Needs Root: Yes. Extra features, like saving app data, are limited without root.
My Backup Pro is another reliable Android standby, providing another full-featured Android backup solution for mobile users, with extra features available for rooted users. My Backup Pro features app and data backup, with automation as well as cloud backup options, migrating apps and data to another device, and more. The free version provides users with a full-featured 30-day demo of the paid app.
Verdict: Whether your phone is rooted or not, users should be able to safely stow their data with My Backup Pro, though you'll want to be rooted to save your application settings and data.