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What is a good backup app? I need to return my phone to factory settings, then add my contacts and apps back in, and that's it. I don't want to put an image back on the phone. Thanks.
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post #2 of 11
Sync everything with your Google account, then it will get stored in the cloud.
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post #3 of 11
Titanium backup will allow you to backup all your apps and such..
Just save the backup to your SD card. Install Titanium backup first on the new rom, restore "missing apps + data".. Done and Done.

Also yes, just sign into your gmail account , and your contacts should be all back.
post #4 of 11
Contacts are auto synced via your Google account. And Facebook, if you use it.

If you have 2.2 or higher, the Market will remember the apps you have installed and then reinstall them. Sometimes. It doesn't seem to always work for free apps (but you always get your paid apps back). That's where your backup comes in.
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post #5 of 11
Don't forget with Titanium Back up you need to be rooted and do not restore system data if you change firmware vesion ie: going from Gingerbread to froyo or to eclair.

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post #6 of 11
The BEST and Free if your going to restore you phone back to 100% the way it was is a Nandroid backup. To do this you will need to be rooted. You boot into recovery and select backup. This will copy your Nand data. It copies EVERYTHING 100% even your home screen icons. Though it only works if your restoring on the same version you took it off of. It might work if your upgrading to a new version of the same skin. But this method works best if you want to explore roms and have a way to get your phone back 100% if you don't like the rom.
post #7 of 11
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Contacts are auto synced via your Google account. And Facebook, if you use it.

If you have 2.2 or higher, the Market will remember the apps you have installed and then reinstall them. Sometimes. It doesn't seem to always work for free apps (but you always get your paid apps back). That's where your backup comes in.
this
I use TiBuPro for all my apps

the market is messed up for redownloading free apps
Its never worked for redownloading when I was on 2.3.3 gingerbread samsung ROMs, but once i moved up to CM7, it tried to download all 100~ apps that I used.....

boy was I pissed cause my phone literally locked and froze, so I had to reflash and keep wifi off while restoring my apps from TiBuPro
post #8 of 11
Contacts sync fine. As for TiBu, it's what I use, and it's great. However, it won't work on a factory settings phone. The market sync is one option, You could try syncing to appbrain. That takes some work, but it probably works better than market sync.
    
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Contacts sync fine. As for TiBu, it's what I use, and it's great. However, it won't work on a factory settings phone. The market sync is one option, You could try syncing to appbrain. That takes some work, but it probably works better than market sync.
Wait.... uh.... WHO around here DOESN'T root their phones? That would be like... I dunno... running your new Sandy Bridge rig at stock!
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Wait.... uh.... WHO around here DOESN'T root their phones? That would be like... I dunno... running your new Sandy Bridge rig at stock!
Wait.... uh... WHO around here DOES read the OP? Not you obviously.

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What is a good backup app? I need to return my phone to factory settings, then add my contacts and apps back in, and that's it. I don't want to put an image back on the phone. Thanks.
Unless his phone came factory rooted, TiBu won't cut it.
    
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