Ben Wagner from Ultimate Networx has made yet another handy tool for Windows Phone users, WP7 Easy Backup. The Easy Backup tool does not use any registry hacks or PSK files. It creates easy backups that include Messages, Apps, settings etc. Except for Zune purchases (Videos & Music). I have tested it on the Nokia Lumia 800 & it also has been tested on the HTC HD7 with full success. Unfortunately Zune does not currently allow for on demand Back-ups, the only time back-ups are allowed are when the device goes through an update.
It’s an easy step by step to create a backup using the WP7 Easy Backup
Step 1) Download the WP7 Easy Backup Tool
Step 2) Extract the Zip folder
Step 3) Open the folder & click on Wp7EasyBackup.exe
Step 4) Click Next
Step 5) Click backup
Please Note: Your Windows Phone must be plugged in and screen unlocked.
During the backup process the phone will reboot into an unusable mode so hang on tight and wait for the backup to complete. It normal would take in-between 5-20 Mins (Depending on the amount of storage is being used on your phone)
Step 6) Back Up complete the phone reboots, you may see a notification on your phone which states that an update failed but that means successful backup.
So what if everything falls apart and you need to restore your device, well its even more simpler to do.
Step 1) Launch application
Step 2) Plug your device and press the restore button and in 5-20mins all your apps and message etc will be restored.
PLEASE not for all music, videos and pictures you will need to sync with Zune afterwards
If you have any questions feel free to drop a comment below.