Once you have it installed, launch the app and tap on “Backup”. The best part about this app is that it allows you to backup your text messages to either your Google Drive, Dropbox account, or to your local storage. Backing up to the cloud will allow you to access and restore wirelessly, even on other devices.
On why they are doing this, I don’t know exactly why, since we also do banking on Windows computers which we have admin privileges (and thus much less secure) anyway… A relatively easy customization is to change one of the pre-built apps. If you were to develop a full alternative Android distribution, modifying or replacing some of the stock firmware file core apps would be a given. In this case, we will just tweak it, but the principles remain the same for more complex changes and revisions.
- Then you could make the decision based on this guide.
- Before starting with the instructions, make sure to take a complete device backup beforehand, just to be on the safer side.
- Thirdly, Stock ROMs are generally more reliable than custom ROMs, as they are specifically designed for the device and are less prone to errors.
- Once your phone is fully charged, install your custom ROM zip file into the internal storage.
- As methods and tips shown below will not install stock android in your device, it will help you to install stock firmware that comes with the device.
♞ There should be two devices like Mobile/tablet & Computer. ♞ USB driver should be a communication medium which connects the computer and Android device. After the Android backup is finished, you can move on to click «View Backup History» for checking whether all of your desirable files have been backed up successfully.
Like stock ROMs, custom ROMs also vary from device-to-device. However, as soon as you are bored with the Stock Android skin, install different flavors of custom ROMs and discover your phone’s maximum performance. Besides, if you don’t like the installed custom ROM, just download and flash another one.
While many of you might not be familiar with the name, LineageOS is actually the same custom ROM that started as CyanogenMod. Back in the fall of 2016, Cyanogen Inc. announced that it was discontinuing development and shut down the infrastructure behind the project. Since then, the developer community has kept the project alive, but under the name of LineageOS.