You may remember that Koush released an app called Carbon a while ago. It was an app that could backup your phone’s data, with or without root. That was the unique selling point: you did not need root to do a backup. However, it seems that Koush ran into some trademark issues, because the app has been renamed to Helium. We can’t say that it’s a worse name, luckily.
Along with a name change, the app did get a few new features in the update. Here is a full changelog:
- Carbon has been renamed to “Helium” (trademark issue)
- App icons are now stored in a .nomedia directory as a hidden dot file. Redo your backups to hopefully clear out the gallery spam.
- Fixed a bugs with PC Restore.
- Helium’s Windows Installer now includes the Universal ADB Driver as part of the installation. If you had device detection problems before, this may fix it!
- Cloud backups are now managed separately per device
- Wifi settings can now be backed up (root required)
To give it a go, hit the source link and download it. It’s free, so you have nothing to lose! There is a paid version, but it hasn’t been updated to the new Helium name just yet.