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 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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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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What is the command line syntax of ClockworkMod recovery?

Background: I recently broke my phone's touch screen; everything else is working - I can even send inputs using adb shell sendevent ... and view the screen with screencap. ADB while in recovery works ...
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Titanium Backup: How to schedule backup verification?

How do I schedule a "Verify backups" action in Titanium backup? The list of available actions in the "Add new schedule" dialog seem to include all standard backup actions (for example various backup ...
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How to transfer videos downloaded via coursera app from my tablet to my computer?

I tried using the answer here: Find downloaded video files via coursera app but to no avail. My device is unrooted and hence the data folder is hidden. I tried the method suggested by Naveen as well ...
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Why will google+ auto backup not work on my wireless network?

It appears that my pictures will not back up to google+ unless I allow the sync service to use my mobile data and disable wireless. However, when back on my wireless, syncing just locks up, saying ...
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Moving text messages from 2.2 to 4.2

I had recently purchased new LG Optimus L90 (model D415, Android 4.2.2, default OEM set up, Optimus UI) to replace old Optimus T (Optimus One, P509, 2.2). I had used SMS Backup+ to move my messages, ...
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Clearing photos space from device via USB, keeping auto backup

I am running out of storage space on my mobile device. I am using photos auto-backup, and would like to still be available to view my photos/videos when I want to from my device. Can I connect via ...
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How to Repair IMEI of rooted phone without backup

I recently rooted my Samsung Galaxy S2 AT&T phone (SGH-I777) with KitKat AOCP version. I used ClockworkMod 6.0.4.6 recovery. However, I encountered a problem "E: Cant mount storage/sdcard0" . I ...
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adb backup probably fails when trying to backup a single application

Following the advice here http://android.stackexchange.com/a/38277/27533, I am trying to migrate the application from Nexus 7 to ASUS ME302C. (Actually, my daughter desperately needs that -- you know, ...
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How to check for updates of sideloaded apps

And if possible also check if there is a beta/orevennewer version of the app. I often flash new rom or restore and I have to use a backup application to restore apps and other things(The best I know ...
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Gmail - how to get all my email address from mailbox into contacts?

In my Gmail i have total 3000 Emails (inbox, sent item, important etc). But all 3000 Email address is not in my Google Contact list. how can i export email address from the Gmail inbox/sent ...
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Best “nandroid” or equivalent on Galaxy S4 VRUAME7

So I'm pretty new to Android. Just got a new Galaxy S4 from Verizon and it's running VRUAME7. Already rooted of course. Basically right now I'm looking for a way to do a complete backup (nandroid); ...
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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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How to backup protected apps for later use?

I there any way i can backup the protected apps as apks as it is possible to backup free apps using the avilable backups apps for later use. why i want this: I don't want to download the apps again ...
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Possible to backup an android by just copying all the files?

Is it possible to backup an android by just copying all the files onto a PC? Is it really necessary to use a backup program? I just dragged and dropped all the files from my android internal ...
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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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What backup option shall I chose in the Nexus 7 toolkit to backup everything on my Nexus 7?

The options are: BACKUP OPTIONS [ALL OPTIONS REQUIRE ADB MODE] Backup ALL installed apps [-all] Backup Individual Packages [a single app] ONLY Backup your Internal Storage [virtual SD Card] CWM ...
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IMEI mismatch error on restoring nandroid backup from another device(same model)

I use a Micromax A52 ... I have Gingerbread Custom Rom on it... what i want to do is backup my rom and restore it on another Micromax A52... so the models are same...vesrsions are same too... but ...
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I need remote access to my MyTouch 3G Slide using a web interface with no access to the phone

I have a MyTouch 3G slide that is currently in Missouri and I am in North Carolina. I have my Google Play account information and access to a PC. The phone is not password locked but it is plugged ...
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Can not receive some mails sent by SMS Backup+ Android app when using Gmail mail delegate feature

I currently backup my Android phone data using SMS Backup+. Data entries are written to Gmail: e.g. each phone call is logged as one message labeled with the call log tag and automatically archived. ...
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Got replacement note 2, and gmail did not back up my apps, contacts, nothing? Why not?

Just like it says in the Title i got a new phone and added my existing gmail account that i know is backed up already because I have been there and done that 10 times already.(hence why I got a ...
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How to explore and edit a Samsung Galaxy Y's backup file without a connected phone (as, for example, by using NBU Explorer for Nokia Symbian files)

The limitations of Nokia's PC Suite were beautifully resolved by NBU Explorer. I have recently shifted to a Samsung Galaxy Y Duos. This is a double SIM set. Both Samsung's own suite (Kies) as well as ...
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Getting my data off of a G2 with a broken screen

I have a T-mobile G2 (aka HTC desire Z) with a broken screen. I have not rooted it or ever enabled debugging. I would like to get the data off of this phone and onto my replacement. Is there any way ...
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is there a way to backup my non-gmail emails from my Evo 2.3.5?

I want to delete an old email account from the stock email account that cannot be moved to the SD card. But I want to save the emails to the SD card or send the contacts to a gmail account. Is there ...
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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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how to unpack backup files (*.ab) using droid explorer?

i choose unpack option by right click on my backup.ab file, but nothing happened, i am suppose to see any dialog after clicking 'unpack' ? or something ... also i cant explore my folders on my device ...
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move app_backup directly from virtualbox to physical device via adb and pipe

On my smartphone, I do not have Google Play Store (and all the other Google stuff) installed anymore (only F-Droid - I am almost Google-free!); but I still need some apps from Google Play on my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...