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[Q] Restoring settings after installing Darklord rooted ROM

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19th April 2014, 11:05 PM   |  #1  
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To install the last Darklord rooted ROM you have to wipe everything.

To restore all the App (Viber conversation) and settings (Wifi pwd, email account, contacts. SMS...) is sufficient the Backup done with PC Companion or I have to do a Backup with a specific program?

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19th April 2014, 11:49 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Harlock1978

To install the last Darklord rooted ROM you have to wipe everything.

To restore all the App (Viber conversation) and settings (Wifi pwd, email account, contacts. SMS...) is sufficient the Backup done with PC Companion or I have to do a Backup with a specific program?

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You can try with native Backup & Restore app from Sony.
20th April 2014, 12:31 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Harlock1978

To install the last Darklord rooted ROM you have to wipe everything.

To restore all the App (Viber conversation) and settings (Wifi pwd, email account, contacts. SMS...) is sufficient the Backup done with PC Companion or I have to do a Backup with a specific program?

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First of all, if you have a Google account, your Wi-Fi, contacts, and some other settings are already backed up to the cloud and will be restored automatically. SMS and app settings are different.

PC Companion backups are weird. I tried them a while ago - couldn't figure out how to restore. If you're so worried about particular apps, do a dirty install (wipe only /cache and Dalvik cache), then backup your SMS and all apps that you'd like using the new version of Sony's Backup & Restore app in 4.3. Then reboot back into recovery, wipe /data, /cache, and Dalvik cache, then install the ROM, then boot and do the basic setup. Once Android is finished restoring everything it could automatically, restore the backup from the Backup & Restore app. Just note that if you receive any SMSes before completing the restore, you'll lose them. Thus, it's best to put the phone into Airplane Mode and connect to Wi-Fi in order to complete the restoration.
20th April 2014, 08:45 AM   |  #4  
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To install the last Darklord rooted ROM you have to wipe everything.

To restore all the App (Viber conversation) and settings (Wifi pwd, email account, contacts. SMS...) is sufficient the Backup done with PC Companion or I have to do a Backup with a specific program?

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I don't know about PC Companion, but I use Titanium Backup to backup/restore all apps, as well as bluetooth pairings, saved WiFi connections, user dictionaries, etc. It also backs up contacts, sms, system settings, etc., but I rather use Super SMS Backup and Restore for handling SMS and Call Logs, Google Account for handing contacts, and hardly ever restore system settings, which I don't recommend unless you're updating to the same OS version, otherwise you might get errors.

I've been doing this for the past 4 years, and have the exact same data with me that has gone through 3 different phones, so I know it's 100% reliable.
20th April 2014, 02:35 PM   |  #5  
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I tried TiataniumBackup, but it doesn't work because my phone is not rooted.
Unfortunately I alreday did the update when Sony asked for it before discovering that is not possible to root 4.3.
20th April 2014, 05:54 PM   |  #6  
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Try helium

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ikdutta.backup

I believe it uses the adb backup method and doesn't need root
20th April 2014, 06:34 PM   |  #7  
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I will give a try to Helium

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25th April 2014, 07:29 PM   |  #8  
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Helium doesn't work, because it want the phone set to PTP, but when I connect it to the computer it suddenly automatically change to MTP.

I use a Mac

Any suggestion?

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