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Backup/restore Samsung Galaxy S5 not working! Alternatives?

Posted on 2014-12-12
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Last Modified: 2014-12-13

I've reset my Galaxy S5 to factory default. Then I tried to import the backup but all it apparently backed up were some sms etc then it threw an error it could not restore!

What backup solution for Android can restore the full config (with applications etc) such as the iCloud of Iphone does that greatly?

Question by:janhoedt
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ID: 40496627
Have you tried Samsungs backup/restore utility?

I also use Android and I use Helium:
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KRUNAL TAILOR earned 2000 total points
ID: 40497542
Hi janhoedt,

Here is the Best app to backup and restore data from android device.

The Backup/restore all detail you can find from here for samsung Galaxy s5:

Thanks & Regards,
Krunal T. Tailor

Author Comment

ID: 40498147
Isn't there a way to backup in the cloud like Dropbox?

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ID: 40498149
The full config I mean just like on IPhone.
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ID: 40498495
Hi janhoedt,

This below app - G cloud backup try. Which will backup/restore in cloud as per requirement, but this might be paid service. Not sure, Please explore it by reading and downloading the app.

Thanks & Regards,
Krunal T. Tailor

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