What should I do (backup) prior to doing factory reset?

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    What should I do (backup) prior to doing factory reset?

    I'm having problems with froyo, I'm hoping a factory reset will fix my problems...

    what should I do (backup) before doing this? I exported a list of apps using aTrackDog

    also, what is the best way to perform a factory reset? I don't want to do this if I'm going to run into the same problems.

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    I'd like to second this request. I'm having issues with my phone not ringing properly. I had custom tones for different activities on my phone and now my default ringtone is just some strange quick beeping and not what I had previously set. Text messages only vibrate now and do not make their sound at all. From all I've read about this issue, everyone says to do a factory reset. I think its pretty freakin' stupid that I have to format a phone to fix this. I don't want to spend the time reconfiguring everything. I have a love/hate with the Droid at the moment. Though customization is really nice sometimes...I just want a phone that simply works and doesn't come with headaches. I'm no Apple fanboy by any means, but iOS just does things right.

    So...yea...what's the proper way to go about backing up / saving everything and performing a proper reset?

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    You know what...nevermind that. I mean, it'd still be good to know proper steps and all, but I've resolved the issue. Some how, the phone had forgotten what tones I had set. I went into Settings > Sounds > Ringtone and it didn't have any of the radio buttons checked so I guess there's some system default it was trying to use. Same with my ChompSMS notification...went into those settings and none of the radio buttons were checked anymore. Strange that it lost that configuration, but at least I didn't have to format.

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    Bear in mind that when you do a re-set (I learned this the hard way) anything stored on your phone will vaporize. If you have apps that store data (like car maintenance, voice recordings, sticky notes, etc) they will disappear.

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    I'm having problems with froyo, I'm hoping a factory reset will fix my problems...

    what should I do (backup) before doing this? I exported a list of apps using aTrackDog

    also, what is the best way to perform a factory reset? I don't want to do this if I'm going to run into the same problems.

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    So I backed up my SMS... took a snapshot of my apps, then reset. It's kind of nice that I'm starting from scratch in the sense I'm only installing apps as I need them. Less bloat.

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    I agree. I had so many useless apps that were just sitting in my drawer or sitting on my homescreen. If you can't remember to download it, you didn't use it, and don't need it on your phone.

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