I gave in!

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    So with the Verizon leap year sale I ordered the Maxx. I am a bit giddy. I do have a question. I have a rooted phone but at this point I don't plan to root the maxx at least not for a while. Is there away to get a back up of app data with out rooting? I don't mind redownloading the apps but would love to not lose all my data.
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    i don think there is . i think your going to need root.
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    I was afraid you where going to say that. Not sure I want to root right away with it being such a new phone.. Will have to ponder the pros and cons.
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    I just took advantage of the same deal! But, its backordered till March 15, so I still have to wait. But... my upgrade date was March 15, and they moved it so I could take advantage of this deal, which made me :biggrin:

    Someone please tell me I can tether with the Maxx without rooting! (I am currently using Easy Tether, hoping it will work with the Maxx!)

    Anyway.. the next two weeks are gonna be long......
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    Yes you should be able to use easy tether with out rooting I did with my droid X(I just got my Charge two weeks ago from my brother not loving it) with no problems. Yeah I see its not going to ship for a little while but the price was very good and then selling my charge should make it a good deal for sure. Sounds like its a great phone! :) But your right the next two weeks are going to be long...;)
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    I am coming from an X too. I love it and was going to wait awhile... but I couldnt pass on this deal! But geez.... the taxes were $47!! grrrrr...Oh well. :)

    Glad to hear the tethering will still work!

    I also dont plan on rooting, at least for awhile. If its as good as I keep seeing everyone say... Not sure I will even bother rooting.

    Cant wait! :)
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    47??!! Yikes mine was only 12 dollars. I like rooting for the backup I love Titanium but this is such a new phone I worry I could mess up the rooting and then I am stuck. I will not lose that much stuff so I will probably back up the apps that let me and start fresh. I am very excited! :p Had I known they where going to have this sale I would have kept my Droid X just a little longer.
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    $47? You must be from NY too.
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    Foxfi tethers wirelessly without root.
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    I'm actually back on the phone with Verizon to verify the tax rate. They are telling me that the tax is on the retail price, not what I paid! (retail is $649.99 according to Verizon) Ummm.... I'm not happy about that. I am in Nevada and they say its a Nevada thing.

    I dont get it.
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    My Backup Pro will backup your applications, data and photos to a SD card. No root required.
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    It will back up the data as well? I was reading it at the market and it says if its rooted it will back up data but its not clear if its not rooted. Thanks for the info!
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    I didn't have a rooted phone but can you download an app from the market called Listables? Not sure if this is your issue but listables does a back up of all of your apps and you can email it to yourself. Once you get the new phone you go to your mail and can open up each app in the market right from the phone. It's helped me out a few times since I had some RAZR issues and had a few phones shipped to me. Not sure if you mean something other than apps, if so, never mind! :blink:
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    FoxFi provides a wireless hotspot. Search the forum, people are talking about that and it seems to be working. However, nobody has seen their monthly bill yet to see if Verizon somehow activates hot spot on your plan but doesn't sound like it. You don't activate the embedded hotspot, you activate it from the Foxfi app.
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    I just got my Maxx at the verizon store last Thursday. I may return it and order it online to save the $100. Do you think the store would credit me the difference?
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    Well so much for it not shipping until the 12th I just got an e-mail saying it just shipped woot! dancedroid
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    I'm not rooted and I have the option to back up a variety of data. Maybe there's more if you are rooted, I don't know.
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    Thank you that is helpful. :)
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    damn!! I wonder if mine will get shipped early too? I didnt even get an order confirmation email. Did you get one of those weatherlover? I just checked and no email that mine shipped.... so far. :(

    Oh.. the foxfi didnt work for me. It would connect for a minute or so.. the disconnect and I had to reboot the phone to get it back again
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