Backup App

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  1. dj4uk6cjm
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    Whats a good free backup app software for android i can use to backup my apps to apk files and save them to my sd card? If there is one, i found this here but dont know if its the best.
     
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    Are you rooted?

    Titanium Backup has a free version and is generally considered the top app backup app.
     
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    No my phone is not rooted, which is a better alternative for non-rooted android users like myself?
     
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    AFAIK apps without root don't have read access to the storage of other apps... so I'd suggest you do it manually, but most android devices mount below the directory that stores the app data, and file browsers would need root to view it too.
     
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    Oh i see...ehh ill figure something out another way i guess. ok thanks.




    Edit: Never mind guys problem solved! I just went ahead and downloaded the app because i thought.."well what do i have to loose?" and it worked, backed up an app i had and saved to the sd card. :)
     
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    Glad to see that you had some success. Have you tried to restore the app?
     
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    I use ES File Browser.
     
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    No not yet because i don't need to right now but i think it works, hopefully i won't ever need to restore an app in the future if something goes wrong lol. :P
     
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    So did that backup app actually give you back an apk file, or just the folder of the program data that you need to restore with it?

    I'm curious how it gets around the limits.
     
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    Have a look for yourself if you want, this is an emulator i already had on my phone before the backup that now has its own apk after the backup. i dont think app backup & restore can save settings and data though. :/
     
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    Ahhh, well at least you don't have to find and redownload the apps!
     
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    Haha yeah. :D
     
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    ES File Explorer is one of the top most popular file browsers in the android market :) even i have it lol i didn't know it had a backup app feature :P i always just used it for moving and deleting files on my sdcard.
     
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    It also supports Google Drive and has better navigation than the official app. I just wish it supported streaming videos from Google Drive instead of forcing you to download the video to your device.
     
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    You should play around with it. It does a ton of things. Look under MANAGER menu option. I like the SD Card Analyst, myself.
     
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    I use ES for transferring files back and forth over my home network, too. Pretty useful to not have to tangle with the cord (and the shitty MTP protocol) to do that.
     
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    If you want to backup and do not want to root, you can always connect your phone to a computer and give adb backup a try. There are some home-made GUI apps that make use of adb that you can try too.

    For example: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=36499906#post36499906 It's just a shell for running the command line + arguments so if you're into that stuff, you can just learn and do it yourself.