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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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 ...
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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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Restore SMS messages from a rooted phone with a broken screen to an unrooted phone

I'm trying to restore my SMS text messages from my rooted Nexus 5 with a broken screen (no display or touch capabilities) to my functioning but unrooted Nexus 5X. I can turn the rooted phone to ...
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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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Prevent WhatsApp from automatically backing up messages

I noticed recently that WhatsApp automatically backups messages. I get a popup every now and then when I am using WhatsApp which says "Backing up messages". I don't want WhatsApp to backup my ...
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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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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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Nexus 7 tablet stuck in a boot loop

How can I fix my Nexus 7 tablet, or at least back-up the files? I tried updating my Nexus 7 tablet (the 2013 version) to Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) a few days ago and found that it reboots after ...
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Delete original pictures/videos from phone and not have Google Photos automatically delete the online copy

I have Google Photos app enabled to automatically backup all my photos and videos to my Google Photos. My question is, once they are on the drive how can I delete the original from the phone without ...
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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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What to do after:“ No sd-ext found. Skipping backup of sd-ext”?

I want to update to cyanogenMod 9. But before doing this, I've done a nandroid backup. After the backup was created I saw this output: ClockwordMod Recovery v2.5.1.8 SD Card space free: 1296MB ...
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How can I recover my old vault after I have restored my phone

I had a photo vault in my phone with a lot of pictures in it, I locked my phone accidentally so I factory reset my phone but before doing that I copied all the data on my SD card so that I can ...
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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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Cannot locate recovery image

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo (GT-I9301I). I've installed ClockworkMod and made backup of all files in my device. I had no suitable external memory card for backup, so CWM saved it in phone's memory. ...
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How to Root LG L Power 22C

So after everywhere looking for this method on to saving your phone basically with a full backup type of software? Service? Maybe? No matter what I try to search up it wont just be like okay this is ...
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I deleted too many system apps but I made backup.. My tablet stuck on android logo

A virus similar to monkey test that I almost solved the problem with Titanium Backup app until I deleted too many system apps. Now my tablet stuck on android logo. However I backed up all apps with ...
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My Phone is not working. Left important data in it. How can i backup my data?

My phone (micromax A092). at first my battery used to drain quickly and few days later it got bulged and not working properly. I replaced ith a new battery. but now the battery port where the pins ...
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Unable to permanently forget a WiFi network

I have an 802.11ac router at home with both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz connections and separate SSIDs for each. In most parts of my home, the 5Ghz connection is utterly useless, which I learned the hard way from ...
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Google Photo's backup only, no sync

Is there a way to have Google Photo's only backup the new photos and not download the entire historical contents of my online Google Photos account onto my phone? I have two phones and they are ...
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ADB Backup does not work for Skype App

I have a Nexus 5 with Android 6. The ROM is stock and not rooted. My bootloader is locked too. When I try to save the Skype data files (chats, messages...) nothing will be saved. adb backup -noapk ...
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Anyone know where memos are stored on a Samsung Galaxy S6?

I hooked my S6 up to a Win8 computer, and there were about 30-something folders on the S6. So I copied everything to my PC. Now I'm trying to find some of the info that was on my phone, like memos, ...