How To: backup your Samsung WP7

GekkoAce

New member
Aug 14, 2011
393
2
0
Visit site
I had a hard time finding an easy way to backup my phone in case I do something stupid down the line and want to restore back to here (with my device fully unlocked)

But... I accidentally found this method! Hopefully it helps some of you out as well. I can easily make backups anytime I feel like now...

1) Download this file: WP7_Update_Cab_Sender.zip
2) Unzip and run it. Select 'B' for send Cabs to device and BACKUP
3) Watch it do its thing. It will backup and then error-out after it figures out you don't need the firmware update (if you do then no big deal, it'll update form Samsung's servers and you'll be good to go).


You should see the new update date in your Zune client, and you can copy the backup from this location to a safe place:
C:\Users\[Windows Login Name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Phone Update\
 

mikeki

New member
Oct 15, 2011
3
0
0
Visit site
Can you restore the backup to a different phone that is the exact same model? My screen broke, and I have a replacement phone. I don't want to lose my messaging history...
 

GekkoAce

New member
Aug 14, 2011
393
2
0
Visit site
No, it isn't possible, and yes, it's not a good thing in my opinion.

How can I restore a backup from one Windows phone to another? - Microsoft Answers

It would be nice if you could. They could attach the backup to a Live ID and require a password? I'm guessing you can't because of piracy concerns.

Question for others:
Can you insert an sd card (which requires a restore) and then restore from a backup that didn't have all that memory? I'm thinking no... boooooo... lol
 

Cluelessjedi

New member
Nov 17, 2011
33
0
0
Visit site
I keep getting a 403 error trying to get the zip file above. And a bit of a noob question, how do you restore your image to the phone wants it is backed up?
 

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
322,536
Messages
2,242,221
Members
427,956
Latest member
symdrop