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 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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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 ...
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Black screen, but the phone is working (Moto G LTE)

I have a Moto G 4G (with Lollipop) with the following problem. As soon as the boot sequence completes the screen turns black. It is not broken because the boot animation is shown, and I can take ...
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ClockWorkMod Recovery supports three backup formats. What's the difference between them? Which should I choose?

I'm using ClockworkMod Recovery v6.0.4.5. One of ClockworkMod Recovery's features is that it lets me back up the data stored on my phone's built-in flash memory. The "Choose default backup format" ...
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Is there any way to backup or transfer AppOps settings?

For those of us who use AppOps, we have hundreds, if not thousands, of settings stored in that app. When transferring to a new device, is there a way to transfer those AppOps settings from one device ...
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ADB full backup restore command stuck on restoring app Clean Master

I have a full backup file using adb backup command. When I try to restore the full backup file using adb restore command it always displays "Unfortunately Clean Master has stopped working" while ...
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Backup tablet before repair [duplicate]

My son received an asus tablet for his birthday last year and has now told me the screen does not work completely (some areas are dead to the touch). I have told him we will send it for repair but he ...
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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 can I restore photos from quickpic after reset?

I have a nexus 5 and I just updated to the lastest 5.1.1 image using adb, but that unfrotunately resetted my phone. So I installed and configured my usual apps and I'm glad to see that google's photo ...
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copying all files from android to microSD

Phone = moto g OS = Android 4.4.4 I was going to back up all files on phone to microSD card using EZ file explorer. However, I have been reading that latest 4.4 will not allow this due to new ...
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Something not expected with restoring Whatsapp chat messages

On August 11th, I tried to restore older Whatsapp messages... I still have in my folder all files since msgstore-2015-07-27.1.db.crypt8 until msgstore-2015-08-09.1.db.crypt8... It restored the ...
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Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread: Sort and do a cloud backup of photos

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and I want to sort camera pictures and do a cloud backup. Is it possible using the standard Gallery app and any other of it's factory resources? I know Google Photos would ...
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How to delete backups made using Clockworkmod?

Splitting this question from the comments to my answer to How to install ClockworkMOD Recovery on Sony Xperia Neo V (MT11a)? Erik, one last thing. I accidentally made an extra backup which didn't ...
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How to edit and merge two different sms backup from two different phone?

I have my SMS backed up using SMS Backup and Restore, and also my girlfriend's SMS was backed up using the BlackBerry Desktop tool. I converted the BB SMS back up to an .xml file. I just want to ...
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Need a way to deploy Android images

So a client of ours just upped a notice on us to deploy thousands of phones in two weeks (10,000 to be exact) and they all get rooted so the client can load software on it. But as of right now the ...
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How to backup media without logging into the phone?

The screen of my phone is not responding. I tried to restart the phone but this didn't correct the problem. Now, I can't access it, and log in to my phone, so I probably need to take the phone to the ...
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NANDroid backup/restore of CM11 encrypted device after wipe

is it possible to restore a NANDroid backup of a encrypted device running CyanogeMod 11 (KitKat 4.4.2) after performing "Format Data" in TWRP recovery (this function wipes the encrypted partitions)? ...
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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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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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Contacts backup with multiple Google accounts

How can one manage backup when you have one device or two devices and 2 or 3 Google accounts? (Work, personal, family)
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Backup and Restore with Holo ( ADB ) from N4 to another N4 - some questions

I am soon receiving a replacement device for my Nexus 4, that got some problems charging now and then. Some questions regarding Holo Backup: It shall be no problem to restore a "Backup all without ...
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How to manually restore Call Log from adb backup on OnePlus One? (SMS already restored)

I ran adb backup with all the backup flags on my OnePlus One (which I had gradually upgraded from 44S to 05Q). Then I wiped it, reimaged it with a fresh image of 05Q, and tried to restore my SMS and ...
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Temporary root Nexus 5 in adb shell to access a /data folder

I want to backup a data/data/com.package.name folder but the app manifest is set to backup=false. To access the folder I want to temporary root the phone in the ADB shell and then access the folder ...
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Where are photos stored in an android backup?

Recently I did a backup of my android using adb. I wanted to find my pictures from this backup so I extracted the .ab to a .tar file using Nikolay Elenkov's extractor. In the tar file I can't seem to ...
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deleting local copies of backed up Google Photos

I see that this question has been asked a couple of times before but I have not seen a really concise answer for the latest version of the Google Photos app since they added the Unlimited Backups ...
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Backup/Restore SMS/MMS via ADB on a non-rooted device?

Is there any way to backup/restore SMS and MMS messages using ADB, when the device is not rooted? adb pull won't work here, as the corresponding database ...
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Recovering Contacts - Internal Memory backed up

I just installed Cyanogen on my dad's phone and turns out not all his contacts have been restored because I presume some of them were actually not saved in the Google account for sync, only Locally. ...
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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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Why doesn't Clockworkmod let me restore my backups on my Sprint Galaxy Note 2?

I made a backup with Clockworkmod and now when I go to restore it it just says no files found. I have tried moving the backup into different folders on the SDcard like sdcard/0 and sdcard/0/0 and it ...
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Why doesn't Google+ auto upload all my pictures consistently and in the right sequence?

Google+ doesn't upload my photos consistently, and sometimes it uploads them out of order. Why would the app not do its job consistently? There are missing pictures, and then a week later they ...
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Android 4.4.2 external SD card mount paths and Titanium Backup

I am about to wipe the stock ROM from my LG G3 and put in Resurrection Remix to get 5.1.1. My current stock ROM runs 4.4.2 of Android. In prep I downloaded the GApps and ROM zip files to ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 fingerprint app

My Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 fingerprint scanner won't accept my fingerprint and is saying my backup password is incorrect, I really don't want to do a hard reset, is there any other way around it?
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(adb) How to Backup things from /data/data using a shell terminal emulator on the same device without root?

~ I have Nexus 5 running Android L 5.1.1 ~ I want to backup one App cach from /data/data ~ I don't concider rooting my device ~ I installed a Shell Terminal Emulator from the app store. ~ I've ...