Carbon backup

Carbon (the backup app) is a kick ass way to backup and restore apps and their precious data on your Android phone or tablet. It's simple, looks great, works even better, and doesn't need root or any fancy hocus-pocus to get it to work. We think it's the way Google should have done it. The free version works great, backing up all your data to the device, but the premium version takes things a step further by placing all your data in your Dropbox, Google Drive, or account. Yay the cloud!

There's one thing that could make it better, and that's getting a free Carbon Premium code. Koush hooked us up with 20 of them to give away, and here's your chance. Comment on this post, telling everyone what data you need to back up, and sometime after midnight (Eastern time) we'll pick 20 winners. No muss, no fuss.

If you're not sure because you haven't tried Carbon backup just yet, now is the time. Hit the Google Play link above and see why everyone is loving this one.

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Because my wife won't let me get an android phone that has more storage than her (8GB) iphone....

DarrenTYP says:

I need to backup everything. Just in case I drop my N4 ;p
Will also use it to backup my N7.

I need to back up my games im so tired of having to start over if something goes wrong and my titanium back up gets lost

the gator says:

Back up all my data.

rxep says:

I keep som much stuff on my phone it would be devastating to loose it.

asoundmove says:

Yep, count me in the contest, thank you very much.
Would be great to synch both Galaxy S and Galaxy S3.

dharr18 says:

With the lack of expandable storage on the nexus 7, I would use this to back up my files to the cloud so I can uninstall them when I run out of space and not lose my scores in those bird games. It would also be great to side load apps that load on my gnex but say not compatible with n7.

stiemkeca says:

In short, all the apps that haven't figured out their own backup-n-restore processes for data. Looking at Doggcatcher, Swiftkey (if it's supported), WiFi login among others. $5 is a descent price for something that would be this helpful anyhow.

dnewton685 says:

It's quicker for me to tell you what I don't need to back up. Mainly all the bloatware VZW decided to place on my aging Bionic...

drewC says:

Awesome contest! I'll need to back up photos, SMS and MMS messages, app data, launcher settings, accounts and sync settings. Just to name a few.

unglued94ta says:

I would like one. I like the sound of backing up my device then restoring it to a different device.

prog9999 says:

This app has really come a long way since the beginning. I need it to do a backup like a NANDROID backup with all apps and data to the PC and the cloud. Great, great job Koush!!!

MadCow1 says:

I need one for my apps.

lightofhonor says:

All my games saves and pictures. Then maybe my launcher settings.

tainvst#AC says:

Lots of pdf's and pics from emails and Chrome to phone.

lordmorphous says:

I'd like one! As far as what data I would back up? All of it, of course!

Deliman#AC says:

All my apps on Nexus 7

Who only needs to backup some things? I want to send it all into the cloud. Sky High.

cookiesui says:

I'd like one please! I'd probably use it for backing up app data. However, I'd be perfectly content with finding out what the name of that wallpaper is.

LoSes says:

Game saves between my Nexus 7 and Sensation.

arturocr says:

WOW! I need it to backup all my games progress! :)

grypho says:

I would like a copy to be able of telling my girlfriend that I haven't been reading android Central and format my device every time I see her and restore it after that so I can continue reading android Central where I left. Lol.

I always backup apps and data 2-3 times a week. Would love to try carbon for my backups and sync to my Google drive! Plus koush is awesome. We wouldn't be anywhere without clockwork mod!

djprestigio says:

I'm in lets go!!! I hope I win (Fingers Crossed)

BobJones19 says:

lots and lots of videos :)

illini422 says:

I'm due for an upgrade this spring. I need to be able to maintain my progress on Mini Motors somehow!

Beacio_mo says:

I need to backup my apps, especially games! I don't want to lose my Ski Safari score!!

spearman792 says:

I would like one please! Lots of apps that I would like to back up to dropbox

Mobius360 says:

Would be extremely nice to have my phone and tablet in sync with each other. I also hate not being too uninstall an application because I can't restore the data unless I root my phone or tablet. I don't want to mess with rooting any longer.

EzraF says:

I need a code and it's your fault Android Central. You introduced me to Zombie Road Trip and now I have countless hours of unbacked up play sitting on my Nexus. For the love of my twice upgraded rail gun, send me a code! :-)

The greatest thing is you can sync all your Android devices.

booleybomb says:

I would like to backup all my app data.

vietalogy says:

Would be handy since I switch rom's all the time.

mkashen says:

A poem to explain my need for this code:

My beautiful Note 2,
I've owned you since you were new,
Though you have space aplenty,
And you've come to know many,
I've kept your games from you.

Through all the time that's come and gone,
And the list of ROMs forever long,
Too lazy I've been to back you up,
Too cheap to cough up 5 bucks,
Too deaf to hear your crying song:

“What I want from you is to have from me
what you've withheld from me so wrongly all along"

Help me give my Note 2 her games and apps back for good.

Hadders95 says:

I need to back up my apps for when I screw up my phone and have to factory reset it....

ebphd says:

Need to back up my data in a safe and reliable way!

adamatus says:

I would like back up my pics and research documents and notes

tddriskill says:

I absolutely must backup all my saved worlds from Minecraft. Well that and where's my water game data.

hisownhero says:

I'm going to backup all of my two year old daughters pictures and videos since birth. It would be great to share these memories with friends and family on the go. I would also like to backup all of my important work documents so I can easily pull them up when I visit customer businesses. I took advantage of the promo for my Nexus 4, so this would be perfect. Thanks for the opportunity AC.

bikerbob1789 says:

Angry birds. Don't want my kids to cry.

piaband says:

I'm about to try out an aosp app on my rezound...need to back up everything.

synrix says:

1. My device is not rooted
2. I don't have any backup app
3. recently ordered a new 64GB SDXC, heard terror stories about the said SDXC faulty and died, would love to backup my whole SDXC and phone preferably.

MrPib says:

I back up all of my apps!
Now gimme gimme!

acard811 says:

Really need to back up my app data and messages. Pick me!

Deuce643 says:

It would be great to be able to save all my game data.

UTSkiBum says:

I would backup photos of my children and videos of my family.

RHFlorida says:

I need to back up the notes on my reading.

randall2580 says:

Sweet! Koush and AC rock! pick me

dskwerl says:

Awesome! I'll sign up for this. I tried it out a few weeks ago when it was announced, and it worked pretty great. Since I mess with ROMs quite a bit, not losing all my settings for Google Authenticator and Authenticator would be handy, nevermind all the other apps that I have to log in for.

EHokie says:

I'm a flashaholic on my Evo 3D, and would love one of these codes to back up to Google Drive! I back up all my app data so when I get an update every week I don't lose all progress in games and login info for other apps! I love this app because it's a billion times more simple than Titanium Backup!

dakid2k6 says:

Need one so I can back up all my pics songs apps and save data. Sucks getting far in games and have to start fresh on a new device.

Comineeyeaha says:

Most of my apps don't have data that I need to keep, but the games I install absolutely need a backup. If I switch devices, I don't want to lose all of my progress. Also, since Carbon does device syncing, I can throw birds all over the place on my phone and tablet without losing progress.

plotsy_aces says:

Gotta backup my apps and settings. Nothing goes better with a shiny new Nexus 4 than some fantastic apps from great devs

I have plenty of games that I play on my aging tablet and phone that I would love to keep synced!

Calot says:

I would really like to back up some app data, messages and some pics. It would make my life a bit easier.

parms says:

I need to back up my essential data like my Angry Birds and Jetpack Joyride progress. If I'd lose it (or my wife deletes it), I'd lose my bragging rights!

bonestx says:

Backup everything and allow me to sync between devices.

mark06067 says:

I would love to have 1 app to backup all my stuff, especially photo. ( I lost my wifes pregnancy photos she almost divorced me. Had to have a 2nd kid just to make up for it.) Thank God I actually wanted a 2nd.

krusty46 says:

After the day I just had, winning one would be great

Carl Stone says:

Pictures and videos are automatically backed up to G+, but I'd love to have my apps backed up, so I don't lose progress in my all important games. :-)

Eloquence says:

I am your fanatical crack-flasher! :-) I need Carbon to backup not only my apps but my system settings, tweaks to services.jar and all sorts of things with the help of root!

Jeff Kinslow says:

I back up my games so I can use them throughout my devices!!

greenmonster says:

Pictures and game data.

EVERYTHING!!! I love rooting but my wife doesn't so I can never back up any of her stuff and this app is the greatest thing ever. I have been waiting for it. Soooooo.....winner winner chicken dinner?

cguilbeau22 says:

I need to backup all my pictures and gaming data. Google should have this built into android.

ramblerd says:

Backing up app data is why I started looking into root! Now my passwords and emails and pesky game saves nay be safe!!

rxgadget says:

I have 2 volunteer organizations I work with and I need to carry certain documents with me per meeting. If for some reason I lose a file or forget to back it up it is gone and I am in trouble. The other important items I keep backed up are all my photos of my kids. I have lost too many photos of my kids because of a phone or SD card error. Having a backup system available is essential.

ramblerd says:

Backing up app data is why I started looking into root! Now my passwords and emails and pesky game saves nay be safe!!

dealicious says:


Data Data Data

-Awesome video on Carbon

asuman1179 says:

Sounds like some great software!

kgbj83 says:

Photos, messages and app data. Especially game data, I hate losing progress switching phones.

Marmap says:

There's a few game backups I'd like to keep safe...

Actually, I need everything backed up.

pgmb says:

I am needing to backup app and data info for a Galaxy Tab 10.1 (wifi only) version that I am in the works to root. I told my kids that it may loose all the data from the games they play. My oldest freaked out about loosing "all her hard work" as she calls it from the app Tap Dragon Park, so this app would help back that up pre-rooting.

Shay D. Life says:

I'd use it for ease of moving data between my devices. Two phones and a tablet are a headache for data movement.

ottoman says:

I need an easy way to backup all apps and store them in the cloud. Flashing demands an easy way to do this.

Good luck, everybody.

ineedme says:

My nexus 4 & 7 sync

mmtowns says:

I'd like to backup my new N4!

bnpoteet94 says:

I've got apps out the wazzoo to back up

priority9 says:

I have tried the free version so far and like it. Makes it easy to back my device. For the games that I do play, it would be nice to be save, restore and continue from where I left off. I do also store other data and images on the device and a quick back up of them would be great. Don't need to go through a whole lengthy process everytime I want to reload the operating system. Plus with a key, storage option to the could would be perfect.

Alex Bird says:

Hi guys.

I'd love to backup pretty much all my apps because I'm constantly downloading and trying new apps. There just isnt enough space for every android app!

Alex Bird says:

Hi guys.

I'd love to backup pretty much all my apps because I'm constantly downloading and trying new apps. There just isnt enough space for every android app!

Ironman212 says:

Phil is the man.

I'd back up all my Angry Birds games lol

Aside from the standard apps, games, videos (movies), documents, I also need to backup all my code that I try to work on daily. And though I'm just a basic Technical Support Analyst / Production Control Analyst, I truly enjoy breaking and fixing anything that has to do with Android. Having a strong background in Linux / SQL etc... I need a better grip on polymorphism & inheritance in JAVA = SO PLEASE HELP???? This would be a huge help in saving all my code.

Tiltowait says:

I need to backup all my app data, so I can transfer saves between devices.

Wolfsv says:

Need to backup up all of my great apps!

RED71STAR says:

I do all of my work & school stuff from my phone. A computer is something I can't afford. A free download key would be awesome. Not to mention photos and all my Dungelot progress.

Demodocus says:

I need to backup everything so I can finally root my phone and install a custom ROM!

blu8503 says:

I am using the free version now and would love the backup and restore option from google drive for all my games, so when I switch roms I dont loose my spot

tejaaa says:

need the cloud backups!

I need to back up all my apps with their settings!! Thanks!!

I'd backup my app data and pictures keeping my valuable data intact regardless of what happens to my device.

I'd backup my app data and pictures keeping my valuable data intact regardless of what happens to my device.

dcross9818 says:

I would back up my game data so I can swap between devices.

thecdn says:

I'm a rom flashing whore and need the best tool to backup and restore. This looks like it could be it.

Mordac says:

Yes, me too. TiBackup is nice, but this looks better. -M

jkovacs says:

I need to backup apps and their associated data.

Joe K.

TBayTom says:

I'd backup all my pics!

jpbass7 says:

This is such a great app! I would use it to further enable my flashing addiction. Thanks Koush and AC.

jdcalzada says:

I'm a sysadmin, use anag (nagios client) for monitor my servers, need a way to easily backup and restore all my settings every time I change my ROM.. please!

15israellai says:

adb backup -all -noapk everything.ab > DROPBOX! (BOX/GDRIVE)
Yes, things get awesome when you get it into the cloud.

RMSullivan says:

I am a flashaholic. I have a Xoom, nexus 4 and gnex. I need a better way to backup and restore apps! Too many times starting over on games, too much time spent signing in AGAIN, you get the picture. To finally get past level 4 on cut the rope or angry birds would make me feel much better. Plus, being able to restore the same data to all devices would just rock. Please pick this flasher!

betsuni says:

I would love to be able to back up all my games that I have many hours logged. Mostly angry birds and pop cap games. Especially considering I wouldn't have to be rooted.

I want to back up and sync game data since google won't do it for me -____-.

fleetfoot says:

I need to backup photos, documents and music.

Green_Laser says:

I'd backup every app I can... Not sure if this takes care of settings apps or not, or just does 3rd party apps but
As always, thanks for the opportunity!

MrJazz says:

The options are endless!

jzee923 says:

I'm always flashing new roms so I like to backup everything, especially all my SMS, all the time.

rchiu says:

Easy way to backup photos and other app data.

I would like to back up all my data from my apps. Im sick of losing everything all my data from changing roms

tjmc22 says:

sounds good. count me in, please!

I would like to back up all my data from my apps. Im sick of losing everything all my data from changing roms

amgala says:

Count me in!

kg_jettaIV says:

I'd love to get one so I can back up all my games and app data. I really need to wipe my phone but I've been too lazy to do a backup manually.

kissmykitty says:

I need an easy way to backup photos, apps, and the various notepad-type files I keep on my devices. Thank you for the giveaway!


I need to back up... Everything

toonhead85 says:

I think the most important thing I need to backup is app data. I switch between ROMs as they come out (Stock => CM10 => MIUI) to try new features, or just to switch things up for the moment.

soullover says:

backing up my girlfriend sms so I can read it when i miss her

soullover says:

backing up my girlfriend sms so I can read it when i miss her

soullover says:

backing up my girlfriend sms so I can read it when i miss her

Cyberspew says:

I'd love to sync apps and games across devices! Thanks for the giveaway!

soullover says:

backing up my girlfriend sms so I can read it when i miss her

soullover says:

backing up my girlfriend sms so I can read it when i miss her

James Bang says:

I like to back that ass up... also my data heavy apps.

IAmSixNine says:

Would love to be able to back up game data and have a way to save that to Dropbox or Google drive.

slick8125 says:

titanium is hit or miss for me, i'd love to try this out

bmxrideher says:

This is exactly what I've been needing! Too much copying and pasting between devices to keep apps synchronized!

Dan Maurer says:

Not sure how I would use it as I have Titanium Back up, but Love all that Koush Does so would love to try this out in a premium fashion

QUIK_LS1 says:

I'd like to backup my secret coordinates to Castle Greyskull, the recipe for Clear Pepsi, and my blackmail photos of the original Tickle Me Elmo. Thanks for the chance to prosper.

cubez says:

This will make my life a lot easier when I pick up the nexus 4.

fauxsure says:

Hot damn 724 goes nothing

squintyboy says:

Contacts music pics

b0btech says:

need the backup. I have a ton of pics of my little guy Robby!!!

SkinsFan1987 says:

I need one to back up all the pictures and videos of my daughter; she's almost 2 years old, and I've been taking pictures and videos of her just about every day. I'd hate to lose those.

Broncho says:

I'll give Carbon a shot to see how well it works. I'd like to have it back up my apps and app data so if I have to do a hard reset I don't have to start from scratch.

Dr_virus says:

I would back up Apps photo and videos

mviglesias57 says:

I'd like to backup my game data and pictures of my grandkid!

jfeath01#CB says:

Having the ability to backup and sync my Galaxy Nexus and HP Touchpad to either Google Drive or Dropbox is great since they don't have an external SD card.

I would love to receive a code. Im in the process of attempting to unlock and do some stuff with my Galaxy S3, and this would ease my mind for sure.
Thank you.

godsgeek says:

Back up all the bits, I say!

wwwjr says:

Everyting mon!

9teen says:

I need to backup because its the way android should be!

I live in constant fear of losing my high score on Temple Run. So yeah, I'd encase that in carbon.

svimes says:

I want to back up my game data so I can unlock the bootloader and root my N7 without losing my progress.

ryanf says:

WOW Awesome timing!

I need to backup everything to setup my Nexus 4!

Just received my Nexus 4 and my SIM card should arrive tomorrow or Friday. I need to get everything transferred over from my original HTC Droid Incredible running CM7! It's been just shy of 3 great years with the DInc but I'm PUMPED to have my N4 in my hands. The thing is BLAZING fast! Now just to get my apps and data setup!

zarxic says:

I'm getting ready to get my first tablet, need to get my game data to it!

untcodegeek says:

This would be great to make backups of both my devices! Having cloud support makes it even better!! Just have to win!!

Craig King says:

I want everything backed up and synced between my Galaxy Note and Nexus 10. Then I also want my daughters Galaxy Tab 2 backed up nightly.

rocketcuse says:

I need to have an app that will back up my apps data on a non-rooted S3.

izeilfel says:

I need pics, apps and app data backed up, it be great so I don't lose game data too :)

The_Martin says:

I need to back up everything as I have to do a factory reset of my Galaxy Nexus as it seems to be throwing a wobbly!

I have the free version installed but can't update it (I am getting the "Error receiving information from server [RPC:S-5:AEC-0]" message and the suggested fixes in the forums aren't working so factory reset is called for)

I am a self diagnosed flashaholic! Need an easy way to back up and restore my app data between ROMs! Thanks for the great contest AC Team!

Mobile-dom says:

All the stuffs, i back up all the stuffs, apps, games, pictures of family etc would love this, and plus i just blew all my wages on other apps :(

evell269 says:

I would love to backup my apps and everything else!

The_Chlero says:

I would like to backup my pictures, call logs, contact numbers, whatsapp conversations, sms, audio notes, quick notes, system settings, game progress and documents outside Google Drive.

I really would like to win on of those codes because in my country there's no way to pay this article through Google Play Store

Edrill says:

Constant ROM changes means this comes in very handy to backup apps and data!

Been waiting for this app for a while, glad it's out of beta.

amellerbe says:

Everything. Why would you only backup some stuff?

pmjj says:

Man, this would be a great app to have I have 188 apps on my phone, it would be such a time saver to have this app for my phone I would not have to let each one re-download each time I change Roms lol!!

fastsnake98 says:

I need this to backup everything on my phone easily. Great work!!

gabcab says:

I'd backup my work files.

housetube says:

I'd backup a new copy of carbon!

Jrockttu says:

I'd like to see if this works as well as I'd hope when I'm switching ROMs. I need a fast and simple way to backup and restore my apps!

Martavious says:

AWESOME! Missed the codes earlier today and really would like to get the Pro version! Thanks!

Go Android! says:

My Android Central app data :).

This would be a great tool to backup my checkbook and games to the cloud. Excited to see it work!

genoist says:

I need to back up game data. I want to be able to play Final Fantasy Dimensions on my phone AND my tablet!

draconos says:

As much as I rom it would be nice to be able to backup to a central location without the need for usb and such.

Shibby513 says:

I thought about getting Titanium Backup but it's entirely too complicated. If this is easier I think I'd like to try it. I have music, school pdf's and .doc's, and pictures but it's mostly the documents I'm concerned about having access to no matter what so I moved them to the sdcard. The apps are what take the longest and I don't always have the best wifi to redownload them so this would be perfect.

cbombaz says:

Amazing app, Would love to be able to fill in the missing link of being able sync my games to my tablet and vise versa.

munkyhead86 says:

I'd want a way to save mostly the pics I take. They are priceless.
Other than that, have my apps saved in the cloud is a big plus.

y2whisper says:

Would love to get one of these codes two devices to back up and I switch devices 2x a year

rockyjay says:

I use it to backup everything since I flash a lot of Cyanogenmod Nightlies.

oneouthere says:

I use my nexus devices for school and I would like to back my text books and app I have on them.

Antrromet says:

Best way to backup all my media (audio and videos) as I download everything on my phone and want the same on my laptop.

MSchantz says:

Back up my car maintenance, Google Authenticator (:(), docs, Llama configurations, photos, videos, recordings of my kid playing at contests, and all that jazz!

I need to back up my games.

I need to back up literary everything on my phone. This would be perfect for me

faceless says:

I would Love to try it out!

I need to back up game and other app data in order to sync across multiple devices.

kevhaz says:

I would use it to backup all my photos of my kids, and cute and fuzzy kittens, oh and my plans for world domination.....

fyrfytr24 says:

This would be perfect for backing up the pictures of my 3yr old and my 8 month old. When my wifes phone got stolen we lot a lot of pictures of our 3yr old when he was an infant because we had no way to back them up

abtxpress says:

I could use the gdrive storage.

teletron says:

I've been backing up my apps since I was on my droid eris running cupcake. Would be nice to do it on the latest and greatest on 4.2 jelly bean.

I need to back up my Angry Birds game saves :-)

kiki527 says:

I link to sync my password app, jump desktop and other apps that have lots of customizing settings.

sumyunguy says:

I would love to be able to back up my apps and transfer between devices Rom Flashing.

jhonjjj says:

All of my apps data

looking to backup my pictures

hbar98 says:

I would like a code because I'm about to change phones! This would make it so much easier!

dessa says:

I use Carbon to back up current apps data for restore after burning a new ROM. I usr Ti Backup and My Backup nightly/weekly, but they hold old uninstalled apps.
Carbon is quick and simple; just what you want pre burn.

And yes, I am paranoid about data loss! Aren't you? After all, there are only 2 kinds of device users - those that have lost data and those that will lose data. And that reduces to those that will lose data!

willsemi says:

I really like one because is very dissapointing to play every game again and losse all my data when I update my cell, i would love to try this app specially the cloud backup. Thanks

Vyrlokar says:

I need to keep my game saves synced across devices, obviously

farsidavid says:

Sync Games....simply

ChillFactorz says:

looking forward on backing up all my texts and personaly phone data. I'm like to flash new builds to my SkyRocket I always seem to lose my text messages. and personal settings.

Banefire says:

I need to backup al of mygame data

norton says:

i need everything backed up on my phone, i have a lot of apps that i would hate to redownload and i always hoped that android would incorporate something like this in their own software one day! at least theres this now! great app!

Only1Z says:

I could use this right now! My girlfriend's broken Nexus 4 is going back tomorrow and her new one just arrived. It would be great to back up the Nexus 4 that is going back and restore it to the new phone. That would be awesome!

wakingbadger says:

Backing up/Syncing game data would be a big help...

kiwiw says:

I'm always backing up my data, can't wait to try the real deal with sync available across devices.

ba_hamilton says:

I back it all up - Photos, files, themes, apks.

jtio says:

Definitely need this for WhatsApp backup! Oh and the other 144 apps on my phone LOL

vNaK says:

Thanks for contest. I'm looking to backup all my apps and work files

Wanna backup temple run before I root my new device :)

rsanchez1 says:

I want one, I need to back up my apps.

I will say one other thing though. Couldn't the other app drop a vowel like all the coo apps are doing? Carbn or Crbon, or even Crbn? lol

damjr312 says:

Same reasons as most, but especially because it'd be free!

damjr312 says:

Same reasons as most, but especially because it'd be free!

I want to backup all my apps, app data, and settings to the cloud before I reset my Rezound to factory settings... again. Such a hassle to re-download everything, but re-configuring is worse.

FIDLAR says:

I have a serious case of flashing numbers of roms, mostly to give back feedback and help out people, and would like a carbon code to backup all my data to my DropBox so I can better manage it. I use the free version of Titanium Backup and you already know how long it takes to restore app+data and also takes too much space on my sd card..would love to receive a code from you guys to make flashing roms easier and therefore keep on helping the XDA community :D

HoldFastHope says:

I would backup my apps and app data to the cloud. Great feature!

nor3bo says:

Yes please, would love for backing up all apps and synq'ing game data across phone and tablet

foozwald says:

Would it be juvenile for me to say I'd like to back my thang up?

OmahaPlaya says:

Buying a new phone Friday night and I could use this very much.

jasonsf says:

I'd love to sync game progress between devices!

mrmexican87 says:

I switch phones a lot so this would be awesome!

sd4david says:

I'd back up my pictures, lesson plans, and taxes, to begin with.

dud680 says:

Gotta back Cut the Rope! It would be a pain to play it over :(

frostbyte32 says:

I'd like to backup all my data.

jean15paul says:

I need to backup app data between ROM flashing. Can't loose my Granny Smith progress, because it's too hard to play again. :-)

joediver says:

Love how quick and easy this is. Much more user friendly than Titanium!

Miguel Avila says:

I would like to back up my app data! Playing games on different systems without the same data is a bummer :/

ttukayaker88 says:

I'd like to backup the essentials. Documents, music, and photos.

rmarcucci says:

I need it to backup my more than 200 apps!

I really need one. Thank you.

rawrrbot says:

I would backup all of my app data, especially save games for like Grand Theft Auto and Angry Birds.

eszklar says:

Probably too late but I can try.

norpan says:

I need to back up my game data.

psitech says:

Seems I change roms more than I do my underwear at times! This would make my obsession that much easier. Thanks to Koush and the AndroidCentral guys for making this happen!

longebane says:

I'd like to backup my apps and data because I frequently test and develop roms and format often.

nnavinraj says:

I flash like 2-3 ROM's a week. If I have to backup all the data and restore it and resinstall all the apps I might as well not flash new ROM at all. Carbon Backup gives me that functionality. Its better than titanium backup in that it doesn't require root and also it does only thing and does that perfectly!

radixe says:

I backup all my apps and data to the storage card usually. Downloading them all over again from the supposedly backup from google is just too unreliable and painfully slow over my current internet connection

ShinKen says:

Thanks android central!

rushfan says:

It would be amazing to sync my game data between my phone and tablet.

richar524 says:

It will become easy to backup game and app data in cloud..great...:-)

djkleric says:

I would like to have a code. I will be backing up my girlfriends GS 3, because Her phone keeps messing up. I want to do a factory reset and she isnt rooted. This is the only way.

daniel2744 says:

This is perfect for backing up all my gaming data. This is great!!

LucenNox says:

Mostly games, but backing up a few other apps like pulse where I've configured custom settings would be very nice.

wxmancanada says:

Oh man, I wish I saw this 24 minutes ago - here's hoping the "sometime after midnight" is really 12:25 AM! Would love a copy of this!

Raadius says:

Ill just be honest, I really want this app but cant afford it. Plus my phone bill is past due, and I owe AT&T like $250.

BUT I really want this app, it works over WIFI? Sense I probably wont have a data connection to use it :/

slinky1914 says:

Used it to back up apps before I rooted my nexus 4. Great app.

KennyC78 says:

I need to backup the data I have meticulously entered for my expense tracking as well as my car's fuel mileage tracking.

rtmartinez24 says:

I need to back up my game data and other app data especially since I am a flashaholic...

backup games and pictures for my son and nephew so its on all of my devices.

p4r4n01d says:

I would use Carbon to backup all my game save data (I'm very paranoid about loosing it). I don't want what happened with Cut the Rope to happen again where I lost all the save data after I had to hand the phone back. From 100% complete to nothing as I couldn't backup the save data without root. With Carbon, that need never happen again.

doomstang says:

Damn I want one...I'm always needing to backup and restore stuff

Channan says:

Aw crap hope I'm not too late.

Jesse Moyer says:

I'd like a copy to back up my tons of Android apps, as I constantly flash ROMs.

I just hate having to restore all my apps manually. This would be a great way to backup and restore all my apps.

imtravis says:

I'd love one so I could back up my Porn.. I mean my important data, such as pics, and documents.

I use Titanium Backup, but I honestly find this app superior for the following reasons:

1. It allows me to back up just the app data.
2. It allows me to create groups. This is especially useful as I'll mention later on.
3. The cloud backup allows me to sync apps and data to other Android devices.

Ok, so why are all three important to me? I'm about to become a full fledged reviewer for a tech site. That means I'll be using different Android devices from time to time. The Cloud Syncing feature allows me to quickly set up review units to my needs. The Apps Group allows me to pick which apps I want synced based on my personal phone to be used for the review. And the fact that I only backup the data means that my Google Drive won't fill up anytime soon. But the best thing is that I don't need to root the review units to be able to do all these! This is an absolute Godsend! I only have the free version installed at the moment. I'm still waiting for the review units to be delivered to me. I absolutely NEED the unlock code to Pro :-)

I would love to be able to back up my photos, documents and all my coding material. Automatically would also be brilliant because it can take a while and having time is not always easy.

c177flyr says:

I need to backup app and game saves because I have an obsession with switching ROMs

ut00wj says:

I would like to backup my data and sync it across my Tablet and Phone using Google Drive.

Lulubinx says:

For backing up my photos and Ebooks!

shlomo99 says:

I hope the app can backup "everything" - like a nandroid backup - not just data, pictures and apps that are really easy to backup with many backup apps out there or just by copying over WiFi to my PC.

Pretty much everything! This is what Android has been missing.

debsawyer says:

Please, pretty please!

Kor770 says:

Game saves across different Android devices!
can't put up with having to play on my tablet for HOURS to get to the Same level as on my phone!

japclev says:

My wife no root.. My wife need backup bad... Help me help her

FaisDogg says:

I would like to backup my app list, some of my photos, and documents

zhyrul says:

I installed carbon after you post and its great! I have an HTC One S and its backup system is horrible, with the last update I lost everything so... Yes , I definitely would love to properly backup my data :)

bevon says:

I would save backup photos of my 9 month old son :)

SteveCr48 says:

I need to backup sms and logs

smmate3 says:

I would love to backup all my apps in one place in the cloud so I can access them anytime I want instead of messing with an sd card and switching it between different phones. Such a pain. But this app would be perfect for me.

fuzzylumpkin says:

What could be more important than game saves?

fuzzylumpkin says:

What could be more important than game saves?

fuzzylumpkin says:

What could be more important than game saves?

fuzzylumpkin says:

What could be more important than game saves?

Mike A1 says:

It would just be nice to be able to transfer data from phone to tablet and have a safe storage of everything, the amount of times i had to do the first few levels of angrybirds is getting ridiculous and i never seem to move from there. also having the ability to transfer stuff from phone to phone(change my phone at least 2 times a year) and phone to tablet(streamline my data) would be amazing.

ErickMendez says:

id like one

mugurelu says:

I'm a hard time gamer and a "medium time" flasher of new roms.
This app allows to save in the cloud games data, apps data, different customizations, uccw projects, all that I could possibly desire.
It is great!
Sure hope to win one license. If not I'll sure be buying one!

Yell0w says:

Need it for all my games.

I need to backup all my data before I wipe and flash roms, and use carbon again to restore as well. And when I get a second Android device, I'll install carbon on there to keep both devices constantly synced.

Krasauskas says:

I don't really have anything special to back up except for app data. Using the cloud part would be AWESOME :)

tlgem says:

Just got back from a short stay on the OTHER side having a backup system for my dna would be icing on the green guy cake!

bartclan says:

Let's backup my system so I can install an alternate ROM


I should backup my photos, documents and message-logs on a regular base

I'd use carbon to back up all my games and apps and have it synced over my devices. No more starting all over again. Also transferring back ups from one device to another is especially convenient

Bonics says:

I backup almost everything! App settings and don't forget About the game progresses. Messages, pictures and videos!

Carbon might have less features than Titanium Backup, but its UI is much More intuitive and works out as expected. Its very helpful on regular users.


JSP0421 says:

I want carbon :)

Droid-kun says:

I'd like one to sync apps & data between my phone (S3) and tablet (Touchmate MID750).

BUTKE says:

great app! I will back up my personal stuff, docs, images, along with my important apps + data.
good luck !

gsainath4u says:

Carbon is great for backing up all the data, including the app-data.
Need a 'Premium Code' to get rid of the cable and to backup the backup to the cloud ;)

philip67 says:

I want to backup call logs, sms and APN settings.

Mdmar says:

I'd really like one copy to give to my brother! He's a new smartphoner and totally afraid of rooting - ie, cant use Titanium. Carbon seems to be the utility for him when backing up his brand new SIII 4G!

valapsp says:

Backing up NFS MW is vital for me as I have to hard reset my tablet ASAP.

JillB says:

I'd back up the photos I take of my adorable grandson, as well as the other data on my GNex and my Nexus 10. I already use the free version of Carbon, but being able to schedule backups, and have them in the cloud, would be amazing.

fdothivanka says:

Particularly I'd like to backup my Google apps and other apps that is linked to my gmail account. So that I don't have to generate application specific passwords and allow them individually. Moreover I don't wanna lose my game high scores too :-)

Wow... so much data to backup... my Minecraft worlds need a backup!!!

JeeKTan says:

I'm gonna back up all my crap to the cloud since I got way too much space on Google Drive.

DevilInPgh says:

Probably too late, but I'm gonna comment anyways.

I'm planning on changing providers in June (sayonara Sprint, hi once again Verizon), and with changing providers comes changing phones. I sure don't want to lose all my progress on a lot of games (Where's My Water, Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds), because it's no fun going through all the levels again, being that's why I haven't played some of these games in a while to get back to my progress. Also, I don't want to manually re-enter all the login info for apps like Stitcher and TuneIn.

Mrtax says:

I'd especially like to backup all of my pics! :-)

Droneous says:

I'd like to have an unlock code because I often flash roms, and lose all the game saves. Well, with Carbon I could finally finish a game!

BoltonRed says:

Alot of apps have some sort of backup/restore function, so for me it's restoring games to where you were last that is a big plus for me.

iGalione says:

carbon, carbon, carbon me... back up never what it used to be no.... (in my marvin gaye, mercy me groove)

Wildyc says:

I would like to backup Apps data that is missing on the builtin Android OS, such as SMS/MMS, apps/games data/saves, especially those data sitting on the non accessible (without root) partition, so it can be restored on another devices easily. One less reason to root.

PapaDocta says:

mostly games and some news apps

I love loading roms please help me with my addiction

lesithdx says:

Game data, APNs, Important texts