Samsung Galaxy S3 — Pre Factory Reset Backup

  • Replies:5
  • OpenNot stickiedUnanswered
  • Forum posts: 3

Sep 4, 2016 8:08:16 PM via Website

I wonder if anyone has any views on,
' Is Kies good enough for a TOTAL phone Backup' before doing a factory reset?
I have read here that Titanium and Clockwork Mod are used instead.
Any advice would be much appreciated.

  • Forum posts: 664

Sep 5, 2016 6:02:17 AM via Website

Titanium backup is the best apk to backup app data. Also you can save your contacts to google account, so you don't want to use Kies.

Note: Titanium backup requires root

Ready To Help You.

  • Forum posts: 3

Sep 5, 2016 12:58:24 PM via Website

Hi Sanjai,

Many thanks for your reply,

So, do I have to 'Root' my phone first, and can I save contacts to my pc instead of Google?



  • Forum posts: 664

Sep 5, 2016 2:42:40 PM via Website

Kies doesn't required any root permission, you can save contacts very easily But Titanium apk requires root permissions. If you don't want to root your phone you can try helium apk

Kies can only sync your contacts,messages. To backup your app data you have to use either titanium apk or helium apk

— modified on Sep 5, 2016 2:47:36 PM

Ready To Help You.

  • Forum posts: 3

Sep 5, 2016 2:52:41 PM via Website

Thanks again,
I will have a look at Helium, although, I do like the idea of a rooted phone.

  • Forum posts: 664

Sep 5, 2016 2:57:17 PM via Website

If you root your phone there are lot of others ways to backup your entire phone.
If you still face any problem feel free to ask

Ready To Help You.