Backing-up is a very important task, and it should not be ignored. Be it a computer or a mobile device like tablets or smartphones, one should regularly perform the task to backup the device, or at least important data that one couldn’t live without. For Android smartphones, we can find many such apps that can backup the data to external mediums like cloud storages or SD card. In most cases, many Android backup tools require the device to be rooted. But what about those who don’t want to delve in the complex part of rooting their Android device?
That’s where a new tool named as Simple ADB Backup steps in. This is a desktop based program that runs on Windows and Linux platforms. You need to run this app from the desktop and it backs up your Android smartphone’s data to your computer, and the best part of all is that it does not require your device to be rooted, as in the case of many popular apps like Titanium Backup.
Using this application is very simple. Firstly, you’ll need to enable the USB Debugging mode on your Android device. To do this, go to Settings > Developer and then enable USB Debugging from there. Once it is enabled, you can plug-in your device and then launch the application on your Windows or Linux system. Now you can click on the backup option from your computer. For example, if you want to backup all data without system apps, then click on “Backup all without system apps.” To backup only apps, click on “Backup apps.” But before you backup, you’ll need to generate a password, and you’ll need to type the password on your phone also. After that, the backup process should start.
Apart from backing-up, you can also restore the data when required. To do this, click on “Restore” button. This application is so easy to use that even those who are just starting out with Android won’t find any problem in using it.
Simple ADB Backup application is tested by the developer on Windows 7 and Linux Mint 14 OS. This application is the work of XDA Developer member omegavesko, who has released it for free at the XDA Developer Forums. Visit the source and download it from there.
Download Simple ADB Backup from XDA Developer Forums