Use this tag if you have issues with backups (of apps, settings, documents) on your Android device. As this is a quite generic tag, please use a more specific tag if applicable, for example 'nandroid', 'titanium-backup', 'clockwork-mod'. For restoring your backups, 'restore' is the more appropriate ...

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How do I extract hidden app data from unrooted Samsung S5 Mini?

I tried this command: adb backup -apk -obb -shared -all -system It seems to start but then it stops at about 4 GB (from about 9.5 GB occupied storage - from 11.6 GB initially available). The ...
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How to delete photos ONLY from google photos backup?

I backed up some photos in my android device to Google Photos. I want to un-backup them. I want them to stay only internally on my device. But if I delete photos from the app it deletes them also from ...
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Photos and videos visible on phone., but impossible to import to a Mac

I have a Moto G 2nd gen, with android 6 (marshmallow). It appears that the phone contains some photos and videos which I can see through the Gallery, but I am unable to import to Photos.app on OSX. ...
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Is it possible to delete CWM backups without CWM

Previously I have installed CWM as my recovery but then I have flashed the stock rom back. CWM was removed as a result and I can no longer access CWM. I am trying to delete all the backups I made. ...
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Phone in Boot Loop & Need to Recover Data

My LG G4 is stuck in boot loop and I need to recover the data. I thought that Andriod would have a system similar to Apple's icloud backup, but it doesn't seem they do (I thought this is what 'Sync' ...
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Android full image without booting the OS

Is it possible to make a complete image backup of phone and bootloader, without starting android OS or recovery mode - just swith off the phone, attach USB cable to PC, use software X to read all data ...
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WhatsApp messages on my phone were not backed up to the latest date. My phone stopped working and new phone does not have all the messages

The last backup on my older phone for WhatsApp was on 6th may. I was using that phone till 1st June. Today I got a new phone and as predicted, messages from 6th May have not come. Any way to retrieve ...
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How to backup app settings from an unrooted kitkat phone?

The main purpose of this is to really have a copy of my Clash of Clans progress. I uninstalled my Google Play Services before to be able to install the game. Now I do not have enough storage space to ...
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Nandroid Backup Fails with extractTarFork() error

Long story short, I tried to install MultiROM on my Nexus 6P, and it failed. So I tried to restore my backup using TWRP 3.0.2.0, and it keeps failing at exactly 7800MB with the error E:extractTarFork(...
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Any way to mass delete duplicate texts?

I recently got a new phone and I restored my texts from my old device. However, something happened with the backup and now I have doubles or even triples of most of my messages. I have over 10000 ...
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Flashed my Android and now I can't display arabic, Hebrew

I followed this tuto to flash a zip to my phone (S3 mini - Android 4.4.4 ) using flashfire to show the new emojis. All seems to work well though I noticed Arabic and many other languages are not ...
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Recovering Information(Contacts,Messages) from the Android Backup file

My Android Phone Micromax a99 canvas got locked due to unknown number of trials by My kid's friend.I was left with two options - Restore factory settings - Delete/wipe user data I preferred ...
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How do I export Telegram contacts to my phone?

I'm new here. My little brother accidentally touched the "reset factory" button in settings, and now I don't have my contacts on my phone! I have 1500 (almost 400 business) contacts with more than ...
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Sync a Windows 7 computer folder with a phone SD card folder

These three questions : Synchronize a folder in an Android device with a server folder, Application for automatic synchronization of remote folders?, Synchronize an Android phone SD card folder with a ...
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Sync computer folder -> phone's external SD card, with USB cable

Background: Until a few days ago, I was happy with my Android 2.3 phone, and its Media Storage via USB cable : syncing my computer's D:/MusicLibrary/ folder with my phone's 128GB external SD Card was ...
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Extract Contacts from ADB backup?

I have a full backup from Cyanogenmod 12. I need to extract the Contacts and add them to Cyanogenmod 13. I found attempting a restore just breaks things because it restores dalvik data and system ...
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Automatically backup Skype conversations

Skype conversations three months old or older are automatically deleted (either locally our on the server, not sure). Is there a way to make sure all conversations are automatically backed up (at ...
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how to unpack backup files (*.ab) using droid explorer?

i choose unpack option by right click on my backup.ab file, but nothing happened, i am suppose to see any dialog after clicking 'unpack' ? or something ... also i cant explore my folders on my device ...
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move app_backup directly from virtualbox to physical device via adb and pipe

On my smartphone, I do not have Google Play Store (and all the other Google stuff) installed anymore (only F-Droid - I am almost Google-free!); but I still need some apps from Google Play on my ...
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How to create a backup using helium without the tether driver/adb driver

I was going to create my phone's backup using helium as it is the closest to create a full backup of an unrooted phone. Now the problem is that the software requires a tether driver provided by ...
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CWM nandroid backup takes a very long time

CWM is taking forever to do a Nandroid. It was "Backing up data" for more than two hours before I rebooted it and tried again. Now it's been the same way for about 30 minutes and I'm sure it will take ...
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Restoring SMS database in Marshmallow

My SMS database has gotten very large (45k+ messages) and as such, backing up and restoring it with SMS Backup & Restore literally takes hours. Years ago, I used to just copy/restore the mmssms.db ...
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adb restore: 'Invalid restore data'

My Nexus 6 had a hardware fault so I sent it off for RMA. Knowing in advance that it was highly likely the service people would factory reset it during the process of fixing it, I decided to do an adb ...
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Backup from internal folders to Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I'm trying to copy my files (photos, downloaded files, etc) from the internal memory to the SD card or to my Ubuntu 14.04 (see the previous question here). In the Android (4.4) "Xperia Connectivity" ...
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Backup Bluestacks Completly

How do I backup Bluestacks on one Windows PC to move the install to another while maintaining all installed apps and saved data(whastapp number)?
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ADB Backup stucks at shared storage even after rooting

I've been trying to perform an ADB backup for a D6503 Xperia Z2 but I'm always getting stuck at Shared Storage even after rooting the Device with kingroot and root checker by JRummy states that the ...
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Nexus 6P - how to retrieve data with a locked phone and broken screen?

I've smashed my phone screen and it is unresponsive and completely black, displaying nothing. The phone has also been powered off, meaning instead of my finger print for unlocking, I have to put in ...
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Manually backup and restore all partitions

I would like to backup and restore manually all partitions. I know this is not the first time this issue has been raised. There are already many links and questions on this issue, and I have reviewed ...
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I need help ensuring that (music) files downloaded on my Android device are safe, and later get them back onto my new device?

I’ve organized music files into various album folders on my Android device. I tried few backup apps, they did backup well, but dumped all my music files into one backup folder on Dropbox. Now, I’m ...
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Can I copy the app data from one phone to another phone if they both use Android?

I will be buying Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 phone and my current phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. My S3 has Android 4.2.2 and the Redmi should have Android 5 with MIUI on top as the user interface. I'm ...
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kies 3will not backup galaxy s3

kies3 is not backing up my galaxy s3. It is sometimes recognising the phone. goes through the backup cycle but backs up nothing. it sometimes flags up something about android drivers. when I went to ...
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Retrive data from Broken + Locked Screen Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Today, I used a third party ordinary charger with my Samsung Galaxy S Duos (s7562), and was shocked to see that the screen touch stopped working. Earlier, whenever I used to use third party charger, ...
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Is there a non-app tool for batch backup of APK files?

Just as the other times, an answer to my question shall not contemplate an app from either the Play Store, or any other source. What I'm after, is a tool capable to backup user apps, system apps or ...
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How Do You Save Favorite Photos on Android after Photo Backup

I'm an iPhone user. When I back up my photos with Windows Photo Wizard it automatically deletes all backed up pictures from the iPhone but then restores the photos in the folders I pointed to in ...
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Creating a backup with adb results in 41 byte file

I have an old droid RAZR Maxx (4.1.2) that I decided I want to root, but I want to make a backup first just in case. I've followed instructions from this site: http://www.howtogeek.com/125375/how-to-...
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Is an android 5.1 adb backup incompatible with android 6.0?

I recently loaded Cyanogenmod 13 on my nexus 4. Prior to flashing, I did a full adb backup and an app data backup for com.king.candycrushsaga. The only thing that seems to need restoring is the ...
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Partial Wakelock - Android System *backup* = NO deepsleep/doze mode

I'm seeing following partial wake lock through BetterBatteryStats (inside of Partial Wakelocks) and it seems that, this wake lock keeps my phone awake at all time and prevents deep sleep / doze mode( ...
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Can't make whole memory block backup

I try to make a nandroid backup (whole memory block) following this tutorial's instructions: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1818321 But the dumped mmcblk0.raw is 0 bytes. Can ...
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How to extract .backup files created by android stock recovery?

I'm using Coolpad note 3 lite, running Android 5.1. I created internal memory backup using stock recovery. Files were created in this format: userdata_yyyymmdd_HHMMSS.backup = 2GB ...
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How to replace a microSD card formatted as internal storage? [duplicate]

I've got a Motorola Moto G 2 with Android 6 Marshmallow and an old microSD 8Go formatted as internal storage. Today, I would like to replace it with a new one, bigger and faster one. BUT, I would ...
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How to backup/sync your entire unrooted android phone online or on pc? [duplicate]

I have tried many methods but I couldn't get the results I wanted. My phone is not rooted. I'm looking way to sync all my apps, photos, setting and able to restore all of my apps, photos, setting ...
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How to pull boot.img and recovery.img from Sony Xperia E4 Dual?

I have just started taking interest in porting custom rom on an android device and it requires me to have a backup/dump of boot.img and recovery.img of my device. I have Sony Xperia E4 Dual (E2115). ...
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How to restore a Google Play adb backup to use it with another version of the app (downloaded with another app store)?

I have an adb backup I created when the app was installed via Google Play. Now I want to uninstall this app and switch to the FDroid version of this app. However restoring the "Google Play version" ...
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Infinite time lapse using with cloud storge

I was looking for a solution that would send my backup directly to cloud so that my phone memory would not fill up. I am trying to make a very long time lapse (many frames over long period of time). ...
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What is the closest backup/migration method to Google's backup service that doesn't involve third party servers?

What's the next best device backup/migration method to google's backup function without actually resorting to Google? Ideally, I'd like to back up all the phone's user profiles with their apps, all ...
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adb backups fail with “Internal exception during full backup”

For a while now, I've not been able to create a full adb backup of my Nexus 4. Now finally I've been able to catch a slightly more useful error report with logcat: D/BackupManagerService( 2061): ...
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Titanium backup history setting ignored

Hello I am a happy user of Titanium Backup, except for one thing. The maximum backup history is set to 1, a single backup, but over time, the backup folder now contains 88 backups. How can I make ...
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Does adb's backup command backup user preferences that are not produced by apps?

Things like "downtime" and priority notifications and such. Also, is adb backup basically like backing up the phone to google's servers, just locally on your own workstation?
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How to comprehensively back up user-significant data from Android device without sending to google [duplicate]

I'm interested in making a thorough backup of all my customizations to my android phone. Perhaps not so far as to "image" the phone, because the phone itself is locked to a carrier and I would like to ...