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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Is it possible to backup apk from an installed application?

I got some huge games which I don't play regularly but don't want to delete either. Is it possible to backup those apps as apk so that I can install them offline later? I'm not talking about backing ...
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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 ...
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New phone: How to transfer game progress?

I'm planning to buy a new Android phone and I'd like to be able to transfer the progress I have made at several games to the new device, so I won't have to play all the levels again from scratch. I ...
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Backup memos from Samsung Galaxy S and restore it on a Nexus 5

I just bought a Nexus 5 and I'm in the process of backing up and restore all the things I need from my old Galaxy S to my new Nexus 5. One of the thing I need the most is restoring the hundreds of ...
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Deleteing photos from device but still have them in the backup (default Google+)

I've been looking all over for a proper explanation of how to delete photos from the device (nexus 5) to reclaim some space, while being sure that the pictures are still in the Google+ backup. ...
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Is there a way to back up a device so it can be executed in a virtual Machine (without rooting)?

The question is thus: It is very plausible for an android user to want to back up his information... completely. In this case, I'm wondering if it is possible to backup an android device in such a ...
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Google+ Auto Backup failed

When looking at my photos in the Google+ app, at the bottom is a footer that says "Backup failed" with a retry button. The backup still fails when I click Retry. Is there a way to find out why Auto ...
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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?
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Backup and Restore with Holo ( ADB ) from N4 to another N4 - some questions

I am soon receiving a replacement device for my Nexus 4, that got some problems charging now and then. Some questions regarding Holo Backup: It shall be no problem to restore a "Backup all without ...
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Export WiFi x509 client certificate

My Android (4.4) device has a WiFi configured which uses WPA2-TLS authentication with client certificates. I got my hands on the wpa_supplicant configuration and the relevant entry looks like this: ...
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How to transfer Viber message history to a new phone

Since Viber currently doesn't offer backup and restore functionality, I resorted to using Titanium Backup for transferring message history to a new phone. However, after the restore, when launching ...
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How do you delete thousands of text messages at once?

I have a HTC vivid and need to delete about 30,000 texts. Every time I try to do it, it freezes my phone. The same thing happens when I try to create a backup.
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How to do backups and updates properly with full device encryption?

I think about the following use cases: 'Perfectly' reverse encryption without losing settings Update ROMs. Even if /system, /data, /sdcard (internal) are encrypted Low level Backups with CWM. When ...
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How to restore ColorNote notes after factory reset?

I forgot to backup my notes before factory reset and now apparently I have lost them all. Before doing factory reset though, Back up my data option in Settings >> Backup & Restore was checked but ...
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Backup interrupted - repeat icons already backed up or skip?

I started a backup using Kies 3.2. Backing up Samsung Note 4. Backup completed videos. Then backup interrupted by cable disconnection. Do I need to repeat the icons that have a green checkmark on ...
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Carbon backup discovery issues with Nexus 7

I have made a backup of my Nexus 7 before its bootloader was unlocked with Carbon and the companion Windows app; I then took the Carbon folder from internal storage to my computer disk. An unlock, ...
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What does TRWP backup include?

If I would take a backup via TRWP, does it include all my apps, app data, messages, contacts or it would just take backup of the ROM only, so I could get a fresh ROM with factory restored when I ...
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How to change backup folder?

Hi and thank you for your prog.! I would ask, how can I restore the backups to the device? And, also, can I change the default folder of the backups? Thanks again
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LG G2 mini (android) contact restore via LG Backup(SD card) or laptop

I have an LG G2 mini (android system) that i had to factory restore. Before restoring, I backed up all my contacts both on an SD card viathe LG Backup app; and also copied all files onto my laptop ...
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adb v backup & restore

Two ways to back up apps are adb (for example, adb -apk -noshared -all) and backup/restore (settings - backup % reset - Backup my data, also known as google backup). What's the difference? Is one ...
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adb backup non-rooted before changing android version

I am planning to change from Lollipop to KitKat on my non-rooted Nexus 5. I'd like to keep as much data and settings as possible. I've used adb to back up my sdcard. I'd like to use adb to backup ...
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How to save contacts from ZTE origin to google?

There is not an option to sync contacts to gmail account. Please help!
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No confirm prompt when trying to use adb backup

I'm trying to do an adb backup of my Galaxy S3 (i747m), but after receiving the "Now unlock your device and confirm the backup operation" order from adb, I never receive the prompt on the device. It ...
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Black and broken touch screen on a phone. Can I still transfer contacts and sms? [duplicate]

A few days ago my galaxy note 2 fell off my bed and the screen just went black. It's still on, I can tell because I still receive notifications, and I can still turn the volume up and down. Although ...
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I need to do a factory reset on my phone [duplicate]

I need to do a factory reset of my phone. I have the Alcatel one touch fierce 2 How and where do I back up my apps and data.
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Recovery Mode: Backup options not showing

I want to put a custom ROM on my LG G2. I have successfully applied root permissions using IORoot v25. However I am unable to create a backup of the stock ROM. I have tried several ways using the ...
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How to access Android APKs without rooting

I recently bought a 7" Android ICS tablet as a gift for a friend. Unfortunately it's not a Store supported device, so I can't download from the Store. There are a number of sites that allow you to ...
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Backup contacts, photos, apps, remove google account, and replace with dummy account

I want to unlink my main Google account from my phone and use a dummy account instead. I don't really use any of Google's services on my phone like gmail, voice, etc. For security, loss reasons and to ...
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Google Backup: Multiple devices using the same account - what happens on Restore?

It is nothing new that one can use multiple Android devices with a single Google account. Switching on a new device for the first time asks whether one wants to store one's data with Google, which ...
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how can I debug a failed restore from a full adb backup of non-rooted phone?

How can I check / see why a full backup did not work for restoring with adb? The long story: # Hello there, I need some info on how or if it is possible to make use of my full adb restore file or ...
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Is there a way to store/backup messages for a specific app (GrindR)? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to save chat messages that are stored locally on my device using GrindR app on Android. Is there a way to do this? GrindR official support said I'm afraid that your ...
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How do I backup and restore a Moto X to a replacement Moto X? (Apps, icons, and SMS)

I used the Motorola Migrate utility to copy my data such as SMS, photos, and other stuff to my replacement phone. What I'm missing is my apps (Google Authenticator) and the data that goes with those ...
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Photos no longer backing up

I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5. Some time after February 5th, news photos stopped automatically synching / backing up to my google plus photos. If i send them in a text or use them in a app ...
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How to enable debug mode on Sony Xperia V with broken touch screen? [duplicate]

My Sony Xperia V touch screen is broken in the right corner. The rest of the screen doesn't respond, but the LCD works fine. I need to make a full backup, but I can't activate debug mode. Also, ...
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How do I swap the content of two phones

I have two Samsung Galaxy S3 phones running Android 4.3 (one for me and one for my wife) I no longer use my phone regularly (I switched to another phone) but I still need it occasionally (for things ...
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Backup apps on SGS 2 with broken display?

the display of my Samsung Galaxy S2 got broken and I need to backup my apps. Is that possible without the phone's screen? There are no backup apps on the phone and it's not rooted. I don't know the ...
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Can I set my HTC Desire into sync-mode without using touch screen

The screen of my HTC Desire just broke (It's not shattered, but it's completely black). I have no reason to believe anything else is broken (When I start it up, I hear the short tune that plays when ...
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Pulling dbdata file with not rooted device

The screen of my Galaxy S is broken, so I can't see anything and the touchscreen doesn't work. After a while, I managed to get everything I needed from the /sdcard folder with adb. Now I have some ...
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Getting my data off of a G2 with a broken screen

I have a T-mobile G2 (aka HTC desire Z) with a broken screen. I have not rooted it or ever enabled debugging. I would like to get the data off of this phone and onto my replacement. Is there any way ...
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Is there anyway to save my contacts and texts on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with broken screen? [duplicate]

Broke my screen, and it's dead. I searched the forums, and I could not find an answer. I don't care about my media files, but my contacts are really important to me. I already ordered the new Nexus 5, ...
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How to perform a full system dump/backup with a broken screen?

So, yesterday my phone took a serious tumble. It is now essentially useless, as the screen either fails to turn on, or when it does, there is nothing useful to see (just lines of primary colors, ...
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I Need Help Getting Contacts from Broken Android!

My Huawei Mercury M886 fell out of my lap when getting out of the car and it got run over... Its not rooted. The screen is completely shattered off and I cant use the touchscreen or buttons so I cant ...
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How do I backup data (SMS/contacts) from a device with a broken screen?

I just broke the screen of my (unrooted) Galaxy S. How do I get back my SMS and contacts? PS: I tried Kies but it won't detect my phone for some reason. (Kies works fine with another Galaxy I ...
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ROMManager does not backup my sd-ext

I am using rooted LG P500 running stock 2.3.3. Recently I partitioned my SD card using ROMManager in to three partitions (swap, ext and usb storage). I checked with Mini Partition Tool and understood ...
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Restoring iPhone backed-up Viber messages to Viber app in Android phone

Is it possible to restore backed-up messages using iPhone-Viber app to a Viber app in an Android device? Thanks!
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How to get back system apps?

Recently i ran into a problem, i have linked all my apps including the system apps to the External partition using the link2sd app. unconsciously, i have taken the memory card and formatted the whole ...
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How to restores autobacked up photos from cloud to my device

My old phone broke and I had to buy a new one. Now, I can access my photos through the "photos app" but they are all online, on the cloud. I want them back in my device. Without going to Google ...
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Backup device without root access [duplicate]

I am thinking of rooting my device. However, to not lose any data i'd like to somehow backup it. I have taken a look at Helium Backup, but i am not sure how well it will work. What is the best way to ...
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How do you extract an App's data from a full backup made through “adb backup”?

I have been backing up my Nexus 7 with adb backup to back up all files into an encrypted backup. I see that you can restore from a backup with adb restore, but that would wipe all my existing data on ...
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adb restore across different devices, android versions

Once upon a time, I ran this on an Android 4.3.0 Nexus 7 2012 running ParanoidAndroid: adb backup -all -nosystem -apk -shared \ -f backup-all-nosystem-apk-shared-201309132331 Now I would love to ...