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 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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How can I add data to apk?

What I know is: I can get .apk of installed application from /data/app I can get data of installed application from /data/data What I want is: Add/pack this application-data into .apk so-that ...
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Galaxy S5 SM-G900F programmed as SM-9006V

I have a Samsung S5. On the box, on the sticker inside the unit, checking the IMEI and using CPU-z they all said the unit is an SM-G900F and is using the Snapdragon core. My biggest problem with it ...
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Transfer ColorNote data to new phone without SD card

I'm trying (without success) to get back my old notes (I changed device). I had an Android Wiko Slim, but I changed for the Android OnePlus, and OnePlus has no external SD card. Instead, it has 64GB ...
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How to make full backup of encrypted Lollipop Nexus 5 device?

This guide describes how to make full backup of whole memory block. My N5 is encrypted with Android 5.0. As far as I understand new mechanism, it envolves dependency on some external data taken from ...
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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+ ...
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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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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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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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adb backup hangs and never finishes (Linux)

Whenever I run adb backup for a full backup, it never finishes. In Terminal, the command hangs indefinitely, and on the device, the backup cycles through a few apps before hanging on one (more about ...
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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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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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My nandroid backups are around 2gb, I'm told it shouldn't be this big

my nandroid backups are over 2gb and someone told me they shouldn't be that big. What might the culprits be? It would be nice to keep the backups on my phone if they were smaller. Not sure how ...
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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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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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Prevent WhatsApp from automatically backing up messages

I noticed recently that WhatsApp automatically backups messages. I get a popup every now and then when I am using WhatsApp which says "Backing up messages". I don't want WhatsApp to backup my ...
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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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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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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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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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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 moto G firmware without root

I installed Cynogemmod on my moto G, but it was android 4.4, and there is no android 5.0 stable version available for cynogen. so I decided to install motog stock framework, I searched on google, but ...
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Can Titanium Backup successfully backup and restore Google Authenticator between ROMs?

I have a rooted Nexus 5 running stock 4.4.2. I want to install another ROM such as PA4 or CM11 (also 4.4.x based), but I have about 5-odd items in my Google Authenticator install which are a pain to ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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)? [closed]

good software to automatically sync and backup your files without having to connect it to a computer via USB
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Does restoring a TWRP backup restore everything, including the ROM?

Suppose I were to do the following: Make a backup with TeamWin Recovery (TWRP) Delete everything (not the backup of course) including my ROM and all Flash a new ROM, then after having fun with all ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Is It Possible To Backup Settings And All Customized Stuff I Made On Android Cellphone?

Which backup is that? Full backup that backs up whole system? Or is it only backup that backs up settings and customized stuff?
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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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Flash Rom and Recover Later

I Want to put Android 2.3 on My Phone, its an ZTE Racer with Android 2.1 and the Manufacturer hasnt released the new version i have found a Rom, But im afraid to do it and lose my phone, can anybody ...