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Markus
Posts: 2,840
Registered: ‎2010-09-20

Re: Backup and restore problem

Hey, I'm just posting to let you know I'm on to this.

I will have to do some testing before I can post a good answer.

I'd like to have some more info though.

Can you restore the backup but without getting any data back?

Or - can't you even restore it? Any error message?

Like sushidushi mentioned, e.g. Google synced contacts are already backed up/saved on the Google account and will not be included. Could this be a reason to why you are missing contacts?

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Backup and restore problem

Thanks for the feedback :smileyhappy:

The backup is restored without error, but the phone is empty. No error message.

Contacts, sms, ringtones, home screen, etc. everything is missing. I'm trying MyBackup, I will do the test again with PC Companion.

One time poster
hellraiser6662
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎2011-09-09

Re: Backup and restore problem

Yea the backup and restore dont work on my computer xp. It crashes everytime to the point you have to do a forced close on the program. We all know that you get a new phone things are going to be a little up and down at the start but a main pc companion should be stable

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Markus
Posts: 2,840
Registered: ‎2010-09-20

Re: Backup and restore problem

I just created a backup in PCC and then restored it.

Contacts, calendar and apps where not restored (and they're not meant to be).

Music, messages and photos was restored just fine.

So - for me it works as supposed.

I can't think of anything else but something must have gone wrong during either the backup or during the restoration.

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Backup and restore problem

Do you have everything restored? (ringtones, messages sounds, alerts, home screens)

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Backup and restore problem

Ok only a few apps a supported by the backup process.

And MyBackup doesn't restore home screens. So I have everything, except my custom configuration... I have to redo everything.

I will use Backup and Restore (and sms backup).

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Backup and restore problem

Any solutions?

One thing : with the new PCC, my Xperia S isn't recognized anymore, even with hard/soft reset, shutdown/start (but Media Go is working correctly)

Forum Legend
uliwooly
Posts: 46,098
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Backup and restore problem

what do you mean PCC doesn't recognize your phone?

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Forum Legend
uliwooly
Posts: 46,098
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Backup and restore problem

the issue is the pc, uninstall PCC -> reinstall it -> restart your pc and then try again

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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uliwooly
Posts: 46,098
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Backup and restore problem

again, PCC does NOT backup your phone, you will backup with google's servers, and that will backup your contacts and if I were you, I would backup with the apps I'd suggested here they are again, and I haven't seen an app that backup everything everything

Make sure you backup everything

Settings -> privacy -> Back up my data and Automatic restore should be selected

and also

SMS/MMS/Call Logs

Install "backup SMS+" to back up your SMS, MMS and Call Logs  to your Gmail

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.zegoggles.smssync&feature=search_result

or just SMS use

"backup & restore SMS"

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore&feature=search_result

or just MMS use "Save MMS"

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.schwimmer.android.mmsextract&feature=search_result

Call Logs (Just call logs)

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.yang.android.ansta

Contacts

just to play it safe sync your contacts w/ google if you haven't already

open your phonebook

press MENU button -> tap on Send Contacts -> select all -> send it to your email

on your computer


-> download the file -> go to your gmail -> click on contacts -> click on more actions -> on the drop down menu click on "import" -> choose the file -> and click import

Backup & Restore app (will backup your SMS, MMS, Call Logs, Settings, Apps, Contacts)

Use one of these links to download the

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1193802

or

http://www.elita-clan.com/downloads/backup_and_restore_v010935.apk

http://www.elita-clan.com/downloads/backup_and_restore_v010935.apkor
http://www.mediafire.com/?1n07llajeaoo03y

How to install it

download the app, transfer it to your SD card

Download Apk Manager

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.magmamobile.app.apkinstaller&hl=en


open "Apk Manager" and voila select the apps that you wan't to install

Apps


Don't worry so much about backing up your apps

on your computer go to: market.android.com -> log in -> click on My Library -> and send all your apps to your phone

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Make Sure to mark the Correct Answers & Helpful Answers

How to sideload apps

1st Method

How to install it

You need to

go to settings -> applications -> check unknown sources

download IO File Manager

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.openintents.filemanager&feature=search_result

download the app on your computer, transfer it to your SD card, use OI file manager to find it -> tap on it -> install it

2nd method

download the apk on your computer, send it to yourself through email, make sure you send it to your Gmail

now on your phone

go to settings -> applications -> check unknown sources

wait for the email, once  you get the email, open it, and instead of downloading the attachment it will allow you to install it, voila, done

3rd Method

BOX and upload the apks from any computer

install the App on your phone -> open BOX -> tap on the app -> install it

4th Method by far the easiest

an even Easier alternative

download the app, transfer it to your SD card

Download Apk Manager

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.magmamobile.app.apkinstaller&hl=en


open "Apk Manager" and voila select the apps that you wan't to install

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)