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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Backup/Restore SMS/MMS via ADB on a non-rooted device?

Is there any way to backup/restore SMS and MMS messages using ADB, when the device is not rooted? adb pull won't work here, as the corresponding database ...
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Android 4.4.2 external SD card mount paths and Titanium Backup

I am about to wipe the stock ROM from my LG G3 and put in Resurrection Remix to get 5.1.1. My current stock ROM runs 4.4.2 of Android. In prep I downloaded the GApps and ROM zip files to ...
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Where does Xperia “backup & restore” app store the backup?

I use the stock Xperia "backup & restore" app to backup data like contacts, call log etc. Then I want to backup the backup to dropbox, but I cannot find the backup anywhere on the sd card. anyone ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 fingerprint app

My Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 fingerprint scanner won't accept my fingerprint and is saying my backup password is incorrect, I really don't want to do a hard reset, is there any other way around it?
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(adb) How to Backup things from /data/data using a shell terminal emulator on the same device without root?

~ I have Nexus 5 running Android L 5.1.1 ~ I want to backup one App cach from /data/data ~ I don't concider rooting my device ~ I installed a Shell Terminal Emulator from the app store. ~ I've ...
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Nexus 7 - Stuck on boot animation. Fastboot detects device but ADB doesn't

My Nexus 7 (2012, WiFi) is stuck on the boot animation. I can detect it in Fastboot but not with ADB. Is it still possible to backup the data before I wipe it? It's not rooted and the bootloader is ...
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Backup moto G firmware without root

I installed Cynogemmod on my moto G, but it was android 4.4, and there is no android 5.0 stable version available for cynogen. so I decided to install motog stock framework, I searched on google, but ...
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what will i loose during the root process?

when i root my device what will i loose ?? will rooting wipe my device ?? i don't care about contacts nor applications data the most important this is my media !!! it means a lot for me no just media ...
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Exclude locale folders from Carousel

I am using Carousel of Dropbox on my devices. I would like to exclude some folders from the backup such as screenshot images or whatsapp ones. I have found something around w.r.t. Google photos app ...
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How to recover data from a screen-bricked phone?

Situation I've got a Samsung Galaxy Fame with a broken touch screen. The owner had it protected with a pattern, and as I am unable to make this pattern with a broken screen, I cannot mount the ...
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Auto restore doesn't work

I just switched from a Nexus 4 to Moto X 2nd generation this morning. I had backup ON on my nexus 4. When I added my account on the new phone I expected all the apps and related data to get restored ...
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How can I restore my app data if I manually pulled it out before resetting and reinstalling my phone?

Yesterday I was stuck in this awkward situation where my Moto G with Cyanogenmod 12.1 got stuck in the boot animation after recent restart. It was working fine for a month or two before that. Based ...
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Is adb backup usable in case of soft-brick?

Let's assume I create a backup of my phone with this command: adb backup -apk -shared -all When I want to install Xposed framework it warns me that the phone maybe trap in re-booting or suffer from ...
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Pictures gone after Nandroid backup restored

Recently, I made a TWRP Recovery Nandroid backup of my current ROM, and I had just taken some personal pictures. In the backup, it included the /data partition. When I went to restore it, I opened the ...
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backing up apps for firmware upgrade [duplicate]

I really don't want to have to re-install all apps and sign into them after I upgrade firmware. Is there a way to back them up? Any tips that may ease the process are appreciated (I have my ...
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Can't Sync Google Calendar

I have an error while synchronizing my Google Calendar on my Samsung Note N7000 with Android 4.1.2, my Google accout does never Sync I have a whole load of important meetings that go back to 2014, ...
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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 to backup the entire or parts of android without 3rd party/cloud? [duplicate]

How can I take two separate backups? Contacts only Full backup I do not want to install any 3rd party program. I do not want to store my information on cloud. I just want to store it directly from ...
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If I deleted photo from gallery made backup before flashing, will I get that photo in the backup?

My phone is Samsung Galaxy Grand. If I delete a photo from the gallery and make a backup before flashing, will I get that photo in the backup?
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Backup Bluestacks

How do I backup Bluestacks on one Windows PC to move the install to another while maintaining all installed apps and saved data? Seems like a simple procedure but I've not found a solution that does ...
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How can I get all my ZTE 830's stuff to HTC without using a computer?

My old ZTE 830 has a shattered screen and I just bought a new HTC. How can I transfer my ZTE phone's data into my new HTC mobile. I do not have a computer to hook in too.
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Backup/restore question for Moto G XT1033 converted to XT1032 GPE

I have installed TWRP as my recovery and rooted my device. But I only had the space to backup the "system" and not the "data". Now I was going to install CyanogenMod. My real question is, if things ...
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus keeps rebooting in Cyanogenmod 11 as well as in CWM recovery. How to backup data, or repair the ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I have installed CM11 a while ago, but for about a week it keeps rebooting too often; it stays on for about 10-15 seconds, and then reboots. I haven't installed ...
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backup android-operating system

I am trying to backup the whole android OS with all kernel files, systemfiles, efs-data and more on my rooted samsung galaxy s3 but when I open the the backupfile (.ab) on my computer i can only see ...
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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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How can I backup the entire Gallery (photos and videos) to my desktop computer?

The Gallery on my Android device seems to show all the photos and videos, whatever the method to get them could had been (camera, whatsapp, bluetooth, and so on). I would like to backup them all, ...
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How can I backup and restore Google Now Launcher home-screen layouts?

The only times I've seen a successful restore of the Google Now Launcher home-screen layout is when it is the default launcher from the onset as the installer goes through it's motions. Restoring a ...
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Insufficient phone memory

When I bought this phone Sony Experia CC51, I have more than ten apps, and now I uninstalled them one by one until they were all gone because it always said "Insufficient phone memory". I hope someone ...
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Forgot password of backup file in Xperia L

I have created a backup from my Sony Xperia L phone, but I have forgotten the password I have used for it! What can I do to retrieve my data from the backup? Is there any tools??
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Google+ Auto Backup does not upload older photos. How to reset?

I began to use Google+ Auto Backup for the photos, and I silly used the full quality option. So when I run out of space, I decided to switch back to standard quality, so not to use the allocated ...
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What files should I backup to keep MMS attachments in message threads?

I need to backup call logs, SMS, and MMS with their attachements but I don't want to use an app for that. I have root access. I will restore them on the same device (Nexus 4). What files exactly ...
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How do i recover WhatsApp messages after restoring phone?

I really want to restore my phone to have a "fresh" feel to it. But the only problem is that I don't want all my new and old WhatsApp messages and images to be gone. I have a lot of people I talk to ...
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Bluestacks-backup apps and data

How can I backup bluestacks apps and data, so that when I install it on pc after formatting the pc, I can start using it again in the same state I left it ?
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Does CWM backup everything? Or just the actual system?

I have just created a backup using CWM. A 3.2G backup of a clean factory reset. Mental. I am wondering that once I have installed all the apps, and make a new backup....that backup will contain ...
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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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Simplify, clarify backup for a former iPhone user

Former iPhone user, 5 months with Droid (Samsung Galaxy S 5, AT&T). I'd like clarity about backing up. The process is no longer centralized, so (sorry) either is my question. How do I safekeep my ...
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Restore Whatsapp chat and data

I recently flashed my Xperia Z2, before flashing I took a backup of the Internal Memory of the phone, having an impression that the whatsapp data would be automatically restored. But after the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...