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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How to backup Sony Xperia V (LT25i) in flash mode

My Sony Xperia V (LT25i) doesn't boot anymore but still connects to the PC in flash mode (connect USB while holding volume down). Is there some way to back up the /sdcard partition from there before ...
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Can't recover my .db files

I did a backup before reseting my phone. I've got two .db files (contacts & text messages); I really want to put them back into my phone but when I try to open them it says "unable to open". How ...
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Looking for Android equivalent of Clonezilla / Diskimage / Ghost etc

Have been googling for quite a few hours but can't seem to find what I'm looking for, hope someone can point me in the right direction.... I want to basically make a complete image of my phone before ...
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Clockwork Mod Can't find backups

Yesterday I performed a Nandroid Backup on my phone, because right after I knew I was going to wipe the phone and cache and remount Cyanogenmod on my Galaxy Nexus to hopefully solve another issue I ...
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How to remotely backup folders on stolen Android?

Most Android anti-theft apps can backup photos and text messages, but is there any app that can be installed through the web version of Google Play that can give me access to my folders and files to ...
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Can I transfer pre-installed apps from a device with a broken screen to a different one?

So I have an Ematic Funtab Mini running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS that now has a broken screen that is totally unresponsive. I also have a Craig 7" TouchScreen Tablet running Google Android ...
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How to backup original firmware and personal data before firmware change?

Before I try a custom-built firmware, I would like to backup the original one from my 2.1 SE Xperia phone. I know some original firmwares are out there to download but I would trust my own one better. ...
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Pull or backup only the contacts from Android

My phone is on a bootloope _ soft bricked. I have managed to detect it via adb on recovery mode. So now I want to know the exact command to pull contacts first from the phone to my pc. Is this ...
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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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Touchscreen doesnt work, Phone in warranty. Need backup of internal memory

I have and Android 4.1 phone Huawei Prism 2 and my touchscreen doesn't work. It powers up and all but I just can't use the touch. I need to back up my internal memory and I'm unable to select USB ...
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I lost my phone, can I recover the data from my Google account?

I've lost my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy Star duos) last month. And now I realized that it contained very important data of mine. I believe that my phone was connected to the Google account almost all ...
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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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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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What's the best way to switch from Stock Android OS to Cyanogenmod on Galaxy S3?

I would like to switch my Stock Android OS to Cyanogenmod with the least trouble possible on my Samsung Galaxy S3. So basically I would like to keep: My data (files, contacts, sms) My apps My apps ...
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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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How can I merge WiFi passwords from a backup and from the current configuration?

I have an old backup of the WiFi passwords on my Nexus 7. I also have a new configuration which has some passwords that are newer and some that are older. How can I merge the configuration in a ...
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Nexus 7 Stuck on X: Can a backup be done using the .sh file?

My Situation My Nexus 7 2013 won't start up. It gets stuck on the X screen. Since there are pictures on it from my vacation, I would like to get them off before I attempt a factory reset. ...
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How can data on an unrooted phone be backed up?

What methods are available to back up data (both system and application) from a phone which is not rooted and is running stock Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread? It is my understanding that it is impossible ...
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Best “nandroid” or equivalent on Galaxy S4 VRUAME7

So I'm pretty new to Android. Just got a new Galaxy S4 from Verizon and it's running VRUAME7. Already rooted of course. Basically right now I'm looking for a way to do a complete backup (nandroid); ...
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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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Handcent SMS - privacy box backup file read

Is there a way to decrypt backup file of Handcent SMS privacy box? File is by default named like: hcprivacy-loginName-D01M01Y01.z I've lost my phone but have those backup files on my computer, ...
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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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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 save or back-up whole SMS threads on SIM [duplicate]

I have a Samsung-SGH -I927 and would need to save on my SIM card or send to my email for back up several text SMS messaging threads. I know that I can do this with an individual SMS' by lightly ...
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SMS backup in Android [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? How can I make a backup of SMS messages to the SD card in Android 2.2?
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Safely “unmounting” USB for Galaxy?

I wanted to delete all of the music (not pictures or apps) off my phone, and I read that you should just plug it into the computer and delete them from there. I plugged it in, and though my phone is ...
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Extracting .backup file

I want to extract userdata20130902_131223.backup file in my ubuntu 12.04 pc. i tried adbextractor but it only extracts .adb file i think so, what about .backup file. Thanks in advance..!!
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How do I convert a NANDroid backup into an update.zip file that works in the stock recovery mode?

For this case, consider a phone stuck in a bootloop (not fixable through data wiping or USB jigs) with no CWM Recovery and no adb or fastboot access. Only an SD Card, the stock recovery mode, and ...
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Can I safely downgrade an encrypted Asus Transformer TF101 from 8.6.5.21 to 8.6.5.19?

I want to root my encrypted Asus Transformer TF101 (Firmware 8.6.5.21; Serial B80...) and install a custom ROM. I read that the only way to do this is by downgrading to stock 8.6.5.19 and then using ...
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adb backup that operates similar to dd

Do adb backup methods contain those that operate similar to how dd backups data? So I want to know if adb backup method that hard-copies every bit of disk exists. If it does not exist, is there any ...
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Wifi passwords were not restored on a new device

I got a new galaxy nexus phone running 4.2.2 and I noticed my WiFi passwords were not restored to this device. I skipped the account login upon first start, but added it later on. Am I missing ...
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How to backup Zombie Diary Survival save/game/items etc [duplicate]

I want to reinstall my ROM because of some issues experiencing in my current ROM. is there any way to save my game of my Zombie Diary Survival? Please help me.
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Convenient way to retain accounts/settings/icons/logins between installs?

I like installing the latest CyanogenMod nightly now and then. I do so by putting the zip on the SD card and installing it through ClockworkMod Recovery. But every time I do that, I have to do a lot ...
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Android File Transfer problem [duplicate]

I connect my Samsung S3 to my Mac and Android File Transfer says "Try reconnecting or restarting your device". I have restarted my phone and computer numerous times, uninstalled and downloaded AFT ...
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Will adb restore increment the custom binary flash counter?

With adb backup an archive of all apps and their data can be retrieved from the phone. I could not find any clear information which exact files and partitions are accessed during the process. If it ...
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Backup Possibility?

Although I am fairly technically proficient, I am very new to Android, having only very recently purchased my first Android device, the Galaxy S4 phone, T-Mobile USA version, latest stock ROM. I ...
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Always reminded of an unsuccessful backup [closed]

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace and roughly every hour, I receive a notification that a backup attempt had failed. Could this be due to the fact that I am not connected to the Internet? How can I stop ...
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Multi User Backup

On a tablet I have a situation where I have multiple users with multiple accounts, and I am trying to have the phone's state backed up in such a way that if I upgrade the operating system, every ...
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How to move apps from old Nexus7 to the new one? (multi users)

I bought a new Nexus7 and now I'd like to move a few games from my old Nexus7 to the new one. On the old and new device I have two users. (if it matters anything) I tried a few ways...at first I ...
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How to backup data from a locked Galaxy Nexus phone with a broken screen and disabled debug mode?

The screen is shattered and totally blacked out - it doesn't recognize finger inputs. The Debug Mode is disabled. The phone has a password protection. Sound and vibration are okay. I have tried ...
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How to backup protected apps for later use?

I there any way i can backup the protected apps as apks as it is possible to backup free apps using the avilable backups apps for later use. why i want this: I don't want to download the apps again ...
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How to open android backup file (with .backup extension) on PC?

I created user data backup (with .backup file extension) on Philips W732 (Android 4.0.3) through service menu. I need to open it on PC and modify (I created this backup before hard reset due to ...
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My Android phone screen is un-usable, how do I transfer all my data to a new phone?

My current phone (Samsung Galaxy POP) running Andoid 2.2 has all its data including contacts and messages stored in the SD card + SIM card. However the touch screen of that phone has been damaged and ...
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How much damage could one do to an unrooted device?

I'm trying to determine if it's necessary to backup my non-rooted tablet. I plan on doing a lot of messing around but most back up utilities require root and the root exploit hasn't been found for my ...
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Back-up original rom and root dilemna

I'd like to back up the current (original) ROM of my phone before rooting so that in case I need to send it to repair, I'll flash it back. The problem is: most back-up methods e.g. Titanium, ...
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Restoring an ADB backup onto a different phone of the same model?

We have several Android 4.0 phones of the same model, from the same manufacturer, purchased at the same time, from the same factory batch. We have created a backup of one of the phones using ADB. Can ...
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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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Backup app data without root and no micro USB port

How can I backup an app's data (i.e. Angry Birds scores and achievements) on my Nexus 7, running Android 4.2.2? My tablet is not rooted and my micro USB port is damaged, disallowing me to connect to ...
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Backing up Android device on Windows via wireless

I need a way to back up my whole Android device on my PC, which is running Windows 7. I don't have USB cable for my phone, but I have wireless router, so my best option is using Wireless connection. ...
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Possible to backup an android by just copying all the files?

Is it possible to backup an android by just copying all the files onto a PC? Is it really necessary to use a backup program? I just dragged and dropped all the files from my android internal ...