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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Can I store a CWM backup on the PC and copy it to the phone when needed?

I was wondering if I could just simply copy the backup file and when needed copy back to the phone....because it takes up almost 3 G space. Weird that it is that big. By the way....I cant even locate ...
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Galaxy S3 stuck on Samsung logo, is there anyway i can backup my data in recovery mode without rooting?

i have the original Firmware, no rooting. Recently, i got this issue where my s3 doesn't startup, it just keeps flashing the logo over and over again until the battery drains. I've already tried ...
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Restore an Android Backup to an Android Emulator

Is it possible to backup my phone, and restore it to my computer to run under and android emulator? If so, how would I go about doing that?
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ADB Backup of Unrooted Motorola Droid Maxx (XT1080) Fails

I'm trying to create an Unrooted/Unlocked ADB Backup of a Droid Maxx (XT1080) with Android 4.4.4. I read in another thread that I needed when I select to backup the device, because the system files ...
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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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Can I set up one android phone, create a backup and restore it in multiple phones?

Where I work, we give all salesmen an Android phone with a set of multiple preinstalled apps, a predefined contact list, some predefined settings and restricted permissions over the phone's ...
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Is there a way to keep an old Android installation as virtual machine?

With PCs I have made good experiences virtualizing the machine when changing to a new system (e.g., buy a new computer, change the operation system). Doing this, you can preserve your old system and ...
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Restoring apps and files after flashing a custom ROM

I recently flashed Adnroid 5.0 custom ROM by NamelesROM on my GT-i9300 S3 Samsung. I did backup my ROM by TWRP and the ROM i installed now (NamelessROM android 5.0) worked fine and i am happy with the ...
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Is it possibile to extract individual files from a .ab backup file?

If I run: adb backup -apk -shared -all -f \Path\to\backup.ab Can I then later extract the .ab file on OSX to view and edit individual files?
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LINE by Naver Back Up Problem

I back up some chats on LINE before I 'Clear Data'. I renamed the back up file with names, because I thought it will be necessary. While log in again, and I was ready to backing up the chats, it ...
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Transfer SMS message history, without Google account

How can I backup and restore SMS message history, and restore on a later Android version — using only the SD card storage? I am upgrading from one device to another: Existing device: Google Nexus ...
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How do I delete device backups?

I'm talking about the whole system backup. We have a device that was accidentally backed up to the wrong account and now we need to delete those backups from wherever they are (Google servers)? How do ...
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Recovery of lost data from vaut

I have installed vault application on to my asus zenfone 4 and i have added some images and videos into the vault.I have done factory reset to the phone and i again installed vault application in to ...
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How can I delete backed up Google+ photos off of the phone?

How can I delete backed up Google+ photos off of the phone? I know Flikr has support for this, and I don't think there is a way to do this natively with Google+, so is there a 3rd party app or ...
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I can't restore my sys/user app from Titanium Backup on Galaxy Note 2

I used Titanium Backup app, free version, to back up my files on SDcard and am sure of the location of the backed up file. My problems are: After the backup, I hard reset my Galaxy Note 2 without ...
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Where do Hike and WhatsApp store their messages?

Does anyone here knows where Hike/WhatsApp store their messages? I know WhatsApp's Database can be found on the SD card, but it is created every day at 4 AM, and deleted if the file is more than 7 ...
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No on-device prompt to confirm backup under Cyanogenmod?

I'm running Cyanogenmod 11-20141008 (Hammerhead) on a Nexus 5. I issued the following from the command line: adb backup -f nexus5-01.db -noobb -nosys The terminal responds with "now unlock your ...
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How to backup / export user certificates before unlocking the bootloader?

I have a galaxy tab 3 sm-t111 (I know a bit old) which I am planning to root. But there are some certificates in Trusted Credentials which I would like to restore after unlocking the boot loader. Any ...
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Can i restore the backup directly from pc . without enabling debud mode… or how can i fix the problem with black screen

my device is totally bricked after flashing stock rom with sp flash tool .. it start up with start sound but display show black everything else work well but display is the problem .. i have CWM ...
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How to delete backups made using Clockworkmod?

Splitting this question from the comments to my answer to How to install ClockworkMOD Recovery on Sony Xperia Neo V (MT11a)? Erik, one last thing. I accidentally made an extra backup which didn't ...
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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 ...