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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Restore phone with xposed installed

I have a note II (gt-n7105) with CM12.1. A few days ago I tried to install the xposed framework. First, I did a system backup using cwm. Then, did the xposed installation process but it did not work ...
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KeyChain/KeyStore Backup

Is it possible to backup (local or Cloud) the keys from the keychain/keystore? I know the KeyChain is a system daemon which provides secure key storage. The keyStore will provide app-specific key ...
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Restore app data backup without access to usb debugging

Google backup didn't work, and I tried Helium, but you have to connect to usb debugging in order to "enable" it. I have access to usb debugging on the phone i'm backing up, so I have the data, but my ...
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How To backup custom ROM before flashing the another ROM

The header says it all. I've installed CM12.1 mod. I want to flash other ROMs now, but losing all my settings and data is not an option. I checked up on the net, but the tutorials are all about ...
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'adb backup -apk -shared -all -f "D:\backup.ab' initiates backup, completes, but produces a file that is only 1kb

I'm attempting to backup my old Android device, a Samsung Galaxy S3, so that I can lend it to my friend while his is away at repairs, then restore it when he's done with it. I have the Samsung USB ...
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Can downloaded Android emails be backed up?

Helpfully the nice chaps at TalkTalk accidentally deleted my mailbox. They are in process of trying to recover it but is not looking promising. I have a snapshot of some of the emails downloaded to ...
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Restore SMS Messages with Titanium Restores then Deletes!

I understand I /should have/ used a different app for backing up my messages. I did not. I used Titanium, and made full backup of apps and data. I was apparently also using Android Messenger and ...
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Trying to back up photos from Samsung Galaxy S3, but can't find folders

I'm trying to back up my photos from my Samsung Galaxy S3 to my Windows laptop. (FYI I'm still using XP.) When I connect the phone using USB, I select "Connect as Media Device (MTP)". In explorer, I ...
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Backup Data on Android Recovery Mode!

I am Asus Zenfone 5 (lollipop 5.0). It is not turned on because if affected when try rooting software(iRoot). I need to backup my internal and other app data. In recovery mode, there is no option to ...
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Backup without computer or cloud

A desktop or server computer can be backed up, in whole or part, with only 3 components: the computer, backup software, and a connected storage device. How do I accomplish the same for an Android ...
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HTC Sync Manager not recognizing One M8 after unlocking bootloader

I unlocked my boot loader and tried to restore from htc sync. nothing works. it recognizes for a split second and then says that update needed. this device needs to connect with the latest version of ...
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Mount Android encrypted data partition on PC

My Nexus 4 screen met a tragic end due to violent contact with flooring tiles. Everything works except the touchscreen (which displays fine but does not react to touch any more). I would like to get ...
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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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can i get back up of photos. I've lost my android phone

i've lost my phone 2 days back in which my Google account was registered however i'm not able to find those pictures & videos now in my google account. I'm not sure if i had clicked on back up ...
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No SIM card detected — factory reseted and now it works. What now?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S 5 rooted and flashed CyanogenMod 12.1 on it (Android 5.1.1). Everything always have worked fine. Earlier this week, I have installed a new app in my phone. Although I cannot ...
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Back up all what app chats as text file and not as what app backup

I want to backup whats app chat messages as text file. I tried to open whatapp backup but it wont open as text. I tried to export whatsapp message to mail, the problem is that it work only for one ...
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Questions about “Nandroid” backups

I have a nexus 4 and I'm having issues with Android 5.0 so I was thinking to go back to 4.4.4, but first I want to backup the current state. Before I do this, I have a few questions: if create a ...
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How can I free up Google Photos storage usage from Google Drive

Google Photos (previously Google+) automatically backs up your photos from your phone to your Google+ / Google Photos account. They give you the option to backup a compressed version which is ...
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How to do a clone / backup & restore between identical devices via USB and broken screen

I have a Nexus 4 with a recently broken screen, and another Nexus 4 that works. I would like to copy all of the data, apps, etc, from the broken Nexus 4 to the working Nexus 4. The broken phone still ...
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How to Backup app data in Bluestacks?

I'm playing CaseClicker and I want to know how to backup its data in Bluestacks. I tried with ES File Explorer. But, When I go to the /data folder there are nothing. Please help me.
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Where does Clockworkmod create a Backup?

I have a Moto G with the bootloader unlocked, and cwm v6.0.4.7 installed. I'm still one the stock ROM, and am looking into installing cyanogenmod Before I do this, all the articles I see advice me to ...
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How do I back up SMS without using (broken) touchscreen on Nexus 4?

I have a rooted n4 with USB debugging enabled. The touchscreen is smashed, totally. There is an image on the screen, but it is not possible to enter any commands via the touchscreen. The device ...
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How to recover or reset “current backup password”

Yesterday there a bunch of app updates, I didn't pay much attention to which ones, there were perhaps 8 or 10. Since then my phone has shutoff and/or rebooted unexpectedly at least 8 times. 4 times ...
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How to copy SMS messages from phone to PC if I can't install apps?

I want to back up the SMS messages on my phone (an Alcatel One Touch Evolve 2), and I guess the simplest way to do that is to copy the SMS database to my PC. According to this answer, the SMS ...
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Black screen, but the phone is working (Moto G LTE)

I have a Moto G 4G (with Lollipop) with the following problem. As soon as the boot sequence completes the screen turns black. It is not broken because the boot animation is shown, and I can take ...
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ClockWorkMod Recovery supports three backup formats. What's the difference between them? Which should I choose?

I'm using ClockworkMod Recovery v6.0.4.5. One of ClockworkMod Recovery's features is that it lets me back up the data stored on my phone's built-in flash memory. The "Choose default backup format" ...
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Is there any way to backup or transfer AppOps settings?

For those of us who use AppOps, we have hundreds, if not thousands, of settings stored in that app. When transferring to a new device, is there a way to transfer those AppOps settings from one device ...
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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 ...
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Backup tablet before repair [duplicate]

My son received an asus tablet for his birthday last year and has now told me the screen does not work completely (some areas are dead to the touch). I have told him we will send it for repair but he ...
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How can I restore photos from quickpic after reset?

I have a nexus 5 and I just updated to the lastest 5.1.1 image using adb, but that unfrotunately resetted my phone. So I installed and configured my usual apps and I'm glad to see that google's photo ...
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adb backup hangs and never finishes (Linux)

Whenever I run adb backup for a full backup, it never finishes. In Terminal, the command hangs indefinitely, and on the device, the backup cycles through a few apps before hanging on one (more about ...
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How do I fully back up an Xperia Z2 phone?

I'm thinking about moving onto a custom ROM, but I don't want to permanently lose any DRM keys. How do I go about fully backing up the contents of the phone before mucking around with it?
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Something not expected with restoring Whatsapp chat messages

On August 11th, I tried to restore older Whatsapp messages... I still have in my folder all files since msgstore-2015-07-27.1.db.crypt8 until msgstore-2015-08-09.1.db.crypt8... It restored the ...
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Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread: Sort and do a cloud backup of photos

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and I want to sort camera pictures and do a cloud backup. Is it possible using the standard Gallery app and any other of it's factory resources? I know Google Photos would ...
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copying all files from android to microSD

Phone = moto g OS = Android 4.4.4 I was going to back up all files on phone to microSD card using EZ file explorer. However, I have been reading that latest 4.4 will not allow this due to new ...
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How to edit and merge two different sms backup from two different phone?

I have my SMS backed up using SMS Backup and Restore, and also my girlfriend's SMS was backed up using the BlackBerry Desktop tool. I converted the BB SMS back up to an .xml file. I just want to ...
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Need a way to deploy Android images

So a client of ours just upped a notice on us to deploy thousands of phones in two weeks (10,000 to be exact) and they all get rooted so the client can load software on it. But as of right now the ...
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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 media without logging into the phone?

The screen of my phone is not responding. I tried to restart the phone but this didn't correct the problem. Now, I can't access it, and log in to my phone, so I probably need to take the phone to the ...
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ADB full backup restore command stuck on restoring app Clean Master

I have a full backup file using adb backup command. When I try to restore the full backup file using adb restore command it always displays "Unfortunately Clean Master has stopped working" while ...
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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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Does restoring a TWRP backup restore everything, including the ROM?

Suppose I were to do the following: Make a backup with TeamWin Recovery (TWRP) Delete everything (not the backup of course) including my ROM and all Flash a new ROM, then after having fun with all ...
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Contacts backup with multiple Google accounts

How can one manage backup when you have one device or two devices and 2 or 3 Google accounts? (Work, personal, family)
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How to manually restore Call Log from adb backup on OnePlus One? (SMS already restored)

I ran adb backup with all the backup flags on my OnePlus One (which I had gradually upgraded from 44S to 05Q). Then I wiped it, reimaged it with a fresh image of 05Q, and tried to restore my SMS and ...
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Where are photos stored in an android backup?

Recently I did a backup of my android using adb. I wanted to find my pictures from this backup so I extracted the .ab to a .tar file using Nikolay Elenkov's extractor. In the tar file I can't seem to ...
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deleting local copies of backed up Google Photos

I see that this question has been asked a couple of times before but I have not seen a really concise answer for the latest version of the Google Photos app since they added the Unlimited Backups ...
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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 to extract stock apk from TWRP backup?

I installed TWRP recovery on my phone and backed up the system, data and boot partitions before installing CM12.1. I would like to extract one stock apk (FM radio) from the backup on a Linux system. ...
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Recovering Contacts - Internal Memory backed up

I just installed Cyanogen on my dad's phone and turns out not all his contacts have been restored because I presume some of them were actually not saved in the Google account for sync, only Locally. ...
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Backup/Restore SMS/MMS via ADB on a non-rooted device?

Is there any way to backup/restore SMS and MMS messages using ADB, when the device is not rooted? adb pull won't work here, as the corresponding database ...