Android is such an awesome mobile OS capable of doing awesome tasks. One thing you can't deny with it is its ability to secure and backup its data which a user could restore whenever the user encounters serious problems with their android devices.

After years of using android devices, I can't remember how many times I have faced errors on my android device whenever I am trying mods and scripts. What made me solved them is through restoring my backup. Rooted and unrooted android device is a different situation. You must know it well so better check out What is Rooting, Pros and Cons.

If you have been too confused on the easy ways how to backup rooted and unrooted android devices, then here are those methods I compiled which I have actually used ever since before.

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Ways How To Backup Unrooted Android Device

1 Google's Built-in Auto Sync Feature.
This feature is inbuilt in our android devices. Whenever we add a Gmail account and enabling Auto Sync, it will sync our contact list as well as the App Info of the apps that are currently installed in our android device and send it to Google's cloud server. We can then restore it by retrieving the contacts from the server and the apps only after adding the same Gmail account. Using this method will not allow us to backup our messages and app data which is a big down.

2 Ultimate Backup Tool for PC
Using this tool installed in your PC, you will have the ability to fully backup and restore without even rooting your android device or unlocking your bootloader. However, to use this tool, your device must be Android version 4.0 and above or else it won't work. You will be able to unlock your bootloader without worrying for your data to lose. Get it here.

3 Using 3rd Party Android Apps
What is amazing with android is its Play Store which allow us to download tons of free and paid apps which could optimize our android devices and tablets. Here are the apps that are available for download which you can use on backing up your android device, I have tested them and they worked great.

  • GO Backup & Restore Pro - This app works whether your android device is rooted or unrooted. It allows you to backup and restore your data such as contacts, messages, system settings, application files (APK) and app data. A user friendly app perfect for new android users. Get From Play Store.
  • My Backup - Another amazing app for backing up that works even on unrooted android devices. In obvious cases, a rooted android device can gain more benefits. This app can do backups on your Apps, Music, Videos, Photos, Contacts, Call log, Bookmarks, Messages, Calendar, System Settings, Home Screens (including shortcut positions), Alarms, Dictionary, Music Playlists, APNs and more. Isn't it great for a free app? You can save the backup data directly from your SD card or can go with the secured server from which developer is offering. You can also extend these benefits by purchasing Pro License. Get From Play Store.

Ways How To Backup Rooted Android Device

1 Nandroid Backup
This is a very popular method of backup in which so many rooted android users are using. This method allows the user to fully backup the state of their android devices fast and easy through the use of Custom Recovery. By booting from the custom recovery and doing the backup procedure, it will backup your entire ROM state to your sdcard. You can also fully restore it as well by booting again from custom recovery then doing the restore procedure. It is fully understandable so there's nothing to worry.

2 Using 3rd App for Android - Titanium Backup
This android app was considered the best and the most powerful backup utility tool for Android devices. With Titanium Backup, you will be able to backup, restore, freeze (with Pro) your android apps + data + Market links. This includes all protected apps and system apps, plus external data on your SD card. You can do 0-click batch & scheduled backups. Backups will operate without closing any apps (with Pro). You can move any app (or app data) to/from the SD card. You can browse any app's data and even query the Market to see detailed information about the app. Get from Play Store

If you are done backing up, prepare to root your android device..

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