Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,806,969 Members 37,638 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Problems with helium (non-premium)

Tip us?
 
digiknowzone
Old
#1  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 31
Join Date: Jan 2014
Default Problems with helium (non-premium)

Hi guys, I finally made the decision to root my z1,but first of all, I need to back it up. Problems are :

1. Sony pc companion backup is cr*p.
2. So I opted to using helium. Now, I got all settings up. Downloaded the pc counterpart of the app, downloaded the Android app from Google store, set up into debug mode. Helium requires my phone on PTP mode, which I do, but 1 second later, it comes back to MTP mode.

Did I miss anything? I tried downloading "drivers" from helium 's suggestions, but the one they have their is older than my SPCC.

Thanks in advance! I really look forward to rooting my device and getting it's benefits. Cheers!



Sent from my C6903 using xda app-developers app
 
digiknowzone
Old
#2  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 31
Join Date: Jan 2014
Up?

Sent from my C6903 using xda app-developers app
 
eirikgu
Old
#3  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 52
Posts: 172
Join Date: Feb 2011
I had the same problem, and I didn't find any solutions (I have Helium Premium). I ended up backing up my phone using Sonys software, just to be on the safe side. Rooting does not wipe your phone (at least not the method I used), but better safe than sorry. Unlocking on the other hand will wipe your phone!

After root, I installed Titanium and made all the backups I wanted. I also installed dual recovery (still without wiping the phone) and made a Nandroid bckup.
 
HellRoot
Old
#4  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 232
Posts: 1,199
Join Date: Feb 2012
Titanium backup always work, use that in the future. It is worth the money, all others I have tried have been of no use
Sony Xperia Z1 Black (The beast ov Hell)

Rom: monX
Kernel: stock / doomkernel
SD: Sandisk UHS-1 64GB

Sony Xperia Z Black. (Minion of the beast)

Rom: eXistence
Kernel : DoomKernel.
SD : Sandisk UHS-1 32GB

My mods (from when i had an S4... no more )
Samsung GS4 (i9505): Stock camera No Sound
Samsung GS4 (i9505): Sony themed stock message app
Samsung GS4 (i9505): [MEA] Black statusbar
 
digiknowzone
Old
#5  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 31
Join Date: Jan 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by eirikgu View Post
I had the same problem, and I didn't find any solutions (I have Helium Premium). I ended up backing up my phone using Sonys software, just to be on the safe side. Rooting does not wipe your phone (at least not the method I used), but better safe than sorry. Unlocking on the other hand will wipe your phone!

After root, I installed Titanium and made all the backups I wanted. I also installed dual recovery (still without wiping the phone) and made a Nandroid bckup.
But the problem is I can't even back up properly with Sony backup, any work arounds for this?

Sent from my C6903 using xda app-developers app
 
digiknowzone
Old
#6  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 31
Join Date: Jan 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by HellRoot View Post
Titanium backup always work, use that in the future. It is worth the money, all others I have tried have been of no use
Yes, I'm planning for premium, the problem is, I can't backup yet since helium is not working add it should and Sony's backup does not work as well

Sent from my C6903 using xda app-developers app
 
eirikgu
Old
#7  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 52
Posts: 172
Join Date: Feb 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by digiknowzone View Post
But the problem is I can't even back up properly with Sony backup, any work arounds for this?

Sent from my C6903 using xda app-developers app
I didn't get pcc to work as well, but used the backup app on my phone.

Sent fra min C6903 via Tapatalk
 
HellRoot
Old
#8  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 232
Posts: 1,199
Join Date: Feb 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by digiknowzone View Post
Yes, I'm planning for premium, the problem is, I can't backup yet since helium is not working add it should and Sony's backup does not work as well

Sent from my C6903 using xda app-developers app
Just forget the backup and start from a fresh start with titanium backup.. I have had same issues before...
Sony Xperia Z1 Black (The beast ov Hell)

Rom: monX
Kernel: stock / doomkernel
SD: Sandisk UHS-1 64GB

Sony Xperia Z Black. (Minion of the beast)

Rom: eXistence
Kernel : DoomKernel.
SD : Sandisk UHS-1 32GB

My mods (from when i had an S4... no more )
Samsung GS4 (i9505): Stock camera No Sound
Samsung GS4 (i9505): Sony themed stock message app
Samsung GS4 (i9505): [MEA] Black statusbar
 
digiknowzone
Old
#9  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 31
Join Date: Jan 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by eirikgu View Post
I didn't get pcc to work as well, but used the backup app on my phone.

Sent fra min C6903 via Tapatalk
Yeah, I'm trying that now, was the backup app able to restore the data properly?

Sent from my C6903 using xda app-developers app
 
digiknowzone
Old
#10  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 31
Join Date: Jan 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by HellRoot View Post
Just forget the backup and start from a fresh start with titanium backup.. I have had same issues before...
I use my phone for worth related stuff, so, I really can't do that, otherwise, this topic would be meaningless, lol

Sent from my C6903 using xda app-developers app

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes