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 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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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 /data/...
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adb restore across different devices, android versions

Once upon a time, I ran this on an Android 4.3.0 Nexus 7 2012 running ParanoidAndroid: adb backup -all -nosystem -apk -shared \ -f backup-all-nosystem-apk-shared-201309132331 Now I would love to ...
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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 ...
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Photos and videos visible on phone., but impossible to import to a Mac

I have a Moto G 2nd gen, with android 6 (marshmallow). It appears that the phone contains some photos and videos which I can see through the Gallery, but I am unable to import to Photos.app on OSX. ...
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Partial Wakelock - Android System *backup* = NO deepsleep/doze mode

I'm seeing following partial wake lock through BetterBatteryStats (inside of Partial Wakelocks) and it seems that, this wake lock keeps my phone awake at all time and prevents deep sleep / doze mode( ...
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How can I import new SMS into my phone without wiping the current SMS?

Situation: Old phone broke, got a new phone. Used new phone for a week and accumulated a fair amount of SMS (on a fresh new phone) Decided to finally restore from previous phone backup that was a ...
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Helium (carbon) won't recognize backup files

Backed up to an sd card using Helium before factory resetting my galaxy s5 Helium could find my backups and gave the option to "restore" before factory reset - after, it's not. I've tried this ...
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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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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 (/data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/...
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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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Multi User Backup

On a tablet I have a situation where I have multiple users with multiple accounts, and I am trying to have the phone's state backed up in such a way that if I upgrade the operating system, every user'...
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Will a nandroid backup save me from a bad upgrade?

I have a Rezound on 4.03, and verizon has pushed an update to it today. I have delayed the install because there's little information about it. What little I have found claim it make the phone ...
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ClockworkMod Recovery makes corrupt backups

Four backups I made using ClockworkMod Recovery couldn't be restored because their MD5 hash values didn't match. Another one was successfully restored. What is the problem and is there a way to check ...
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I Need Help Getting Contacts from Broken Android!

My Huawei Mercury M886 fell out of my lap when getting out of the car and it got run over... Its not rooted. The screen is completely shattered off and I cant use the touchscreen or buttons so I cant ...
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Ext4 partition clockworkmod recovery backup

Successfully installed CM7 on ZTE Blade and simple2ext (S2E) made me excited. I've partitioned my SD in CWM recovery and I guess it was Ext3 partition. But one thing was mistake. I have checked in S2E ...
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Scheduled Backup of Files / SMS / Contacts to Email

Currently I am using SMS Backup & Restore to regularly backup my SMS to Gmail daily. It works perfectly. Now I am looking for a similar software that backs up files (on folders I select from ...
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Backup on . android_secure - Missing Apps on MicroSD

I Have been Backup and Formatted my MicroSD. After then I Copy again my backup files, But - Apps on MicroSD is Disappear, I check on Application Manager its Still There but not show in menu drawer. ...
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How to import old SIM contacts to Galaxy Nexus?

I would like to import the contacts from my old phone to GN. I read this guide here, but there is no "Menu" in the People app. I'm running 4.0.2. Please, does anyone know how to proceed? Why there is ...
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Droid x on Liberty 3 v 2: How can I restore contacts with titanium backup after flashing?

I just rooted my droid X and installed liberty 3v2. Awesome experience so far. Before I flashed, I backed up most of my apps + system data with titanium backup. What app / data do I need restore from ...
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Create Defy Kernel Backup

I own a Motorola Defy and it is running 2.2.2. I was wondering if i could create a backup of my kernel by any means! Is there any software/application/method which can help me achieve this? Thanks
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How do I export Telegram contacts to my phone?

I'm new here. My little brother accidentally touched the "reset factory" button in settings, and now I don't have my contacts on my phone! I have 1500 (almost 400 business) contacts with more than ...
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How to comprehensively back up user-significant data from Android device

I'm interested in making a thorough backup of all my customizations to my android phone. Perhaps not so far as to "image" the phone, because the phone itself is locked to a carrier and I would like to ...
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KeyChain/KeyStore Backup

Is it possible to backup (local or Cloud) the keys from the keychain/keystore? I know the KeyChain is a system daemon which provides secure key storage. The keyStore will provide app-specific key ...
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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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Auto restore doesn't work

I just switched from a Nexus 4 to Moto X 2nd generation this morning. I had backup ON on my nexus 4. When I added my account on the new phone I expected all the apps and related data to get restored ...
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Backup Bluestacks

How do I backup Bluestacks on one Windows PC to move the install to another while maintaining all installed apps and saved data? Seems like a simple procedure but I've not found a solution that does ...
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus keeps rebooting in Cyanogenmod 11 as well as in CWM recovery. How to backup data, or repair the ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I have installed CM11 a while ago, but for about a week it keeps rebooting too often; it stays on for about 10-15 seconds, and then reboots. I haven't installed ...
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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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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 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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ADB is not fully backup my device

I am backing up my device. When I restore it in another device, I see that some settings is not restored. For instance, Google accounts, security settings etc. How can I fix that? UPDATE: I used ./...
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How to backup applications' data from second or subsequent user of a currently non-rooted device?

Primary question: given a non-rooted 4.2.2 device which has second user added and used for awhile, is there any way to backup or otherwise safe the application's data of that second (or third etc.) ...
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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 SIM message and contact without transfer to phone

Is it possible to backup the message (e.g. SMS) and contacts inside my SIM card to my external SD Card without transferring them into my Android phone?
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Full size for previously uploaded Google+ Instant Upload/Auto Backup photos

At some point I changed my Google+ Auto Backup settings to upload photos at full size. I am now switching phones and would like all of the photos on the phone to be backed up to Google+ at full size. ...
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Lost Device = WiFi Passwords and Backup Data Stored Permanently on Google

Various sites like BGR have written articles on How to remove data from Google's backup and restore cloud. But it's not possible once you've lost access to the device. Hence your data will remain ...
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Wifi passwords were not restored on a new device

I got a new galaxy nexus phone running 4.2.2 and I noticed my WiFi passwords were not restored to this device. I skipped the account login upon first start, but added it later on. Am I missing ...
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Will adb restore increment the custom binary flash counter?

With adb backup an archive of all apps and their data can be retrieved from the phone. I could not find any clear information which exact files and partitions are accessed during the process. If it ...
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Android File Transfer problem [duplicate]

I connect my Samsung S3 to my Mac and Android File Transfer says "Try reconnecting or restarting your device". I have restarted my phone and computer numerous times, uninstalled and downloaded AFT ...