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[Q] What's the best back-up method?

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11th June 2014, 12:06 PM   |  #1  
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I want to factory re-set my Z1 but don't want to lose the configuration of home pages, grouped apps etc. Before, I have restored and have had to spend days, getting the machine re-personalized. Is there a back-up/restore method that keeps all the settings and configurations?

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1st July 2014, 10:58 AM   |  #2  
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Sorry to bump but there must be a "big-brain" out there with an answer!
5th July 2014, 10:05 PM   |  #3  
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Sorry to bump but there must be a "big-brain" out there with an answer!

Titanium backup can restore everything, even homescreen icons (restore data for Xperia Home), but the full version is not free and it needs root.
5th July 2014, 10:09 PM   |  #4  
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Titanium backup can restore everything, even homescreen icons (restore data for Xperia Home), but the full version is not free and it needs root.

Thanks for this, I am happy to pay but not to root. If I root, I lose SkyGo!
5th July 2014, 10:20 PM   |  #5  
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Thanks for this, I am happy to pay but not to root. If I root, I lose SkyGo!

search for cloaking root apps
5th July 2014, 10:51 PM   |  #6  
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Yep, I've looked into this a few times but I always come up against folks who say that SkyGo can't be fooled and can spot all roots.

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Yep, I've looked into this a few times but I always come up against folks who say that SkyGo can't be fooled and can spot all roots.

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you should better try it yourself http://forum.xda-developers.com/xpos...-root-t2574647
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App: Sky Go - BSkyB - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...om.bskyb.skygo
Method: Most likely detects root via native library (built with Android NDK). Unsure of exact method, but the Java portion of the app contains "VGDRM_STATUS_DEVICE_IS_ROOTED = -41942891", and based on the library name, it's a safe bet.
Working on a solution: RootCloak Plus (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=49351848)

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you should better try it yourself http://forum.xda-developers.com/xpos...-root-t2574647


Thanks for the pointer. I'll keep and eye on the Sky issue. Meanwhile, I still need to find the best backup and restore app without rooting.

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Thanks for the pointer. I'll keep and eye on the Sky issue. Meanwhile, I still need to find the best backup and restore app without rooting.

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you can root you device, make/restore backup, delete backup app, delete root.
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you can root you device, make/restore backup, delete backup app, delete root.

Many thanks

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