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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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Sorry to bump but there must be a "big-brain" out there with an answer!
 
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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.
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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!
 
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Thanks for this, I am happy to pay but not to root. If I root, I lose SkyGo!
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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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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.
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