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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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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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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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 it'...
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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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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 success....
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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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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 ...
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Is there a way to backup contents of internal SD, while preserving the file's modification date?

I'm having problems with my internal flash storage (namely not being able to create folders in root, which prevents some apps from working, plus periodic unmounts), and I have tried unsuccessfully to ...
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Offline initial setup from previous phone

What's the best way to copy everything (apps and their data, contacts, sms, phone settings if possible...) from a nexus 5 to nexus 5x, both using android 6.x, in offline mode, ie without using any ...
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Change the default backup time of WhatsApp messages

The default backup time for WhatsApp is specific (in my case, it's 4:00 AM). Although we can manually backup at any time, how do we change the default backup time?
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Galaxy S5 SM-G900F programmed as SM-9006V

I have a Samsung S5. On the box, on the sticker inside the unit, checking the IMEI and using CPU-z they all said the unit is an SM-G900F and is using the Snapdragon core. My biggest problem with it ...
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SD card appears empty on computer [duplicate]

It's a Moto G 3rd generation with Marshmallow. On the SD card there are pictures and videos that I'd like to backup. On the phone I can browse the contents of the SD card just fine. When plugged into ...
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NANDroid backup; what to include?

I have looked all over every Android site I can find and this one simple question never gets asked/answered. I know exactly what a nandroid backup does, I know how to make one, and I've successfully ...
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Extract data from nandroid backup

As I am not using an official version of cyanogenmod, I cannot restore my Data partition, that I was forced to wipe. I did the backup with TWRP thus, it is in the nandroid form. However, when I try to ...
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Notification when photos are being backed up?

Is there a way to see a notification when Google Photos backs up my photos? (throughout the whole process) I have a Nexus 4 with Android 5.1.1
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Is it possible to migrate apps and their data from one unrooted Android phone to another?

I would like to migrate apps and their data from one phone to another without too much faffing around, like: rooting (very convoluted device specific process with a lot of ambiguity around it and ...
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Looking for Android equivalent of Clonezilla / Diskimage / Ghost etc

Have been googling for quite a few hours but can't seem to find what I'm looking for, hope someone can point me in the right direction.... I want to basically make a complete image of my phone before ...
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Transfering MMS messes up group chats

I've tried three different tools, "My Backup Pro", "Easy Backup & Restore", and the backup/restore feature of "GO SMS Pro" to transfer my texts from one Android phone to a new one. Regardless of ...
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How to restore SMS from adb backup file without root

Similar question to this one: I have an ANDROID BACKUP file containing SMS history, produced from phone A using adb. That phone is gone, and this file is the only record I have of that history. I ...
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What to do before root and flash my phone?

Right now I have in my phone the stock rom and I haven't rooted it. I want to root it and change the rom. What should I do first, root or flash the rom? I don't want to lose all the configuration, ...
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Fix SELinux labels after restoring /data on CM 12.1

I restored an automatic backup on Cyanogenmod 12.1 created with rsync of my /data partition, but now SELinux is denying apps access to their data. Disabling SELinux "fixes" this problem, but can I ...
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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 ...