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How-To #11: Back Up Ext2/3/4 and Restore Apps

Now, if you have followed this guide to create your petitions, you are probably wondering what they do. The Ext2/3/4 partition allows you to use the app2SD(install apps directly to your sdcard). Now some ROMs automatically have the App2SD capability... However, in most cases, it has to be done by the Apps2SD program available on the market. The linux swap is basically virtual memory for your phone when it runs out of RAM.

To back up the apps from the petition you have created and restore them back on your phone. Follow these instructions:
1) Plug in the phone. Make sure you have the usb driver installed.
2) download SDK and unzip to your computer(we will unzip to C:\SDK)
2) Open command prompt(press winkey + r, then type in cmd)
4) Navigate to the SDK tools folder in command prompt.
type - c:\SDK\android-sdk-windows-1.5_r3\tools5)
5) type: adb devices - to see your phone connection.
6) type: adb pull /system/sd/app "C:\Apps\" - This will back up your apps to the C: drive, Apps folder on your computer
7) Now to mass install the apps to your phone from the backup Apps folder: type adb push "C:\Apps\" /system/sd/app


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I wanted to Factory Reset my G1 but I am worried I will lose all my contacts and Sms. Can you help????

Tony Le said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your contact is saved to your google account but the sms is not. There are pently of programs out there that will save the sms onto the SDcard.

Mike said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Doesn't work on my MT3G w/ SuperD "Fried Donut" rom. "remote object '/system/sd/app' does not exist"

Anonymous said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

either work on magic, even changing path to /data/apps (device not rooted)

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