For questions regarding the Google Authenticator, part of Google's 2-step verification.

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How do I back up Google Authenticator?

I'm starting to use Google Authenticator for more and more things now, but I've just realized that if I lose my phone, or if I need to wipe and restore it to install new firmware, I will lose all of ...
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Can I wipe my phone even if I use it for 2-step verification?

I fear that if I reset my phone to factory defaults I'll never be able to access my Google Account again, since I use the Google Authentication app on it to provide the 2nd step of the verification. ...
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Why does the Google Authenticator app have “obsolete” in its title on Play Store?

Why does the Google Authenticator app have "obsolete" in its title on Play Store? Does it work? Can I still use it for two-factor authentication? Is there a preferred method?
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How to migrate accounts to new Google Authenticator app?

I broke my cellphone which had the Google Authenticator app and several other accounts attached to it for two factor authentication like Dropbox, Evernote, AWS, etc. Now I got a new phone and ...