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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to create a backup using helium without the tether driver/adb driver

I was going to create my phone's backup using helium as it is the closest to create a full backup of an unrooted phone. Now the problem is that the software requires a tether driver provided by ...
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CWM nandroid backup takes a very long time

CWM is taking forever to do a Nandroid. It was "Backing up data" for more than two hours before I rebooted it and tried again. Now it's been the same way for about 30 minutes and I'm sure it will take ...
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Restoring SMS database in Marshmallow

My SMS database has gotten very large (45k+ messages) and as such, backing up and restoring it with SMS Backup & Restore literally takes hours. Years ago, I used to just copy/restore the mmssms.db ...
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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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adb restore: 'Invalid restore data'

My Nexus 6 had a hardware fault so I sent it off for RMA. Knowing in advance that it was highly likely the service people would factory reset it during the process of fixing it, I decided to do an adb ...
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Backup from internal folders to Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I'm trying to copy my files (photos, downloaded files, etc) from the internal memory to the SD card or to my Ubuntu 14.04 (see the previous question here). In the Android (4.4) "Xperia Connectivity" ...
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Backup Bluestacks Completly

How do I backup Bluestacks on one Windows PC to move the install to another while maintaining all installed apps and saved data(whastapp number)?
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ADB Backup stucks at shared storage even after rooting

I've been trying to perform an ADB backup for a D6503 Xperia Z2 but I'm always getting stuck at Shared Storage even after rooting the Device with kingroot and root checker by JRummy states that the ...
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Nexus 6P - how to retrieve data with a locked phone and broken screen?

I've smashed my phone screen and it is unresponsive and completely black, displaying nothing. The phone has also been powered off, meaning instead of my finger print for unlocking, I have to put in ...
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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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I need help ensuring that (music) files downloaded on my Android device are safe, and later get them back onto my new device?

I’ve organized music files into various album folders on my Android device. I tried few backup apps, they did backup well, but dumped all my music files into one backup folder on Dropbox. Now, I’m ...
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Helium (carbon) won't recognize backup files

Backed up to an sd card using Helium before factory resetting my galaxy s5 Helium could find my backups and gave the option to "restore" before factory reset - after, it's not. I've tried this ...
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Can I copy the app data from one phone to another phone if they both use Android?

I will be buying Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 phone and my current phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. My S3 has Android 4.2.2 and the Redmi should have Android 5 with MIUI on top as the user interface. I'm ...
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kies 3will not backup galaxy s3

kies3 is not backing up my galaxy s3. It is sometimes recognising the phone. goes through the backup cycle but backs up nothing. it sometimes flags up something about android drivers. when I went to ...
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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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Retrive data from Broken + Locked Screen Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Today, I used a third party ordinary charger with my Samsung Galaxy S Duos (s7562), and was shocked to see that the screen touch stopped working. Earlier, whenever I used to use third party charger, ...
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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 backup creates 0-byte file; prompts for current backup password even though I never set one; “Failed to set password” for Desktop backup password

The problem: Every time I run ADB backup, I get a message near the bottom of the home screen saying Backup starting..., followed by a message saying Backup finished a few seconds later despite the ...
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How Do You Save Favorite Photos on Android after Photo Backup

I'm an iPhone user. When I back up my photos with Windows Photo Wizard it automatically deletes all backed up pictures from the iPhone but then restores the photos in the folders I pointed to in ...
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Creating a backup with adb results in 41 byte file

I have an old droid RAZR Maxx (4.1.2) that I decided I want to root, but I want to make a backup first just in case. I've followed instructions from this site: http://www.howtogeek.com/125375/how-to-...
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Is an android 5.1 adb backup incompatible with android 6.0?

I recently loaded Cyanogenmod 13 on my nexus 4. Prior to flashing, I did a full adb backup and an app data backup for com.king.candycrushsaga. The only thing that seems to need restoring is the ...
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I don't want my Whatsapp Media to restore (Google Drive BackUp)!

I recently uninstalled and installed whatsapp on my samsung galaxy s2; and it started to restore my chats. I'm fine with my chats but after being done with the chats, it automatically started to ...
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How to backup an Android device?

Can anyone recommend a good way to backup Android devices? Ideally I would like to do this wirelessly and, not only backup my data, but also my user settings. Is it possible to backup an image of an ...
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How do I take a full image backup of an Android device? [duplicate]

I am trying to do a full system image backup of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. It is unrooted at present, and is running Android Kitkat 4.4.2 . I have no desire of rooting it as of now. I have tried ...
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How to root Nexus 5

How to root the Nexus 5? What precautions to take? I have never tried it before. Also suggest me what type of back up I should perform before rooting.
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Can't make whole memory block backup

I try to make a nandroid backup (whole memory block) following this tutorial's instructions: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1818321 But the dumped mmcblk0.raw is 0 bytes. Can ...
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google photos backup from android device (specific folder on android to specific album on photos)

I have a folder on my android device where I take the same picture everyday that I'd like to be auto-backed up to my google photos collection but I'd like for these to all remain inside their own ...
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How to pull boot.img and recovery.img from Sony Xperia E4 Dual?

I have just started taking interest in porting custom rom on an android device and it requires me to have a backup/dump of boot.img and recovery.img of my device. I have Sony Xperia E4 Dual (E2115). ...
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How to restore a Google Play adb backup to use it with another version of the app (downloaded with another app store)?

I have an adb backup I created when the app was installed via Google Play. Now I want to uninstall this app and switch to the FDroid version of this app. However restoring the "Google Play version" ...
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How to replace a microSD card formatted as internal storage? [duplicate]

I've got a Motorola Moto G 2 with Android 6 Marshmallow and an old microSD 8Go formatted as internal storage. Today, I would like to replace it with a new one, bigger and faster one. BUT, I would ...
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How to comprehensively back up user-significant data from Android device

I'm interested in making a thorough backup of all my customizations to my android phone. Perhaps not so far as to "image" the phone, because the phone itself is locked to a carrier and I would like to ...
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How to backup/sync your entire unrooted android phone online or on pc? [duplicate]

I have tried many methods but I couldn't get the results I wanted. My phone is not rooted. I'm looking way to sync all my apps, photos, setting and able to restore all of my apps, photos, setting ...
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How to backup data on a non-booting, unrooted phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747 for AT&T) that is not rooted. Recently it started shutting down in the middle of use and not start up again. At first, plugging it into the charger would get ...
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How can I import new SMS into my phone without wiping the current SMS?

Situation: Old phone broke, got a new phone. Used new phone for a week and accumulated a fair amount of SMS (on a fresh new phone) Decided to finally restore from previous phone backup that was a ...
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How can I backup the entire Gallery (photos and videos) to my desktop computer?

The Gallery on my Android device seems to show all the photos and videos, whatever the method to get them could had been (camera, whatsapp, bluetooth, and so on). I would like to backup them all, ...
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Infinite time lapse using with cloud storge

I was looking for a solution that would send my backup directly to cloud so that my phone memory would not fill up. I am trying to make a very long time lapse (many frames over long period of time). ...
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What is the closest backup/migration method to Google's backup service that doesn't involve third party servers?

What's the next best device backup/migration method to google's backup function without actually resorting to Google? Ideally, I'd like to back up all the phone's user profiles with their apps, all ...
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What is this “com.android.backupconfirm”?

What is the package on my phone that is called com.android.backupconfirm? I tried Googling and found an answer on a random forum that said that is the UI for the backup confirmation dialog. While this ...
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adb backups fail with “Internal exception during full backup”

For a while now, I've not been able to create a full adb backup of my Nexus 4. Now finally I've been able to catch a slightly more useful error report with logcat: D/BackupManagerService( 2061): ...
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Titanium backup history setting ignored

Hello I am a happy user of Titanium Backup, except for one thing. The maximum backup history is set to 1, a single backup, but over time, the backup folder now contains 88 backups. How can I make ...
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Does adb's backup command backup user preferences that are not produced by apps?

Things like "downtime" and priority notifications and such. Also, is adb backup basically like backing up the phone to google's servers, just locally on your own workstation?
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What is the right way to backup my whole phone?

I did a factory reset last night, and I'd like to try to mod my G1 but I want to make sure I have a good, complete recovery image. Preferably one that will restore things like my K9 mail settings, in ...
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How to comprehensively back up user-significant data from Android device without sending to google [duplicate]

I'm interested in making a thorough backup of all my customizations to my android phone. Perhaps not so far as to "image" the phone, because the phone itself is locked to a carrier and I would like to ...
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my samsung J7 screen is badly damaged,how can I unlock my pattern lock with damaged screen? [duplicate]

My Samsung galaxy J7 screen is badly damaged,how can I unlock my pattern lock as screen is broken and I can't see r touch the screen
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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 to back up an app's data manually?

I am able to backup my app's data from the root/data/data/you.package.name directory by just moving it to SD card manually. however, when i reverse the process, ...
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Does adb backup include contacts?

Does the command: adb backup -all -f backup.ab include contacts in the backup?
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Best practice for backing up /data/media?

Currently, TWRP backups don't include /data/media, and this doesn't appear to be on the developers' radar at all (the issue for it over at GitHub is just a bunch of +1s with no official response). Now ...