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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Is it possible to backup apk from an installed application?

I got some huge games which I don't play regularly but don't want to delete either. Is it possible to backup those apps as apk so that I can install them offline later? I'm not talking about backing ...
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Restoring backup from CWM recovery

I made a backup of my stock ROM before flashing a Custom ROM. I used CWM recovery. But that backup wasn't fully made due to memory constraints. But still it created files worth 1.01 GB in the backup ...
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Need backup for “My Calendar” on S3

I have tons of info on "My Calendar" Galaxy S3, and Google Calendar sync is one-way only. I actually use a Yahoo email and would prefer to sync both ways to Yahoo or Google, but since I cannot find a ...
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How to Repair IMEI of rooted phone without backup

I recently rooted my Samsung Galaxy S2 AT&T phone (SGH-I777) with KitKat AOCP version. I used ClockworkMod 6.0.4.6 recovery. However, I encountered a problem "E: Cant mount storage/sdcard0" . I ...
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How to root my android device without losing data? [duplicate]

I want to root my android device but I have a lot of personal data stored in it. It also doesn't have a micro sd card slot. So I was wondering if there is any way to root my device without losing any ...
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Is it safe to cross flash partitions across devices?

I've got my Nexus 5 replaced today. I was wondering if I could make a backup from the recovery on device A and flash this on device B? They are exactly the same, just a different physical device.
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Is it possible to transfer EVERYTHING from one Nexus 5 to another? [duplicate]

I just broke the screen on my phone, and the way my insurance works, they're going to replace it with a new one... However, I've spent a lot of time setting up everything in my phone, and would like ...
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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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I can't find the boot/recovery partitions on my Android phone for backup - where are they?

I'm trying to back up boot.img, recovery.img, and system.img on my Android phone. I've found several mentions of running this command: cat proc/mtd and then just using dd to copy the listed mount ...
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Deleteing photos from device but still have them in the backup (default Google+)

I've been looking all over for a proper explanation of how to delete photos from the device (nexus 5) to reclaim some space, while being sure that the pictures are still in the Google+ backup. ...
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How do I generally take a full device snapshot?

I've just recently replaced my phones and tablet with newer Android devices, notably: AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3 AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE With new devices of ...
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Xperia S Backup & Restore: Could not back up media files and downloaded apps with data

When I tried backing up my Xperia S, the default Backup & Restore would backup only system apps. It says "Could not back up" for "Media files" and for "Downloaded apps with data". Screenshot:
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adb backup probably fails when trying to backup a single application

Following the advice here http://android.stackexchange.com/a/38277/27533, I am trying to migrate the application from Nexus 7 to ASUS ME302C. (Actually, my daughter desperately needs that -- you know, ...
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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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What all does ADB backup and how do I restore part of it?

I am soon going to unlock bootloader and root my Nexus 5, but I didn't wanted to wipe all the data so I thought of using the ADB backup function to restore after rooting is done. adb backup [-f ...
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where android backup its data?

For some reason, I had to reset my nexus5. Thankfully, I had "Backup my data" on. So, most of my settings are back. But I need to access the backup to change the wallpaper position (it has reset my ...
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How can I make an APK backup from an installed and configured XBMC?

I sell boxes with XBMC pre installed and preconfigured however it takes a long time to manually configure it with each add-on and then setup to my liking it. I was wondering if it were possible to ...
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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 to transfer Viber message history to a new phone

Since Viber currently doesn't offer backup and restore functionality, I resorted to using Titanium Backup for transferring message history to a new phone. However, after the restore, when launching ...
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Recovery Mode: Backup options not showing

I want to put a custom ROM on my LG G2. I have successfully applied root permissions using IORoot v25. However I am unable to create a backup of the stock ROM. I have tried several ways using the ...
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How to import/ restore vmg sms backup to android?

I have got an old Samsung mobile that exports all the SMS messages in .vmg format ? How can I restore those messages on my android format ? Is there any tool to convert .vmg messages to .xml so I ...
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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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What is the purpose of an app disallowing backups (android:allowBackup=“false”)?

I'm asking specifically because Helium (the application formerly known as Carbon) uses root permissions to do data backups and with root I can manually (through the shell or Root Explorer) back up ...
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How can I export my game progress in the Tower Defense application to another Android device without using a com2us account?

I use com2us' Tower Defense application. How can I export my game progress in the Tower Defense application to another Android device without using a com2us account?
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Backing up broken android device

I have an android device running KitKat 4.4.2 (not rooted; developer stuff turned on) and I shattered the digitizer. I can still see what's on the screen but I can't interact with it1. I tried using ...
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How to backup locked apps?

Device: Huawei Y300 Android: Jelly Bean; no root I'd like to backup apps (their APKs). There are some apps that can't be backuped with ES File Explorer. AppMonster marks them as locked, and I've ...
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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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Is there anyway to save my contacts and texts on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with broken screen? [duplicate]

Broke my screen, and it's dead. I searched the forums, and I could not find an answer. I don't care about my media files, but my contacts are really important to me. I already ordered the new Nexus 5, ...
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Google Photos Auto-Backup Exclude folder

I have Auto Backup enabled in Google Now for Photos. I also have Local Folders enabled so that photos produced by apps other than the camera get backed up too. However, this then includes photos and ...
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Automatically delete local photos that have been backed up by Google+

I use Google+ to automatically back up any photos taken with my phone. Unfortunately my phone has only 8GB storage. Is there a way to automatically delete the local copies of photos that have already ...
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How can I disconnect a phone from Google's data backup service?

Right now, I have two phones - my now-old Galaxy Nexus and my new Galaxy S5. I want to keep my Galaxy Nexus around as a Chromecast controller and (via wi-fi) streaming media device. As such, I want to ...
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Backup of apps and their settings [duplicate]

I learned about Titanium Backup but I don't have a rooted device yet. I'd still like to backup all my installed apps and their settings - will the default Google backup: What does this backup ...
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Backup and restore without custom recovery?

Can I backup and restore without a custom recovery if I have a nandroid backup? How can I do this?
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How to check for updates of sideloaded apps

And if possible also check if there is a beta/orevennewer version of the app. I often flash new rom or restore and I have to use a backup application to restore apps and other things(The best I know ...
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No confirm prompt when trying to use adb backup

I'm trying to do an adb backup of my Galaxy S3 (i747m), but after receiving the "Now unlock your device and confirm the backup operation" order from adb, I never receive the prompt on the device. It ...
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Gmail - how to get all my email address from mailbox into contacts?

In my Gmail i have total 3000 Emails (inbox, sent item, important etc). But all 3000 Email address is not in my Google Contact list. how can i export email address from the Gmail inbox/sent ...
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Best Practise for deploying a 'clone' image across 200 android tablets (Samsung GT-P7510)

My objective is to be able to create a master 'image' of an android tablet, and then duplicate that image across about 200 identical tablets to streamline the administration of a university's pool of ...
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Will after i batch restore on titanium backup will it restore to the same location?

I have done a backup with titanium backup (except system apps) More I am switching to another ROM. My question is when I will batch restore then will my internal apps(apps not installed in SD card ...
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How to do a full nandroid backup via pc [duplicate]

How to do a full nandroid backup via pc using adb or anything or any software specialised for it.
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Create Backup Image for my Nexus 5 without root? [duplicate]

I have Nexus 5 with 16 GB Model, and almost 90% of Storage is filled ... I want to take backup of every thing and save it on my computer as ISO or any image file . Do a factory reset ...
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adb blind backup

I need to repair my Android phone (it is Jiayu G4 with Os 4.0.2) since display is not working. Yet touches are being handled. Could anyone with Android devtools installed at their PC instruct me which ...
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Nexus 5 rooting

Please explain how to root nexus 5. What precautions to take. I have never tried it before. Also suggest me what type of back up should I use before rooting.
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Can an Android phone be backed up while stuck at boot loop?

I have Samsung Galaxy Note N-7000 which got stuck at boot loop after installing and opening and app called InstaFrame, is there anyway to backup the device before doing a factory reset to get the ...
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Backup memos from Samsung Galaxy S and restore it on a Nexus 5

I just bought a Nexus 5 and I'm in the process of backing up and restore all the things I need from my old Galaxy S to my new Nexus 5. One of the thing I need the most is restoring the hundreds of ...
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How do I back up Google Authenticator?

I'm starting to use Google Authenticator for more and more things now, but I've just realized that if I lose my phone, or if I need to wipe and restore it to install new firmware, I will lose all of ...
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Lost some data (specifically my voice recordings

My phone started acting really weirdly lately. It would shut off by itself and turn on again, and sometimes when it just turned on, it would turn off again. The home screen would freeze, and I ...
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Pulling dbdata file with not rooted device

The screen of my Galaxy S is broken, so I can't see anything and the touchscreen doesn't work. After a while, I managed to get everything I needed from the /sdcard folder with adb. Now I have some ...
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How to use adb to back up more than 2GB?

I'm trying to back up my Nexus 7 before installing a new factory image. (There is an issue preventing OTA update from succeeding.) But when I run adb backup -f android-nosystem-backup.ab -apk ...
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Backup paid app from Google Play [duplicate]

How can I backup an app I bought from Google Play so that I can install it on my phone later? I tried to copy /mnt/asec/[appId]-1/pkg.apk but it doesn't work. Can someone help?
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22MB backup on new nexus 5 - too small?

Trying for the first time to root my device, using a Nexus 5 that I just got yesterday. I'm naturally trying to back things up before doing anything that can wipe memory, but the size of the .ab ...