Sbf before or after root

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  1. gbright666

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    Should I backup before or after I root

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    Yes.

    And what does backing up have to do with SBFing your phone? :)
     
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    Okay so I'm a newbie what does sbf mean
    I thought it may be safe backup file
    How do I backup my phone before rooting
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    SBF stands for something like Stock Binary File -- it resets your phone to OOTB (out of the box) condition.

    You can't make a true backup before you root, but you should back up all your texts and whatnot to your SD card and back your SD card up to your PC before you root. Once you're rooted and stable you should make a backup as your "baseline" backup so you can always return to that if something goes wrong.
     
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    Is there a good app for making backups

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    Once you're rooted then Titanium Backup is the way to go, hands down. Before you root then you'll have to look for yourself to save the stuff you want. However, straight-up rooting doesn't wipe out any of your data. It's the ROMing that will do that. :)
     
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    Thanks for the help

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