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Best way to backup-recover apps/data to unrooted phones coming from root...

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By electech13, Senior Member on 1st November 2014, 11:12 PM
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I always root and mod my phones and have used Titanium Backup Pro religiously for years now but I do work on other people's phones a lot and curious what some of you use or think is the "best" or "easiest" solution for people who aren't rooted and want to recover or move over saved apps and data?

My cousin got a galaxy alpha, coming from a S4 and the S4 was rooted and modded (I did for him) and had been using TB as well but much to my dismay he doesn't want to root (at least yet) his new phone in fear of the damn Knox warranty voiding trip counter (he didn't care about same thing on last phone though?)

So would just like to know what is your easiest recommendation to (similarily) get the ton of apps he has saved via TB (and their customized data/settings) etc onto the new device? (Well knowing that one can't specifically use TB to do this process anymore on the new unrooted phone). I know of a couple work-a-rounds but not necessarily the curious.


Ps..I DO KNOW that he or I can't specifically restore the Titanium Backup files to a non root device but looking for the best similar option...the old phone is still here and loaded with everything installing something else and doing new app/data backup to SD or cloud etc IS the option being requested.

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2nd November 2014, 05:16 AM |#2  
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Root - restore backups - remove root

You can restore apps which didn't require root, that should be enough if you don't want to root now.

It would help to know what exactly you aren't able to restore without root that doesn't require root already. My thought is: if he doesn't want root now, he wouldn't want to restore something that requires root.
2nd November 2014, 07:01 AM |#3  
Well the root and unroot is not an for the apps..most are regular's not the apps or the root access apps that's the issue, it's mainly the easy transfer of all the (many many apps) data to the phone..the built in Google backup and restore has failed me a few times in the past..

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