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Old 04-15-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Android Backup?

There is a thread in the iOS section about backing up files to your computer from an iPad, and I just read this article:
http://daringfireball.net/2011/04/cutting_that_cord

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At least not without rooting (Android equivalent of jailbreaking) the device and using third-party software. On some Android 2.2 (and later) phones — those that stick closest to stock Android — you can re-download all your previously downloaded apps from the Android Market on a new device, and some app settings are synced over-the-air to your Google account. But you don’t get backups or syncing of stuff like photos, videos, or music.
Is it true you have to root your Android device to backup? How do you transfer stuff to a new phone/tablet from an old one?
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Moving stuff from Android to Android has been easy for me.

Re-download apps from the market, and move my SD card from one device to the other.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:43 PM   #3
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Moving stuff from Android to Android has been easy for me.

Re-download apps from the market, and move my SD card from one device to the other.
That seems pretty straightforward!
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:26 PM   #4
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Is it true you have to root your Android device to backup? How do you transfer stuff to a new phone/tablet from an old one?
Since, unlike iOS, you can mount an Android device as a USB hard drive, backing up your SD card is trivial. Also there are many free apps that back up any apps located in flash to the SD without root.

So, to answer your question, don't believe everything (anything?) the Apple fanboi blogs tell you about Android.
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So, to answer your question, don't believe everything (anything?) the Apple fanboi blogs tell you about Android.
I was just curious, that's why I came to a fanboi messageboard section like this to get the other side
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There is a thread in the iOS section about backing up files to your computer from an iPad, and I just read this article:
http://daringfireball.net/2011/04/cutting_that_cord



Is it true you have to root your Android device to backup? How do you transfer stuff to a new phone/tablet from an old one?
No that is not true, Google allows you to backup everything over the cloud. For images google's gallery app integrated to Picasa, it makes Picasa images look like just another image directory. You can easily download and upload images to Picasa. (Picas is googles answer to Photobucket)

Google really pushes cloud computing, coming from a BB platform this was a hard concept for me to get my head around. Once you sync your account all of the information is pulled from the cloud down to the Android app.

Also the vast majority of Android phones have microSD cards which removes the need to backup files, just pull out the card and slap it into the PC or new phone.

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I use Helium backup, it doesn't require phone rooted. Many android backup apps are free and don't require root. And transfer data from one phone to another phone, a phone transfer app can be helpful.

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:29 PM   #8
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You do not need root to backup your apps and data. However having root makes things much easier.

Here is a guide to backup your apps+data. Normally without root you cannot backup your apps data.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...-root-t1420351

You can also use adb pull to copy the whole sdcard, search the net for some tutorial on it.
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If you have root then go for Titanium Backup, if you don't have root use Helium Backup
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