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 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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Full Backup of non-rooted devices

I know I'm asking for the close-to-impossible -- as a real full-backup certainly requires root permissions. But still there are many folks around not wanting to root their devices -- afraid of voiding ...
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WhatsApp re-registration after backup

I want to flash a custom rom on my S3. I was wondering if I take a Titanium Backup of all the applications and data on my phone, would I need to re-register (sim verification) for applications like ...
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What to do after:“ No sd-ext found. Skipping backup of sd-ext”?

I want to update to cyanogenMod 9. But before doing this, I've done a nandroid backup. After the backup was created I saw this output: ClockwordMod Recovery v2.5.1.8 SD Card space free: 1296MB ...
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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 to take whatsapp backup (from Phone Memory to Sd Card) on Android

I am using Whatsapp on my android phone. Since the phone as Jellybean installed, it doesn't have "Move to SD Card" feature and hence all my whatsapp files such as Backup, Media etc were stored in ...
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Can I backup my purchased android app

I need this information because, if my data gets lost because of some reason I need to reinstall all my apps, but what about those which I've purchased. Is it necessary to purchase those purchased ...
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How to backup&restore Android device?

i have a new Nexus 4 (i.e. Jellybean 4.2.1), and i want to backup my current Nexus 4 and restore it onto the new Nexus 4. How can i do that? i've tried going into Settings -> Backup & reset -> ...
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Which version of clockwork recovery creates backups as a tar files?

I have used several versions of CWM recovery on my Motorola Droid 2. One of them was able to back up into a .tar (cache.ext3.tar, data.ext3.tar nandroid.md5, recovery.img, system.ext3.tar) as opposed ...
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What is the best way to copy a TV PC?

I had two EKB328 TV PCs and just bought another from Amazon. The price went down! I use one for a big screen TV, one for a thin client for windows, and the new one will also be used as a thin client. ...
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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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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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Read information from old Kies3 call log backup files

I have discovered that my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone has a limit in the number of items retained in the call log, after which the oldest calls are deleted. Having previously suspected that this could be ...
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How can I backup contacts on a SIM card to my computer?

My brother wants me to backup the data in his SIM card. How can I copy this to my computer without messing up my own contacts?
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How do I restore my app (K-9 Mail) settings from an adb backup?

I just installed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy Note. Before doing so I created a backup with adb: adb backup -all For some of my apps I want to restore settings. Most importantly that would be ...
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Backup and Delete

I am looking for a method of backing up my pics and videos that uploads them to cloud and deletes them from my device when I reach a wifi hotspot. I'm willing to use any cloud service, though I would ...
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Is there a way to get a picture out of a Nandroid backup?

I had a picture on my device and did a Nandroid backup and then flashed the device without transferring the picture. Can I get just the picture out? I try exploring the backup but it's just a bunch of ...
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Backup phone memory from a Samsung S2 -GT1900 , which is stuck

I have one samsung s2 . I need to backup all the files in the memory before wiping . The phone will be stuck after some 4 or 5 secs after the start and cannot use any apps to backup . Is there any ...
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Transfer ColorNote data to new phone without SD card

I'm trying (without success) to get back my old notes (I changed device). I had an Android Wiko Slim, but I changed for the Android OnePlus, and OnePlus has no external SD card. Instead, it has 64GB ...
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How can I download the backups ClockworkMod creates to my PC?

I do not see them in the /clockworkmod folder when I connect my device to my PC. I tried using adb pull but adb does not show any devices when the device is in recovery mode (only if it's booted). ...
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Automatically delete local photos that have been backed up by Google+

I use Google+ to automatically back up any photos taken with my phone. Unfortunately my phone has only 8GB storage. Is there a way to automatically delete the local copies of photos that have already ...
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Restore Google Authenticator accounts from ADB backup

About a month ago I accidently dropped my Nexus 4. Altough it dropped from only about half a meter- the screen broke and the multitouch stopped working too. I was lucky (and smart :P) enough to take a ...
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How to find out where is the baseband/radio located in MTK6582

I have A Micromax A120 Handset(India) http://www.gsmarena.com/micromax_a120_canvas_2_colors-6363.php I want to upgrade the baseband of this phone , but before that i want to backup the current one , ...
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How do I read Hike messenger back up files?

I am trying to restore the backup of Hike messenger but have been unsuccessful, but for some reason it is not recognizing the old backup. Is there any way to open it or read it on the PC?
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How to back up DSLR pictures with Android?

I'm going to be traveling soon and taking a DSLR camera and Galaxy S5 mobile phone. How could I transfer the pictures to my phone and then to a backup service such as DropBox or Google Drive? I ...
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Restore S-Memo files

A few days ago my Samsung Galaxy S4 asked to uodate the Samsung Account application which I accepted. After that all me S-Memo files are gone. They aren't in me SD-Card/S-Memo folder. And when I open ...
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Can't backup anymore Facebook & WhatsApp with adb

I've always backed up my Facebook & WhatsApp data on Android with the following command: adb backup -noapk com.facebook.katana and adb backup -noapk com.whatsapp Now, it seem it can't 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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Backup Homescreen shortcuts

I have a Galaxy S5. Last time I updated the OS, all my homescreen shortcuts and widgets were deleted and restored to the factory default, and it took an hour or 2 to set everything back the way it ...
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Flashing ROMs: Am I “Doing it Wrong?”

I'm a software developer and systems administrator, so my technological knowledge is moderately high. I'll just leave that here as a preface. I've ran custom Android mods since my very first Android ...
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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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What's the easiest way to automatically backup my phone's data?

My goal is to have backups of my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3) created regularly and automatically. In case it get's lost or stolen, or damaged or reset to factory mode, I would like by one click to ...
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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 ...
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Import data from ColorNote app?

I have lost my Android phone but I have backup of my SD-card on which I have backup of my ColorNote app. How can I get all my notes from that backup? NOTE: I am using iPhone now so don't have a ...
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How do I know when “adb backup” is finished?

I have a non-rooted Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and I wanted to try the "adb backup" feature. Possibly in preparation for rooting, but that's not really relevant to the question. I want to back up ...
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How do I back up Google Authenticator?

I'm starting to use Google Authenticator for more and more things now, but I've just realized that if I lose my phone, or if I need to wipe and restore it to install new firmware, I will lose all of ...
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safe backup application from android 4.3 Jelly Bean to 5 Lollipop

I have a Galaxy Nexus maguro and I updated from the stock 4.3 to the FML 5.0 I used Helium (Carbon) to backup all my app data on 4.3 but the restore didnt work on 5.0. Even Helium itself complained ...
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Backup app (Clash of Clans) data from the system partition; monitor app write activities

Yes, I know I can backup my village via google+; yes, I've tried that before; no, it didn't work for me the several times I did it and I don't want to do that again. I've also used the Titanium Backup ...
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Read/write application data on android

I want to view data of a specific application and ideally modify the data and upload it back. I know the application data files are implicitly protected to prevent malicious application stealing ...
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Last 10 days missing after I transferred WhatsApp messages to new phone

I've tried to transfer all my Whatsapp messages from an old Android phone to a new Android phone. I followed all the instructions at Whatsapp's website and previously on Stackoverflow, but am missing ...
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Color Note Restore Issues

I have colornote .dat and .idx files on my sd card but the colornote program on my android phone (RAZR MAXX) will not even see the files. The files on my sd card where not encrypted by colornote but ...
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Auto backup issues

I have auto backup turned off on my lg volt phone, yet it still automatically saves every picture I take, and it saves wallpapers I download. How do I fix this? If its turned off, then why is it still ...
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Xperia Z3 DRM Restore

I unlocked my Xperia Z3 without read risks (I'm in shame). Now I can't update phone with Sony Bridge, also read that I lost DRM licences. So If some of my friends who has Z3 and still have bootlock, ...
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I want to transfer Injustice Gods Among Us saved game from ios ipad to my android

I have been playing Injustice: Gods Among Us on my iOS on the iPad and now I have an Android phone and I want to tranfer the saved game to my Android, characters, challenges, cards, money... all of ...
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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 ...
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What are the technical reasons that SMS is not backed up in a full ADB backup?

When performing a backup with ADB, I use the command: adb backup -apk -shared -all Why doesn't SMS get backed up? Every guide says to backup SMS separately. It seems like that would be the #1 ...
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How can I programmatically backup Android phone's settings?

I was wondering if I could programmatically backup my Android phone's settings. The "PHONE"'s settings and not application settings.
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How to Backup All of my data in Android(Jelly Bean)?

Is there any way to backup All of my data, by "All" i meaned everything, even messages, IMs(Instant Messenger)'s messages i.e hike, whatsApp etc. i need those data and have to reset/flash my device, ...
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WhatsApp restore my older backup, not the latest backup. Pleas Help!

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 install WhatsApp. Problem came while WhatsApp was restoring ...
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How do I unlock my Nexus 5 without touching the screen to back up my pictures and videos before re-setting?

My touch screen won't work at all and if I have to replace the screen,is it going to reset my phone. OR I just might buy a new phone, but to get my pictures and videos, I need to get my phone ...