ClockworkMod’s Carbon Hopes to Bring App Backups to Everyone

ClockworkMod’s Carbon Hopes to Bring App Backups to Everyone

Jan 17, 2013

Koushik Dutta of ClockworkMod, known for things like ClockworkMod Recovery and ROM Manager, has a new app in beta that could prove to be extremely handy for Android users concerned about backing up their data. Tentatively named Carbon, this backup app for Android 4.0 and up devices will let users backup their app data to Google Drive or Dropox, and restore to any device. In fact, it will be possible to easily restore apps from another device that is on and set up with Carbon, in order to sync between devices. Yes, this means that it will be possible to sync game saves between devices. As well, backups can be saved to the SD card.

While the app in beta currently requires a rooted device, Koushik Dutta is planning on making it not require root, so everyone should hopefully be able to get into the app backup game, unlike the current state of affairs with Titanium Backup. The Carbon beta can be downloaded from Koushik Dutta’s Google+ post about the app.

Carter Dotson
Carter Dotson, editor of Android Rundown, has been covering Android since late 2010, and the mobile industry as a whole since 2009. Originally from Texas, he has recently moved to Chicago. He loves both iOS and Android for what they are - we can all get along!
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