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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Recursive adb pull

How to copy a whole directory (and all of its content recursively) over USB with adb pull? For instance to backup the SD card. Attempt: $ adb pull /sdcard backup failed to copy '/sdcard' to ...
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ADB backup is not working

I just tried to make a backup from my Nexus 5 (before installing CM 11) It is unlocked but not rooted. On PC side I'm working with Ubuntu 13.10. When I type adb backup –all -apk -nosystem –f ...
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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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Moving from one droid to another

I have a Motorola droid with issues (but it still turns on) and I'm exchanging it for another. How can I move contacts, mail settings, etc. to the SD card so I can transfer them to the replacement ...
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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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Create burnable image of Android?

I'm using a tool to flash an Android device with a .img file. The tool is called USB Flash Burner. What this tool does is you boot the Android device up while pressing a paperclip in the reset ...
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How to copy SMS messages from phone to PC if I can't install apps?

I want to back up the SMS messages on my phone (an Alcatel One Touch Evolve 2), and I guess the simplest way to do that is to copy the SMS database to my PC. According to this answer, the SMS ...
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How to extract stock apk from TWRP backup?

I installed TWRP recovery on my phone and backed up the system, data and boot partitions before installing CM12.1. I would like to extract one stock apk (FM radio) from the backup on a Linux system. ...
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Where is my ROM backup made in recovery mode saved?

yesterday I had mz first experience with android phone - Samsung galaxy S4 mini. I followed this instructions Installing Cyanogenmod and in recovery mode I made a backup of stock ROM (as is ...
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Does Samsung KIES backup hidden photos in galery?

I made a hard reset on a friend's SAMSUNG I9082 GRAN DUOS and he forgot to tell me about his hidden items. On the KIES I selected all the possible options to keep, like a full backup (including ...
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Backup ALL Android files to PC?

I've had this issue with both my GS3 and now my N5. I routinely wipe my phone and start over fresh, so using apps like TitaniumBackup and Helium does not help me since I don't plan on restoring any of ...
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I can't find the boot/recovery partitions on my Android phone for backup - where are they?

I'm trying to back up boot.img, recovery.img, and system.img on my Android phone. I've found several mentions of running this command: cat proc/mtd and then just using dd to copy the listed mount ...
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Backup Possibility?

Although I am fairly technically proficient, I am very new to Android, having only very recently purchased my first Android device, the Galaxy S4 phone, T-Mobile USA version, latest stock ROM. I ...
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ROMManager does not backup my sd-ext

I am using rooted LG P500 running stock 2.3.3. Recently I partitioned my SD card using ROMManager in to three partitions (swap, ext and usb storage). I checked with Mini Partition Tool and understood ...
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How does one copy all the data AND apps from one Asus tablet to another?

I have an Asus Transformer Prime TF-201, and am upgrading to an Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF-701. Before I sell my old table, I want to backup all my data and apps, and somehow transfer them to ...
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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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Ext4 partition clockworkmod recovery backup

Successfully installed CM7 on ZTE Blade and simple2ext (S2E) made me excited. I've partitioned my SD in CWM recovery and I guess it was Ext3 partition. But one thing was mistake. I have checked in S2E ...
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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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Colornote 3.9.82 SD card backup .dat files are not recognized after Android refresh

I backed up all my files on the SD card (Nexus 4) and refreshed my Android. I then reinstalled Colornote and placed the files (.DAT files) in the same directory (data\colornote\backup), but the files ...
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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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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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TWRP restored backup and now “google play services has stopped” pops up every second

TL;DR On turning on pops up "google play services has stopped" and on clicking ok it pops up again after 1/2s so i cant do anything then 1click at a time. Also my account isnt in google play- it asks ...
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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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How to take whatsapp backup (from Phone Memory to Sd Card) on Android

I am using Whatsapp on my android phone. Since the phone as Jellybean installed, it doesn't have "Move to SD Card" feature and hence all my whatsapp files such as Backup, Media etc were stored in ...
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Best Practise for deploying a 'clone' image across 200 android tablets (Samsung GT-P7510)

My objective is to be able to create a master 'image' of an android tablet, and then duplicate that image across about 200 identical tablets to streamline the administration of a university's pool of ...
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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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How to verify a backup file from ADB backup

I have backed up my phone via adb to my computer by doing the command: adb backup -all -apk -f C:\myfolder\backup.ab I went to look at the file it had created when it said the backup was finished, ...
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I lost my phone, can I recover the data from my Google account?

I've lost my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy Star duos) last month. And now I realized that it contained very important data of mine. I believe that my phone was connected to the Google account almost all ...
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Transfer SMS Messages from Nokia (Symbian) to Android

I know this question has been asked quite a few times. However, please read ahead. I have tried a lot of apps such as VeryAndroid SMS Backup, SMS Backup & Restore, WonderShare MobileTrans. I ...
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adb backup that operates similar to dd

Do adb backup methods contain those that operate similar to how dd backups data? So I want to know if adb backup method that hard-copies every bit of disk exists. If it does not exist, is there any ...