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Carbon Backup Updated, Now Supports SMS Backup and Restore

Carbon SMS Backup

According to the man himself, Koush just got done implementing the #1 requested feature for Carbon, SMS backup and restore. Hip hip hooray. As a bonus, he states that it won’t simply just replace all of your current messages either, but nicely places them alongside already existing messages. 

The nice part about this is that Carbon actually merges/syncs the messages with the existing messages on your phone. It doesn’t blindly replace everything like a normal app restore would.

Grab it while it’s hot!

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Via: +Koush 

Cheers David! 

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  • Will the SMS backup feature work without root/the computer app?

  • dwm

    When is it going to support backing up encrypted phones? It refuses to run on my phone since the storage is encrypted, says “Coming in a future release”, but that’s it.

  • Not compatible with my Droid 4…

  • Okay, so Koush (I’m assuming since Mac is what he uses to code) loaded up the DDMS to get a screenshot of the app, but then he took a screenshot of the DDMS when he could’ve just hit the save button? Doesn’t make much sense.
    It’s like taking a picture of a camera that’s taking a picture.

  • MJ Lindamood

    I’d get this in a heartbeat if it also did MMS backup. I have to many pic texts I’ve sent and I don’t want to just lose those too.

    • Colin Zack

      why not just save them to your gallery and move them to one of the cloud storage sites yourself?

  • Joediver

    Well, if he’s rolling it into Rom Manager. I might just wait since I already paid for that

  • S2556

    Ill probably try it eventually but I want call log, account, data usage, etc… first. I’m sure it wont be too long

  • NyReynolds

    Is this only for premium users? I’m not seeing it on the free version.

    • NyReynolds

      Never mind. The update came available for me this morning. I’m tempted to buy this app now, lol.

  • KleenDroid

    I really wanted to like this app but it just seems to fail to much for my liking.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    Is there a legitimate reason to use this app over Titanium Backup, aside from the simpler and prettier UI? Not bashing the app, just genuinely curious.

    • BrianLipp

      i think one of the big reasons is that titanium backup is a root app, and while carbon can use root, it doesnt require root

      • So they’re basically one in the same except for that one reason? Have you noticed apps backing up faster of slower than TB?

        • BrianLipp

          ive never used TB so i couldnt tell you any big differences, thats the only one i could determine by looking at the app page

        • I tried it and it is slower than TB. Uploading to box was seemed to taking ages.

        • Anon

          I doubt they’re one and the same. TB is able to back up some deep-level phone settings that have traditionally required root. The question is whether Carbon can do the same without root, which I’d doubt; it probably does a lot, but not quite what Titanium Backup does.

          MyBackup/MyBackup Pro can also back up most of your phone without root, but not everything.

    • This will restore directly from the cloud easily. I’ve been a Titanium Backup user for years and I don’t know how to restore from dropbox. I know how to sync, I’m not deficient, but restoring is always difficult from cloud storage.

    • droidman101

      It seems faster to me, and he is saying on google+ that he will eventually roll the app into Rom Manager as well to make it easier and faster for backups.

      It also (for free) lets you upload your backup to dropbox, box, and drive.

      If you’re unrooted, you just need to plug your phone into your computer and install his desktop app and his app will backup your apps. If you’re rooted, all you need is the android app to do a backup.

      And (as stated here) it lets you backup SMS.

      • Steve Benson

        All of which Titanium does…

        • droidman101

          Titanium backup doesn’t backup SMS. You also have to pay to have it sync with the cloud. And you have to be rooted to actually use Titanium (on Carbon there’s ways for unrooted and rooted alike). And Carbon is faster.
          So, Titanium does NONE of those.

    • Anon

      I think you have a good question. I have a similar question about if this app provides any benefits over MyBackup Pro, which doesn’t require root, and already backs up my SMS data. If it does, I’d consider it.

  • ConCal

    Woot! I hope call log gets in there to eventually. I love the layout + holo theming.

  • I went to go buy this and then remembered that it’s not available on my Razr M. I understand why, just makes me sad panda.

    • droidman101

      If you could root and install a custom ROM it will work, but I’m not sure if you can or if it would be worth it with the RAZR M.

    • Anon

      MyBackup Pro from Rerware may do what you need.