Originally Posted by xsenman
If you save the entire Internal SD card, none of your data for games , settings etc will be lost, you only need to reinstall the app a new and paste back the data , but IF you want your system and data back, than tintanium should do it
anyway that is a SD card zip file for rooting ( look under unlock and rooting), as such you don't need USB connection
I used MyPhoneExplorer to sync the files on the memory card but it appears that without root access this solution will not back up hidden application data. I base this on not being able to locate the angry birds data files on the back up (or on the phone in phone explorer for that matter) ie no com.rovio...... any where. In fact there are only a handfull of com.xxx. application files under the data directory.
So it appears to me that the phone must be rooted to back up application data.
Can anyone confirm this observation : Is the only way to backup application data via a rooted phone ?
xsenman, sorry for being obtuse but do you mean that I simply need to
1) put the root i9000 update.zip onto my external SD card.
2) reboot using power/home/volume up combo.
3) pick the update.zip file from menu.
4) wait while updating then power off and on
After this my phone will be exactly the same only now with root access ?
thanks again, I need to be sure about this before proceeding.