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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Simplify, clarify backup for a former iPhone user

Former iPhone user, 5 months with Droid (Samsung Galaxy S 5, AT&T). I'd like clarity about backing up. The process is no longer centralized, so (sorry) either is my question. How do I safekeep my ...
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Restore Whatsapp chat and data

I recently flashed my Xperia Z2, before flashing I took a backup of the Internal Memory of the phone, having an impression that the whatsapp data would be automatically restored. But after the ...
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Can I store a CWM backup on the PC and copy it to the phone when needed?

I was wondering if I could just simply copy the backup file and when needed copy back to the phone....because it takes up almost 3 G space. Weird that it is that big. By the way....I cant even locate ...
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Restore an Android Backup to an Android Emulator

Is it possible to backup my phone, and restore it to my computer to run under and android emulator? If so, how would I go about doing that?
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ADB Backup of Unrooted Motorola Droid Maxx (XT1080) Fails

I'm trying to create an Unrooted/Unlocked ADB Backup of a Droid Maxx (XT1080) with Android 4.4.4. I read in another thread that I needed when I select to backup the device, because the system files ...
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Can I set up one android phone, create a backup and restore it in multiple phones?

Where I work, we give all salesmen an Android phone with a set of multiple preinstalled apps, a predefined contact list, some predefined settings and restricted permissions over the phone's ...
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Is there a way to keep an old Android installation as virtual machine?

With PCs I have made good experiences virtualizing the machine when changing to a new system (e.g., buy a new computer, change the operation system). Doing this, you can preserve your old system and ...
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Restoring apps and files after flashing a custom ROM

I recently flashed Adnroid 5.0 custom ROM by NamelesROM on my GT-i9300 S3 Samsung. I did backup my ROM by TWRP and the ROM i installed now (NamelessROM android 5.0) worked fine and i am happy with the ...
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Is it possibile to extract individual files from a .ab backup file?

If I run: adb backup -apk -shared -all -f \Path\to\backup.ab Can I then later extract the .ab file on OSX to view and edit individual files?
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How can I delete backed up Google+ photos off of the phone?

How can I delete backed up Google+ photos off of the phone? I know Flikr has support for this, and I don't think there is a way to do this natively with Google+, so is there a 3rd party app or utility?...
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Unable to permanently forget a WiFi network

I have an 802.11ac router at home with both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz connections and separate SSIDs for each. In most parts of my home, the 5Ghz connection is utterly useless, which I learned the hard way from ...
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TWRP restored backup and now “google play services has stopped” pops up every second

TL;DR On turning on pops up "google play services has stopped" and on clicking ok it pops up again after 1/2s so i cant do anything then 1click at a time. Also my account isnt in google play- it asks ...
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Setting up a 2nd tablet to look like the 1st before resetting (and returning) the 1st?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and browsed the net and installed some apps on it - fortunately not many as it was basically getting a "test drive" and I had a feeling it wasn't being kept. I was ...
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Google drive only backup new photos

How can I only backup photo's I make after I turned on automatic backup?
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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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How do I take a full image backup of an Android device? [duplicate]

I am trying to do a full system image backup of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. It is unrooted at present, and is running Android Kitkat 4.4.2 . I have no desire of rooting it as of now. I have tried ...
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Can i restore the backup directly from pc . without enabling debud mode… or how can i fix the problem with black screen

my device is totally bricked after flashing stock rom with sp flash tool .. it start up with start sound but display show black everything else work well but display is the problem .. i have CWM ...
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Backup a Samsung phone before switching to Nexus?

I used to backup my phone through Kies. Now I'm switching to Nexus5, and I guess Kies won't work anymore to get my stuff back to phone. What should I do? Also, I know that some data is automatically ...
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Is there a way to back up a device so it can be executed in a virtual Machine (without rooting)?

The question is thus: It is very plausible for an android user to want to back up his information... completely. In this case, I'm wondering if it is possible to backup an android device in such a ...
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Export WiFi x509 client certificate

My Android (4.4) device has a WiFi configured which uses WPA2-TLS authentication with client certificates. I got my hands on the wpa_supplicant configuration and the relevant entry looks like this: ...
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Break DRM on Exactly app to read magazines on my PC

I have a rooted Samsung I9505 and i have the Exactly magazine app with paid subscriptions to some magazines. The PC version of Exactly is dreadful so I want to try and extract the magazine data and ...
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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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adb v backup & restore

Two ways to back up apps are adb (for example, adb -apk -noshared -all) and backup/restore (settings - backup % reset - Backup my data, also known as google backup). What's the difference? Is one ...
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adb backup non-rooted before changing android version

I am planning to change from Lollipop to KitKat on my non-rooted Nexus 5. I'd like to keep as much data and settings as possible. I've used adb to back up my sdcard. I'd like to use adb to backup ...
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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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I need to do a factory reset on my phone [duplicate]

I need to do a factory reset of my phone. I have the Alcatel one touch fierce 2 How and where do I back up my apps and data.
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Android backup file dont exracted with Android Backup Extractor

with this tutorial i want extract my backup file but encountered with this error(error message is attached as image). What is the problem?
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My phone won't turn on/charge and I need to get data off of it

My phone is about 5 months old and for some reason it completely stopped working the other day. When I plug it in, in order to charge nothing happens, and when I plug it into the computer no ...
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Can I backup my purchased android app

I need this information because, if my data gets lost because of some reason I need to reinstall all my apps, but what about those which I've purchased. Is it necessary to purchase those purchased ...
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How to get back system apps?

Recently i ran into a problem, i have linked all my apps including the system apps to the External partition using the link2sd app. unconsciously, i have taken the memory card and formatted the whole ...
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How do I swap the content of two phones

I have two Samsung Galaxy S3 phones running Android 4.3 (one for me and one for my wife) I no longer use my phone regularly (I switched to another phone) but I still need it occasionally (for things ...
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Read information from old Kies3 call log backup files

I have discovered that my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone has a limit in the number of items retained in the call log, after which the oldest calls are deleted. Having previously suspected that this could be ...
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How do I restore my app (K-9 Mail) settings from an adb backup?

I just installed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy Note. Before doing so I created a backup with adb: adb backup -all For some of my apps I want to restore settings. Most importantly that would be K-...
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Is there a way to get a picture out of a Nandroid backup?

I had a picture on my device and did a Nandroid backup and then flashed the device without transferring the picture. Can I get just the picture out? I try exploring the backup but it's just a bunch of ...
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Restore Google Authenticator accounts from ADB backup

About a month ago I accidently dropped my Nexus 4. Altough it dropped from only about half a meter- the screen broke and the multitouch stopped working too. I was lucky (and smart :P) enough to take a ...
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How to find out where is the baseband/radio located in MTK6582

I have A Micromax A120 Handset(India) http://www.gsmarena.com/micromax_a120_canvas_2_colors-6363.php I want to upgrade the baseband of this phone , but before that i want to backup the current one , ...
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Restore S-Memo files

A few days ago my Samsung Galaxy S4 asked to uodate the Samsung Account application which I accepted. After that all me S-Memo files are gone. They aren't in me SD-Card/S-Memo folder. And when I open ...
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How do I read Hike messenger back up files?

I am trying to restore the backup of Hike messenger but have been unsuccessful, but for some reason it is not recognizing the old backup. Is there any way to open it or read it on the PC?
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Backup Homescreen shortcuts

I have a Galaxy S5. Last time I updated the OS, all my homescreen shortcuts and widgets were deleted and restored to the factory default, and it took an hour or 2 to set everything back the way it was....
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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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Can't backup anymore Facebook & WhatsApp with adb

I've always backed up my Facebook & WhatsApp data on Android with the following command: adb backup -noapk com.facebook.katana and adb backup -noapk com.whatsapp Now, it seem it can't backup ...
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What's the easiest way to automatically backup my phone's data?

My goal is to have backups of my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3) created regularly and automatically. In case it get's lost or stolen, or damaged or reset to factory mode, I would like by one click to ...
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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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How to back up DSLR pictures with Android?

I'm going to be traveling soon and taking a DSLR camera and Galaxy S5 mobile phone. How could I transfer the pictures to my phone and then to a backup service such as DropBox or Google Drive? I ...
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Backup app (Clash of Clans) data from the system partition; monitor app write activities

Yes, I know I can backup my village via google+; yes, I've tried that before; no, it didn't work for me the several times I did it and I don't want to do that again. I've also used the Titanium Backup ...
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Read/write application data on android

I want to view data of a specific application and ideally modify the data and upload it back. I know the application data files are implicitly protected to prevent malicious application stealing ...
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How to take whatsapp backup (from Phone Memory to Sd Card) on Android

I am using Whatsapp on my android phone. Since the phone as Jellybean installed, it doesn't have "Move to SD Card" feature and hence all my whatsapp files such as Backup, Media etc were stored in ...
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Color Note Restore Issues

I have colornote .dat and .idx files on my sd card but the colornote program on my android phone (RAZR MAXX) will not even see the files. The files on my sd card where not encrypted by colornote but ...
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Auto backup issues

I have auto backup turned off on my lg volt phone, yet it still automatically saves every picture I take, and it saves wallpapers I download. How do I fix this? If its turned off, then why is it still ...
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I want to transfer Injustice Gods Among Us saved game from ios ipad to my android

I have been playing Injustice: Gods Among Us on my iOS on the iPad and now I have an Android phone and I want to tranfer the saved game to my Android, characters, challenges, cards, money... all of ...