[App] Helium – App Sync and Backup (also known as Carbon)
Heliumdoes NOT require root. All Android users can useHelium to backup and sync Android applications.
Heliumlets you backup your apps and data to your SD card or cloud storage. WithHelium, you can sync app data from your other Android devices– even if they are not on the same network. Set up backup schedules withHelium, and never lose data again.
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.
Helium (Free) features:
Backup and restore to SD card
Backup and restore from PC
Helium (Premium) features:
Automatic Backup schedules
Android to Android sync
Cloud backup and restore
Note: Some Sony devices have issues with Helium. This includes the Xperia S and Xperia Z. Sony has *disabled* backup on these devices completely.
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
Helium user reviews :
Saved Me I got this when I had to switch to another Android phone. It backed up my apps data, I copied the backup to my computer then I copied the file to my new phone. Works like a charm. It backs up most apps data and even the actual app if you want to. I do not have premium and it worked on an LG G2 and LG G3 Kitkat. After initial setup, you only need to hook up to your computer if you reboot your phone.
Upgraded to android 5. Copied my carbon folder back onto the phone only to find that helium can’t find any backups. Its not the first time its happened either. I don’t know why I keep relying on this app.
Works great 🙂 Had to look online for some more instructions but really easy to use. Some games didnt work for some unknown reason though (and took forever to backup). Overall really happy with the app!
Last Update October 1, 2016 :
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