This app does one thing and it does it correctly. It does requiring temporarily flashing a custom recovery, but given other answers use adb from command line which itself requires downloading large files I don't think it's much more complex. I'll describe a cli solution to get the names and the files. Not really things a person who doesn't root wants to mess around with. Autosync is a series of backup apps by MetaCtrl. Set up your backup schedules with Helium now. Before going down the rabbit hole to back up everything, check out what may already be backing itself up on your device! The app is easy to use, with the Premium version you will get features like Automatic Backup Schedules, One Android device to another sync, Cloud backup and restore using Dropbox, box.
This will open a command prompt your window will look different than mine. The files are encrypted as well for an added layer of security. It looks antiquated, but it's not like you'll use this app more than a few times. While Droid Explorer is currently optimized for Rooted devices, this functionality will work for non-rooted devices as well. How much would it cover -- and what about gaps left behind, if any? Many browsers, including Google Chrome and Firefox let you sign into an account where you can sync your Internet history, bookmarks, logins, and other browser data. Set up backup schedules with Carbon, and never lose data again. In Mac's Terminal you can type cd and then drag the folder platform-tools folder from finder to the terminal window and the path will be inserted.
It takes a little while to set up because you need to connect your phone and your computer together so they can sync up. Note: This only works for apps that do not disallow backup! That isn't hard because Helium uses the backup manager from default Android! The Pro version comes with far more features, including 1-click batch restore, syncing to cloud storage, and a whole lot more. Getting this to work could be a solution. The Final version of the app will not require any root. Once done you are free to go ahead and backup apps and data.
Or you could use a shell script to announce,. With Helium, you can sync app data from your other Android devices— even if they are not on the same network. Arguably such a complete backup is not often necessary. Unfortunately, with native tools becoming more popular, the app scene for this is getting a little weaker. Nexus 7, Nexus 10, etc 4. Maybe I've misunderstood the question so feel free to comment and vote accordingly.
I am currently trying Google Play Games which is a standalone app to sync game data. Use these if you want to back up only specific applications. It's tedious and requires a bit of technical know-how. You can now select where to save the backup. All you need is a computer and a device running Android 4. You will then be prompted on your device for a password this is used to encrypt the backup : To restore, it works almost the same way.
After you get the Helium 1. I am running out of ideas to be honest. If all of those strings attached don't turn you off, the app can provide decent backup. If you can provide both: all the better. I got some huge games which I don't play regularly but don't want to delete either. Set up backup schedules with Helium, and never lose data again.
Some additional options include an uninstall option, Material Design, and an auto-backup function in case you want to be lazy with it. Carbon has proudly been made open source so that other developers could give a hand in, for own Carbon cloud support. That would very much alienate me. Provide details and share your research! Tip: How does Helium work: Google introduced a Backup bridge in Android 4. This screen doesn't exist of you have a rooted device! This includes the Xperia S and Xperia Z. That makes them viewable basically everywhere with an Internet connection.
You can access most of the files on your device. Edit: For a full-fledged how-to on the usage of Helium, please see thanks for the hint, Simon! Backup and sync Android applications without root permissions. The backup themselves can still be restored, but you'll need to get them. The easiest way to do this is to run the adb command from the directory where adb is located. Files also sync both ways. I think though that flashing a custom recovery is a big barrier for most users. Google Photos kind of counts as cloud storage.
Closing statement: This is an unsuited backup solution! A last criterium: While I'd consider cloud-based solutions legit, I'd favour local solutions. It includes an app backup in addition to backing up your sensitive files, but it's a major pain to set up. This includes the Xperia S and Xperia Z. Just sync again after restoring. From here type the following command: Windows: adb backup -apk -shared -all -nosystem -f backup08262012. Schedules can be as simple as repeating a task once every hour, or every week, or every month. It can backup a bunch of info, like the apps you have installed, some system settings, and more.
The app also lets you restore backed up data to your device. Helium is able to back-up this kind of data without root acces along with a lot of other features. I've tried modifying the apk with Lucky Patcher on my Nexus 7, although that doesn't really work as expected. Izzy Unlocking does not gain root access. There is no perfect solution at the 'consumer level' I've described.