omh1009 wrote:...I got talked out of buying one from them with all the talk here about counterfeits.
I'm coming to realize an SD card is required, specifically for app backups. I'd like to avoid paying more than once for apps, should problems arise.
Kies can backup Contacts, Music, Photos, and Videos, but not apps, settings, etc. For Kies to work, it bears repeating (and afterward returning to Mass Storage):
Settings > Wireless and network > USB Settings > Samsung Kies
Kies writes to one single file. I prefer using Windows FreeFileSync to copy all the user directories to/from my PC, allowing more control. Neither Kies nor FreeFileSync will backup or restore the apps, settings, bookmarks etc.. AppMonster, ClockworkMod, MyBackup, and Titanium apparently write to an SD card. So an SD card seems like a requirement, or do you have an alternative?