1. crazy4playbook's Avatar
    Tomorrow I will receive my Z30 replacement from Asurion. Besides restoring the usual PIM data and settings using LINK, if I select "full restore", will it also restore website bookmarks, 3rd party apps, and ringer tones?....thanks!
    03-11-14 10:57 PM
  2. SnapzGEG's Avatar
    If you select 'full backup' then with 'full restore' most all your data will be restored.
    However if your Apps are not coming from the BB World then these will not be restored as well any side loaded, Android apps and their data. Ringtones you may find you will need to go back and setup again, the files should be restored (I save all mine on my media card).
    03-12-14 01:15 AM
  3. DStLouis's Avatar
    This should help you sort that out

    A BlackBerry Link backup contains 3 different types of databases. Application data, Media, and Settings.

    The Application Data will contain data tied to applications such as saved game data, local PIM data such as contacts and calendar data (which is locally stored on the BlackBerry, not synchronized over the air), and notes in the Remember application.

    The Media will contain a backup of all the pictures, video and music stored locally on your BlackBerry (does not include the SD card).

    Settings contains general BlackBerry settings such as UI settings, notifications and email accounts.

    You cannot open the backup file and restore specific data such as the Remember application data or saved games as they are all part of the Application Data database. However you can select to only restore the Application Data from the backup and omit the Media and Settings if you wish.
    Here's what I get back from a partial Backup "Setting" Restore from BlackBerry Link, as I had to do only a partial restore from a complete backup files.

    - All your "Accounts setting"; email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Evernote...
    Note that you will need to enter back your various account password
    - All your various "Settings": regional setting, network connections, Notification setup, Display setup, language and input setups, alarm setting, ...
    - The phone calls history (call log)
    - The various Text Messages (SMS/MMS)
    - Under Remember, all your local Notes
    - All your "Local Contacts", + obviously contact on your SIM
    - Your Favorites under "Maps" (no recents)
    - Your keyboard predictive words also look to be back

    - Not sure if it come with the restore or with your BlackBerry ID, but once you instal back "Password Keeper" all your datas are still there, still protected thru your password previously set.

    What you don't get:
    - Any "Weather" settings
    - No "Search " history
    - No BBM chat (but your contacts came back with BlackBerry ID)
    - No "Calendar " entries
    - No "Browser" Setting and/or favorites

    Hope this will help

    Done in the past with:
    BlackBerry OS10.1.0.273 STL100-3
    BlackBerry Link under Windows 7

    Powered by BlackBerry via CB10
    03-12-14 01:27 AM
  4. crazy4playbook's Avatar
    DStLouis, thanks for the very detailed response, but wasn't too sure about a couple of things. Are local calendar and Remember app entries restored?...and I was told by a VZW rep that website saved to a screen (favorites) restored?
    03-12-14 10:15 AM
  5. crazy4playbook's Avatar
    SnazcGEG, you said ringtones may not be restored, but then u stated those files are saved. a apologize for my lack of understanding, but I have special phone ringtones AND special email tones for at least 50 contacts. Those are all in .wav or .amr files and are saved in the File Manager. So, will it restore all documents and other files saved in File Manager?...and if so, will I have to re-enter them one by one?
    03-12-14 10:26 AM
  6. HIBlackJack's Avatar
    I'm confused. Does Link restore the local calendar entries? You say that it's included in the app data, but toward to the end, you say calendar entries are on the list of "what you don't get." I'm desperately trying to figure out how to recover my calendar entries that were deleted from my phone during a sync with Outlook.
    03-13-14 01:12 PM

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