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How to Backup Android Phone before Rooting

2016-09-01 14:44:44 Posted by Abby Haines to Android Data Recovery

Summary:
Rooting will wipe all of the data on your Android phone. So, it is important for you to backup them before rooting. It’s really not an easy job as there is few software allows you to backup before rooting. To fix the issue, in this page, we show you how to backup Android phone before rooting. You can try all these methods to backup your photos, videos, music files, documents, contacts, calendars, app data, even Wi-Fi passwords and some phone settings with ease.

How do I backup my Android phone before rooting?

"Hi there, I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 (SAMSUNG-SM-G900V) that I would like to root and then install Cyanogenmod. But, I cannot find any documentation on how to backup Android phone before rooting? Can anyone help?"

Overview of Android phone backup before rooting

It is a question about Android phone backup before rooting from Android Forum. Now many users are trying to root Android to get total control over their phones. But usually, rooting your Android phone will wipe up your device and clean all of the data. In this case, to protect your files from data loss disaster, it is important for you to backup them before rooting. There’s where the problem is: how to backup Android phone before rooting? It’s really not an easy job as there is few third-party Android backup software allows you to backup before rooting. 

To fix the issue, in this page, we show you how to backup files before rooting Android phone in several ways. You can read and try all these methods to backup your photos, videos, music files, documents, contacts, calendars, app data, even Wi-Fi passwords and some phone settings. Here we will introduce you two ways to do this job. 

Two methods to backup Android phone before rooting

Method 1. Backup Android phone to PC before rooting via AutoPlay 

1. Connect your Android phone to a Windows computer. 
2. Click on the Open folder to view files option when AutoPlay popup on the PC . 
3. Copy and paste the files and folders you want from Android phone to the PC. 

Finish all the above steps, you can successfully transfer and save your media files like photos, videos, music files, documents, etc from Android phone card or internal memory to computer.  

Method 2. Backup Android phone data before rooting using Google

AutoPlay only allows you to backup media files, so what will you do if you want to backup other data such as contacts, calendars, app data, even Wi-Fi passwords and some phone settings? Don’t worry! Google provides the service of backing up all these data on your Android devices with Google account. 

1. Tap on phone’s "Settings" and tap on "Backup and reset".
2. Here check both "Back up my data" and "Automatic restore". Then, tap on "Backup Account" and add your Google account.
3. Now, go to "Settings" again and go to tap "Google" under "ACCOUNTS". Choose your Android data which you would like to be synced.

How to recover data on Android after rooting without backup 

These are all the easy and effective ways that we have collected to backup Android phone before rooting. You can try all of them to backup your whole files in several steps. And if you have got your data lost after rooting your phone or tablet without backup, you can try third-party Android data recovery software to retrieve them back. Here EaseUS MobiSaver for Android, a utility with powerful data recovery capacity and intuitive interface is your best choice. With it, you can recover your lost files including photos, videos, documents, contacts, messages from all data loss situations in simple clicks. 

Step 1. Connect Android Phone to a Windows computer.

Step 2. Run EaseUS Android data recovery software to scan for all the lost data files on Android device.

Step 3. After the scan, preview and selectively recover the data you want to get back.

Selectively recover data on Android after rooting without backup