[ale] Android backup

Paul Cartwright pbcartwright at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 11:00:10 EST 2015

On 03/04/2015 10:24 AM, DJ-Pfulio wrote:
> adb will backup a phone.
> Don't forget to backup APKs - sometimes the older one is better than the "new" one.
adb ?? is that an app?
APK's are probably in a folder I copied to my PC... ok, I see them in a
folder APP_Backup_Restore..
> 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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