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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Android images backup to the Cloud

Is there a way to backup all images of my Android, something like Dropbox, but for all images of gallery, not only camera and screenshots? But for monitor other folders, created by other apps too, ...
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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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Backup and restore MMS

Is it possible to backup AND restore MMS messages? It seems all the apps I've found on the app store that backup SMS and/or MMS cannot actually restore MMS messages (and similar comments on answers to ...
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WhatsApp re-registration after backup

I want to flash a custom rom on my S3. I was wondering if I take a Titanium Backup of all the applications and data on my phone, would I need to re-register (sim verification) for applications like ...
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How does one copy all the data AND apps from one Asus tablet to another?

I have an Asus Transformer Prime TF-201, and am upgrading to an Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF-701. Before I sell my old table, I want to backup all my data and apps, and somehow transfer them to ...
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Multiple devices on a single Google account - App/Setting Syncing

I have a few Google Nexus devices that are all set up with the same Google Play account. They are all set to backup and restore and when setting up new devices they seem to pull down all the most ...
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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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Does Google back-up application settings?

In Settings > Backup & reset there is a "Back up my data" option under which it says "Back up app data...". Does it really work? Because I got into one of those "boot loops" and had to do a ...
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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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Best way for a COMPLETE backup? [Rooted Nexus 4 with stock ROM]

I did a huge amount of googling but the information out there is overwhelming and I either have to get a 1:1 reply on this or try and test different options - which would suck if I fail. Basically I ...
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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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Application backup/restore - for saving resources

I was thinking I could completely backup apps to the SD card, and then restore them when needed. This for saving system resources. Is there some efficient way to do this?
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Is Backing up my Android Device to the Cloud using Skydrive or Dropbox Equally as Effective As using dedicated Back Up Apps?

Is it equally effective to backup my apps, photos, contacts, SMS texts etc on my Android Smartphone (which is non rooted) using MS Skydrive or Dropbox compared with using a dedicated Backup App from ...
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Restore contacts from nandroid backup

I got a nandroid backup of a stock android froyo firmware. The device (GT-I9003, Galaxy SL) is now running cyanogenmod 9. how can i transfer the contacts (and sms/mms optionally) from the backup to ...
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How do I back up my phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to backup an Android device? I need to offload all my info from phone to laptop. I've enabled mass storage and plugged my phone in via USB to do this but it will ...
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Nexus One stuck in loading screen - How to save application data? (ROOTED)

I have my N1 rooted and after I installed BlackRose and change the partitions with password protection I wasn't able to start Android ever again. It show this screen: I can access to the adb shell, ...
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How can I backup contacts on a SIM card to my computer?

My brother wants me to backup the data in his SIM card. How can I copy this to my computer without messing up my own contacts?
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Last 10 days missing after I transferred WhatsApp messages to new phone

I've tried to transfer all my Whatsapp messages from an old Android phone to a new Android phone. I followed all the instructions at Whatsapp's website and previously on Stackoverflow, but am missing ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I create a state snapshot of my android device?

I had restored my Android device (Samsung Note2) to the factory settings. i have now added all my favorits apps and customized my settings. How can i create a "memoey image"/"state snapshot" to ...
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What happens with my messages and contacts after factory reset

Lately i'm having some problems with my HTC EVO 3D. It freezes all of a sudden, sometimes the screen doesn't respond well to touch etc, and i have to do a hard reset. Since i believe it is due to a ...
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Where is the backup folder of TextSecure?

In TextSecure, you can choose to backup your SMS to the SDCard. It says "Success" but there is no evidence where it does store it on the SDCard. I cannot find it.
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backing up system image before rooting: please help

I have a Samsung Galaxy S III i9300. On Windows 7 there is something called a recovery partition which contains a full compressed image of the operating system from which Windows 7 can be installed. ...
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Back up files on a pattern locked phone

A friend of mine tried to guess my pattern so my phone got locked, asking for gmail account and password. The thing is that i used to use a program for keyboard symbols cause one of the symbols there ...
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How to download all my apps in google play when I have flashed a new ROM?

When I have flashed a new ROM, I have to download all the apps I need in google play one by one, which is very inconvenient absolutely. Some of you may recommend "Titanium Backup", but it will lead to ...
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Can I set my HTC Desire into sync-mode without using touch screen

The screen of my HTC Desire just broke (It's not shattered, but it's completely black). I have no reason to believe anything else is broken (When I start it up, I hear the short tune that plays when ...
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Does Samsung KIES backup hidden photos in galery?

I made a hard reset on a friend's SAMSUNG I9082 GRAN DUOS and he forgot to tell me about his hidden items. On the KIES I selected all the possible options to keep, like a full backup (including ...
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Backup ALL Android files to PC?

I've had this issue with both my GS3 and now my N5. I routinely wipe my phone and start over fresh, so using apps like TitaniumBackup and Helium does not help me since I don't plan on restoring any of ...
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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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Is there a way to backup contents of internal SD, while preserving the file's modification date?

I'm having problems with my internal flash storage (namely not being able to create folders in root, which prevents some apps from working, plus periodic unmounts), and I have tried unsuccessfully 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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Backup Wifi SSID and password on SGSII

I updated my sgs2 [I9100] to JB, I want it to format or wipe that clean and stable install. I can backup everything except wifi keys. I guess kies seems have it, but it was not work before. How can I ...
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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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What does TRWP backup include?

If I would take a backup via TRWP, does it include all my apps, app data, messages, contacts or it would just take backup of the ROM only, so I could get a fresh ROM with factory restored when I ...
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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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Get data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db from backup.ab

I followed Nikolay Elenkov's method of unpacking backup.ab. Is it possible to get data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db from backup.ab?
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Backup and restore CM10 on broken razr

My problem is a little bit complicated, I have a Razr (XT910) motorola phone, the screen is cracked and unusable, the tech support of my carrier (in Mexico) is unable to get the display from ...
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How can I import / export contacts as VCF in Sony Xperia Tipo Dual

I'm using a Sony Xperia Tipo Dual with ICS. I need to backup my contacts with or without linked contacts. Does anyone know the exact procedure to export contacts in VCF format; either directly to PC ...
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BackupManager causing my phone to reboot

Every ~2 hours my phone reboots itself, it started doing this 2-3 days ago, I may have installed/uninstalled some apps around that time but I don't remember exactly. I've gotten a screenshot of the ...
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What is the safest way to perform backups of my partitions?

The partitions on my phone are visible on /dev/mts/mtsX, and I'd like to copy the contents of those files onto my sd card for safe keeping. Is it safe to just say: cat /dev/mtd/mtd0 > ...
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MyTouch 3G Slide screen went Blank?

I have contacted Tmobile and they are going to be resending me a replacement. But I am wondering what all is stored on my phone that I am losing access to? And is there potential for when I send it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...