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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Is it possible to overwrite the system factory reset option with my own backup?

Please i need to know if it is possible to overwrite the system factory reset option with our own backup file. Basically, i am interested to tune the factory reset option with my own custom full ...
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Backing up data of protected apps

I am using adb to backup some applications' data from my old phone to my new one. It worked fine for all apps except the one I purchased, it took me a while to figure that out since Android and its ...
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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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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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Is it possible to clone a Phone then flash image on other phones?

Background I deal with a lot of Galaxy S5s and spend a considerable amount of time duplicating the settings and installing the same applications on each. Because of the repetitive nature, I'm sure ...
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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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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 this the right way to use dd for a full backup?

Sadly my device (sm-g3185) isn't supported by any of the CWM or NANDbackup so I am trying to do a backup manually. I found this thread which tells me to open one terminal (I'm on Arch Linux) and run: ...
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What will I lose if I install Cyanogenmod?

I plan to install CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy Express 2 (Sm-G3815). I have made a backup using Titanium Backup, by choosing the "Backup all user apps + system data" option. I am not clear on ...
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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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How to backup WhatsApp chats (not media) to save my phone memory?

This answer explains how to save your chat on google drive and recently I got that option on WhatsApp. It says the backup will be stored on Drive as well as on my sd card, ok fine. When I started my ...
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Can't access Notes file backup as password forgotten!

This might sound a little impossible and awkward, but I need help! I am currently using a Sony Xperia S LT26i and recently re-stored my phone using the Factory Resetting. I lost all my important Notes ...
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What is the difference between archiving and backing up, a WhatsApp chat?

Both are some kind of storing mechanisms. Both occupy memory space. But what is the difference between archival of a whatsapp chat and backing up a whatsapp chat?
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Is Kies a good way to backup phone data for use on another phone?

I currently own a Galaxy S3, and later this month I will be upgrading to an S6. I have rooted my S3, and as such have disabled a lot of the sync and backup services, including Backup Assistant. If I ...
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“Back up & restore” how to restore on CM 12.1

So, I installed CM 12.1 on my phone. Before that I used the Standard app from Android "Back up & restore" (Android 4.3) to backup my contacts on my SD card. Now I have no idea, how to restore it. ...
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Can you dump the contents of your phone (os + apps + data) and run that in an emulator/Android Studio?

Is there a way to dump the contents of your phone (OS + apps + data) and run them on a PC in an emulator of some sort? I feel like there are security implications to being able to do this but with ...
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Restore phone with xposed installed

I have a note II (gt-n7105) with CM12.1. A few days ago I tried to install the xposed framework. First, I did a system backup using cwm. Then, did the xposed installation process but it did not work ...
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Google+ Auto Backup failed

When looking at my photos in the Google+ app, at the bottom is a footer that says "Backup failed" with a retry button. The backup still fails when I click Retry. Is there a way to find out why Auto ...
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KeyChain/KeyStore Backup

Is it possible to backup (local or Cloud) the keys from the keychain/keystore? I know the KeyChain is a system daemon which provides secure key storage. The keyStore will provide app-specific key ...
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Restore app data backup without access to usb debugging

Google backup didn't work, and I tried Helium, but you have to connect to usb debugging in order to "enable" it. I have access to usb debugging on the phone i'm backing up, so I have the data, but my ...
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How To backup custom ROM before flashing the another ROM [closed]

The header says it all. I've installed CM12.1 mod. I want to flash other ROMs now, but losing all my settings and data is not an option. I checked up on the net, but the tutorials are all about ...
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How can I download the backups ClockworkMod creates to my PC?

I do not see them in the /clockworkmod folder when I connect my device to my PC. I tried using adb pull but adb does not show any devices when the device is in recovery mode (only if it's booted). ...
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'adb backup -apk -shared -all -f "D:\backup.ab' initiates backup, completes, but produces a file that is only 1kb

I'm attempting to backup my old Android device, a Samsung Galaxy S3, so that I can lend it to my friend while his is away at repairs, then restore it when he's done with it. I have the Samsung USB ...
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Restore SMS Messages with Titanium Restores then Deletes!

I understand I /should have/ used a different app for backing up my messages. I did not. I used Titanium, and made full backup of apps and data. I was apparently also using Android Messenger and ...
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Can downloaded Android emails be backed up?

Helpfully the nice chaps at TalkTalk accidentally deleted my mailbox. They are in process of trying to recover it but is not looking promising. I have a snapshot of some of the emails downloaded to ...
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Trying to back up photos from Samsung Galaxy S3, but can't find folders

I'm trying to back up my photos from my Samsung Galaxy S3 to my Windows laptop. (FYI I'm still using XP.) When I connect the phone using USB, I select "Connect as Media Device (MTP)". In explorer, I ...
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Backup Data on Android Recovery Mode!

I am Asus Zenfone 5 (lollipop 5.0). It is not turned on because if affected when try rooting software(iRoot). I need to backup my internal and other app data. In recovery mode, there is no option to ...
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Backup without computer or cloud

A desktop or server computer can be backed up, in whole or part, with only 3 components: the computer, backup software, and a connected storage device. How do I accomplish the same for an Android ...
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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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How to download all my apps in google play when I have flashed a new ROM?

When I have flashed a new ROM, I have to download all the apps I need in google play one by one, which is very inconvenient absolutely. Some of you may recommend "Titanium Backup", but it will lead to ...
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How do I fully back up an Xperia Z2 phone?

I'm thinking about moving onto a custom ROM, but I don't want to permanently lose any DRM keys. How do I go about fully backing up the contents of the phone before mucking around with it?
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can i get back up of photos. I've lost my android phone

i've lost my phone 2 days back in which my Google account was registered however i'm not able to find those pictures & videos now in my google account. I'm not sure if i had clicked on back up ...
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No SIM card detected — factory reseted and now it works. What now?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S 5 rooted and flashed CyanogenMod 12.1 on it (Android 5.1.1). Everything always have worked fine. Earlier this week, I have installed a new app in my phone. Although I cannot ...
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Back up all what app chats as text file and not as what app backup

I want to backup whats app chat messages as text file. I tried to open whatapp backup but it wont open as text. I tried to export whatsapp message to mail, the problem is that it work only for one ...
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Is it possible to do a complete image backup of an Android device via USB connected to a Windows PC without the Android device being rooted?

I recently purchased a Nexus 7 tablet from Google and I also have a Samsung Skyrocket from AT&T. Neither of the devices is rooted. I'm not too enthusiastic yet about rooting either of them, ...
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Questions about “Nandroid” backups

I have a nexus 4 and I'm having issues with Android 5.0 so I was thinking to go back to 4.4.4, but first I want to backup the current state. Before I do this, I have a few questions: if create a ...
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Clone Android Device

I have to clone about 65 Android devices (Galaxy Tab 10.1N). I would do it with a Backup in Cyanogen Mod, but the problem with the Cyanogen Backup is, it does not backup the SD card. Does somebody ...
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How to do a clone / backup & restore between identical devices via USB and broken screen

I have a Nexus 4 with a recently broken screen, and another Nexus 4 that works. I would like to copy all of the data, apps, etc, from the broken Nexus 4 to the working Nexus 4. The broken phone still ...
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WhatsApp restored my older backup, not the latest backup

Today, 19th December, I was trying to reset my phone, but I had backed up WhatsApp first. After that I reboot my phone (Xperia Miro) and installed WhatsApp. Problem came while WhatsApp was restoring ...
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How to Backup app data in Bluestacks?

I'm playing CaseClicker and I want to know how to backup its data in Bluestacks. I tried with ES File Explorer. But, When I go to the /data folder there are nothing. Please help me.
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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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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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Can I merge two, or more, separate Titanium backups

In this case I'm looking to restore SMS messages from Titanium. I have made a backup of all SMS. Then I started on a new ROM without restoring SMS. I then made a new backup of the current SMS. Is it ...
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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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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 to restore adb backup on Nexus 4 (boot loop)?

Recently I have flashed unofficial cyanogenmod 10.2 for my Nexus 4. After testing some features I the device came into a "bootloop" (stays on cyanogenmod logo launcher). I tried to reflash it with cm ...
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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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How to recover or reset “current backup password”

Yesterday there a bunch of app updates, I didn't pay much attention to which ones, there were perhaps 8 or 10. Since then my phone has shutoff and/or rebooted unexpectedly at least 8 times. 4 times ...
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How to backup the Android calendar file (is there such a file)?

Does anybody know which files I need to save in order to have a simple backup? Reason for my question is, that my Galaxy Android smartphone lost all calendar data without any interaction. I found ...
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What is the relation between ROM Manager, ClockworkMod and Nandroid? Which one(s) do I need?

So I understand the first thing I need to do with my phone, after rooting, is to back everything up. But I was confused about 3 of the apparently popular tools used for this. For example, is Nandroid ...