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I backup my 8300 regularly. I do it manually and do a complete backup. Today, I had to wipe my phone for one reason or another. When I wiped it it prompted to wipe 3rd party apps as well. I did that thinking I could restore from my backup.

When the phone reset and I re-activated my BES, I hooked up to DM to do a restore. None of my third party apps, settings, etc. restored.

Maybe someone can help me understand how backup works and doesn't. Thanks.
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System Backup, to my understanding, does not include 3rd party apps, for reasons unbeknownst to me.

For future application, you should use this:
http://www.blackberryforums.com/rim-...arty-apps.html

I would use this method each time you install a new 3rd Party App and when you update your OS.

Hope this helps.
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GCW, thanks. I found that after I had posted. I suppose the larger question that I'm asking is: What exactly does DM's backup back up?

Being on BES, I don't need Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Tasks, etc. backed up. So what am I protecting when I do a backup via DM?

I'm used to the Windows Mobile world where I used Sprite Backup which completely backed up my phone, registry settings, customizations, etc. If, for some reason, I had to hard reset ("wipe" in BB terms) the phone, I could restore from a backup and be right back where I started.

I lost all my settings for the BB OS and 3rd party apps (not to mention the apps themselves.) So, what does backup do?
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