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Old 06. May 2018, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For years now, I had been using Easy Backup & Restore, which was quite perfect for my needs. It could backup and restore apps, SMS, MMS, call log, calendar, bookmarks, dictionary and contacts. Further, the contact list could be exported to your mail, like Gmail, where contacts would be available in HTML format, which was readable. Same with SMS and call logs.

Today, I was looking to install this app on another phone, but I noticed it's not available on Play Store anymore.

So, now I am looking for a backup app as good as Easy Backup & Restore, which could show the backups or export them in a readable format. I mainly want to backup contacts, sms and call logs.

I searched for "best backup and restore android", and found several articles with various apps, and I tested and found 2 of them to be useful:

App/SMS/Contact - Backup & Restore
Super Backup & Restore

First one works very nicely.

Super Backup works too, but I noticed that when I restored the SMS, they were not in the correct order.

While these are useful, and serve the purpose, both of them do not provide export for files, which can be viewed in a readable format, because I want to be able to read them on my PC.

I will continue to search for another app, which will be suitable for what I need. If I find it, I will post it here. Meanwhile, what apps do you use? Suggestions are welcome.
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Old 06. May 2018, 01:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, I was able to download the latest apk of Easy Backup and Restore from their site itself, and was able to install it on the other phone. So, that solves my problem about the app. Call logs, SMS, and contacts were all restored successfully, but somehow this one too restores SMS in the wrong order.

Will have to look at some other app for SMS.
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There's also the option of ADB backup. There's either the option of doing it via the command line, and I think someone also made a GUI for it. The ADB backup functionality is essentially built into every android system starting with Android 4.0 (so pretty much every Android phone out there should have it).
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If I understand correctly, ADB backup is for backing up apps and their data, and not contacts, sms, call logs?
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If I understand correctly, ADB backup is for backing up apps and their data, and not contacts, sms, call logs?
I think you're right - although there are a range of options that ADB backup offers, so it might still be possible for all I know.
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Well, I was able to download the latest apk of Easy Backup and Restore from their site itself, and was able to install it on the other phone. So, that solves my problem about the app. Call logs, SMS, and contacts were all restored successfully, but somehow this one too restores SMS in the wrong order.

Will have to look at some other app for SMS.
What version were you using on the original phone?
You might find it over here.
https://apkpure.com/easy-backup-back...pps.easybackup
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Old 06. May 2018, 07:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I was using the version as in the site you posted. But, the version available from their own site is the latest, 4.9.18.

But, I am wondering why they removed their apps from Play Store. There is no news about it too anywhere. Also, strangely, there is no contact information on their site, otherwise I would have contacted them and asked.
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But, I am wondering why they removed their apps from Play Store. There is no news about it too anywhere.
Maybe this has something to do with it.
https://www.howtogeek.com/333365/and...uld-disappear/
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