Stop paying subscription fee for cloud storage plan. Get yourself a personal backup hub like Synology BeeDrive. No worry about data privacy as everything is stored locally. And you can access school or work projects anytime via file explorer. In addition, it is a great replacement for Google Photos to backup all your photos and videos. Interested? Read on…
Synology today announced the release of BeeDrive, a compact data hub that backs up personal files and photos from your computer, phone, and tablet simultaneously. In less than three minutes of setup, any PC user can start protecting their files with BeeDrive at fast local transfer speeds, while ensuring complete data privacy and ownership.
Yes, always backup all photos and videos from your mobile device. You can copy / move them to home PC or store them in cloud storage. Do remember to backup them because accident might happen which your mobile device is lost or stolen. All your precious memory in photos and videos will be gone as well. Therefore, always make a backup copy. Luckily, Google makes our life easier by giving us Google Photos application which has photo and video auto backup ability for free. Yup, you can choose unlimited cloud storage available at high quality or store up to 15GB original size for free. Personally, I recommend using unlimited cloud storage as it support up to 16 megapixels (MP) photo quality which is more than enough for most mobile devices out there. And the good news, Google Photos is available for both Android and iOS.
One of the must use feature in Samsung Galaxy S4 is ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) Nandroid backup. You are not utilizing CWM if you don’t ever use its backup function. Yes, you need to create a backup first before apply any mod or install custom kernel, ROM. This is a must to do task. It will create a full system backup (all applications, settings and data). And let you to restore to the backup stage if anything bad happen. Who know the stuff that you plan to install is safe. In order to use Nandroid backup, you need to install CWM on Galaxy S4 first. Installation done? Let’s get started…
There are 2 types of ClockworkMod Nandroid backup format ~ original tar format and new dup format. Tar backup format is good to store another copy at other places like PC or cloud storage. On the other hand, dup format is good for incremental backup for saving disk space. Before Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, older version CWM Nandroid backup is stored at user disk space. But latest version is stored at system disk space where you can’t access it from PC anymore. So how to copy CWM Nandroid backup to PC on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean?