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intrepidity

(7,262 posts)
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 10:46 PM Dec 2019

Android questions (phone)

Is this the correct forum?

I need to understand some things about backup, restore and sync.

Recently had to do a factory reset. Debating whether to just go with a clean slate, or to invoke the backup. Every other time I've restored, it seems only some things restore, but some things I really wanted were lost.

So now I want to thoroughly understand it all. Anyone here fancy themselves an expert willing to help?

My questions will likely be very specific. I need more than just generalized info. No computer available, only two Android phones.

TIA

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Android questions (phone) (Original Post) intrepidity Dec 2019 OP
I know some things, I could root your phone and flash a rom dewsgirl Dec 2019 #1
Rooting is in my list. Maybe now's the time to learn. intrepidity Dec 2019 #3
I do understand. dewsgirl Dec 2019 #5
There are problems with Backup and Sync with Android 10. OAITW r.2.0 Dec 2019 #2
Still on 9... intrepidity Dec 2019 #4
I read about the problem and checked my Pixel 3a XL a few weeks ago. OAITW r.2.0 Dec 2019 #6
This message was self-deleted by its author bluedye33139 Jan 2020 #9
Ask your questions and see what answers you get. ManiacJoe Dec 2019 #7
This message was self-deleted by its author bluedye33139 Jan 2020 #8

dewsgirl

(14,961 posts)
1. I know some things, I could root your phone and flash a rom
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 10:52 PM
Dec 2019

It's been awhile, though. There are several apps that will back up your device better than what comes factory with it.

intrepidity

(7,262 posts)
3. Rooting is in my list. Maybe now's the time to learn.
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:26 PM
Dec 2019

My questions are things like: if I have multiple Google accts, what are pros/cons of sync.

Historically, with computer, I was extra cautious about everything. Then I had to suddenly migrate to phone only, and I gave up and just let factory settings go. It's just a whole rabbit hole thing you know?

OAITW r.2.0

(24,140 posts)
2. There are problems with Backup and Sync with Android 10.
Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:04 PM
Dec 2019

My Pixel 3A XL won't back-up now....last time I checked.

OAITW r.2.0

(24,140 posts)
6. I read about the problem and checked my Pixel 3a XL a few weeks ago.
Sun Dec 22, 2019, 01:16 PM
Dec 2019

At that time, it wasn't backing up my files. Just rechecked and Google Back-up is now working.

Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #2)

ManiacJoe

(10,136 posts)
7. Ask your questions and see what answers you get.
Sun Dec 22, 2019, 07:59 PM
Dec 2019

The lack of a computer does make things more difficult.

Response to intrepidity (Original post)

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