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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Backup app data and restore across ROMs

I always use Titanium Backup to backup my apps' data. However, last time I tried switching to a different ROM, it didn't work very well. I let the apps be installed automatically by android, and then ...
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Handcent SMS - privacy box backup file read

Is there a way to decrypt backup file of Handcent SMS privacy box? File is by default named like: hcprivacy-loginName-D01M01Y01.z I've lost my phone but have those backup files on my computer, ...
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contacts, backup, sync issues

Houston We Have A Problem!! I did something which I slightly regret now.. I updated my Samsung Galaxy S2 ( I already rooted it, hard reset, all works fine on the previous 2.24) it was only recently I ...
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How to save or back-up whole SMS threads on SIM [duplicate]

I have a Samsung-SGH -I927 and would need to save on my SIM card or send to my email for back up several text SMS messaging threads. I know that I can do this with an individual SMS' by lightly ...
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SMS backup in Android [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? How can I make a backup of SMS messages to the SD card in Android 2.2?
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Safely “unmounting” USB for Galaxy?

I wanted to delete all of the music (not pictures or apps) off my phone, and I read that you should just plug it into the computer and delete them from there. I plugged it in, and though my phone is ...
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How do I convert a NANDroid backup into an update.zip file that works in the stock recovery mode?

For this case, consider a phone stuck in a bootloop (not fixable through data wiping or USB jigs) with no CWM Recovery and no adb or fastboot access. Only an SD Card, the stock recovery mode, and ...
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Can I safely downgrade an encrypted Asus Transformer TF101 from 8.6.5.21 to 8.6.5.19?

I want to root my encrypted Asus Transformer TF101 (Firmware 8.6.5.21; Serial B80...) and install a custom ROM. I read that the only way to do this is by downgrading to stock 8.6.5.19 and then using ...
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adb backup that operates similar to dd

Do adb backup methods contain those that operate similar to how dd backups data? So I want to know if adb backup method that hard-copies every bit of disk exists. If it does not exist, is there any ...
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Wifi passwords were not restored on a new device

I got a new galaxy nexus phone running 4.2.2 and I noticed my WiFi passwords were not restored to this device. I skipped the account login upon first start, but added it later on. Am I missing ...
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Convenient way to retain accounts/settings/icons/logins between installs?

I like installing the latest CyanogenMod nightly now and then. I do so by putting the zip on the SD card and installing it through ClockworkMod Recovery. But every time I do that, I have to do a lot ...
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Android File Transfer problem [duplicate]

I connect my Samsung S3 to my Mac and Android File Transfer says "Try reconnecting or restarting your device". I have restarted my phone and computer numerous times, uninstalled and downloaded AFT ...
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Will adb restore increment the custom binary flash counter?

With adb backup an archive of all apps and their data can be retrieved from the phone. I could not find any clear information which exact files and partitions are accessed during the process. If it ...
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Backup Possibility?

Although I am fairly technically proficient, I am very new to Android, having only very recently purchased my first Android device, the Galaxy S4 phone, T-Mobile USA version, latest stock ROM. I ...
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Multi User Backup

On a tablet I have a situation where I have multiple users with multiple accounts, and I am trying to have the phone's state backed up in such a way that if I upgrade the operating system, every user'...
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How to move apps from old Nexus7 to the new one? (multi users)

I bought a new Nexus7 and now I'd like to move a few games from my old Nexus7 to the new one. On the old and new device I have two users. (if it matters anything) I tried a few ways...at first I ...
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How to backup protected apps for later use?

I there any way i can backup the protected apps as apks as it is possible to backup free apps using the avilable backups apps for later use. why i want this: I don't want to download the apps again ...
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How to open android backup file (with .backup extension) on PC?

I created user data backup (with .backup file extension) on Philips W732 (Android 4.0.3) through service menu. I need to open it on PC and modify (I created this backup before hard reset due to ...
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How much damage could one do to an unrooted device?

I'm trying to determine if it's necessary to backup my non-rooted tablet. I plan on doing a lot of messing around but most back up utilities require root and the root exploit hasn't been found for my ...
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Backup app data without root and no micro USB port

How can I backup an app's data (i.e. Angry Birds scores and achievements) on my Nexus 7, running Android 4.2.2? My tablet is not rooted and my micro USB port is damaged, disallowing me to connect to ...
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Backing up Android device on Windows via wireless

I need a way to back up my whole Android device on my PC, which is running Windows 7. I don't have USB cable for my phone, but I have wireless router, so my best option is using Wireless connection. ...
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Possible to backup an android by just copying all the files?

Is it possible to backup an android by just copying all the files onto a PC? Is it really necessary to use a backup program? I just dragged and dropped all the files from my android internal storage,...
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Samsung Kies restore a backup from another PC

I recently did a backup as I had to send my S3 to samsung to fix a broken screen. I took my backup on my work pc and copied the whole backup folder to an external drive. I now have my phone back and ...
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Does Titanium Backup work with system using Link2SD

Titanium Backup is a root app that allows you to back up your apps and all their data. Link2SD is a root app that moves all files an app stores in internal storage to a special partition on SD card, ...
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Missing application from sdcard

I did factory reset. So, I lost application from sdcard but that application files still exist in sdcard. How do I recovery my application from sdcard. I do not have back up app data file. My phone ...
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paid apps can no longer be backed up on new android os by “my backup pro” are there any apps that still do a full backup [duplicate]

"my backup pro" response from the developer was: "Yes these are paid apps that are not longer accessible for backups on the new Android os". is there a android backup app that works on the new android ...
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What's the difference between a NANDroid backup and an ADB backup?

Could anyone explain the difference between a backup made using NANDroid and a backup made using ADB i.e. using the adb backup command? I've read that both are capable of creating full system ...
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How can I quickly remove all of my data from my device and then get it back again?

Soon, I'll have to give my phone (a non-rooted LG Nexus 4) to another person for some time. As the phone contains very sensitive information, I do not want this person to be able to access any of it. ...
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Restoring APKs + data from 4.1 to 4.2.2

I migrated from Android 4.1 (Omega) to Android 4.2.2 (SuperNexus) on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Before I did the migration I did a backup of apps with Super Backup. After this was done I moved all the ...
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Titanium Backup from Nandroid using pc

I know you can create a Titanium Backup from a Nandroid Backup using the Titanium Backup PRO app. But is there a possibility to create a Titanium Backup from a Nandroid without having a phone, i.e. ...
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Backup and restore MMS

Is it possible to backup AND restore MMS messages? It seems all the apps I've found on the app store that backup SMS and/or MMS cannot actually restore MMS messages (and similar comments on answers to ...
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Backup Android 2.3.6 app data before rooting [duplicate]

I want to create a backup of application data (game highscores etc.) for Android version 2.3.6, before I try to root. How to do it? Helium (Carbon) and Z4Root aren't compatible with my OS version / ...
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What backup option shall I chose in the Nexus 7 toolkit to backup everything on my Nexus 7?

The options are: BACKUP OPTIONS [ALL OPTIONS REQUIRE ADB MODE] Backup ALL installed apps [-all] Backup Individual Packages [a single app] ONLY Backup your Internal Storage [virtual SD Card] CWM ...
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Backup Wifi SSID and password on SGSII

I updated my sgs2 [I9100] to JB, I want it to format or wipe that clean and stable install. I can backup everything except wifi keys. I guess kies seems have it, but it was not work before. How can I ...
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Titanium Backup batch options

Does "Backup all user apps" also include app data too and does "Backup all system data" include backup of messages and contacts ?
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backing up system image before rooting: please help

I have a Samsung Galaxy S III i9300. On Windows 7 there is something called a recovery partition which contains a full compressed image of the operating system from which Windows 7 can be installed. ...
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IMEI mismatch error on restoring nandroid backup from another device(same model)

I use a Micromax A52 ... I have Gingerbread Custom Rom on it... what i want to do is backup my rom and restore it on another Micromax A52... so the models are same...vesrsions are same too... but ...
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Is it enough to restore /data with ClockworkMod? (Maybe changing systems as well

I definitely don't want to restore cache files. Why would I want to restore system files as well? If I understood Izzy's answer here, as a normal user (not a system developer) all I need is to restore ...
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Android customization Galaxy Note

Recently, Android ICS has been released in my country (Hungary) also for the Samsung Galaxy Note. That's cool, the phone updated itself to Android 4.0.3 and at first sight it was really cool and fast. ...
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Difference between “nandroid” and “nandroid + ext”

I own a CM9 Motorola Backflip MB300. I'm planning downgrading it and reapplying the stock ROM. To prevent rendering it unusable, I'm going to perform a nandroid backup, but I get two options: "backup" ...
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Can adb be used to recover SMS messages while in permanent “Safe Mode”?

I have a non-rooted Droid X2 that is in permanent "Safe mode", but I want to recover SMS messages. SMS Backup and Restore will NOT work because safe mode only allows system apps to run. adb shell ...
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Disable Backup Service in Android Emulator

I'm trying to replace sms and contacts database on Android emulator with some other (extracted from other phone). I've already succesfully pushed files into emulator (using adb push), but I have to ...
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Cloning an application with its full data store between devices

Given a generic application I would like to transfer it, full with its own data, to another device or to the emulator. After restoring the application and its /data/data/com.app directory it should ...
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How can I get backup the files from my semi-broken android before shipping it in?

I broke my Samsung Galaxy SIII (Red) last week, got a replacement in the mail, and I'm trying to back up my files (contacts, photos, etc.) onto my computer before I send the broken one in. The only ...
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Backing up Viber chat logs

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 with GB Samsung firmware, I have updated Viber through Google Play and now it won't even start. It gives me a crash error dialog and closes without even starting the ...
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Can one avoid losing everything on a Galaxy Nexus when applying a new ROM (safely)?

The makers of most ROMs suggest that you do a full device wipe when moving from one ROM to another. I have also found this is usually good practice, so data from the previous ROM does not affect the ...
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Moving from one droid to another

I have a Motorola droid with issues (but it still turns on) and I'm exchanging it for another. How can I move contacts, mail settings, etc. to the SD card so I can transfer them to the replacement ...
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How do I perform a full pre-rooting backup of an Android phone?

The question arises because the best-rated backup application (Titanium Backup) requires root. So what would one use instead when getting a really complete backup is essential? Is there a file manager-...
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How to NANDroid a phone without ClockWorkMod?

I'm almost sure that there is no ClockWorkMod Recovery for my phone (I've been reading some questions and answer in the forum and also google it with this result. So when I installed ROM Manager the ...
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How to switch sd cards when using a data2whatever (d2w) custom ROM?

I'm currently running MIUI XJ (Gingerbread 2.3.5) with d2w on my HTC Desire with the 4GB sd card it was shipped with, but as I found the joy of the occasional ROM-switch, I found myself running out of ...