Carbon backs up your Android apps, syncs between devices

Android developer Koushik Dutta (Koush) is beta testing a new app tentatively called Carbon, which lets you backup your installed apps. But that’s not all it does. It will also synchronize your apps across multiple devices.

carbon beta

That’s because Carbon can backup your apps and data (including saved games, account information, and more) and upload it to online storage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

Then you can run Carbon on a second device and download the apps and data so that your saved games, Twitter account details, or other information can be shared between your phone, tablet, and other Android devices.

Carbon requires an Android 4.0 or later device that’s been rooted to work properly. You can find a download link for the latest beta in Koush’s announcement.

If Koush is a familiar name, that’s because he’s the developer who brought us the popular ClockworkMod custom recovery tool which you can use to completely backup, restore, update, or make other changes to an Android device.

via Droid Life

  • Eric

    Nice icon.


  • Joe

    Honestly, it’d be nice if apps/games allowed you to save/backup your data to a specified directory.

  • crashsuit

    Shout-out to Titanium Backup. It can back up user and system apps and data locally, to Box, and to Dropbox. It supports individual or batch mode, multiple backups, and restoring apps and/or data, and it’s not limited to Android 4+.