How to backup apps and app data on your rooted or non-rooted Android phone or tablet


We’ve all been in a situation before where we needed to either factory reset our phone, send it in for a warranty replacement, etc. Not a big deal by itself, but you’ve got 3 stars on 80% of Angry Birds levels, and who would want to lose that accomplishment? You want to be able to keep that data forever. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to do, and this guide will help you get started. You’ll even be able to start transferring some app data to new phones when you upgrade.

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Carbon backup app hits the Play Store in free and premium versions

Koushik Dutta, developer of popular apps like DeskSMS and Clockwork Mod recovery, has been teasing up with betas of his new app, Carbon. Those betas have expired today, but the official app is now available in the Play Store in two versions, a free and paid app. The app backs up your apps and data to an SD card, or cloud storage if you don’t have enough memory on device to store all of your apps. Rooted devices can just use the application itself, but unrooted users will need a companion desktop application to get it working. Motorola users are left out in the cold on this one, though; there’s a bug in Motorola’s software the breaks Android’s backup features.

The free version of the app is ad-supported and lacks a few features of the premium version, such as Android-to-Android sync and cloud sync. There’s also a scheduled backup feature planned soon for the premium version. If you’re running Android 4.0 or above, hit the links below to try out the app.

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Play Store Download Link (Premium)

Beta 3 of Carbon Android App Sync and Backup now available

As promised by Koush, the 3rd and final Beta version of Carbon Android App Sync and Backup is now available. This version brings support for non rooted devices, the Box cloud service, notifications, and a cancel option. For those of you that aren’t rooted, you will need to download and install the new Windows desktop app.

We should see the final version hit the Google Play Store around January 30th because that’s when this version will stop working. Hit the source link for more information and/or to download the files.

source: +Koushik Dutta (Koush)


LG Optimus G gets ‘Carbon-Free’ certification

Sure, owners of LG’s flagship handset may not be running Jelly Bean just yet, but they do have something pretty impressive to gloat about. The glass covered quad-core powerhouse has been certified as Carbon-Free by the CarbonFund Foundation, assuring its minimal environmental impact. This means that from raw supplies to production, and on to distribution, the LG Optimus G was crafted with Mother Earth’s uncertain future in mind. This installment continues the growing trend from LG, who also has a slew of green refrigerators and other environmentally friendly home appliances.

Well done, LG. Well done.

Source: LG