Making a backup of your phone from time to time is advisable! If anything goes wrong, you can simply restore the device to its working state simply by restoring it. Hence, one should create and maintain backups from time to time, especially if you ofter flash custom ROMs or MOD your Android smart phone.

I had earlier described a Backup method via ClockWorkMod(CWM) recovery. This is an alternative method to create a backup. This method is useful for those who do not have a custom recovery installed or have locked bootloaders or  unrooted phones. With this method you can backup your phone directly into your PC.

Disclaimer: By following this tutorial, you agree that the backup/restore process will be undertaken at your own risk. No member of this site will be responsible for any bricked phones!

Requirements:

  • Necessary device specific drivers on your PC.
  • No Root required.
  • Download the “Ultimate Backup Tool” from here.
  • Make sure USB Debugging is enabled from Settings > > Developer Options > > USB Debugging
  • Make sure Unknown sources is enabled from Settings >> Security >> Unknown Sources.

Procedure:

  1. Unzip the UBT.zip on your desktop.
  2. In your phone go to Settings >> Developer Options >> Desktop backup password and set a password. Leave the first field blank as no password is set by default.
    Desktop backup password
  3. Connect your phone to the PC.
  4. Run the UBT.bat. It will look like this:
    Ultimate Backup Tool
  5. Make sure that under the field “List of devices attached” there is a large number displayed it indicates that your phone is correctly connected.
  6. Select option number as per your need. For a full safe backup of your Apps, select option number 2.
  7. On your device screen you’ll be asked for a password, enter the password that you entered earlier.
    Password request screen
  8. Click on “Back up my data” and wait till your phone returns to your home screen. It will take quite some time ranging from 15-20 mins.
  9. Your backup process is complete.
  10. To restore select option number 8 in the UBT.bat window.
  11. You’ll be prompted to enter the encryption password that you had set earlier. Enter the same password and press “Restore my data”.
    Restore data
  12. Now the restoration of data will begin; wait till you return to the home screen.
  13. Your restore process is complete.

If you are facing any difficulties, you may post a comment here so that we can help you with it!

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One Comment

  1. Arvind Jain
    Posted June 1, 2014 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    Dear Sir Tech-A-Lot ..

    Greetings from India!

    Though am not an Android Expert but I do have some little base knowledge about it and I usually love testing different apps on my phone. I own 2 phones Xperia Z (purchased around 6 months back) and Xperia Z2 (purchased last week). After reading your post above (marvelous narration by you) I thought of taking backups of my both phones. I thoroughly read your note (all basic instructions are already known to me so it was not a big issue) and followed each and every line.

    I firstly tried this on Xperia Z2 and when I start the UBT.bat file after connecting phone to my PC, it always says – “List of Device Detected: No Device”.

    Then I repeated the same procedure on my Xperia Z where the tool UBT detected my device but when I opted the option 2 to backup my data it gives out error – “unable to connect for backup. Press any key to continue:”

    I repeated the above procedure on my 2 PC’s (one with WIN XP 64 Bit n other with WIN 7 64 Bit) and Laptop (DELL WIN 7 64 Bit) but only with those above results.

    Dear Sir Tech-A-Lot, could you please guide me if am doing something wrong.

    Thanking you.

    With warm regards ..

    Arvind
    arvindjain2506@gmail.com

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