If you’re a ROM flashing addict, you’re no doubt well acquainted with ROM Manager, a popular application for rooted users to quickly and easily backup and restore custom ROMs and recoveries. Looks like the developer, ClockworkMod (also known as Koushik Dutta) is back again, taking a break from some of his other great apps like DeskSMS to work on a new project dubbed Carbon (no, it’s not a Twitter app).
Carbon is an app that will backup and restore applications (and all their data) for easy restoring onto new devices, or fresh ROM flashes. Sure, there are plenty of apps that do similar, but Carbon will not only backup apps to your SD card and your PC and/or cloud services like Google Drive and Dropbox, but allows you to sync apps between multiple devices as well.
Still very much in beta form, the app is not yet available on the Play Store, but can be downloaded from Koush’s post on Google+ for free (although it will expire after 1 week). In this early state it does require root permissions to perform backups, but the final version will be available to everyone — root or not.
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