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I'm going to do a factory reset on my Nexus S because I heard people who did it and managed to get a bit more of battery time (after having upgraded to a new Android version).

I bought my Nexus S about a week ago, and had to upgrade from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6, so I'm curious to see if this will do anything.

Note that it isn't rooted, so I don't know what choices I have available for backups...
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I'd say Titanium Backup, but you said not rooted. Your choices may be slim to none. There really should be no harm in rooting it, installing TiBu, and then unrooting it before factory resetting it, though I'm not familiar with your particular phone.

Might want to head over to http://xda-developers.com. They can probably help you better.
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I'd say Titanium Backup, but you said not rooted. Your choices may be slim to none. There really should be no harm in rooting it, installing TiBu, and then unrooting it before factory resetting it, though I'm not familiar with your particular phone.

Might want to head over to http://xda-developers.com. They can probably help you better.
Thanks, I'll try asking over there too.

I don't really want to root it just now, the phone is brand new, and I'd like to keep it unrooted a bit longer to make sure it doesn't have any problems or is defective.

Besides, I'm not really too confident on rooting it, afraid I might brick it or something...
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You can try battery calibration app. Charge to 100% then use the app.
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get juice defender.
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Contacts are saved to googles servers, and files can be saved to your computer. Everything else can't.
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