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Full Backup and Restore..no root!


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I have a HTC Desire S, not rooted. A lot of customizations, personal dictionaries, apps, pictures etc.


Let's say I lose the phone, or it gets stolen, or it breaks down whatever.


How can I get EVERYTHING back on a new device? By everything I mean I log in with my Google account to the new device, I run some backup utility and all the apps and their settings, pictures, home shortcuts, videos etc are back like the old device.


Is this possible? I read plentys of post but I did not find a viable solution


So far I have different tools in place:


- Dropbox saves my pictures automatically to the cloud


- SugarSync syncs some of my folders to the cloud, so I can get that content back. Many apps allow me to backup their settings to SD, some of them offer auto schedule backup


- Google backs up my mails, contacts, calendar etc so that is not a problem


Not sure if I will get everything back this way though..and what does the "Backup and Restore" function, under "Privacy", do? I got my phone back from a repair and I had to re-install all my apps manually moreover all the settings were gone...


Many suggest Titanium backup, but I can't be bothered to root my phone...other mybackup pro (and send the backup to the cloud)


Right now I am about to try Sandisk memory zone which lets me backup my whole SD and the internal memory to the cloud (Box for example, where I have 50GB available)...


What are your suggestions? What is the best approach to have a sort of iTunes backup function like in iOS?



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Lookout and other Security Applications have a backup utility but i am not sure as to how intensive they are.


Rooting is really your best method otherwise the Android OS doesn't allow third party apps to do complete backups, it is a security issue. The only reason iOS can is because it is a close eco-system. Everything is done with the consent of Apple so third party apps are not a hazard

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