Helium - App Sync and Backup

Helium - App Sync and Backup


Helium is the missing app sync and backup solution for Android.
Helium does NOT require root. All Android users can use Helium to backup and sync Android applications.

Helium lets you backup your apps and data to your SD card or cloud storage. With Helium, you can sync app data from your other Android devices-- even if they are not on the same network. Set up backup schedules with Helium, and never lose data again.

*Heads up: Helium will not work with the Android L Preview. adb backup is broken, and will be fixed before release. On the bright side, it seems there is active work happening on that feature, and more features being added (widget state backup and restore).*

Helium Setup
1. Install Helium on Android
a) Root user? You're done!
2. Install and run Helium Desktop (link below)
3. Connect Android to computer.
a) You may need to set your USB Connection Mode to "PTP". (Nexus 7, Nexus 10, etc)
4. Helium on Android should now be enabled.

Support Wiki
https://github.com/koush/support-wiki/wiki/Helium-Wiki

Helium (Free) features:

Backup and restore to SD card
Backup and restore from PC

Helium (Premium) features:

No ads
Automatic Backup schedules
Android to Android sync
Cloud backup and restore
* Dropbox
* Box
* Google Drive

Note: Helium is NOT available to Motorola devices. This is because Motorola phones have a bug that break Android's backup mechanism. Until this is fixed by Motorola, Helium will not work on those Androids. You can download Helium manually here:
http://download.clockworkmod.com/apks/Backup.apk
If you find that Helium *does* work on your Motorola Android, please notify me.

Note: Some Sony devices have issues with Helium. This includes the Xperia S and Xperia Z. Sony has *disabled* backup on these devices completely.

Helium Desktop Installer (non-rooted users):
http://www.clockworkmod.com/carbon

Why do you need so many Permissions?
Contacts - Backup call log and sms
SMS - Backup call log and sms
Accounts - Backup and restore from Drive
Phone State - Uniquely identify phone for Android to Android sync
Read Logs - Debugging and bug reports
Wifi - Make sure scheduled backups only happen on wifi

Recent changes:
Fix that Google Drive up real good!

Sorry for the bugs. Feel free to contact support if your Drive issues are not resolved.
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About Helium - App Sync and Backup
Helium is the missing app sync and backup solution for Android.
Helium does NOT require root. All Android users can use Helium to backup and sync Android applications.

Helium lets you backup your apps and data to your SD card or cloud storage. With Helium, you can sync app data from your other Android devices-- even if they are not on the same network. Set up backup schedules with Helium, and never lose data again.

*Heads up: Helium will not work with the Android L Preview. adb backup is broken, and will be fixed before release. On the bright side, it seems there is active work happening on that feature, and more features being added (widget state backup and restore).*

Helium Setup
1. Install Helium on Android
a) Root user? You're done!
2. Install and run Helium Desktop (link below)
3. Connect Android to computer.
a) You may need to set your USB Connection Mode to "PTP". (Nexus 7, Nexus 10, etc)
4. Helium on Android should now be enabled.

Support Wiki
https://github.com/koush/support-wiki/wiki/Helium-Wiki

Helium (Free) features:

Backup and restore to SD card
Backup and restore from PC

Helium (Premium) features:

No ads
Automatic Backup schedules
Android to Android sync
Cloud backup and restore
* Dropbox
* Box
* Google Drive

Note: Helium is NOT available to Motorola devices. This is because Motorola phones have a bug that break Android's backup mechanism. Until this is fixed by Motorola, Helium will not work on those Androids. You can download Helium manually here:
http://download.clockworkmod.com/apks/Backup.apk
If you find that Helium *does* work on your Motorola Android, please notify me.

Note: Some Sony devices have issues with Helium. This includes the Xperia S and Xperia Z. Sony has *disabled* backup on these devices completely.

Helium Desktop Installer (non-rooted users):
http://www.clockworkmod.com/carbon

Why do you need so many Permissions?
Contacts - Backup call log and sms
SMS - Backup call log and sms
Accounts - Backup and restore from Drive
Phone State - Uniquely identify phone for Android to Android sync
Read Logs - Debugging and bug reports
Wifi - Make sure scheduled backups only happen on wifi

Recent changes:
Fix that Google Drive up real good!

Sorry for the bugs. Feel free to contact support if your Drive issues are not resolved.

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A Google User
1 hours ago
Worked before, problem now Worked on primo d2, jellybean. Now in kitkat desktop app show green tick that means it connected but, in phone it really does NOT CONNECTED. Another bug- it says internal storage as sd & sd as internal in a previous version.
A Google User
2 hours ago
Phew! Took some doing, but it WORKS. I transferred all my good stuff and saved games from a Nexus 7 to Samsung Tab4. I had to connect everything to my PC first (and Helium has to be installed on all 3 devices). Then I created a backup on the Nexus. It goes into a folder called "Carbon," which I then had to transfer to the internal storage on the Samsung. Download the apps/games, restore from Helium. Tada!
A Google User
5 hours ago
Not able to use We are not able to restore on memory card 😣
A Google User
11 hours ago
Issue with pc reading my device now Dear developer, This application never worked instead 2 of my apps got deleted. Whats worse now is that my computer wont read the phone, its now read as a ''digital camera'' which this application asked to be enabled How do i change it back , as there was another option my phone had but i cannot for the life of my find the settings in my phone.
A Google User
11 hours ago
Doesn't work I keep getting errors when attempting to restore. WiFi sync doesn't work at all. Restore frequently locks up, forcing me to reboot.