1. AV2RY's Avatar
    Hey guys.
    I want to hard reset my phone but would like to backup apps (have them too much) if I go to Settings -backup/ app list+settings where its going to be saved?
    01-02-2014 09:46 AM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Hey guys.
    I want to hard reset my phone but would like to backup apps (have them too much) if I go to Settings -backup/ app list+settings where its going to be saved?
    hey the backup option will only store the app list not the app data, in other words if you hard reset you will not be able to get app data like temple run score, coins,etc.
    do a backup on pc like import all your photos, videos and music, and oh yes your contacts are linked with your Microsoft id.
    01-02-2014 09:50 AM
  3. Pete's Avatar
    The backup data will be stored with your Microsoft Account information on the cloud - you won't need to sync your backup data to your PC.

    Text messages are stored in your outlook.com account.
    01-02-2014 10:07 AM
  4. hopmedic's Avatar
    Just make sure that Backup is on in the settings.
    01-02-2014 10:09 AM
  5. AV2RY's Avatar
    hey the backup option will only store the app list not the app data, in other words if you hard reset you will not be able to get app data like temple run score, coins,etc.
    do a backup on pc like import all your photos, videos and music, and oh yes your contacts are linked with your Microsoft id.
    I know everything you said here, thanks for that. I just want to know where the backup will be saved, on my Microsoft account (no idea where) or on phone (hard reset erases everything) I just need apps to be installed all at once not manually (search-install for each)
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    01-02-2014 10:13 AM
  6. Pete's Avatar
    I just want to know where the backup will be saved, on my Microsoft account (no idea where) or on phone (hard reset erases everything)
    Like I said a few posts above. It's on the cloud with your MS Account. It's not in a viewable location, so you won't be able to see or inspect the backup file(s). If you have backup enabled and internet connectivity, the backup will be there.
    hopmedic likes this.
    01-02-2014 10:20 AM
  7. shmsnh's Avatar
    The app list and settings are backed up to your Microsoft account. If you want to retrieve the backup after your hard reset, remember to sign in to your Microsoft account while setting up your phone.
    01-02-2014 10:25 AM
  8. T Moore's Avatar
    You have one chance to restore your phone. Enter your MS account info during phone startup after a reset. Doing it later will not restore the phone.
    Your app list is also at windowsphone.com in your app history.
    01-02-2014 10:32 AM
  9. hopmedic's Avatar
    Also, if you have not yet updated to GDR3, you may want to since you're going to do a restore. GDR3 allows you to do that restore over WiFi rather than Cellular, for the entire restore, where prior iterations required the initial part of the restore to come over cellular.

    Here's some direction on getting GDR3 if you haven't.
    http://www.windowscentral.com/downlo...gdr3-right-now
    01-02-2014 10:45 AM
  10. AV2RY's Avatar
    Thank you guys once again. About GDR3 I'll wait for official release from Verizon..
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    01-02-2014 10:59 AM
  11. hopmedic's Avatar
    The "official" release from Verizon will have nothing different in it than the "official" release from Microsoft that many of us are now running, except that we installed it in October vs. Verizon pushing it sometime in 2014, we hope. If you look at past stories in WPCentral, you'll see that the version pushed out to Verizon 8Xs is the same build as that which we are running now. There is really no advantage to waiting.
    01-02-2014 11:04 AM
  12. DavidinCT's Avatar
    The "official" release from Verizon will have nothing different in it than the "official" release from Microsoft that many of us are now running, except that we installed it in October vs. Verizon pushing it sometime in 2014, we hope. If you look at past stories in WPCentral, you'll see that the version pushed out to Verizon 8Xs is the same build as that which we are running now. There is really no advantage to waiting.
    Unless Verizon is waiting because they plan on updating the phone's firmware... but, as for the OS, unless there is some aspects that is custom to Verizon, there should be no difference between the MS and the Verizon one...
    01-02-2014 11:52 AM
  13. hopmedic's Avatar
    Unless Verizon is waiting because they plan on updating the phone's firmware... but, as for the OS, unless there is some aspects that is custom to Verizon, there should be no difference between the MS and the Verizon one...
    Verizon begins pushing Update 3 (GDR3) for HTC 8X Windows Phone | Windows Phone Central

    That should be enough evidence that there is nothing special about Verizon when it comes to GDR3/Update 3. If there is a firmware update then you'll still get it along with Black when it is published.

    Again, there is no advantage to waiting.
    01-02-2014 12:21 PM
  14. stephen_az's Avatar
    Verizon begins pushing Update 3 (GDR3) for HTC 8X Windows Phone | Windows Phone Central

    That should be enough evidence that there is nothing special about Verizon when it comes to GDR3/Update 3. If there is a firmware update then you'll still get it along with Black when it is published.

    Again, there is no advantage to waiting.
    In another thread you recently told someone to take a deep breath and push away from the keyboard. Perhaps you might want to take your own advice. Shoving an update on someone who has said they would prefer to wait is at the very least arrogant and presumptuous. Personally I consider it irresponsible as well. What is best for you will not be so for everyone. You are also conveniently overlooking that silly little potential issue of voiding warranties. Given the hassles I have had with VZW in Phoenix in the past, I would not want to give anyone excuses when it comes to warranty service. Just because you installed the developers preview (which is what it is) and you like it, does not mean it is right for, or of interest to, everyone.
    01-02-2014 08:57 PM
  15. hopmedic's Avatar
    In another thread you recently told someone to take a deep breath and push away from the keyboard. Perhaps you might want to take your own advice. Shoving an update on someone who has said they would prefer to wait is at the very least arrogant and presumptuous. Personally I consider it irresponsible as well. What is best for you will not be so for everyone. You are also conveniently overlooking that silly little potential issue of voiding warranties. Given the hassles I have had with VZW in Phoenix in the past, I would not want to give anyone excuses when it comes to warranty service. Just because you installed the developers preview (which is what it is) and you like it, does not mean it is right for, or of interest to, everyone.
    I'm not shoving anything on anyone. I'm explaining that there is no advantage to waiting. The warranty issue that you bring up is nothing more than Microsoft covering their butts. Microsoft wrote that disclaimer. Microsoft is not a party to any warranty, so they cannot say that it will or will not void a warranty, so they are simply disclaiming any responsibility just in case, so that you can't sue them. This is just more evidence that there are too many lawyers in America.

    GDR3 has been pushed out to Windows Phones in the wild already - by Verizon, even, and it is the same build that I have. So while you say it is a developer preview, all it really is is an opportunity to get what is coming, three months early, and counting.
    01-02-2014 09:04 PM
  16. hopmedic's Avatar
    Oh - and last weekend, I exchanged my 928 with GDR3, under warranty. First thing I did with the new one - install all updates, including GDR3. Then I hard-reset it so that I could install the backup. I didn't install the backup right away, because I wanted to use WiFi to do it - which is the same reason I'm suggesting GDR3 in this case.
    01-02-2014 09:06 PM

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