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Best program to backup Android phone data?

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I need a recommendation for a good (free) program which would backup (almost) everything on an android phone (like making Windows Image with e.g. Acronis True Image), which would save everything on PC (or SD card). I'm not a fan of the native Google’s backup system, as it backups to a cloud, and is not very complete in my opinion.
I wish a program, that will, on my request, backup on my PC:
-All current Android system settings
-All installed apps
-All apps data
-All contacts
-All messages
-etc...

And on, my latter request, from such an "image" of the system, could restore any of these individual types of data...

While I used Nokia, it had a very good program called PCSuite (installed on PC), which would do that exactly and perfectly...
Now I'm looking something similar for Android smartphone
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This is as good an article as you will get, on total android backup
http://www.gottabemobile.com/2014/03/29/how-to-create-new-accounts-in-windows-8-1/

Assuming that you have Samsung Kies installed (and therefore the usb driver) then just go into windows explorer and copy everything ('manual backup' in the article). This gives better results with a rooted android device.

What value do put on your data and time?
It may be better to simply to pay the $5 mentioned in the article.
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by:npaun
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Thanks, but I don't quite see how that article in the posted link about creating accounts on Win 8 relates with my question?...
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My apologies npaun, here is the correct link ...
http://www.gottabemobile.com/2014/03/29/how-to-backup-android/
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by:lherrou
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npaun,

Firman's comments are right on target for general data backup. There is a way for Ice Cream Sandwich (and above) phones to image the phone, if you want to restore the SAME phone. Not so useful for trying to backup data that might go to another phone.

http://www.howtogeek.com/125375/how-to-create-a-full-android-phone-or-tablet-backup-without-rooting-or-unlocking-your-device/

Cheers,
LHerrou
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by:eve eve
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To transfer android media files like photos to computer, you can try Google Drive Backup , Google Photos,  USB. But if you want to transfer text messages or contacts from android phone to computer, these methods won't help, you should use an android assistant to help.
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by:lucy ll
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The android data transfer was a long question, and i think it's really very convenient to use an android file manger app to help, it could transfer everything from your phone to computer, have a try.
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by:Nelleay nn
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I think that Titanium Backup and airdroid are professional data backup softwares,  of course it can be easier with an assistant for android, you can save a lot of time to transfer or backup text messages, contacts, photos, and other media files like videos, music files.
You can also use Helium, this doesn’t need the phone rooted.
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