Backing up Nexus 5

Posted on 2013-11-29
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
In having an iDevice, I'm use to being able to do a full and complete backup with app data saved using iTunes.  How would I do this on the Nexus 5 without rooting?   Also, how would I do the full and complete restore?
Question by:markbyrn
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

Thomas Grassi earned 500 total points
ID: 39685310
I am a iPhone guy myself they make it so much easier to do this function

I found this  check it out

Hope it helps

Author Comment

ID: 39685327
That's a good link - thanks although unless I'm mistaken or doing it wrong, the backup of apps to Google's servers doesn't actually save the application data - just the apps.  For example, I use Google Authenticator and I need the site data I place in it to be saved (e.g. Google, Evernote, Dropbox).  With an iDevice, it's a done deal using iTunes but with Google restore, I only get the app back but not it's data, or am I wrong or doing something wrong?
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:Thomas Grassi
Thomas Grassi earned 500 total points
ID: 39685336

Author Comment

ID: 39687484
Thanks for the tips - I always found an app called Helium that works well.

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Often, people trade privacy and security for convenience. However in today's concrete jungle, this is an extremely foolish decision considering the vast amount of technologies being used against consumer interest. First off, I won't waste any time e…
Displaying an arrayList in a listView using the default adapter is rarely the best solution. To get full control of your display data, and to be able to refresh it after editing, requires the use of a custom adapter.
This video is in connection to the article "The case of a missing mobile phone (". It will help one to understand clearly the steps to track a lost android phone.
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to:…

630 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question