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 ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
6k views

What are the benefits of “Restore Android ID from a backup” after a factory reset?

As far as I can tell Titanium Backup is the only application that has the ability to restore this ID but there's no explanation of what it is or why one would restore it. Without restoring I'm able ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

Where are my backup photos saved?

I recently had to reinstall my Android tablet and I lost all my photos in the process . I remember backing up my photos quite a few times but I don't know where they are stored . Can u please help me ?...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

How To Get Files Off a HTC M7 That Won't Stay On

I have a HTC One M7 that I need to get all the (~1GB) files off. The problem is that the phone restarts after about 10-30sec, so I don't have time to manually copy the files. Phone Info: USB ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Backup to SD card in kit kat

Is there a backup program that will allow me to back up directly to my SD card in Kit Kat without an internet connection? I currently am forced to back up to the internal storage {after clearing ...
1
vote
1answer
210 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
105 views

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. ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

How to make full backup of encrypted Lollipop Nexus 5 device?

This guide describes how to make full backup of whole memory block. My N5 is encrypted with Android 5.0. As far as I understand new mechanism, it envolves dependency on some external data taken from ...
1
vote
2answers
172 views

Restore SMS messages from a rooted phone with a broken screen to an unrooted phone

I'm trying to restore my SMS text messages from my rooted Nexus 5 with a broken screen (no display or touch capabilities) to my functioning but unrooted Nexus 5X. I can turn the rooted phone to ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
21 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
26k views

Can I manually download my wifi settings to my Android device from my Google account?

I just purchased my fourth ever Android device - An HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. When I purchased my second and third devices (Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an Asus Transformer Pad TF300T), I ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Ext4 partition clockworkmod recovery backup

Successfully installed CM7 on ZTE Blade and simple2ext (S2E) made me excited. I've partitioned my SD in CWM recovery and I guess it was Ext3 partition. But one thing was mistake. I have checked in S2E ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Galaxy S3 stuck on Samsung logo, is there anyway i can backup my data in recovery mode without rooting?

i have the original Firmware, no rooting. Recently, i got this issue where my s3 doesn't startup, it just keeps flashing the logo over and over again until the battery drains. I've already tried ...
3
votes
2answers
8k views

How to fix Cyanogenmod 7 hanging on boot animation after NO firmware changes

I've been using my Google Nexus S with Cyanogenmod 7 for about a year now. Sometimes it rebooted out of the sudden or locked up but all in all worked well. Today I rebootet the phone und since then ...
-1
votes
1answer
19 views

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. ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Need backup for “My Calendar” on S3

I have tons of info on "My Calendar" Galaxy S3, and Google Calendar sync is one-way only. I actually use a Yahoo email and would prefer to sync both ways to Yahoo or Google, but since I cannot find a ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Cyanogenmod 13 - Bootloop

I recently was playing on my PC while I noticed an update on my Oneplus One. As every other update I just downloaded it and let it flash automatically. The next thing I noticed was that it just kept ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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( ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Prevent WhatsApp from automatically backing up messages

I noticed recently that WhatsApp automatically backups messages. I get a popup every now and then when I am using WhatsApp which says "Backing up messages". I don't want WhatsApp to backup my messages....
2
votes
1answer
596 views

userdata .backup android

My tablet is not rooted. I made a backup of it through console (in recovery mode): boot my tablet in recovery mode go down to menu "backup user data" After that, in my sdcard, I have three files: ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

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' ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

Read Whatsapp Backup from Google Drive

How can we read Whatsapp messenger files from google drive backup? Does anyone know? I can see the Whatsapp Messenger In Google drive. Please help me...
-1
votes
0answers
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
12k views

My Android phone screen is un-usable, how do I transfer all my data to a new phone?

My current phone (Samsung Galaxy POP) running Andoid 2.2 has all its data including contacts and messages stored in the SD card + SIM card. However the touch screen of that phone has been damaged and ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

How to backup Viber chat message to Gmail automatically?

I see that Viber app has the feature of backing up message and send email. I want to do that automatically so as all my Viber messages are safely backuped. How can I do that with Viber app?
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
153 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
3k views

WhatsApp restored my older backup, not the latest backup

Today, 19th December, I was trying to reset my phone, but I had backed up WhatsApp first. After that I reboot my phone (Xperia Miro) and installed WhatsApp. Problem came while WhatsApp was restoring ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

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(...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Backup Bluestacks

How do I backup Bluestacks on one Windows PC to move the install to another while maintaining all installed apps and saved data? Seems like a simple procedure but I've not found a solution that does ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Best Practise for deploying a 'clone' image across 200 android tablets (Samsung GT-P7510)

My objective is to be able to create a master 'image' of an android tablet, and then duplicate that image across about 200 identical tablets to streamline the administration of a university's pool of ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Restoring apps and files after flashing a custom ROM

I recently flashed Adnroid 5.0 custom ROM by NamelesROM on my GT-i9300 S3 Samsung. I did backup my ROM by TWRP and the ROM i installed now (NamelessROM android 5.0) worked fine and i am happy with the ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
3k views

Default Launcher Crashing at Reboot, Access only to Status Bar and Settings

I have a Celkon A95 (It’s a lesser known Indian company; specs : http://www.gsmarena.com/celkon_a95-4822.php) and I’m in some serious problem here. The phone is safely rooted and runs Gingerbread 2.3....
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Checksum Error on restoring userdata*****.backup file

I gave my Phone (Celkon A95) into a service centre because of touch malfunctioning before it I backed up the user data by pressing Power and Vol+ buttons, it gave me a backup file called ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

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 ...
12
votes
2answers
17k views

Clone Android Device

I have to clone about 65 Android devices (Galaxy Tab 10.1N). I would do it with a Backup in Cyanogen Mod, but the problem with the Cyanogen Backup is, it does not backup the SD card. Does somebody ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

Online Nandroid Backup and later restore of an encrypted Android L 5.1 device

I am using an Android One phone with rooted Android 5.1 and the Online Nandroid Backup application to do live (o)nandroid backups. I am also using the built-in encryption, which encrypts the /data ...