One of Android’s biggest weakness is the inability to backup all the user installed apps and its data without root access. That changes today with the release of Carbon – App Sync and Backup from Koushik Dutta.
Carbon will work on all Android 4.0+ running devices, and can backup all your installed apps and its data without root access. The app can backup the data either to your phone’s SD card, PC or to cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Box and Google Drive. You can also setup a schedule at which the app will automatically take backups of your installed apps and app data, and upload it to the cloud.
The only catch here is that before you can start using the Carbon app, you are required to use the desktop client of Carbon. Otherwise, users without root access won’t be able to use the app. Users with root access can directly use the app without the need to use the desktop client of the app. Non-root users are also required to use the desktop client of Carbon each time they restart their device.
Carbon is available as a free download in the Play Store with an IAP (In-App Purchase) of $4.99 to unlock the premium features of the app.
P.S. – Carbon will not work on Motorola devices due to a bug that breaks Google’s Backup and Restore service.