Helium is the missing app sync and backup solution for Android. Helium does NOT require root. All Android users can use Helium to backup and sync Android applications. Helium lets you backup your apps and data to your SD card or cloud ...Read more
Helium is the missing app sync and backup solution for Android.
Helium does NOT require root. All Android users can use Helium to backup and sync Android applications.
Helium lets you backup your apps and data to your SD card or cloud storage. With Helium, you can sync app data from your other Android devices-- even if they are not on the same network. Set up backup schedules with Helium, and never lose data again.
Helium Setup 1. Install Helium on Android a) Root user? You're done! 2. Install and run Helium Desktop (link below) 3. Connect Android to computer. a) You may need to set your USB Connection Mode to "PTP". (Nexus 7, Nexus 10, etc) 4. Helium on Android should now be enabled.
Why do you need so many Permissions? Contacts - Backup call log and sms SMS - Backup call log and sms Accounts - Backup and restore from Drive Phone State - Uniquely identify phone for Android to Android sync Read Logs - Debugging and bug reports Wifi - Make sure scheduled backups only happen on wifi
Allows an application to view the information about the state of Wi-Fi.
view network state
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
prevent phone from sleeping
Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
Allows an application to disable the keylock and any associated password security. A legitimate example of this is the phone disabling the keylock when receiving an incoming phone call, then re-enabling the keylock when the call is finished.
change Wi-Fi state
Allows an application to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points, and to make changes to configured Wi-Fi networks.
retrieve running applications
Allows application to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. May allow malicious applications to discover private information about other applications.
read system log files
Allows an application to read from the systemʼs various log files. This allows it to discover general information about what you are doing with the phone, but should not contain any personal or private information.
discover known accounts
Allows an application to get the list of accounts known by the phone.
use account authentication credentials
Allows an application to request authentication tokens.
edit SMS or MMS
Allows application to write to SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious applications may delete your messages.
read SMS or MMS
Allows application to read SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious applications may read your confidential messages.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
read contact data
Allows an application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to send your data to other people.
write contact data
Allows an application to modify the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to erase or modify your contact data.
read user-defined dictionary
Allows an application to read any private words, names and phrases that the user may have stored in the user dictionary.
write to user defined dictionary
Allows an application to write new words into the user dictionary.
read phone state and identity
Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, ect.