“How do I make a complete backup before rooting my phone?” - User from Reddit
“How do you backup before root? I want to perform a full backup of the phone before rooting, but I can’t figure out how to do that.” - User from Android Forum
Usually, rooting your Android device requires you to first unlock the bootloader (for some devices), which will wipe up your device and clean all of the data when doing factory setting. To make sure your data is safe and not lost, you definitely need to backup them before rooting. However, backup before rooting can not be easy for “complete and full”. Without the root access backup software like Titanium, you CAN only backup photos, videos, calendars, contacts, texts, and MAYBE app data and music. You CAN’T backup all of your apps. The only thing you can do is to make your backup file as complete as possible.
Check the following 4 ways to backup Android before rooting/unlocking bootloader.
1. Copy and Transfer Data to PC
This method can be the most common and old fashioned one. Even that, it still deserves a mention.
First, connect your Android device with your computer via a USB cable.
Second, you can see your phone’s name in My Computer. Open it to access all of your files.
Then, simply copy the files and transfer them onto your computer local file folder.
This method need your manual update. So if you need some other methods, keep reading.
2. Use Google to Backup Your Android Device Data
Google provides the service of backing up your Android data with Google account. It enables you to backup important data such as contacts, calendar, app data, even Wi-Fi passwords and some phone settings. At the same time, it can’t back up for photos, SMS, videos and other similar data. Considering that, you may have to backup your whole file in several steps.
Here is the tutorial for backing up Android with Google service:
a. Tap on phone’s “Settings” and tap on “Backup and reset”.
b. Here check both “Back up my data” and “Automatic restore”. Then, tap on “Backup Account” and add your Googleaccount.
c. Now, go to “Settings” again and go to tap “Google” under “ACCOUNTS”. Choose your Android data which you would like to be synced.
3. Apply Google+ App to Backup Photos
Google+ App can easily backup your photos and videos. It can remedy method 2 and keep the precious moments for you longtime.
a. Install the Google+ app.
b. Log in with your Google account. Enable “Instant Upload”.
c. Return to your Android homescreen. Navigate to “Settings” > “Account & sync”. Select the account you want and tick the box for Sync instant upload. Now when you take photos, they will by uploaded automatically to your Google+ account to a private folder called.
4. Use SMS Backup
SMS Backup is a third-party app for call logs and messages backup of Android phones and tablets. It can be downloaded from Google play store.
In the end, you have successfully got how to backup Android prior to root on your device. Just choose the perfect one for you to achieve your goal. Even the purpose of backing up your Android is not to getting’ em rooted, you should keep the good habit of getting a copy of your precious file all the time. After rooting, get Titanium to give a complete and full backup of your Android.