When you buy an Android smartphone, some users’ most “geeks” know that after having obtained the root of your phone, you can customize every aspect, even when changing rom. A little as they did in the days of Windows Mobile.
With the change of the Roma, all data on your phone, such as contacts, the SMS and MMS are lost and there is no way to recover unless it is backed up.
For Windows Mobile I created a guide using the freeware PIM Backup. Today, I’ll do one for Android, using the program MyBackup Root, also free.
To be precise, there is also a paid version, but it just adds the function to back up from all over the world using the server implementation of the producer, or Rerware.
If you do not have this type of requirement, the basic version is more than enough.
Requirements to use MyBackup Root
The only requirement to exploit the capabilities of MyBackup Root, as the name says, is to gain root permissions on your smartphone. If you own a Huawei U8150 Ideos, you can read my guide, click here.
Downloading and Installing MyBackup Root
After obtaining root permissions, proceed with the download application. To do this, start the market and in the search field enter “MyBackup Root”.
After identifying the application, press on it once and, in the new screen that opens, click on “Install”. Without this, click on “Accept and Download”.
If, instead, want to download the application through the computer, click here to access the page dedicated to the Android Market program.
How to backup contacts, SMS and MMS on Android smartphone with MyBackup Root?
Now that you have installed the program, start menu by pressing the appropriate icon.
When you first start, you will have a view where you are told that the program requires root permissions to work. You, check the box to “remember” and then click on “Allow”. Now, accept the End User License Agreement and, in the new screen, press “OK”.
After performing these steps, you will come to the main screen of the program.
From here, click on “Backup” and then click on “Data”. There will appear a window where you are asked where to save the backup file. Click on “Local (/ mnt / sdcard).”
In the new screen, check the box on the data you want to have a copy. Personally, I’ve successfully tested the program by saving “Contacts”, “Call Log”, “SMS” and “MMS”.
I have not tried instead to save the other categories, or “Bookmarks”, “System Settings”, “Android Home”, “Alarm”, “Dictionary”, “Calendar” and “Music Playlist”.
After you have selected what you want to save, click on the item “OK”.
You will see a window asking you to enter the name for the backup file. You can also leave what is proposed by default. After setting the name, click on “Ok”.
After a while, begin the process of backing up files. When the program ends to perform the backup, a warning appears that says “Done” and immediately below the list of categories of which you have made a backup copy. Click “Ok” to confirm.
Where is the backup file?
To locate the backup file you just created from MyBackup Root, in order to make a copy on your PC, you have to be this way.
First, connect the phone to a computer’s USB port. From the pulldown menu of your smartphone, press on the item “USB connected” and, new screen will appear, click on the item “Enable USB storage”.
After the computer detects the phone (which will be released on the word “USB Storage in progress”), through Windows Explorer to the directory on your phone (in essence, you have to do the same thing if you were using a stick USB).
Now, open the order, the folders “Rerware”, “MyBackup”, “AllBackups”. Here you will find the newly created backup archive rar. Make it a backup on your computer.
Well, now that you have done a backup of the backup file, you are ready to change rom or to update your phone without any problem.
In the next post, I will explain how to restore the backup file using the application always MyBackup Root.
I hope that the guide was sufficiently clear and useful to all of you.