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Offline LenB

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Backup and Rooting.
« on: September 20, 2012, 07:47:23 AM »
Have been enjoying using my Nexus 7 and keep on learning something every day. I have not seen anything about backing-up all my Apps and Settings probably to my PC or maybe even to Google Drive. Is this advisable, or even possible?
I have read some information about 'Rooting' which sounds interesting but quite intimidating. (What is 'Rooting'!) Is there somewhere I can read up about this (in an easy to understand way). Would a 'Rooting' tutorial and/or discussion be a welcome addition to this forum. Looking forward to reading Forum members views on this.
Thank you Forum for making my enjoyment of the Nexus 7 even greater. The reviews of Apps and Accessories are very enjoyable. Thank you.



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Re: Backup and Rooting.
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 08:18:39 AM »
Here you go LenB, the Forum's Guide to rooting the Nexus 7, which also contains a brief explanation of rooting and the advantages.

Nexus7Forun.com Guide to Rooting
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Re: Backup and Rooting.
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 01:51:41 PM »
With the Root Toolkit by WugFresh in Primes thread you'll certainly find rooting less daunting and there is a whole plethoria of things that can be done with a rooted device but more importantly root can easily be undone and this device is very hard to brick.
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Re: Backup and Rooting.
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 03:27:26 PM »
I was in the same boat about a week ago. With the help of Primes thread and JJ answering my million questions I am rooted, backed up and light years ahead of where I was. All of my fears of bricking my Nexus are gone.

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Re: Backup and Rooting.
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 05:44:22 PM »
I will "thumbs up" bjs229 on the previous post. It will be the first of many.
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Re: Backup and Rooting.
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2012, 07:34:00 AM »
Thank you S.Prime for your reply which is very interesting and I will probably pluck up courage to try it later on. At the moment I think my Nexus 7 looks very good (I wondered if I should use the word 'pretty', but decided against it!) and I don't want to lose this and start again - yet anyway!
Do I understand properly that until I 'root' my Nexus 7 I am not able to make a 'backup'?
Thanks for your help and other members interest. It's appreciated.

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Re: Backup and Rooting.
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2012, 10:11:35 AM »
You can do data backups anytime, rooted or not.  You may have to be rooted to do Nandroid OS and data backups.
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Re: Backup and Rooting.
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2012, 10:40:41 AM »
You will need root to make a "Nandroid" backup, which backs up your OS (ROM) or to run Titanium Backup, which backs up your Apps and Data. I will have to say that Nexus 7 has a great stock ROM and very little bloatware, so IMO the choice to root rests on the users desire to unlock advanced features and/or tryout custom ROM's.
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Re: Backup and Rooting.
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2012, 07:38:49 AM »
Anyway of backing up the installed apps & data on an un-rooted Nexus 7 before rooting, but still being able to then restore said apps & data once rooted?

What backup apps are there for un-rooted devices please?
« Last Edit: September 23, 2012, 07:41:16 AM by CBers »

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Re: Backup and Rooting.
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2012, 09:47:32 AM »
Avg antivirus pro backs up your apps. I think that Astro does too.

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Re: Backup and Rooting.
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2012, 03:36:41 PM »
Avg antivirus pro backs up your apps. I think that Astro does too.


Astro file explorer ??

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Re: Backup and Rooting.
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2012, 03:52:45 PM »
My bad. I thought Astro file explorer did.

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Re: Backup and Rooting.
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2012, 05:45:38 PM »
From what I saw Astro will backup the install apk. Sorry just from my recollection.
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Re: Backup and Rooting.
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2012, 06:20:32 PM »
Yes Prime is correct, Astro backs up/copies the apk...obviously this does not back up the apps data...
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Re: Backup and Rooting.
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2012, 06:02:09 AM »
So no backup tool for un-rooted tablets, even from Google ??

Not the end of the world, but would be nice to do a backup once per month for example.

So, looks like I need to discuss fully, rooting methodology as that seems the only way to back up your tablet, but it's a bit of a mine-field, even for me with 30+ years in an IT/Unix Support role.

 


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