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I've got a HTC Legend, and it's prompting me to upgrade my firmware, but I'm absolutely terrified of losing data or bricking my phone.

What's the best way to make sure that my phone settings, apps, data, and contacts will all stay the same after the move?
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Assuming it's an OTA update, and not flashing a new ROM, you don't have much to worry about.

Read this thread from XDA.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=853439

If you're still worried, it's a good idea to sync whatever you can to your Gmail. You can also try a SMS restore app from the market but I'm not sure if root access is needed or not.

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create a nandroid backup, that will allow you to restore the whole system with all your settings. i recommend checking out the XDA forum for more information on how to do that on your phone
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It's an OTA update if that helps.
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Originally Posted by Markeh View Post
It's an OTA update if that helps.
Nothing you can do unfortunately, google already syncs the some of those things (contacts specifically) with your gmail account but otherwise you need root privileges to do anything above that.

On that note, you should be fine. If your really worried, ask HTC for MD5 checksums for the update.
Edited by jackeyjoe - 3/29/11 at 4:16pm
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