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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Where does Xperia “backup & restore” app store the backup?

I use the stock Xperia "backup & restore" app to backup data like contacts, call log etc. Then I want to backup the backup to dropbox, but I cannot find the backup anywhere on the sd card. anyone ...
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Transfer SMS Messages from Nokia (Symbian) to Android [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked quite a few times. However, please read ahead. I have tried a lot of apps such as VeryAndroid SMS Backup, SMS Backup & Restore, WonderShare MobileTrans. I ...
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Android phone lost, what data can I get onto new phone?

Sorry about the clumsy question. My Android HTC Magic was lost/stolen last night. I had an unlock swipe code, power-on SIM code and have called the phone company and had it blocked, so not too ...
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How do I recover Contacts/Calendar from PC Backup?

A factory reset was done on the device which removed the calendar and contacts. A full copy of the Internal Storage, and the SD card, was made on a PC (via USB - mounted) not too long ago. How can I ...
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What files should I backup to keep MMS attachments in message threads?

I need to backup call logs, SMS, and MMS with their attachements but I don't want to use an app for that. I have root access. I will restore them on the same device (Nexus 4). What files exactly ...
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Does TWRP make backup of recovery partition when backing up ROM?

I'm planning to install CyanogenMod in a Motorola device. I've already booted into TWRP without flashing recovery partition and did a backup which has system, data and boot. I will keep this backup, ...
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Where is CM's Appollo's favorite playlist stored, can I export it?

I've been using CM's Apollo as music player and it's doing it's work perfectly, but i'd like to export my favorites (play)list to my PC. With BlueMuze i can export my self made playlists in .m3u ...
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Whatsapp backup cannot restore

On old phone, I made a physical backup to my PC (copied Whatsapp folders) and also to googledrive. On new phone, when it tries to restore backup, it runs upto 100% restoring messages, then stops, ...
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adb backup command on non-rooted device creates an empty backup file?

I recently tried to backup my Motorola Moto G2 XT1068 phone running Lollipop 5.0.1 and after connecting it over USB with usb-debugging ON and I ran the adb backup command to backup my device ...
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Read Whatsapp Backup from Google Drive

How can we read Whatsapp messenger files from google drive backup? Does anyone know? I can see the Whatsapp Messenger In Google drive. Please help me...
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How to restore .abu1 backup files? *Asus Memopad 7*

Before sending my tablet to the repair service, where they changed the mother board, I had made a complete backup of my configuration. I had made a factory reset and tested the restoration, which ...
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Backup (export, merge) all contacts form Samsung Galaxy S5

I have tried to backup all the Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S5 to PC using Smart Switch, but it did not backup any contacts since they are all linked to either GOOGLE or EXCHANGE accounts. What is ...
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Sync/save android chrome bookmarks to google account

need to save/sync android chrome bookmarks to google account. sync is on, on chrome android dev, but it hasnt synced or saved bookmarks. i haven't found a way via google, in house. pls help with in ...
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How to backup locally stored game data? [duplicate]

I'm looking to upgrade from a Nexus 7 to a 10" tablet. I know that Google stores my purchase information so that I won't have to pay for any already purchased games again. But I was wondering if ...
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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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Back up not only games, but also game progress before flashing ROMS [duplicate]

I have a Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) And I'm about to flash a custom rom on it. I've done it a bunch of times but what really irritates me is that I lose all progress made on the games that I have on my ...
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How to Backup and Restore Android OS without Rooting [duplicate]

I want to find a way to restore my phone in case the process of rooting my phone or dual booting a custom rom breaks it. However, most of the ones I've looked at require the phone to be rooted before ...
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Contacts syncing, duplicates and backup

I have multiple accounts on my Note-4...Gmail, LinkedIn, Outlook, Samsung etc. What I realise is that sometimes contacts go missing. I want to ensure all my contacts are clean, synced and backed up ...
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Is it possible to backup Whatsapp Contact Photos?

As the title says, is it possible to backup my Whatsapp contacts pictures? I'm not talking about pictures and photos shared between us, I'm referring to the contacts' profile pictures. All the ...
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Backup AND RESTORE of viber messages

Is there any free solution for backing up an restoring viber messages?
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userdata .backup android

My tablet is not rooted. I made a backup of it through console (in recovery mode): boot my tablet in recovery mode go down to menu "backup user data" After that, in my sdcard, I have three files: ...
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Is it possible to use Linux/unix's dd to make an image backup of an android phone with the phone off?

My current position: Nexus 5 Unlocked with TWRP Recovery I've been wanting to "rom hop" for a bit, but I'd like to have a good, solid foundation to return to in case of catastrophic failure. If ...
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How to remotely backup folders on stolen Android?

Most Android anti-theft apps can backup photos and text messages, but is there any app that can be installed through the web version of Google Play that can give me access to my folders and files to ...
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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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Whatsapp backup: Unable to move from windows phone to android

Following instructions found on WhatsApp FAQs I created a backup folder on my SD card of my old windows-based phone. I tried to restore chat history on my new Android phone (LG Leon), with no ...
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Is it safe to delete “Miscellaneous Files” of WhatsApp?

Based on an earlier Q&A, is it safe to delete "Miscellaneous Files" of WhatsApp? "safe" as in that it won't delete anything you might regret deleting (like photos, etc which haven't been backed ...
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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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Backup an app's complete data when phone is stuck in bootloop

My rooted Moto G is stuck in a bootloop. I want to backup a specific app. usb-debugging is enabled. I have access to bootloader and twrp recovery. I have tried wiping cache and dalvik cache and even ...
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Cant BackUp specific app data

okay so i am unexperienced in all that stuff. software really isnt my cup of tea. i try to be detailed here so i will probably be wordy. prologue: i use a acer liquid e700 (it uses android 4.4.2 ...
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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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Restore SMS messages from a rooted phone with a broken screen to an unrooted phone

I'm trying to restore my SMS text messages from my rooted Nexus 5 with a broken screen (no display or touch capabilities) to my functioning but unrooted Nexus 5X. I can turn the rooted phone to ...
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trying to adb backup but dialog doesn't show

I have sony xperia P device and I want to flash its ROM to get Marshmallow(I currently have android 4.0.4). I want to do full backup of my phone before doing this, I knew about adb backup command, ...
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How to use computer to control / revive dead android phone?

My dad dropped his LG Flex into water and afterwards the phone was dead. This means I cannot power on, load, connect to PC or reset. The phone was dried instantly and we even opened the case to check ...
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Is it possible to export the S-Health data from a Samsung S6 into a usable data format?

Is it possible to export the S-Health data from a Samsung S6 into a usable data format? For example, to CSV or similar, so I can import into Excel
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How to backup 'Favorite tracks' playlist

Have a Samsung Galaxy 4S (SPH-L720) running Android 5.0.1. Ever since upgrading Android, phone hangs or reboots randomly at least once or twice a day. I would like to try restoring to factory ...
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How to export conversations from Bluestacks to an Android?

I used to have WhatsApp on Bluestacks but now I own a cellphone and want to restore my conversations and contacts from bluestacks to my phone. How could this be done? Is it possible!? When I try to ...
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How can I add data to apk?

What I know is: I can get .apk of installed application from /data/app I can get data of installed application from /data/data What I want is: Add/pack this application-data into .apk so-that ...
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Is it possible to pull data in ADB sideload mode

My phone is locked, as explained here. Since I can't find the password, I want to backup my data before a reset. I've just installed Android Studio and Samsung USB driver. Boot my phone on "apply ...
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How can I get Helium to work on my One?

I'm trying to backup apps on my OnePlus One using Helium. When I open the Helium Windows Desktop application, it works some magic and tells me Helium is now activated on my phone, but the app still ...
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Can I make a full backup of my phone with Odin and without root?

As a follow up to this question, is it possible to use Odin (or Heimdall) to save a complete image of my phone without root? Odin already allows me to completely overwrite pretty much everything on ...
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How can I backup and restore Cyanogenmod 12.1 rom installed on my Samsung Galaxy 2 i9100?

Cyanogenmod(12.1)'s recovery has no backup or restore option. As I read in the answer of a previous post, CyanogenMod recovery is basic, so we should flash another recovery. The easiest way would be ...