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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SMS backup apps, SMS Backup+, SMS Backup and Restore

I've been using SMS Backup+ and when I restore not all my messages are restored, even though I can see them there in gmail. I've used SMS Backup and Restore before but it doesn't have a feature to ...
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Backup data in recovery mode of LG

In the program LG PC Suite I used the option to recover upgrade errors. Now the phone (LG E975) is in Recovery mode. There are no options it only shows the following message: Using this mode, ...
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to get the data from uninstalled vault app

I just bought a new phone and installed the vault app..instead of restoring the data from older cell phone ,I mistakenly uninstalled the vault application. I lost my data,now how it can be ...
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Setting up a 2nd tablet to look like the 1st before resetting (and returning) the 1st?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and browsed the net and installed some apps on it - fortunately not many as it was basically getting a "test drive" and I had a feeling it wasn't being kept. I was ...
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I need partitions of HTC 516 desire dual sim

After i root my HTC 516 dual sim , install swap partition program. By mistake did something in the internal memory. Now the phone is dead!!! The only thing i have , i can reach partitions of ...
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Android phone keeps rebooting, how can I save my data?

I hope this question fits this site, as in my opinion the problem is caused by Android. My problem is that my phone froze all of the sudden while browsing settings, and ever since the first freeze it ...
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How do I access .img files with yaffs2?

I've tried mounting them in Ubuntu, no luck, mount does not recognize the yaffs2 file system. I've tried yaffs2utils and ./unyaffs2 but it doesn't actually unpack the img files, I've posted an issue ...
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Google drive only backup new photos

How can I only backup photo's I make after I turned on automatic backup?
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Android images backup to the Cloud

Is there a way to backup all images of my Android, something like Dropbox, but for all images of gallery, not only camera and screenshots? But for monitor other folders, created by other apps too, ...
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How do I take a full image backup of an Android device?

I am trying to do a full system image backup of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. It is unrooted at present, and is running Android Kitkat 4.4.2 . I have no desire of rooting it as of now. I have tried ...
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Reinstall Android 5 phone: how to backup + restore Google Authenticator entries? [duplicate]

I'm about to factory reset my Android 5 phone. Amongst other things I have a whole bunch of Google Authenticator entries that I wish to backup before resetting, so that I can import them back later. ...
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Initial backup set up didn't work on HTC One M9

I recently got an HTC One M9, and during the initial set up, it wanted me to set up somewhere to back the device to (in this case I selected my Google Drive account) but it just stayed on the waiting ...
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Break DRM on Exactly app to read magazines on my PC

I have a rooted Samsung I9505 and i have the Exactly magazine app with paid subscriptions to some magazines. The PC version of Exactly is dreadful so I want to try and extract the magazine data and ...
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Backup a Samsung phone before switching to Nexus?

I used to backup my phone through Kies. Now I'm switching to Nexus5, and I guess Kies won't work anymore to get my stuff back to phone. What should I do? Also, I know that some data is automatically ...
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Unable to backup/export/access an SMS conversation on Android

I am attempting to use "SMS Backup and Restore" to backup 2 particular SMS conversation threads from my phone. The SMS app I use is Textra. My problem is when I go to select the conversations (or ...
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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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Backup memos from Samsung Galaxy S and restore it on a Nexus 5

I just bought a Nexus 5 and I'm in the process of backing up and restore all the things I need from my old Galaxy S to my new Nexus 5. One of the thing I need the most is restoring the hundreds of ...
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Deleteing photos from device but still have them in the backup (default Google+)

I've been looking all over for a proper explanation of how to delete photos from the device (nexus 5) to reclaim some space, while being sure that the pictures are still in the Google+ backup. ...
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Export WiFi x509 client certificate

My Android (4.4) device has a WiFi configured which uses WPA2-TLS authentication with client certificates. I got my hands on the wpa_supplicant configuration and the relevant entry looks like this: ...
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How do you delete thousands of text messages at once?

I have a HTC vivid and need to delete about 30,000 texts. Every time I try to do it, it freezes my phone. The same thing happens when I try to create a backup.
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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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Backup interrupted - repeat icons already backed up or skip?

I started a backup using Kies 3.2. Backing up Samsung Note 4. Backup completed videos. Then backup interrupted by cable disconnection. Do I need to repeat the icons that have a green checkmark on ...
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Carbon backup discovery issues with Nexus 7

I have made a backup of my Nexus 7 before its bootloader was unlocked with Carbon and the companion Windows app; I then took the Carbon folder from internal storage to my computer disk. An unlock, ...
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What does TRWP backup include?

If I would take a backup via TRWP, does it include all my apps, app data, messages, contacts or it would just take backup of the ROM only, so I could get a fresh ROM with factory restored when I ...
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How to change backup folder?

Hi and thank you for your prog.! I would ask, how can I restore the backups to the device? And, also, can I change the default folder of the backups? Thanks again
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LG G2 mini (android) contact restore via LG Backup(SD card) or laptop

I have an LG G2 mini (android system) that i had to factory restore. Before restoring, I backed up all my contacts both on an SD card viathe LG Backup app; and also copied all files onto my laptop ...
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adb v backup & restore

Two ways to back up apps are adb (for example, adb -apk -noshared -all) and backup/restore (settings - backup % reset - Backup my data, also known as google backup). What's the difference? Is one ...
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adb backup non-rooted before changing android version

I am planning to change from Lollipop to KitKat on my non-rooted Nexus 5. I'd like to keep as much data and settings as possible. I've used adb to back up my sdcard. I'd like to use adb to backup ...
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How to save contacts from ZTE origin to google?

There is not an option to sync contacts to gmail account. Please help!
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No confirm prompt when trying to use adb backup

I'm trying to do an adb backup of my Galaxy S3 (i747m), but after receiving the "Now unlock your device and confirm the backup operation" order from adb, I never receive the prompt on the device. It ...
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Black and broken touch screen on a phone. Can I still transfer contacts and sms? [duplicate]

A few days ago my galaxy note 2 fell off my bed and the screen just went black. It's still on, I can tell because I still receive notifications, and I can still turn the volume up and down. Although ...
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I need to do a factory reset on my phone [duplicate]

I need to do a factory reset of my phone. I have the Alcatel one touch fierce 2 How and where do I back up my apps and data.
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Recovery Mode: Backup options not showing

I want to put a custom ROM on my LG G2. I have successfully applied root permissions using IORoot v25. However I am unable to create a backup of the stock ROM. I have tried several ways using the ...
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How to access Android APKs without rooting

I recently bought a 7" Android ICS tablet as a gift for a friend. Unfortunately it's not a Store supported device, so I can't download from the Store. There are a number of sites that allow you to ...
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Backup contacts, photos, apps, remove google account, and replace with dummy account

I want to unlink my main Google account from my phone and use a dummy account instead. I don't really use any of Google's services on my phone like gmail, voice, etc. For security, loss reasons and to ...
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Google Backup: Multiple devices using the same account - what happens on Restore?

It is nothing new that one can use multiple Android devices with a single Google account. Switching on a new device for the first time asks whether one wants to store one's data with Google, which ...
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how can I debug a failed restore from a full adb backup of non-rooted phone?

How can I check / see why a full backup did not work for restoring with adb? The long story: # Hello there, I need some info on how or if it is possible to make use of my full adb restore file or ...
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Is there a way to store/backup messages for a specific app (GrindR)? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to save chat messages that are stored locally on my device using GrindR app on Android. Is there a way to do this? GrindR official support said I'm afraid that your ...
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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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Photos no longer backing up

I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5. Some time after February 5th, news photos stopped automatically synching / backing up to my google plus photos. If i send them in a text or use them in a app ...
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How to enable debug mode on Sony Xperia V with broken touch screen? [duplicate]

My Sony Xperia V touch screen is broken in the right corner. The rest of the screen doesn't respond, but the LCD works fine. I need to make a full backup, but I can't activate debug mode. Also, ...
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How do I swap the content of two phones

I have two Samsung Galaxy S3 phones running Android 4.3 (one for me and one for my wife) I no longer use my phone regularly (I switched to another phone) but I still need it occasionally (for things ...
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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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Can I set my HTC Desire into sync-mode without using touch screen

The screen of my HTC Desire just broke (It's not shattered, but it's completely black). I have no reason to believe anything else is broken (When I start it up, I hear the short tune that plays when ...
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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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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 anyway to save my contacts and texts on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with broken screen? [duplicate]

Broke my screen, and it's dead. I searched the forums, and I could not find an answer. I don't care about my media files, but my contacts are really important to me. I already ordered the new Nexus 5, ...
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How to perform a full system dump/backup with a broken screen?

So, yesterday my phone took a serious tumble. It is now essentially useless, as the screen either fails to turn on, or when it does, there is nothing useful to see (just lines of primary colors, ...
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I Need Help Getting Contacts from Broken Android!

My Huawei Mercury M886 fell out of my lap when getting out of the car and it got run over... Its not rooted. The screen is completely shattered off and I cant use the touchscreen or buttons so I cant ...
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How do I backup data (SMS/contacts) from a device with a broken screen?

I just broke the screen of my (unrooted) Galaxy S. How do I get back my SMS and contacts? PS: I tried Kies but it won't detect my phone for some reason. (Kies works fine with another Galaxy I ...