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 manually download my wifi settings to my Android device from my Google account?

I just purchased my fourth ever Android device - An HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. When I purchased my second and third devices (Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an Asus Transformer Pad TF300T), I ...
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Is it possible to migrate apps and their data from one unrooted Android phone to another?

I would like to migrate apps and their data from one phone to another without too much faffing around, like: rooting (very convoluted device specific process with a lot of ambiguity around it and ...
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How can I keep a folder backed up online with continuous syncing?

I've found that the dropbox support for Titanium Backup never works for me amd I've also tried using ubuntuone and idrivesync but neither of these support setting a directory to keep in sync. Does ...
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Is it possible to use Linux/unix's dd to make an image backup of an android phone with the phone off?

My current position: Nexus 5 Unlocked with TWRP Recovery I've been wanting to "rom hop" for a bit, but I'd like to have a good, solid foundation to return to in case of catastrophic failure. If ...
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Can I use MIUI's auto SMS + MMS backup + restore thing on another custom ICS rom?

MIUI's built in SMS + MMS backup works quite well. However, I want to try out new custom ROMs. Is it possible to add integration of that MIUI service onto another ICS rom?
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Why does this app not restore from Google Backup until I specify the set in adb?

I read this great answer about how sets work, but I'm seeing behavior I don't understand in this app. I just installed on a device that has never had the app installed (I think, see bottom) and ...
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Restore app data from a copied 'com.company.appname' folder

Before wiping my 2012 Nexus 7 I created an app backup using the Backup function of the Nexus Root Toolkit (v1.8.2). This produced a large .ab file. I want to restore a single app to the newly ...
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How to backup/restore specific apps for factory reset?

I have a Nexus 7 2013 and now with Android 5.0 I would like to get rid of all the try and error I made with my first tablet through a factory reset. I want to backup and restore most of my apps but ...
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What is actually included in an “Android backup”?

I'm really confused with the myriad of backup options and what they actually cover. I'll try to break down my understanding in this question and ask for corrections and answers to fill in the gaps. ...
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make nandroid backup including data/media

I use multirom and want to create a single complete restorative backup of the primary rom, and all secondary roms including all data for roms. Secondatry roms are stored in the data/media folder.
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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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TWRP backup need to see contacts

installed TWRP on my SGH-S959G. Did a backup before I loaded a cyanomod rom on my phone. Now I need to get my contacts information. How can I see the information.
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Non-root backup with multiple users (non-owner or secondary users)

I really did spend some time researching this and was surprised to not find any answers (this great thread doesn't address this problem at all.... I'm trying to recover from my unfortunate situation: ...
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How to backup all notes from the stock notes app in Froyo?

Is there an easy way to backup/export notes from the stock notes app in Froyo? Alternatively, I'd like to know where said data gets stored, so I can manually copy them over to my PC. Edit: I'm pretty ...
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sms backup+ didn't restore everything

I had to reset my phone and I used sms backup+ to restore text messages. The text messages are in random order and in each contact the messages themselves are in reverse chronological order, so I have ...
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How do I save sms messages e.g. to SIM?

Today have fired up my new Samsung Galaxy S II. To find that managing SMS messages is not as intuitive as on my old - non-smart Sony Ericsson. Cant seem to find a way to save messages to SIM - or ...
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Titanium Backup: How to schedule backup verification?

How do I schedule a "Verify backups" action in Titanium backup? The list of available actions in the "Add new schedule" dialog seem to include all standard backup actions (for example various backup ...
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My Samsumg s2 locked. How can I enble the USB debugging?

My phone is locked (I forgot the PIN number). I want to back up my files. So I need to enable the USB debugging.
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Redmi 1s backup to sd card

Tried local backup on Xiomi Redmi 1s with sd card installed. The backup files are stored to internal storage. I intend to reset my phone but later restore my data. Is there is a way to nake backup ...
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Image a phone and browse on computer emulator?

I have a galaxy nexus (stock OS). During its use I have used WeChat and WhatsApp, and would like to save my chat and voice histories within these programs. Does a way exist to image my current phone ...
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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 transfer videos downloaded via coursera app from my tablet to my computer?

I tried using the answer here: Find downloaded video files via coursera app but to no avail. My device is unrooted and hence the data folder is hidden. I tried the method suggested by Naveen as well ...
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How can I restore all my backed up data?

I wiped my old phone and got a new one today, and on my old phone I had all of Google's back-up options turned on, but it didn't sync any of my app data when I installed the apps on my new phone. ...
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MarketMarks app: How to perform Backup and Restore

MarketMarks is an excellent Android app to create a sortable wishlist for apps offered in the Android Play Store, complete with editable tags, update dates, prices, and custom notes. I can't get the ...
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How can I clone my Android tablet to another Android tablets? [duplicate]

I want to build an image file that contains apps, my settings(screen brightness) etc. After that, I want to restore it in other tablets. What is the best way to to it? Should I use ADB? Or something ...
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How to factory reset without data loss and undue pain?

I ran into a serious SMS bug, which knowledgeable users seem to be saying means the SMS message database is corrupt (source 1, source 2). This is consistent with my current experience. In my case I ...
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Why will google+ auto backup not work on my wireless network?

It appears that my pictures will not back up to google+ unless I allow the sync service to use my mobile data and disable wireless. However, when back on my wireless, syncing just locks up, saying ...
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Does adb backup include contacts?

Does adb backup .all -f backup.ab include contacts in the backup?
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I can't boot my nexus 4 after trying to install custom rom, please help

I am pretty new to all this stuff and i tried to install android L alpha preview on my nexus 4. I rooted my phone and downloaded the .zip file and then followed the instructions on the internet site. ...
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Multiple devices on a single Google account - App/Setting Syncing

I have a few Google Nexus devices that are all set up with the same Google Play account. They are all set to backup and restore and when setting up new devices they seem to pull down all the most ...
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How to automatically backup everything to a safe location

I would like to discuss the best way(s) to automatically backup all data on a phone including system, data and sdcard to a server or computer. This should be scheduled so that one will loose as little ...
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How to backup Android system and Apps with their configurations?

I ve been trying to find way to do a image backup then restore it back to a re-set device. I dont think adb backup / adb restore can do this. I installed all Apps and configured all settings for ...
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How can I import / export contacts as VCF in Sony Xperia Tipo Dual

I'm using a Sony Xperia Tipo Dual with ICS. I need to backup my contacts with or without linked contacts. Does anyone know the exact procedure to export contacts in VCF format; either directly to PC ...
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com.android.providers.telephony - merge/replace databases

I am not sure how to proceed with this. I have a few SMS/MMS databases from various backups of my phone. I would like to merge OR replace the current DB on my device, which is located in ...
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full backup for deployment and reproduction

I am currently working on a project on a Geniatech ATV1220 Device running Android 4.2.2. I need some applications on this device with specific settings like Debian Kit with openssh, openvpn, nodejs ...
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how do i manually copy my cellphone numbers from my cellphone to my computer

i am having no luck with syncing my phone numbers to my google account. so i would like to copy the numbers from my cellphone and save them on my computer. if i connect my computer to my phone. where ...
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How to get full dump from non-working phone

I have a problem... My phone Samsung gt-s5830i is not working. When I turn it on, it goes only to samsung logo, and after 3-5 minutes reboots and all again Samsung logo->reboot and so on... So I need ...
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Get data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db from backup.ab

I followed Nikolay Elenkov's method of unpacking backup.ab. Is it possible to get data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db from backup.ab?
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How to restore a Helium backup?

I am transfering to a new phone, and I backed up my stuff using helium to Dropbox. Later I copied that folder to carbon folder on my sdcard, but helium doesnt seem to detect it. Any idea how I can ...
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How can I backup my contact list without rooting my phone?

Up until now, I was always storing my new contact phone numbers on my SIM card because that way, when I buy a new phone, I have all my numbers transfered automatically. However, it really is nice to ...
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ADB backup creates 0-byte file; prompts for current backup password even though I never set one; “Failed to set password” for Desktop backup password

The problem: Every time I run ADB backup, I get a message near the bottom of the home screen saying Backup starting..., followed by a message saying Backup finished a few seconds later despite the ...
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How to know if there is any way to access data from a stolen Galaxy S3, or Android phone in general, via automatic backup or any other way

I apologize in advance for my ignorance. My Verizon Galaxy S3 went missing at a party. I am hoping that at least some of the data (documents, media, contacts, texts, phone calls...) was backed up ...
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Game won't update: difference between Play Store and manual Install ? (Plants vs Zombies 2)

my "Plants vs Zombies 2" won't update (it never did). I wonder if the reason is that, for the rush to have the game, I probably installed it manually downloading it from the internet. BUT, Play ...
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how can we clear whatsapp conversations in our contacts

I have a doubt on whatsapp msgs.my frd msg me on whatsapp I seen the whole coversation.on the next day I didn't find any conversation in my phone.I face this situation from couple of my frds.Is it ...
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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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Request for screenshots for enabling USB Debugging on a Motorola Droid X2

I have a Droid X2 with a busted screen that seems to still provide haptic feedback, so I would guess that the touch aspect is still working. Unfortunately USB debugging is not currently enabled so I ...
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Why doesn't my latest back up file appear in drop list? (Galaxy 3)

I've run a full back up on my Galaxy 3 twice in the last week so I can do a factory reset. Neither backup shows up in the drop menu when I go to restore in Kies 3. I can find the file when I do a ...
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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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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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Google+ auto backup jams up my WiFi network

For months I tried to track down a ping issue (high ping; disconnect & reconnect my router; low ping for about 20 minutes; high ping again). Turns out, thanks to this answer, it was the Google+ ...