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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 ALL Android files to PC?

I've had this issue with both my GS3 and now my N5. I routinely wipe my phone and start over fresh, so using apps like TitaniumBackup and Helium does not help me since I don't plan on restoring any of ...
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deleting photos from device [duplicate]

I see this when I go to delete from the Photos app "Deleting will remove the photos and videos on your device and also any backups in your account" "Cancel"/"Delete everywhere" is there a ...
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ADB restore isn't working

I think there are a lot of this type of questions but I have a new (for me and can't find it anywhere) problem with the adb restore command. I created an adb backup -apk -shared -all and it looked ...
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Moving text messages from 2.2 to 4.2

I had recently purchased new LG Optimus L90 (model D415, Android 4.2.2, default OEM set up, Optimus UI) to replace old Optimus T (Optimus One, P509, 2.2). I had used SMS Backup+ to move my messages, ...
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How do I email Whatsapp conversations for specific contact on regular intervals?

For Whatsapp: Is there a way to email conversations from a specified contact or group on a regular interval?
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How to Backup when Samsung G S3 not booting stuck at Samsung logo?

How to Backup when Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting stuck at Samsung text logo? I can boot in the "Android System Recovery" Mode using "Volume Up"+"Home"+"Power". I don't have ADB USB Debug set up. ...
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“.sbf” files “cannot be read”

Description: I backed up my phone into a 14-part compression of ".sbf" files: 7-24-2014sbf, 7-24-2014s01.sbf, ..., 7-24-2014s13.sbf. I opened the application on my phone that I used to backup the ...
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Backup data in recovery mode of LG

In the program LG PC Suite I used the option to recover upgrade errors. Now the phone (LG E975) is in Recovery mode. There are no options it only shows the following message: Using this mode, ...
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Is it possible to copy files to PC when in download mode?

My LG E975 doesn't boot anymore after I tried to install CWM (6.0.4.5) with the help of ROM Manager (Method 1A from these instructions). I get stucked at the reboot into the stock recovery part and ...
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Is there a way to verify the integrity of a TA partition backup of Xperia phones?

I unlocked the bootloader of my Xperia P (LT22i) before I could take a backup of the TA partition (which stores DRM keys, IMEI code, etc.) Now I've read on several XDA threads and other websites that ...
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Google Authenticator and Switching or Resetting your Phone

My phone isn't working so well, so I'd like to factory reset it. However, I use Google Authenticator for a number of different websites. How can I resume using it after I rest my phone? Can I wipe ...
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Open Wifi.swi file

So. I just came back home and i forgot that there is no wifi here. But i got a wifi network i know, which i was connected to and made a backup of my phone with Kies 3. In the backup, there is a ...
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ADB has stopped working for me; *** LOCKED *** is at the top of the fastboot screen

I'm trying to root my phone (with a view to putting DebianKit onto it), and have had several attempts, each time getting a little further before stopping to look more stuff up. But now I seem to have ...
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How to backup Galaxy S3 using google? [duplicate]

I am about to switch my phone from an old Galaxy S3 to a new Galaxy S3 and would like to keep my apps, pictures, etc. How can I backup my old phone using Google so I can use that backup on my new ...
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Can I recover the events deleted from my phone local calendar?

I have an LG P700. Yesterday I tried to use LG PC Suite to back it up. PC Suite got stuck at some point of the process and asked me to disconnect the phone and restart it, in spite that the screen of ...
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Clearing photos space from device via USB, keeping auto backup

I am running out of storage space on my mobile device. I am using photos auto-backup, and would like to still be available to view my photos/videos when I want to from my device. Can I connect via ...
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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 ...
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Restoring backup from CWM recovery

I made a backup of my stock ROM before flashing a Custom ROM. I used CWM recovery. But that backup wasn't fully made due to memory constraints. But still it created files worth 1.01 GB in the backup ...
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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 ...
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How to Repair IMEI of rooted phone without backup

I recently rooted my Samsung Galaxy S2 AT&T phone (SGH-I777) with KitKat AOCP version. I used ClockworkMod 6.0.4.6 recovery. However, I encountered a problem "E: Cant mount storage/sdcard0" . I ...
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Backup of existing firmware?

Recently I bought my Xperia Z with Jellybean, and its showing available update of Kitkat, so before updating the firmware, how could I take backup of existing firmware, so that I could load if ...
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Nexus 5 backup with ADB 'pull'

Is it possible to back up all the user data on my Nexus 5 (apps, pictures, everything) by running the following command while the device is in recovery (assuming all partitions are unmounted)? adb ...
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How to root my android device without losing data? [duplicate]

I want to root my android device but i have so much if personal data stored in it and also doesn't have a micro sd card slot. So what i was wondering that is there any way to root my device without ...
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XT1034 Custom Recovery

I recently rooted my Moto G and would like to install a custom recovery so I can make Nandroid backups of my device. I apologize for being a noob. Since I am already rooted, I would like to install ...
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Is it safe to cross flash partitions across devices?

I've got my Nexus 5 replaced today. I was wondering if I could make a backup from the recovery on device A and flash this on device B? They are exactly the same, just a different physical device.
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Is it possible to transfer EVERYTHING from one Nexus 5 to another? [duplicate]

I just broke the screen on my phone, and the way my insurance works, they're going to replace it with a new one... However, I've spent a lot of time setting up everything in my phone, and would like ...
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full backup for deployment and reproduction

I am currently working on a project on a Geniatech ATV1220 Device running Android 4.2.2. I need some applications on this device with specific settings like Debian Kit with openssh, openvpn, nodejs ...
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I can't find the boot/recovery partitions on my Android phone for backup - where are they?

I'm trying to back up boot.img, recovery.img, and system.img on my Android phone. I've found several mentions of running this command: cat proc/mtd and then just using dd to copy the listed mount ...
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Is it possible to backup/export MMS in TextSecure?

I'd like to export my messages from TextSecure into the default KitKat messaging app. I successfully exported a plaintext backup, but I can't figure out how to backup MMS messages.
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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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How do I generally take a full device snapshot?

I've just recently replaced my phones and tablet with newer Android devices, notably: AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3 AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE With new devices of ...
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Xperia S Backup & Restore: Could not back up media files and downloaded apps with data

When I tried backing up my Xperia S, the default Backup & Restore would backup only system apps. It says "Could not back up" for "Media files" and for "Downloaded apps with data". Screenshot:
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adb backup probably fails when trying to backup a single application

Following the advice here http://android.stackexchange.com/a/38277/27533, I am trying to migrate the application from Nexus 7 to ASUS ME302C. (Actually, my daughter desperately needs that -- you know, ...
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NANDroid backup/restore of CM11 encrypted device after wipe

is it possible to restore a NANDroid backup of a encrypted device running CyanogeMod 11 (KitKat 4.4.2) after performing "Format Data" in TWRP recovery (this function wipes the encrypted partitions)? ...
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What all does ADB backup and how do I restore part of it?

I am soon going to unlock bootloader and root my Nexus 5, but I didn't wanted to wipe all the data so I thought of using the ADB backup function to restore after rooting is done. adb backup [-f ...
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where android backup its data?

For some reason, I had to reset my nexus5. Thankfully, I had "Backup my data" on. So, most of my settings are back. But I need to access the backup to change the wallpaper position (it has reset my ...
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How can I make an APK backup from an installed and configured XBMC?

I sell boxes with XBMC pre installed and preconfigured however it takes a long time to manually configure it with each add-on and then setup to my liking it. I was wondering if it were possible to ...
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My nandroid backups are around 2gb, I'm told it shouldn't be this big

my nandroid backups are over 2gb and someone told me they shouldn't be that big. What might the culprits be? It would be nice to keep the backups on my phone if they were smaller. Not sure how ...
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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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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 import/ restore vmg sms backup to android?

I have got an old Samsung mobile that exports all the SMS messages in .vmg format ? How can I restore those messages on my android format ? Is there any tool to convert .vmg messages to .xml so I ...
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Restore app data from a copied 'com.company.appname' folder

Before wiping my 2012 Nexus 7 I created an app backup using the Backup function of the Nexus Root Toolkit (v1.8.2). This produced a large .ab file. I want to restore a single app to the newly ...
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internal storage not mounted on ubislate 7cz

Earlier when I used to connect my phone to my computer both my memory card and phone storage gets mounted automatically after I disconnect my android tablet from desktop, but recently only my memory ...
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What is the purpose of an app disallowing backups (android:allowBackup=“false”)?

I'm asking specifically because Helium (the application formerly known as Carbon) uses root permissions to do data backups and with root I can manually (through the shell or Root Explorer) back up ...
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How can I export my game progress in the Tower Defense application to another Android device without using a com2us account?

I use com2us' Tower Defense application. How can I export my game progress in the Tower Defense application to another Android device without using a com2us account?
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Backing up broken android device

I have an android device running KitKat 4.4.2 (not rooted; developer stuff turned on) and I shattered the digitizer. I can still see what's on the screen but I can't interact with it1. I tried using ...
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How to backup locked apps?

Device: Huawei Y300 Android: Jelly Bean; no root I'd like to backup apps (their APKs). There are some apps that can't be backuped with ES File Explorer. AppMonster marks them as locked, and I've ...
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ADB backup is not working

I just tried to make a backup from my Nexus 5 (before installing CM 11) It is unlocked but not rooted. On PC side I'm working with Ubuntu 13.10. When I type adb backup –all -apk -nosystem –f ...
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Is there anyway to save my contacts and texts on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with broken screen?

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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Google Photos Auto-Backup Exclude folder

I have Auto Backup enabled in Google Now for Photos. I also have Local Folders enabled so that photos produced by apps other than the camera get backed up too. However, this then includes photos and ...