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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New Nexus 4 - transfer photos and other stuff from old Nexus S

So obviously I can't just "swap the SD card" as neither the old phone nor the new phone have an SD card slot. Similarly I don't really want to copy everything across from the old phone, so I don't ...
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CWM Backup / Contact Recovery

So I just rooted using mobile odin lite and the Entropy512 kernel that has CWM recovery. Then I performed a CWM backup. Stupidly, I forgot to backup anything except for my camera data before doing ...
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ODIN vs. Nandroid backups?

I've been told that ODIN backups are preferred to Nandroid ones, but I've only ever used the latter. What are the features that differ between them, and how is one better than another? Also, if it is ...
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How can I save notes taken in the Galaxy Ace's Notes 2.0 application to restore after a system reset?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 running 2.3.3 and I took a lot of notes in the default Notes 2.0 application. I want to reset the system and I need to back them up somehow before I perform the ...
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How to take backup of all installed APKs from Phone to PC?

How do I take backup of all installed apks from my sgs2 to PC using android sdk/ 3rd party tool etc? My phone is not rooted. I can install/uninstall apks using adb, but is there any similar command ...
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Cannot backup app via Astro - (private) app?

I was just about to backup an Android application via Astro app, when I saw that there is no checkbox in the right side, but just a title saying (private). What does it mean? How can someone ...
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Why does my phone keep getting stuck when performing a backup?

I have rooted my phone and currently have an older version of Cyanogen mod on my Sprint HTC Hero. When I try to perform a backup using Rom Manager, the phone tries to reboot, but it never finishes ...
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Why is adb backup with system apps unsafe? (Holo backup)

In holo backup, adb backup with system apps is said to be unsafe. I was and am not sure why it is. But I tried it anyway, and slept then when I woke up in the morning, my computer crashed. So I am ...
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adb restore progress

Using the backup and restore function with adb (as discussed in Full Backup of non-rooted devices) there is no progress available and often it is very hard to follow the adb logcat output as long ...
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How to backup Swype personal dictionary?

How do I backup my Swype personal dictionary ? I Googled and found a thread on the Swype forums: Backing up and restoring your user dictionary (ROOT USERS ONLY) I followed the exact procedure but ...
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How to read out the data in HTC Desire SMS backup file?

Unfortunately my HTC Desire SMS app crashed (HTC official android 2.2), all SMS and MMS were lost. When I tried to recover from a previously backed up SMS file (generated by Desire SMS app), but it ...
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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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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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Backup Notification Led (Pulse Light) Configuration

I recently switched from CyanogenMod to Paranoid Android on my Nexus. I knew I would lose most of my settings, but I felt rather stupid when I realised I had lost all of my carefully defined Pulse ...
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Flashing ROMs: Am I “Doing it Wrong?”

I'm a software developer and systems administrator, so my technological knowledge is moderately high. I'll just leave that here as a preface. I've ran custom Android mods since my very first Android ...
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contacts, backup, sync issues

Houston We Have A Problem!! I did something which I slightly regret now.. I updated my Samsung Galaxy S2 ( I already rooted it, hard reset, all works fine on the previous 2.24) it was only recently I ...
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How to do backups and updates properly with full device encryption?

I think about the following use cases: 'Perfectly' reverse encryption without losing settings Update ROMs. Even if /system, /data, /sdcard (internal) are encrypted Low level Backups with CWM. When ...
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Getting my Angry Birds (and other) data files onto my Galaxy Nexus? [closed]

So...with my HTC Hero, there are two Angry Birds custom files - highscores.lua and settings.lua. Easy enough, I copy them off to my PC. However, on the Galaxy Nexus there's a) no SD card option and ...
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Backup my Android without my Apps, Settings, Config's, etc.

As the title states, Is there a way I can backup my phone, without including all the extras, that I would just prefer to pick and choose to install later. feel free to read the whole thing, or just ...
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Save merged contacts information

I just spent a lot of time merging contacts from different sources (two Google accounts, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Skype), and now my contact list looks somewhat clean for the first time in months. ...
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Confusion about photo-backups Android 4.4

I have a Nexus 5 with Android 4.4.2, but I am confused as to where photos get backed up. First of all, in the Photos app (which is actually part of Google+), there is an option to set up Auto Backup. ...
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What are the benefits of “Restore Android ID from a backup” after a factory reset?

As far as I can tell Titanium Backup is the only application that has the ability to restore this ID but there's no explanation of what it is or why one would restore it. Without restoring I'm able ...
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Import data from ColorNote app?

I have lost my Android phone but I have backup of my SD-card on which I have backup of my ColorNote app. How can I get all my notes from that backup? NOTE: I am using iPhone now so don't have a ...
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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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Is it possible to backup a ROM before installing a custom one?

Can I backup my current ROM (Samsung modifications plus a few telco specific applications installed) before installing a custom ROM?
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How to create a safe copy of every new photo/video right after shooting?

Is there any app that can secretly duplicate every photo/video right after it was taken? Maybe using inotify? Update: I was thinking about this while reading a story about a journalist whose phone ...
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ROM Toolbox claims backups are blocked; how can I work around this?

I was looking for a way to backup my phone's ROM (Samsung Exhibit II SGH T679 (android 2.3.5)); android market had ROM Manager; reviews were great, my phone was listed as compartible, everything ...
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Android Backup and Restore

I have rooted android phone. I backed up a application, uninstalled the application from the phone and restored it back the way it was there in the phone(using backup including changes to ...
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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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G1 Create Image of Current State

Is it possible to create an image of my phone (G1, cupcake) so that I may revert back to it at a later date? I'm not scared of using the Android SDK, I only needs the steps to create the file.
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Examples of application, used Android Backup Services

Do you know any Android applications (with open source, if it's possible), which use Android Backup Service (http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/backup.html) I need examples, how Backup ...
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What is a good guide that shows new Android users how to properly backup and Flash a new ROM?

I've had my Samsung Captivate for almost a year now, It's my first smartphone, and I've just recently decided to root it. Being new to root and not having the greatest understanding of the Android ...
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Backup files from an application for which I forgot unlock pattern

I have forgot unlock pattern for an app on my Galaxy S II. I have emailed the developer but he said he cannot help me. I am wondering if there is a way I can take backup of the files in the app's ...
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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 do I back up my Motorola Droid? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to backup an Android device? Hi, I have a Motorola Droid that I need to send in for repair. How can I back up everything to my PC easily? The Moto Phone Portal ...
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Backup app data and restore across ROMs

I always use Titanium Backup to backup my apps' data. However, last time I tried switching to a different ROM, it didn't work very well. I let the apps be installed automatically by android, and then ...
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Backup Link2sd ext4 partition, resize it and restore

I have messed the ext4 partition resizing it with Gparted, it still works but shows the old size and Link2sd doesn't seem to be able to link all the pieces. I was wondering if I could backup the ...
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How to backup&restore Android device?

i have a new Nexus 4 (i.e. Jellybean 4.2.1), and i want to backup my current Nexus 4 and restore it onto the new Nexus 4. How can i do that? i've tried going into Settings -> Backup & reset -> ...
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How can I schedule a Nandroid backup?

Is it possible to schedule a Nandroid backup for a particular time on a rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 running CM9 and the Siyah Kernel? How would one accomplish this?
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Which version of clockwork recovery creates backups as a tar files?

I have used several versions of CWM recovery on my Motorola Droid 2. One of them was able to back up into a .tar (cache.ext3.tar, data.ext3.tar nandroid.md5, recovery.img, system.ext3.tar) as opposed ...
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backup MMS in android 1.6

I know there are many duplicates, but unfortunately the specifications on every software proposed to do it are very poor about wether they support VERY OLD android versions and wether they will ...
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Is it safe and stable to use titanium backup and restore at two different android versions?

I want to upgrade an android phone from 2.2 to 2.3. If I backup apps with titanium backup, will they be restored at 2.3, or will they be conflict because of different android version between backup ...
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what backup/sync app is recommended for android phones (without computer)?

good software to automatically sync and backup your files without having to connect it to a computer via USB
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How can I quickly remove all of my data from my device and then get it back again?

Soon, I'll have to give my phone (a non-rooted LG Nexus 4) to another person for some time. As the phone contains very sensitive information, I do not want this person to be able to access any of it. ...
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Cloning an application with its full data store between devices

Given a generic application I would like to transfer it, full with its own data, to another device or to the emulator. After restoring the application and its /data/data/com.app directory it should ...
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Is it enough to restore /data with ClockworkMod? (Maybe changing systems as well

I definitely don't want to restore cache files. Why would I want to restore system files as well? If I understood Izzy's answer here, as a normal user (not a system developer) all I need is to restore ...
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What is the process for reformatting SD Card without breaking the current applications on my HTC Incredible?

Here's my scenario: HTC Incredible, Rooted to MIUI, with an 8GB SD card. I want to reformat my SD card because I have a ton of junk on it from before I rooted it, so I want to start with a clean ...
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Play Store is missing apps after restored from backup (EVO 4G)

I've seen some similar issues, but nothing quite the same as what I am having. Hopefully that means it is easy to fix. So, I recently backed up all my apps to my sd card using MyBackup and then ...
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Backing up Android without needing Internet?

All the Android Backup apps I have checked out (MyBackup, Lookout) require an internet connection. I don't want my data to ever be stored in the cloud. These apps may have legitimate reasons to ...
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Saving ringtone selection in Contacts app

My wife's Samsung Captivate (AT&T's Galaxy S variant) phone is running CyanogenMod 7.1 (Android 2.3.x). Several times for various reasons her Google account was removed and had to be re-added. ...