Your Android Backup Solution

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by AustinIllini, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

    AustinIllini

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    So, coming over from the iPhone, can anyone recommend a backup App for Android somewhat analogous to the iCloud Backup process on iPhone?
     
  2. khha4113 macrumors regular

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    Helium. For rooted phones there is Titanium.
     
  3. AustinIllini thread starter macrumors demi-god

    AustinIllini

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    Thanks for the feedback! I know there are a number of options, but I've had hit or miss success with app recommendations.
     
  4. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    Android already backs up most of your data. Contacts, calendar, gmail, downloaded/purchased apps, Hangouts messages, etc are all uploaded to the cloud. If you download Google Photos, you have unlimited storage for photo backups. If you use Google Play Music, you can upload 50k songs for free and have it stream or store locally on your phone and the web, meaning all your playlists are synced with iTunes and you don't have to worry about losing them on your phone.

    For actual app backups, you should root and use Titanium Backup.
     
  5. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

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    Marshmallow backs up app data to your drive account.
     
  6. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Yes but two issues...unless you have a Nexus, won't likely have marshmallow for a while. Second, as I heard it explained, it's still dependent on devs to code their app to use it. Very unlikely that you ever be able to have a full backup image his way, unless you use very few third party apps.
     
  7. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah they do have to have their app updated to the newest sdk which is needed to to update any apps so it should make things easier for developers. A person can go into their drive settings and see what apps are being backed up. Hopefully with time this will get better.
     
  8. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

    Ddyracer

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    Twrp. Make your back up and put the folder on your computer with adb or android file transfer.

    Dont forget to delete the old twrp folder before backing up the new one on the internal sdcard.
     

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