- 03-28-12, 11:30 AM #3
- 06-09-12, 02:36 PM #7
Backbup Blackberry with OS 7 using BB desktop software
This way never fails for me and it's FREE.
Use the Blackberry Desktop Software manager. Launch the program and connect the phone. Once connected choose "Switch Devices" from the menu and make sure "data" and "third party apps" are checked. It will begin backing up everything (including your 3rd party apps into a temp folder). We aren't going to finish the transfer, we just want to "grab" the temp folder that is created.
you will have to show hidden files on your Windows 7 PC to find the backup. Go to windows explorer and go to tools-view and check to show hidden files and folders, and uncheck hide protected OS files (reverse these steps after we grab the file).
When the "transfer" says to connect new device--DON'T do it!
In window 7 go to c:/users/*your user name*/appdata folder/local folder/temp folder
In temp you will see a folder with numbers and letters (look for the date and time) open it to confirm it has an "alx" file. backup and "cut" the entire folder from temp (this folder contains everything that makes your phone. Paste it into a safe folder or jump drive for backup.
NOW, CANCEL the "connect new device" in BB manager and disconnect phone. Turn your radios back on in your phone (BB manager shut them off).
Connect phone and fire up BB manager software again. click application button in BB manager. click IMPORT files and browse for the backup folder. It will look for the ALX file in that folder (ALX is the table of contents of the folder with all your apps). click the ALX and click open...and it should show all your apps. Pick and choose what you want to restore
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01-01-13, 10:42 PM #9
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I noticed I have a backup file now, called: LoaderBackup-(2013-01-01).bbb in the c:\users\*me*\my documents\blackberry\backup\ folder. Is this file the actual system state backup file? It's 230MB (quite large), and I'm wondering if it too includes all the apps like the PIN numbered temp folder of a la carte apps you spoke about..? Thoughts?
- 01-02-13, 06:29 PM #10
The one issue with BBSAK is the way it backs up the 3rd party apps into one complete long file which can cause (not always but enough) problems when restoring--like for instance after a complete wipe and new OS install. It's a real pain in the **** then. I like others on here didn't know about the divice switch solution and thank you for posting that--good info!