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How To Backup and Restore The Orange San Francisco / ZTE Blade / ZTE U-V800

Choose from a full backup/restore or a partial backup/restore.


There are two types of backups you can perform – a “full backup” and a “settings and apps backup”. The following explains these two types of backups and why you might want to perform one over the other.

  • Full backup – Creates a 100% backup of your phone to the sd card. You can restore the backup at any time.

    There are some examples for why you would want to perform a full backup. Say you are using a custom ROM. One day, a new custom ROM is released that is supposedly better. You are unsure, so you want to test the new ROM first, but at the same time you don’t want to completely wipe your phone and loose everything in case you don’t like the new ROM. If you create a full backup before you install the new ROM, you can be sure to restore your phone to the exact state it was before, at any time. You can create as many full backups as you wish – one for each ROM if you like.


  • Settings and apps backup – exactly what it says on the tin. It only backs up your settings and apps. It will not backup your ROM.

    There are some examples for why you would want to perform a settings and apps backup. Say you want to install a brand new custom ROM, but at the same time you but you don’t want to go through the hassle of reinstalling all the apps manually and changing all the settings manually. If you perform a settings and apps backup before install a new ROM, it will create a backup of your settings and apps onto your sd card. Then, once you have installed the new ROM, you can restore the settings and apps. Widgets and homescreen settings cannot be backed up with this method.


Full backup + restore


How to perform a full backup


  1. If you haven’t already, install ClockworkMod Recovery onto your phone.
  2. Unplug the phone from the charger/PC and take out the battery.
  3. Replace the battery.
  4. Turn on the phone whilst holding the Volume Down button on the side of your phone. Continue to hold the Volume Down button for 5 seconds.
  5. ClockworkMod Recovery should load on your phone.
  6. Use the Volume buttons on the side of the phone to highlight backup and restore.
  7. Press the Home button to select.
  8. Highlight Backup and press the Home button.
  9. Wait for the backup to complete. It may take up to 10 minutes.
  10. Once complete, highlight reboot system now and press the Home button.


How to restore a full backup


  1. Unplug the phone from the charger/PC and take out the battery.
  2. Replace the battery.
  3. Turn on the phone whilst holding the Volume Down button on the side of your phone. Continue to hold the Volume Down button for 5 seconds.
  4. ClockworkMod Recovery should load on your phone.
  5. Use the Volume buttons on the side of the phone to highlight backup and restore.
  6. Press the Home button to select.
  7. Highlight Restore and press the Home button.
  8. Highlight the backup you want to restore and press the Home button. The backup will be named by the date and time the backup was originally performed at.
  9. Highlight Yes – Restore and press the Home button.
  10. Wait for the restore to complete. It may take up to 10 minutes.
  11. Once complete, highlight reboot system now and press the Home button.


Settings and apps backup + restore


How to perform a settings and app backup


  1. If you haven’t already, you need to root your phone.  It can be done straight from the phone and takes less than one minute.  See How to root the Orange San Francisco / ZTE Blade.
  2. After you have rooted your phone, turn it off and on again.
  3. Open the Browser from the app list on your phone.
  4. Visit tinyurl.com/tbackup
  5. Tap Titanium Backup root.
  6. Download and Install Titanium Backup.
  7. Launch Titanium Backup from the app list.
  8. Superuser will now ask for permission. Tap Allow.
  9. Tap the Backup/Restore tab.
  10. Press the Menu physical button on your phone.
  11. Tap Batch.
  12. Tap Backup all user apps + system data (or select another option if you only want to backup certain parts from your phone)
  13. Tap Run the batch operation.
  14. Done! The backup will be saved to a folder named TitaniumBackup on your SD card.


How to restore a settings and app backup


  1. If you haven’t already, you need to root your phone.  It can be done straight from the phone and takes less than one minute.  See How to root the Orange San Francisco / ZTE Blade.
  2. After you have rooted your phone, turn it off and on again.
  3. Open the Browser from the app list on your phone.
  4. Visit tinyurl.com/tbackup
  5. Tap Titanium Backup root.
  6. Download and Install Titanium Backup.
  7. Launch Titanium Backup from the app list.
  8. Superuser will now ask for permission. Tap Allow.
  9. Tap the Backup/Restore tab.
  10. Press the Menu physical button on your phone.
  11. Tap Batch.
  12. Tap Restore missing apps + all system data.
  13. Tap Run the batch operation.
  14. Done! Turn of your phone and on again. You will need to readjust widgets and the wallpaper.