I have an Asus Transformer Prime TF-201, and am upgrading to an Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF-701. Before I sell my old table, I want to backup all my data and apps, and somehow transfer them to the new tablet. Is this possible without rooting the tablet? Both are currently synced with my Google account, and on both tablets, under Settings->Backup and Restore, both tablets are set to backup information to Google.
I could start with the very same lamentations: No root no fun. As except for root only the app itself can access its data, there's no real way around -- except...
But first an elegant alternative to the mentioned Titanium Backup: While running both (rooted!) devices simultaneously, AppSync can synchronize apps and data. So you could even start some game on one device, sync, and continue on the other -- just to give you one example.
The one possibility without root requires at least ICS (Android 4.x). I'm not sure whether this works betwenn different devices (or whether some device component is used for encryption), but as far as I understood it should do: Using
adb backup and
adb restore, which requires the Android SDK installed on your computer, and is described in detail in the article on Full Backup of non-rooted devices.
I know you would like to have the transfer done without rooting. But in my opinion it can't be done. So, in case if you are ready for a compromise on rooting, you can use Titanium Backup Root app to back up and restore apps with its data and settings.
I once did this kind of transfer between two rooted phones. On the first phone, I backed up all user apps with its settings and data. I copied the TB's folder in SD card to my computer and in my other phone (already rooted) I used the same Google account and downloaded Titanium Backup. After a first run, I copied the previously copied TB's folders from computer to the other phone's SD card, over writing the existing content. After running TB in the other phone, I opted for restore all user apps with its data and I got back everything as it is.
I have news for whomever said: "Without root it's not possible" yes it is. I got a Asus transformer TF700T in Oct 12. It came with app backup. It gives you the choice of just backing up the app or app/data. Tested it and it works!
What about FruitMobile App BackUp? I haven't tested it but it looks like it can backup/restore apps and app data to/from the SD card without root.
The short answer is, this is not possible without rooting. Application data and settings can't be accessed outside the application/system by the regular user account for security reasons.