[ale] Android backup

DJ-Pfulio DJPfulio at jdpfu.com
Wed Mar 4 10:24:44 EST 2015

adb will backup a phone.
Don't forget to backup APKs - sometimes the older one is better than the "new" one.

I don't keep any critical data on my phone. It is the 5th copy, so everything
else isn't important - and a good wipe is probably in order.

On 03/04/2015 09:25 AM, Preston wrote:
> On 3/4/2015 5:45 AM, Paul Cartwright wrote:
>> ok, just say I have this OLD Galaxy S3, and I might be getting a nice
>> new HTC One (M9) soon... probably start over with apps, reload email
>> accounts, probably NOT Facebook ( keep it on the tablet).. I have my
>> contacts backed up to the SD card.. what else should I backup & how??
>> I actually copied ALL the files from the phone to a folder on my
>> computer, all 4 GB.. not sure what I can do with those. suggestions??
> You can make an image of your Android phone with NANDroid. I'm going to do this
> soon with my Nexus 5 because I'm swapping to CyanogenMod.
> http://trendblog.net/android-guide-make-nandroid-backup-android-phone/
> http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-a-nandroid-backup-and-how-exactly-does-it-work/
> I also use the following apps:
> +Backup Contacts (yes, I know Google has the info, but I'm cautious)
> Call Logs Backup & Restore (nice to my call information with new phone)
> SMS Backup & Restore (so I'll have my text messages on new phone)
> I've not tried the Ultimate Backup Tool from xda, but will probably give it a go
> (never can have too many backups).
> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1844032
> Not sure if that's much help, but it's what I've done in the past.
> Preston

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