Without doing any root on your Android device, backup your data and OS with this Simple ADB tool.
It’s no news for anybody that the today technology allows us to keep our biggest secrets and vital information on different gadgets like smartphones, tablets, notebooks etc. Starting with pictures, music, videos and ending with vital information regarding your bank account, insurance numbers etc., all kind of data can now be found in most of the devices that we are daily using. And that’s perfectly normal, don’t get me wrong. I do the same, and that’s because the technology that we are currently using allows us to carry all we need in just a small piece of engineering.
However, this situation can become dangerous when something happens with the device: you could loose it, it can be stolen from you or it could simply stop working some day. That would be a great moment to remember that you have backed-up the data which was stored inside your gadget. With just a few simple steps you could regain your photos, music, videos and even other important data that you have saving in your device: work related phone numbers, bank accounts etc.
If you still haven’t done a complete a back-up of your device, and if it is running on Android OS, then it is a good time to proceed with this action. Read this article and follow the steps which are described below.
If you have performed a data back-up on your personal computer, you already know that you include there only the data you need. The operating system itself does not take part of this back-up. It’s no point in doing so, because you always have its installation kit at your hand and you can perform this operation easily. However, things are a little bit different with mobile devices. It’s best to perform a back-up of the entire storage. And this includes also the OS. Yes, you will say that you can find and install an operating system like Android. That’s true, but it is not so easy to perform this action on your smartphone as you would do on your personal computer. Also, there are people which customize their devices with a lot of things and in many ways, too. All these settings can be easily restored with the kind of back-up I am thinking here.
And because the main target of our article is the Android system, we have to say that there are lots of options when it comes to back-up your data. Some tools will allow you just to back-up the data that some of the apps are using. Other tools could perform a complete back-up. However, we will present you today an app which performs a complete back-up of your device with just a few steps. Not so surprising, this app has been developed by a member of the well-known XDA Developers community.
Making use of the Android 4.0 OS feature which is responsible for back-ups, the Simple ADB Backup application will also access Android Debug Bridge, allowing its users to have an image of the data and settings which are saved in their device through a very simple and attractive interface.
As mentioned earlier, there are quite a lot of Android apps which will perform the same actions as the a/m app. However, the biggest advantage of the tool we are presenting today comes from the fact that no root is required on your device. Furthermore, this application will be installed on your PC. All you have to do is to install ADB on your machine and enable the USB debugging mode on your Android smartphone/ tablet. Then, you will be able to see a very simple menu, composed of buttons on which the performed actions are described in a very user-friendly manner.
All the credits for this tutorial go to XDA Community. Therefore we are not guaranteeing any of the results of this back-up. Also, please check through that thread if your smartphone is supported.
If you have managed to backup your Android device by using the a/m tool (and of course, without rooting it), please let us know how did it go.