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 ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
0answers
3k views

Samsung Kies restore a backup from another PC

I recently did a backup as I had to send my S3 to samsung to fix a broken screen. I took my backup on my work pc and copied the whole backup folder to an external drive. I now have my phone back and ...
4
votes
4answers
901 views

How can I resume cancelled app dowloads after attaching a Google account?

I got a new phone and I signed in with my existing google gmail account. To my surprise, the phone started redownloading all of the apps I had on my other phone over my cellular data connection. ...
4
votes
3answers
8k views

How do you delete thousands of text messages at once?

I have a HTC vivid and need to delete about 30,000 texts. Every time I try to do it, it freezes my phone. The same thing happens when I try to create a backup.
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to enable debug mode on Sony Xperia V with broken touch screen? [duplicate]

My Sony Xperia V touch screen is broken in the right corner. The rest of the screen doesn't respond, but the LCD works fine. I need to make a full backup, but I can't activate debug mode. Also, ...
6
votes
4answers
1k views

Carbon backup discovery issues with Nexus 7

I have made a backup of my Nexus 7 before its bootloader was unlocked with Carbon and the companion Windows app; I then took the Carbon folder from internal storage to my computer disk. An unlock, ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

I Need Help Getting Contacts from Broken Android!

My Huawei Mercury M886 fell out of my lap when getting out of the car and it got run over... Its not rooted. The screen is completely shattered off and I cant use the touchscreen or buttons so I cant ...
8
votes
2answers
3k views

Does Titanium Backup work with system using Link2SD

Titanium Backup is a root app that allows you to back up your apps and all their data. Link2SD is a root app that moves all files an app stores in internal storage to a special partition on SD card, ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

Missing application from sdcard

I did factory reset. So, I lost application from sdcard but that application files still exist in sdcard. How do I recovery my application from sdcard. I do not have back up app data file. My phone ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

How to backup locally stored game data? [duplicate]

I'm looking to upgrade from a Nexus 7 to a 10" tablet. I know that Google stores my purchase information so that I won't have to pay for any already purchased games again. But I was wondering if ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

paid apps can no longer be backed up on new android os by “my backup pro” are there any apps that still do a full backup [duplicate]

"my backup pro" response from the developer was: "Yes these are paid apps that are not longer accessible for backups on the new Android os". is there a android backup app that works on the new android ...
7
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

What's the difference between a NANDroid backup and an ADB backup?

Could anyone explain the difference between a backup made using NANDroid and a backup made using ADB i.e. using the adb backup command? I've read that both are capable of creating full system ...
0
votes
0answers
160 views

What happens to NV items during a software update (i.e. Verizon SUA) or a backup and restore?

I have a question about what is happening to NV items during: Software updates (i.e. Verizon SUA) Backup & Restore (i.e. adb backup & restore) There are 70k+ NV items, and they seem very ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
159 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to back up my current android ID?

I want to flash a new rom, but it will change my android ID. Is there any way to just back up my current android ID WITHOUT make a whole-system-backup?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Restoring APKs + data from 4.1 to 4.2.2

I migrated from Android 4.1 (Omega) to Android 4.2.2 (SuperNexus) on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Before I did the migration I did a backup of apps with Super Backup. After this was done I moved all the ...
0
votes
0answers
214 views

When I try to back up my Samsung Galaxy S3 it starts the back up but gets stuck at 0%

I need to back up the files on my Samsung Galaxy S3 because I need to restore it as I have been having issues with it. When I connect my phone to Kies and start the back up, it starts but it stays at ...
1
vote
1answer
10k views

How can I backup contacts on a SIM card to my computer?

My brother wants me to backup the data in his SIM card. How can I copy this to my computer without messing up my own contacts?
2
votes
1answer
912 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
321 views

Titanium Backup from Nandroid using pc

I know you can create a Titanium Backup from a Nandroid Backup using the Titanium Backup PRO app. But is there a possibility to create a Titanium Backup from a Nandroid without having a phone, i.e. ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Backup and restore MMS

Is it possible to backup AND restore MMS messages? It seems all the apps I've found on the app store that backup SMS and/or MMS cannot actually restore MMS messages (and similar comments on answers to ...
2
votes
4answers
517 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Backup Android 2.3.6 app data before rooting [duplicate]

I want to create a backup of application data (game highscores etc.) for Android version 2.3.6, before I try to root. How to do it? Helium (Carbon) and Z4Root aren't compatible with my OS version / ...
0
votes
0answers
167 views

How to debug the “data” restore procedure (from a backup) in CWM-based recovery?

I'm using the ClockworkMod-based recovery.img for Galaxy S (GT-I9000) from http://redmine.replicant.us/projects/replicant/wiki/ReplicantImages (the last one, from 2013-04-06), on two such devices. ...
1
vote
0answers
147 views

What backup option shall I chose in the Nexus 7 toolkit to backup everything on my Nexus 7?

The options are: BACKUP OPTIONS [ALL OPTIONS REQUIRE ADB MODE] Backup ALL installed apps [-all] Backup Individual Packages [a single app] ONLY Backup your Internal Storage [virtual SD Card] CWM ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

What does TRWP backup include?

If I would take a backup via TRWP, does it include all my apps, app data, messages, contacts or it would just take backup of the ROM only, so I could get a fresh ROM with factory restored when I ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Backup Wifi SSID and password on SGSII

I updated my sgs2 [I9100] to JB, I want it to format or wipe that clean and stable install. I can backup everything except wifi keys. I guess kies seems have it, but it was not work before. How can I ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Best way for a COMPLETE backup? [Rooted Nexus 4 with stock ROM]

I did a huge amount of googling but the information out there is overwhelming and I either have to get a 1:1 reply on this or try and test different options - which would suck if I fail. Basically I ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

Titanium Backup batch options

Does "Backup all user apps" also include app data too and does "Backup all system data" include backup of messages and contacts ?
1
vote
0answers
1k views

How to backup Viber chat message to Gmail automatically?

I see that Viber app has the feature of backing up message and send email. I want to do that automatically so as all my Viber messages are safely backuped. How can I do that with Viber app?
1
vote
1answer
358 views

backing up system image before rooting: please help

I have a Samsung Galaxy S III i9300. On Windows 7 there is something called a recovery partition which contains a full compressed image of the operating system from which Windows 7 can be installed. ...
1
vote
0answers
220 views

IMEI mismatch error on restoring nandroid backup from another device(same model)

I use a Micromax A52 ... I have Gingerbread Custom Rom on it... what i want to do is backup my rom and restore it on another Micromax A52... so the models are same...vesrsions are same too... but ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
149 views

Android customization Galaxy Note

Recently, Android ICS has been released in my country (Hungary) also for the Samsung Galaxy Note. That's cool, the phone updated itself to Android 4.0.3 and at first sight it was really cool and fast. ...
2
votes
0answers
76 views

Difference between “nandroid” and “nandroid + ext”

I own a CM9 Motorola Backflip MB300. I'm planning downgrading it and reapplying the stock ROM. To prevent rendering it unusable, I'm going to perform a nandroid backup, but I get two options: "backup" ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Can adb be used to recover SMS messages while in permanent “Safe Mode”?

I have a non-rooted Droid X2 that is in permanent "Safe mode", but I want to recover SMS messages. SMS Backup and Restore will NOT work because safe mode only allows system apps to run. adb shell ...
2
votes
1answer
147 views

Disable Backup Service in Android Emulator

I'm trying to replace sms and contacts database on Android emulator with some other (extracted from other phone). I've already succesfully pushed files into emulator (using adb push), but I have to ...
2
votes
1answer
169 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
457 views

How can I get backup the files from my semi-broken android before shipping it in?

I broke my Samsung Galaxy SIII (Red) last week, got a replacement in the mail, and I'm trying to back up my files (contacts, photos, etc.) onto my computer before I send the broken one in. The only ...
3
votes
0answers
344 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Backing up Viber chat logs

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 with GB Samsung firmware, I have updated Viber through Google Play and now it won't even start. It gives me a crash error dialog and closes without even starting the ...
7
votes
5answers
3k views

Can one avoid losing everything on a Galaxy Nexus when applying a new ROM (safely)?

The makers of most ROMs suggest that you do a full device wipe when moving from one ROM to another. I have also found this is usually good practice, so data from the previous ROM does not affect the ...
2
votes
2answers
309 views

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 ...
31
votes
3answers
7k views

How do I perform a full pre-rooting backup of an Android phone?

The question arises because the best-rated backup application (Titanium Backup) requires root. So what would one use instead when getting a really complete backup is essential? Is there a file ...
7
votes
1answer
4k views

How to NANDroid a phone without ClockWorkMod?

I'm almost sure that there is no ClockWorkMod Recovery for my phone (I've been reading some questions and answer in the forum and also google it with this result. So when I installed ROM Manager the ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

How to switch sd cards when using a data2whatever (d2w) custom ROM?

I'm currently running MIUI XJ (Gingerbread 2.3.5) with d2w on my HTC Desire with the 4GB sd card it was shipped with, but as I found the joy of the occasional ROM-switch, I found myself running out of ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Backup on . android_secure - Missing Apps on MicroSD

I Have been Backup and Formatted my MicroSD. After then I Copy again my backup files, But - Apps on MicroSD is Disappear, I check on Application Manager its Still There but not show in menu drawer. ...
-1
votes
1answer
747 views

how to acces to apk using backup?

I want to use adb backup restore, but I'd like to know if possible to know the contents back up file if yes so how. is it possible to have access only to apk. to install on other devices. i don't want ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Is it possible to use adb backup in order to make a clone of a tablet? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use adb backup in order to make a copy of tablet? In fact I want to recover the contents of a tablet using adb backup and then install it on the tablet that have the same type with ...