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 to save an ISO (or similar) of a whole Android system?

A friend has 2 android tablets. One has problems (it might be too much stuff installed but not sure) and the other is fine. He wants his faulty android to be exactly the same as his good one. How ...
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ADB is not fully backup my device

I am backing up my device. When I restore it in another device, I see that some settings is not restored. For instance, Google accounts, security settings etc. How can I fix that? UPDATE: I used ...
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What is the command line syntax of ClockworkMod recovery?

Background: I recently broke my phone's touch screen; everything else is working - I can even send inputs using adb shell sendevent ... and view the screen with screencap. ADB while in recovery works ...
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how to remove google + auto back up pictures

Is there a way I can remove the auto back up folder from my S4. Its taking up a lot of space for the backup folder of just pictures and I dont want it there.
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Restore a backup of a newer android version to a phone with an older one

I have a backup.ab of android 5.0 and would like to restore on a android 4.4. When executing the command adb restore backup.ab, I get the logcat output W/BackupManagerService﹕ Wrong header version: 3 ...
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restoring data to my samsung grand 2 from kies 2.6 to kies 3

I baked up my contacts on kies 2.6 from Grand 1 and Now i hav Grand 2 and it is asking that you have to install kies 3 instead of kies 2.6 to connect your device, but installing kies 3 will ...
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LG d500 F6 Cannot reflash stock ROM and restore backup

I have an LG D500 Optimus F6 that was sold to me new by T-Mobile. I rooted it successfully with KingoRoot. I created a custom recovery with the recovery.apk file on my external SD card. I rebooted and ...
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Where do Hike and WhatsApp store their messages?

Does anyone here knows where Hike/WhatsApp store their messages? I know WhatsApp's Database can be found on the SD card, but it is created every day at 4 AM, and deleted if the file is more than 7 ...
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Is it possible to migrate apps and their data from one unrooted Android phone to another?

I would like to migrate apps and their data from one phone to another without too much faffing around, like: rooting (very convoluted device specific process with a lot of ambiguity around it and ...
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Is it possible to use Linux/unix's dd to make an image backup of an android phone with the phone off?

My current position: Nexus 5 Unlocked with TWRP Recovery I've been wanting to "rom hop" for a bit, but I'd like to have a good, solid foundation to return to in case of catastrophic failure. If ...
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Why does this app not restore from Google Backup until I specify the set in adb?

I read this great answer about how sets work, but I'm seeing behavior I don't understand in this app. I just installed on a device that has never had the app installed (I think, see bottom) and ...
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What is actually included in an “Android backup”?

I'm really confused with the myriad of backup options and what they actually cover. I'll try to break down my understanding in this question and ask for corrections and answers to fill in the gaps. ...
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How to backup/restore specific apps for factory reset?

I have a Nexus 7 2013 and now with Android 5.0 I would like to get rid of all the try and error I made with my first tablet through a factory reset. I want to backup and restore most of my apps but ...
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make nandroid backup including data/media

I use multirom and want to create a single complete restorative backup of the primary rom, and all secondary roms including all data for roms. Secondatry roms are stored in the data/media folder.
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Recursive adb pull

How to copy a whole directory (and all of its content recursively) over USB with adb pull? For instance to backup the SD card. Attempt: $ adb pull /sdcard backup failed to copy '/sdcard' to ...
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TWRP backup need to see contacts

installed TWRP on my SGH-S959G. Did a backup before I loaded a cyanomod rom on my phone. Now I need to get my contacts information. How can I see the information.
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sms backup+ didn't restore everything

I had to reset my phone and I used sms backup+ to restore text messages. The text messages are in random order and in each contact the messages themselves are in reverse chronological order, so I have ...
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Titanium Backup: How to schedule backup verification?

How do I schedule a "Verify backups" action in Titanium backup? The list of available actions in the "Add new schedule" dialog seem to include all standard backup actions (for example various backup ...
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Transfer SMS message history, without Google account

How can I backup and restore SMS message history, and restore on a later Android version — using only the SD card storage? I am upgrading from one device to another: Existing device: Google Nexus ...
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My Samsumg s2 locked. How can I enble the USB debugging?

My phone is locked (I forgot the PIN number). I want to back up my files. So I need to enable the USB debugging.
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Redmi 1s backup to sd card

Tried local backup on Xiomi Redmi 1s with sd card installed. The backup files are stored to internal storage. I intend to reset my phone but later restore my data. Is there is a way to nake backup ...
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Image a phone and browse on computer emulator?

I have a galaxy nexus (stock OS). During its use I have used WeChat and WhatsApp, and would like to save my chat and voice histories within these programs. Does a way exist to image my current phone ...
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How to transfer videos downloaded via coursera app from my tablet to my computer?

I tried using the answer here: Find downloaded video files via coursera app but to no avail. My device is unrooted and hence the data folder is hidden. I tried the method suggested by Naveen as well ...
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Where is my ROM backup made in recovery mode saved?

yesterday I had mz first experience with android phone - Samsung galaxy S4 mini. I followed this instructions Installing Cyanogenmod and in recovery mode I made a backup of stock ROM (as is ...
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How can I restore all my backed up data?

I wiped my old phone and got a new one today, and on my old phone I had all of Google's back-up options turned on, but it didn't sync any of my app data when I installed the apps on my new phone. ...
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MarketMarks app: How to perform Backup and Restore

MarketMarks is an excellent Android app to create a sortable wishlist for apps offered in the Android Play Store, complete with editable tags, update dates, prices, and custom notes. I can't get the ...
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How can I clone my Android tablet to another Android tablets? [duplicate]

I want to build an image file that contains apps, my settings(screen brightness) etc. After that, I want to restore it in other tablets. What is the best way to to it? Should I use ADB? Or something ...
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Why will google+ auto backup not work on my wireless network?

It appears that my pictures will not back up to google+ unless I allow the sync service to use my mobile data and disable wireless. However, when back on my wireless, syncing just locks up, saying ...
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I can't boot my nexus 4 after trying to install custom rom, please help

I am pretty new to all this stuff and i tried to install android L alpha preview on my nexus 4. I rooted my phone and downloaded the .zip file and then followed the instructions on the internet site. ...
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Does adb backup include contacts?

Does adb backup .all -f backup.ab include contacts in the backup?
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Multiple devices on a single Google account - App/Setting Syncing

I have a few Google Nexus devices that are all set up with the same Google Play account. They are all set to backup and restore and when setting up new devices they seem to pull down all the most ...
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How to automatically backup everything to a safe location

I would like to discuss the best way(s) to automatically backup all data on a phone including system, data and sdcard to a server or computer. This should be scheduled so that one will loose as little ...
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How to backup Android system and Apps with their configurations?

I ve been trying to find way to do a image backup then restore it back to a re-set device. I dont think adb backup / adb restore can do this. I installed all Apps and configured all settings for ...
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com.android.providers.telephony - merge/replace databases

I am not sure how to proceed with this. I have a few SMS/MMS databases from various backups of my phone. I would like to merge OR replace the current DB on my device, which is located in ...
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how do i manually copy my cellphone numbers from my cellphone to my computer

i am having no luck with syncing my phone numbers to my google account. so i would like to copy the numbers from my cellphone and save them on my computer. if i connect my computer to my phone. where ...
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How to get full dump from non-working phone

I have a problem... My phone Samsung gt-s5830i is not working. When I turn it on, it goes only to samsung logo, and after 3-5 minutes reboots and all again Samsung logo->reboot and so on... So I need ...
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Why doesn't Google+ auto upload all my pictures consistently and in the right sequence?

Google+ doesn't upload my photos consistently, and sometimes it uploads them out of order. Why would the app not do its job consistently? There are missing pictures, and then a week later they ...
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How to restore a Helium backup?

I am transfering to a new phone, and I backed up my stuff using helium to Dropbox. Later I copied that folder to carbon folder on my sdcard, but helium doesnt seem to detect it. Any idea how I can ...
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ADB backup creates 0-byte file; prompts for current backup password even though I never set one; “Failed to set password” for Desktop backup password

The problem: Every time I run ADB backup, I get a message near the bottom of the home screen saying Backup starting..., followed by a message saying Backup finished a few seconds later despite the ...
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How to know if there is any way to access data from a stolen Galaxy S3, or Android phone in general, via automatic backup or any other way

I apologize in advance for my ignorance. My Verizon Galaxy S3 went missing at a party. I am hoping that at least some of the data (documents, media, contacts, texts, phone calls...) was backed up ...
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Game won't update: difference between Play Store and manual Install ? (Plants vs Zombies 2)

my "Plants vs Zombies 2" won't update (it never did). I wonder if the reason is that, for the rush to have the game, I probably installed it manually downloading it from the internet. BUT, Play ...
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How to verify an ADB backup file is complete and in a good state?

This is not a duplicate of How to verify a backup file from ADB backup. The poster there probably didn't know that an unrooted phone requires -nosystem (ref) and ended with a 0 byte file, where my ...
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Is it possible to restore apps/data from 4.2.1 to 4.4.4?

I'm prepping to upgrade from PA 4.2.1 to CarbonROM 4.4.4 (VZW Galaxy Nexus). I'd prefer using TB to restore my selected apps + data I've had running on 4.2.1, but understand that this is a big jump ...
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Unlocking Nexus 4 with cracked screen [duplicate]

Recently a short fall broke not only my Nexus 4's cheap phone case, but the digitizer as well. The LCD and everything else is perfect, however the touch screen only works on the top quarter of the ...
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Request for screenshots for enabling USB Debugging on a Motorola Droid X2

I have a Droid X2 with a busted screen that seems to still provide haptic feedback, so I would guess that the touch aspect is still working. Unfortunately USB debugging is not currently enabled so I ...
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how can we clear whatsapp conversations in our contacts

I have a doubt on whatsapp msgs.my frd msg me on whatsapp I seen the whole coversation.on the next day I didn't find any conversation in my phone.I face this situation from couple of my frds.Is it ...
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Why doesn't my latest back up file appear in drop list? (Galaxy 3)

I've run a full back up on my Galaxy 3 twice in the last week so I can do a factory reset. Neither backup shows up in the drop menu when I go to restore in Kies 3. I can find the file when I do a ...
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Does Samsung KIES backup hidden photos in galery?

I made a hard reset on a friend's SAMSUNG I9082 GRAN DUOS and he forgot to tell me about his hidden items. On the KIES I selected all the possible options to keep, like a full backup (including ...
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Google+ auto backup jams up my WiFi network

For months I tried to track down a ping issue (high ping; disconnect & reconnect my router; low ping for about 20 minutes; high ping again). Turns out, thanks to this answer, it was the Google+ ...
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Safe way to backup whatsapp messages?

I recently had to reset my phone. I had the nightly msgstore.db.crypt7 file, which I fortunately decrypted (and can view in sqlite browser), but whatsapp refuses to restore from it. Maybe it is ...