HTC Desire :: How Do You Restore Using Backup File On SD Card?
Sep 17, 2010
I broke my HTC Desire so did what I thought was a backup to the SD card and sent it away to be fixed. Apparently they couldn't fix it and sent me another one. When I turned the new phone on (after having inserted the SD card) it asked me if I wanted to do system update, I presume this was to 2.2. I said yes. Now I have lost all my contact data (and diary but contact data more important!). If I connect my HTC desire to the PC I can see quite clearly the backup file I made before I sent the HTC desire off to be repaired. Questions is a) does it have my contacts in and b) how on EARTH do I put the contacts back into the HTC desire (sorry if I haven't phrased that very well).
Is there someone that could answer a few question about estrongs file explorer.
1) When an app is restored/backed up using estrongs does it also restore/backup all of the user settings for the said app? 2) After a factory reset or firmware update can you restore all apps and settings that have been backed up? 3) Can you select more than one app at a time to backup/restore. 4) Do the backed up apps that where originaly installed from the market still show up in the market as installed after a restore? 5) Can estrongs backup/restore app and phone settings such as gmail & email accounts, cantacts, calendars, phone settings, etc?
I just downloaded the new update for my HTC desire.When starting the phone after that, it asked me if I want to restore my settings and I mistakenly clicked no.Now all my settings are gone and I dunno how to restore from SD again. I searched the web a lot, but did not find anything helpful really.How can I restore the backup which was automatically taken to SD before I installed this update?
I think I know the answer to this, but want to check as I'm new to rooting. Bear with me. So I have a nandroid backup of the Sense ROM I was using up until recently. I've wiped and installed a Cyanogen ROM to check out Android without Sense - can I then just restore the old back over the Cyanogen ROM and get back t how I was, or do I need to re-flash the other sense-based ROM I was using first? Second question - if I want to move between different ROMs without losing my contacts, SMS etc, should I just flash it without doing the wipe first? What if I have to wipe - then I need some other kind of app-based backup to restore?
Best way(s) to backup and restore your HTC Desire? I am hoping people have better suggestions than my experience..I have just factory rest my HTC Desire to get around the googlemail to gmail switch. This required a factory reset of the device. Now the HTC backs up some settings but as it turns out not much. These are what I notice it misses:any saved scene settings any added wallpaper any apps any email or other account settings I already had the backup feature enabled (home>menu>settings>privicy>backup...) I used ASTRO to backup the apps to the SD.
In the guide it is recommended we do a Titanium Backup, now that I come to restore a number of Apps/Functions won't come back but are ther in TB, do I have to buy the donate version to restore all my apps/Functions eg. FM Radio MMS etc.
So yesterday I was able to update my x10 to 2.1, everything has worked perfectly. The only problem that i have is that when I close the "Backup and restore" app (I already restored all my data) using "task manager", the phone blocks the SIM card and I have to introduce the PIN again.
I Installed Smoked Glass V5.0 from V4.5. I ended up doing it twice, and to make a long story short I lost my files in AK Notebook. Here's my question: 1. Should I backup my current configuration 2. Then "Restore" my backup prior to upgrade 3. Grab my files (hoping they will be there) toss them on my mac 4. Then just "Restore" back to where I am now? Need those files by tomorrow, any assistance is much appreciated. It's not that it's an emergency without them, but I will have to do some legwork to gather that info again.
Right. Originally had leedroid 2.2a but then flashed defrost 5.3 to see what it was like. Found it was not very stable so i decided to nandroid restore back to leedroid, now my memory card has changed to read only and I can't use it with my phone.
I recently updated my Mini Pro to Android 2.1, I followed the steps on the sonyericssonsupport YouTube video. I did a Backup of all my stuff on the phone, when I'd updated my phone and turned it on it asked me to setup the phone again with the Language, Time & Date etc and now when I try to restore my settings it says "Could Not Restore" when it is almost done.
When i click on batch, then run to backup my apps it jumps back to the Backup/Restore screen with all the apps, nothing gets backed up. I have backed up before with Titanium and it worked. I reinstalled Busybox, didn't help. If i uninstall and reinstall will i lose all the things i did like freeze apps etc ? When i try to update through the marketplace it says installation error, package file was not signed correctly.
I've downloaded firmware and backed up the data stored on the phone when prompted, now after the phone restarted I saw that the main screen is set to a default HTC one, I had my own profile saved onto the phone but I cannot find it after the firmware update. Can you manually backup data form the sd card? Or is it just a normal thing that the update deletes your own main screen setting even if it's saved in the profiles section. I must say I'm quite annoyed with it.
Once I connect phone to the PC do I just copy everything that I see on the drive and paste back onto the new card? Is it really that straightforward? Am just worried it might be like just copying the 'Program Files' folder from one PC onto another and half of the DLL's would obviously not be there as they are in the Windows directory.
For some reason my Desire wont start restoring backed up data from the SD. There is a folder Backup including several .arc -files.Is there a way to start the restoring process manually OR is there a way to handle those files on the PC?It seems, that winzip does not understand the content of those .arc -files.Any hints to how to proceed?
I have 73 visual voicemails on my Evo right now. If I backup the stock voicemail program with Titanium Backup will I be able to restore them all after wiping all data and/or installing a different ROM (as well as Sprint VVM)? If not, is there another way to backup the downloaded voicemails on the phone, i.e. not emailing them to myself?
I've had my Desire for about a month and a half now, but have been having problems with my SD Card, which seem to be getting worse. Intermittently I get a message saying something along the lines of 'the backup can't complete as the SD card cannot be accessed'. I also sometimes experience the problem trying to snap a photo, only to be told that there is no SD card (which of course is really annoying). When this happens I can still see the card using the ES File Explorer, including seeing the contents, but if I try to open a file (e.g. a photo) I can't view it.
I have searched the forums/the Internet and the general recommendation seems to be to reformat the card which helps for some people. Someone also suggested the SDMount widget to remount the card when it happens. I've tried using two different cards (the included 4GB card + a 16GB Sandisk card), reformatted both several times, but I still get the problem. I ran a memory card test tool on the 16GB card and couldn't find a problem. The only way I've found to get access back is to unmount the card and then restart the phone. Does this mean my phone is faulty, or could it be some software causing the problem?
So basically I am getting a replacement because my ones a bit faulty and I was wondering if my apps/photos/contacts etc., will be saved to the SD card automatically, or do I have to do something in order to save them on it?
I have just bought a new 32 GB SD card. Made a folder on my PC and copied the content of the original SD card to folder. New folder on PC says contents 950 mb. Original SD card in Desire is 2.6 GB used space. What have I missed. Is there a better way to transfer content of Old SD card to new. What is RAW format? (Format of old SD card in phone.)
Just downloaded the same PDF file twice. Not that it will eat up much storage space but how do I access the SD card if I did want to delete it via the phone? Also, when in PDF viewer, I noticed a couple of other files such as the quick start guide. I can only assume that they come as standard on the card? And not that Carphone Warehouse gave me an already used phone/SD card?
I have SMS backup installed but from what I can see it does just that, no restore option (please correct me if I'm wrong!). Is there any free app that'll allow me to backup my SMS history and restore it all after a factory reset?
I just joined your community. I hope that somebody can help with my problem. I now have T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide - Red. Before this I had a T-Mobile HTC Touch Pro2 - which is a Windows Mobile based device.I want to transfer my SMS inbox from my TP2 to this new myTouch 3G. I want to preserve times/dates and numbers it came from.
I live in Denmark I have gotten the 2.1 update a few days ago.The SE startscreen does not work anymore (I am using ADW.launcher anyways but I am thinking about reinstalling the update again to get everything to work as intended.I have notised that the new backup and restore program contains a menu item during backup called Programs from market. I tried to do a backup but that menu item didnt seem to progress from 0 to 100% like the others (Sms phonebook and so on) so I am unsure if the backup file actully contains info on Programs I installed (from market) or not.Problem is that I am getting sick of first remembering all the apps I have downloaded and then downloading them all again. It takes hours and would be so much easier if phone either makes a backup of all programs/apps or at least keept a list of what was installed.Its is not possible to find the programs via market/download list (or at least has not been possible for the last 2 updates for the phone)
I tried on my I9001 the subject rom, it is a good work, for me is more fast than other 2.3.6 rom but:
1) I can't restore sms backup (I made it by SMS Backup and Restore) 2) I can't restore call backup (I made it by Call Logs Backup and Restore) 3) I can't restore contacts backup (I made it on a single *.vcf file by the last rom in contacts area) 4) I can't syncronize contacts by google account 5) I can't see all calendar appointment (I can see only two for a day when I have five, six or seven !) 6) Default file manager can't read external_sd but gallery can read external_sd, I don't know why !
Now that I'm fully rooted I'd like to experiment with a few different ROMs. My issue is: I'm a heavy user of Folder Organizer (great product). After I rooted initially, I flashed the Fresh 3.3 ROM after backing up using Titanium, Astro File Mgr, AND MyBackup Pro (I don't mess around). After I was done with the flash, I went to restore with Titanium. It didn't restore all of my apps, and actually not much of my data (for example, it didn't restore SMS for some reason). No worries: I went to my Astro backup, it got a few more of my apps, no data.
Finally, I turned to MyBackup Pro, fortunately it restored my SMS data. To wrap it up, I wound up having to restore a few apps from AppBrain, and I had to reset all the folders in Folder Organizer (a real pain). Is there a can't miss backup/restore process when flashing ROMs with Folder Organizer? I don't mind having to restore a few missed apps, but it takes hours to get the folders back. I'm also paranoid about the missind SMS data, but I think I have that covered.
I downloaded TB and backed up a few apps I plan to un install eventually. Before I did it though, I wanted to make sure I understood how to restore something in case I have problems. So I went to the TB folder on my SD Card and found where the backups were, but they are not saved as .apk files so how do you restore e-install them? I open the TB app and clicked on the backup e store button, but didn't see anything about restoring. All I see is buttons for backup, freeze and un install. Am I missing something obvious?