mjmaskrey

How to take a full phone backup and then restore?

Hi, just moved to a Desire HD from a Nokia N97 (massive step up!) and I'm struggling to find any way of taking a full phone backup to then restore at will....is it possible? The Nokia software would do it and was very useful, I going to upgrade the SD card in my Desire and don't want to lose anything in the process...and be covered for any phone crashes etc.

Any advice?

Cheers :)

Most Useful Answer mjmaskrey  Apr. 18, 2011 at 19:01

Thanks for the advice guys, I went with MyBackup Pro..nice and simple and seems to have cover what I need. Backup apps and data to SD then I'll make a manual backup of the SD to my PC periodically.

For anyone else in a similar situation MyBackup Pro backs up apps and data, data is shown to consist of:

contacts, call log, bookmarks, SMS, MMS, system settings, android home, alarms, dictionary, music playlist

:)

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 17, 2011 at 22:22

Welcome to Android ;) Wink... No, nothing beats Nokia's backup feature.
I'm sure someone will correct me, but I think, if at all, you will need separate apps - Astro file manager, eg, will backup your apps. Must have app! (the free version suffices imho)
As to all the other things Nokia lets you back up...I'm not into Android enough. Maybe if you search the market for backup?
But there really isn't a 1-stop app like Nokia's. And sorry, you are going to find other things Android cannot do.

mrew42  Apr. 18, 2011 at 09:16

Titanium Backup. This will backup all the apps and their data (including system apps and data).
Does it for me.
Or Rom Manager. This backs up the whole thing in one go including your OS. So if your tempted to Cyanogen or Modaco (or whatever) you'll always be able to recover back to your last Save point.

CTPAHHIK  Apr. 18, 2011 at 16:29

Titanium Backup require rooted phone. For non-rooted phone try MyBackup Pro or free version.
It's worthwhile to root your phone and use Titanium Backup.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2011 at 18:51

Does Titanium offer the kind of allround backup that Nokia's Symbian phones do - apps, settings, contacts, bookmarks, calendar entries, email accounts etc?
I'm asking genuinely, not trying to praise Nokes ;)

mjmaskrey  Apr. 18, 2011 at 19:01

Thanks for the advice guys, I went with MyBackup Pro..nice and simple and seems to have cover what I need. Backup apps and data to SD then I'll make a manual backup of the SD to my PC periodically.

For anyone else in a similar situation MyBackup Pro backs up apps and data, data is shown to consist of:

contacts, call log, bookmarks, SMS, MMS, system settings, android home, alarms, dictionary, music playlist

:)

mrew42  Apr. 18, 2011 at 20:26

Hi Jan,
Yes, Titanium does the full lot. EVerything but the OS.
You can then restore by app, data, app+data, schedule backups etc.
Not bad for a freebie.
Oh but yes, it does need a rooted phone.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2011 at 20:44

Thanks mrew42 :)

mrew42  Apr. 18, 2011 at 21:00

No problem Jan :)

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