Best way to >>NOT<< lose data on Factory Reset?!?!

Raven1155

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When/if the Jelly Bean update (the real one, that is) comes out, I'm going to need to do a couple of factory resets (one to go back to .211 and then another to install JB). I'm super leery of factory resets because the last time I did one (okay, the ONLY time I've done one), I lost a TON of data! I have My Backup Pro, but it didn't save every app's data. I have Backup Assistant Plus, and it worked fine for restoring my contacts, but I haven't been able to do a BAP Media backup since switching to .215, so those aren't really backed up anywhere.

Anyway, what I need to know is if there is a sure-fire, reasonably idiot-proof way to back up my data (app data and pics/movies)?

I know, it's a rookie's question, but though I'm good with computers, I am a rookie with this stuff!

Oh... Razr Maxx, non-rooted (unless installing .215 made me "rooted"), 176 or so apps. Win7 Pro computer.

Any and all help GREATLY appreciated!!

- Jim 8^}
 

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"My Backup Pro will work on all Android Mobile devices, regardless if they have root access or not. Users who have a rooted phone: You can backup apk + data as well as market links"...

From the market description of My Backup Pro. Only way to restore ALL data is by rooting the phone.


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Yea, without root I'm not sure of a foolproof app that can backup all data. My personal favorite it Titanium Backup, but again that's for rooted users.

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Yea, without root I'm not sure of a foolproof app that can backup all data. My personal favorite it Titanium Backup, but again that's for rooted users.

I assume that this is because I can't get to all the directories in a non-rooted phone?

Okay, so from you and the others I get the impression that I "need" to root. However, since I don't want to get bricked (correct term?) and I DO want to update to JB, I need to find out more about rooting. Could someone point me in the right direction??
 
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