Android backup solution Carbon out of beta and in the Play Store

Android backup solution Carbon out of beta and in the Play Store
A couple weeks ago, we told you that Koush, creator of ClockworkMod Recovery and ROM Manager, had a new beta app in the works for Android users. The app, called Carbon, promised to be the app backup and sync solution that was missing from the platform, and today that app left its beta status behind and was released into the Google Play Store.

The app is designed to allow users to backup apps and app data to local storage or the cloud, or to sync apps and data between Android devices. But, the best thing about the app is that it does not require a rooted device. Setup will have a couple extra steps if you aren't rooted, but the app will still work, which automatically gives Carbon a step up on the reigning Android backup king, Titanium Backup.

The app comes in two flavors. There is a free version of the app which is ad-supported and limits users to backups and restores from local storage or your PC, and the premium version ($4.99) which removes the ads and allows for automatic backups, syncing between Android devices, and backing up to cloud services Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box. 

The only thing to be wary of is that the app will not work on Motorola devices because Motorola devices have a bug that breaks Android's backup mechanism. 

source: Koush

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17 Comments

1. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Hmm, just searched the play store and couldn't find it.. Edit: Just kidding.

5. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

8. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

that's exactly what's missing ! the last thing is a game center alike ! GO GO GOOGLE ! :D Big thx to creators of CWM and ROM manager ^_^

11. cmikeh2

Posts: 26; Member since: May 09, 2012

Yeah apparently blogs started publishing stuff about it being in the store before he was ready and he had to put it into the store a little earlier than he liked.

2. Fantazma

Posts: 6; Member since: May 27, 2012

huawei backup can also backup app and app data without a rooted device...it can be installed on any android phones..

3. Meleagru

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 03, 2012

I'm hopeful that this will be included in one of the future versions of Android, along with a power-saving option.It's almost ironic that today, most of battery drains that happen on current Android smartphone are from Google services which misbehave and don't know when to stop trying to contact Google.

4. BackHandLegend

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

Wow, no more titanium backup. This makes flashing roms more interesting :D

6. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

What do you mean? How does this change flashing ROMs?

10. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 587; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Technically its the same if not a longer process, unless they have a website where you can go to after flashing so you can sign in and sync. Otherwise great idea for nexus and non micro SD compatible devices.

12. BackHandLegend

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

Well doesn't this make sure all of your apps are backed up to a cloud where you can just sync and keep going from where you left off?

13. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 587; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Yes they both do but without a website its practically the same except you'll have to download and restore instead of just restoring

7. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

i just bought it. worked on my S3, not my nexus 7. pretty cool but titanium does more. i bought titanium too ...long time ago :D

15. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

yeah doesn't work on my N7 too.

9. torr310

Posts: 1633; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

"The only thing to be wary of is that the app will not work on Motorola devices because Motorola devices have a bug that breaks Android's backup mechanism. "

14. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

How is it different then Titanium Backup? Edit: excluding d fact that it doesn't require root

16. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sweet :)

17. JeffPom unregistered

So - what are we to do if we have a Motorola device? I NEED a Backup!!!

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