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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Non-root backup with multiple users (non-owner or secondary users)

I really did spend some time researching this and was surprised to not find any answers (this great thread doesn't address this problem at all.... I'm trying to recover from my unfortunate situation: ...
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Backup apps on SGS 2 with broken display?

the display of my Samsung Galaxy S2 got broken and I need to backup my apps. Is that possible without the phone's screen? There are no backup apps on the phone and it's not rooted. I don't know the ...
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contacts, backup, sync issues

Houston We Have A Problem!! I did something which I slightly regret now.. I updated my Samsung Galaxy S2 ( I already rooted it, hard reset, all works fine on the previous 2.24) it was only recently I ...
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How to fix Cyanogenmod 7 hanging on boot animation after NO firmware changes

I've been using my Google Nexus S with Cyanogenmod 7 for about a year now. Sometimes it rebooted out of the sudden or locked up but all in all worked well. Today I rebootet the phone und since then ...
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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 applications' data from second or subsequent user of a currently non-rooted device?

Primary question: given a non-rooted 4.2.2 device which has second user added and used for awhile, is there any way to backup or otherwise safe the application's data of that second (or third etc.) ...
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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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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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Pulling dbdata file with not rooted device

The screen of my Galaxy S is broken, so I can't see anything and the touchscreen doesn't work. After a while, I managed to get everything I needed from the /sdcard folder with adb. Now I have some ...
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How do I backup and restore a Moto X to a replacement Moto X? (Apps, icons, and SMS)

I used the Motorola Migrate utility to copy my data such as SMS, photos, and other stuff to my replacement phone. What I'm missing is my apps (Google Authenticator) and the data that goes with those ...
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Backup Possibility?

Although I am fairly technically proficient, I am very new to Android, having only very recently purchased my first Android device, the Galaxy S4 phone, T-Mobile USA version, latest stock ROM. I ...
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How to restore adb backup on Nexus 4 (boot loop)?

Recently I have flashed unofficial cyanogenmod 10.2 for my Nexus 4. After testing some features I the device came into a "bootloop" (stays on cyanogenmod logo launcher). I tried to reflash it with cm ...
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Ext4 partition clockworkmod recovery backup

Successfully installed CM7 on ZTE Blade and simple2ext (S2E) made me excited. I've partitioned my SD in CWM recovery and I guess it was Ext3 partition. But one thing was mistake. I have checked in S2E ...
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Why does my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc LT15a reboot itself and not even load the home screen?

I have Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc LT15a and suddenly the phone started to reboot itself. I'm assuming it's the memory is too low to load the OS main screen. Now, I have important data on the phone ...
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All apps crash all the time

I have a Sony Xperia U which worked fine. I did not change anything lately. Today all apps crash on startup. Even Play Store, com.google.process.gapps and android.process.acore. The media gallery ...
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Where is my TWRP backups on encrypted Android?

I encrypted my Android tablet which is a nexus 7. After that I did couple backups. Today I wanted to see the size of the total backups so I open the TWRP folder on my sdcard. There is nothing there. ...
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How to backup phonebook and user data through usb or command code in a locked Android phone

My phone has a USB option. I want to connect it to the PC, and I need the command code to backup my phone book and all user data of my Android phone which is locked. How can I get the command code I ...
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Backup to SD card in kit kat

Is there a backup program that will allow me to back up directly to my SD card in Kit Kat without an internet connection? I currently am forced to back up to the internal storage {after clearing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Lost some data (specifically my voice recordings

My phone started acting really weirdly lately. It would shut off by itself and turn on again, and sometimes when it just turned on, it would turn off again. The home screen would freeze, and I ...
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How to verify a backup file from ADB backup

I have backed up my phone via adb to my computer by doing the command: adb backup -all -apk -f C:\myfolder\backup.ab I went to look at the file it had created when it said the backup was finished, ...
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Backup and Restore with Holo ( ADB ) from N4 to another N4 - some questions

I am soon receiving a replacement device for my Nexus 4, that got some problems charging now and then. Some questions regarding Holo Backup: It shall be no problem to restore a "Backup all without ...
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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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Can't recover my .db files

I did a backup before reseting my phone. I've got two .db files (contacts & text messages); I really want to put them back into my phone but when I try to open them it says "unable to open". How ...
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Safely “unmounting” USB for Galaxy?

I wanted to delete all of the music (not pictures or apps) off my phone, and I read that you should just plug it into the computer and delete them from there. I plugged it in, and though my phone is ...
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how to backup contacts if the touchscreen is not working?

My HTC Explorer A310e fell and now its touch screen is not working. I mean display is fine, but it isn't taking any input. Is there any way I could take a backup of the contacts? To suggest the extent ...
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How to back up Navfree USA destinations?

Is there a way to export and import the destinations I've typed into the Navfree USA app on android? From looking at the options on the app (my current version is 1.9.8), it seems like there is no ...
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photo backup and google play services

On my 80 dollar straight talk phone i deleted google play services. somehow that erased all of my photos. i put the application back on. I've been trying for two hours to find out how to get my photos ...
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Does LG default backup program backup stock browser history?

LG G2 and some LG smartphones have default LG backup software. I am wondering if it backs up Android stock browser browsing history.
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exporting my list of contacts without using the tactile screen in a readable format Android 4.3

I have a problem with my friends phone. She has a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the display is broken, and not functioning any more. The phone is running Android 4.3. I would like to know if there is a way ...
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Can't access playlist folder on Galaxy Note II

I'm trying to create a backup solution to my problem with playlists, which are automatically emptied when my phone detects I've unmounted my SD card (this happens every time the phone turns off). ...
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Full size for previously uploaded Google+ Instant Upload/Auto Backup photos

At some point I changed my Google+ Auto Backup settings to upload photos at full size. I am now switching phones and would like all of the photos on the phone to be backed up to Google+ at full size. ...
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How to backup Sony Xperia V (LT25i) in flash mode

My Sony Xperia V (LT25i) doesn't boot anymore but still connects to the PC in flash mode (connect USB while holding volume down). Is there some way to back up the /sdcard partition from there before ...
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Pull or backup only the contacts from Android

My phone is on a bootloope _ soft bricked. I have managed to detect it via adb on recovery mode. So now I want to know the exact command to pull contacts first from the phone to my pc. Is this ...
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Touchscreen doesnt work, Phone in warranty. Need backup of internal memory

I have and Android 4.1 phone Huawei Prism 2 and my touchscreen doesn't work. It powers up and all but I just can't use the touch. I need to back up my internal memory and I'm unable to select USB ...
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Nexus 7 Stuck on X: Can a backup be done using the .sh file?

My Situation My Nexus 7 2013 won't start up. It gets stuck on the X screen. Since there are pictures on it from my vacation, I would like to get them off before I attempt a factory reset. ...
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Handcent SMS - privacy box backup file read

Is there a way to decrypt backup file of Handcent SMS privacy box? File is by default named like: hcprivacy-loginName-D01M01Y01.z I've lost my phone but have those backup files on my computer, ...
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Extracting .backup file

I want to extract userdata20130902_131223.backup file in my ubuntu 12.04 pc. i tried adbextractor but it only extracts .adb file i think so, what about .backup file. Thanks in advance..!!
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Checksum Error on restoring userdata*****.backup file

I gave my Phone (Celkon A95) into a service centre because of touch malfunctioning before it I backed up the user data by pressing Power and Vol+ buttons, it gave me a backup file called ...
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How to move apps from old Nexus7 to the new one? (multi users)

I bought a new Nexus7 and now I'd like to move a few games from my old Nexus7 to the new one. On the old and new device I have two users. (if it matters anything) I tried a few ways...at first I ...
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How to backup data from a locked Galaxy Nexus phone with a broken screen and disabled debug mode?

The screen is shattered and totally blacked out - it doesn't recognize finger inputs. The Debug Mode is disabled. The phone has a password protection. Sound and vibration are okay. I have tried ...
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Back-up original rom and root dilemna

I'd like to back up the current (original) ROM of my phone before rooting so that in case I need to send it to repair, I'll flash it back. The problem is: most back-up methods e.g. Titanium, ...
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How does back up data works in doing a restore factory in android device?

Im planning to do a restore factory in my android device but I'm quite curious about this back-up data thing. How does it work? Does back up data means it will automatically restore my apps and other ...
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How to open android backup file (with .backup extension) on PC?

I created user data backup (with .backup file extension) on Philips W732 (Android 4.0.3) through service menu. I need to open it on PC and modify (I created this backup before hard reset due to ...
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ClockworkMod getting stuck when trying to Flash

I'm trying to use the ClockworkMod recovery image and ROM Manager to flash a custom ROM on my HTC Wildfire. I downloaded CyanogenMod 7.1, put it on the sdcard and followed the instructions. I ...
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Restore encrypted adb Backup fails

EDIT: trying to unzip the tar with linux, appears to work for the moment I have a Samsung Duos(GT-S7562). Before installing a new Rom, i did an adb-backup(using: adb backup -apk -shared -all). The ...