 2.2 include a backup/restore program? If so, I might just wait for 2.2.

    Thanks.
     
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    If you are rooted i would suggest titanium backup. It will backup all your apps+data.
     
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    I am not rooted. Looking for a simple backup program that will work on a non-rooted phone.

    Thanks.
     
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    AppBrain or Astro
     
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    Not sure what you are saying. Astro file manager?
     
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    ok thanks. Ill try mybackup pro. Im surprised that the phone/os does not come with a simple backup/restore app.
     
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    astro file manager has a built in app backup tool. MyBackup allows you to backup just about everything else (apps, sms/mms, etc)
     
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    OK thanks. I tested Astro on one of my Memo apps, and it backed up a .apk file to the SD card which is good. However I then opened up my memo app, and added a huge memo, then ran the Astro backup utility again. The backed up .apk file size did not change making me wonder if Astro is maybe only backing up the application, and not the data (which is what I care about).

    Have you ever tried to restore an app using Astro to verify that the data is backed up along with the app?

    Thanks.
     
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    Just found out that Astro file manager does NOT backup application data. Only the application itself and some system data is backed up which doesnt help much. I can easily reinstall the app if needed, what I am looking for is a program to backup my data in case the phone is lost or goes dead.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks
     
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    Has anyone used the Sprite Backup program? I have used it for a windows mobile device and it was a complete restore of all information and settings.

    Also, does FROYO 2.2 have a backup tool? I have a droid x and waiting for the upgrade.
     
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    android 2.2 doesnt have a built in backup for app data. titanium backup can do that, but you need root. im not too sure of any other backup apps that will save your apps data.

    have you considered rooting your phone? there are "1 touch root" apps available that automate the process.
     
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