I love my Epic, but it was being a pain in the ass (but am guessing that’s because more for Sprint with “network” and “server” errors, despite the +$10 charge for having a 4G phone). I went to Best Buy (I know, I know! There are no tech stores around my area anymore), and the guy said I should upgrade from Android 2.1 to 2.2, and since my phone is rooted, that would be an issue as to why my phone was being stupid and refused to upgrade from 2.1-> 2.2 by itself. (Network error != software error, but anyway, this is Best Buy). Kinda sucks when my business requires my phone to be rooted, and who the hell wants those stupid required Sprint apps anyway? They were useless. So the idea was, back up phone, wipe to factory install, reinstall everything else. Painful.
Anyway, so I went home and lo an’ behold, Sprint had the software available on their open source market site. A manual upgrade ftw! But, how to backup all of my images and apps just in case? I haven’t done this before, so it was off to the Market. I found AppMonster, and by god, this app saved my butt. I backed up my apps and images to my SD card, popped in the upgrade and voila. After zee upgrade, I just find / reinstall AppMonster from the Market and use it to reinstall all of my apps again, after I re-rooted the phone.
For all of you on the Epic who need to backup/restore your apps, I definitely recommend AppMonster. And Root. I am root.
P.S. – I didn’t program AM, so it’s not a shameless self-plug.