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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Can I use MIUI's auto SMS + MMS backup + restore thing on another custom ICS rom?

MIUI's built in SMS + MMS backup works quite well. However, I want to try out new custom ROMs. Is it possible to add integration of that MIUI service onto another ICS rom?
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Nandroid backup of Emulator instance?

Is it possible to use Nandroid to backup an AVD instance?
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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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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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Retaining applications and settings when flashing custom ROMs

The one thing that's been keeping me from flashing a custom Jelly Bean ROM on my Verizon Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535) is the fact that, unlike OTA updates, when I update my phone with a custom ROM, I'll lose ...
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Missing application from sdcard

I did factory reset. So, I lost application from sdcard but that application files still exist in sdcard. How do I recovery my application from sdcard. I do not have back up app data file. My phone ...
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CWM Backup / Contact Recovery

So I just rooted using mobile odin lite and the Entropy512 kernel that has CWM recovery. Then I performed a CWM backup. Stupidly, I forgot to backup anything except for my camera data before doing ...
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What exactly gets wiped when unlocking Galaxy Nexus?

I've seen a few guides on how to unlock the Galaxy Nexus to prepare it for rooting, and they say that the fastboot oem unlock command will "wipe your personal data". I'm a little unclear on what gets ...
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How do I know when “adb backup” is finished?

I have a non-rooted Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and I wanted to try the "adb backup" feature. Possibly in preparation for rooting, but that's not really relevant to the question. I want to back up ...
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Getting my data off of a G2 with a broken screen

I have a T-mobile G2 (aka HTC desire Z) with a broken screen. I have not rooted it or ever enabled debugging. I would like to get the data off of this phone and onto my replacement. Is there any way ...
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Examples of application, used Android Backup Services

Do you know any Android applications (with open source, if it's possible), which use Android Backup Service (http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/backup.html) I need examples, how Backup ...
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How to open or fully import a previously made backup file of SMSes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to read out the data in HTC Desire SMS backup file? I made a backup of my SMSes before doing a reset on my phone HTC Desire S (Android 2.3.5; HTC sense 3.0) to my SD ...
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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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Archive SMS messages, without extra permissions

Answers to the following question list a number of Android apps that can be used to backup SMS messages: How do I backup and restore SMS Messages? However, all of the applications mentioned in the ...
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How do you extract an App's data from a full backup made through “adb backup”?

I have been backing up my Nexus 7 with adb backup to back up all files into an encrypted backup. I see that you can restore from a backup with adb restore, but that would wipe all my existing data on ...
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What is the clockworkmod blobs folder good for?

I recently upgraded my clockworkmod recovery image to version 6.x and noticed that there's now a new blobs folder in the /sdcard/clockworkmod/ directory: /sdcard/clockworkmod # ls -l drwxrwxrwx 3 ...
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Full Backup of non-rooted devices

I know I'm asking for the close-to-impossible -- as a real full-backup certainly requires root permissions. But still there are many folks around not wanting to root their devices -- afraid of voiding ...
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Can I build an APK from an installed app and its data?

I would like to take an installed app, including its data, from a rooted Android device and produce from it an APK suitable for installing on a non-rooted Android device. Is this possible? Edit: ...
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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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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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How to access Android APKs without rooting

I recently bought a 7" Android ICS tablet as a gift for a friend. Unfortunately it's not a Store supported device, so I can't download from the Store. There are a number of sites that allow you to ...
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Switch ROMs, still seamlessly use Apps and its data

I am presently using a rooted LG P500 running stock 2.3.3. I am very fond of trying various ROMs and recently got hooked to unofficial CM10 Android 4.1.1 (JellyBean). Working with such unofficials or ...
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What is a good guide that shows new Android users how to properly backup and Flash a new ROM?

I've had my Samsung Captivate for almost a year now, It's my first smartphone, and I've just recently decided to root it. Being new to root and not having the greatest understanding of the Android ...
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Would a full back up (from recovery) preserve all data including installed apps?

I wonder if I create a full back up from recovery, would it preserve all my data? Including installed apps (along with their configs) and my contacts?
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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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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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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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Back up sdcard to cloud

Problem: I have an internal flash drive (/sdcard) with "stuff I don't like losing". Due to a bug in ClockworkMod Recovery, it got wiped the other day. I had been manually backing up my entire card to ...
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Backup my Android without my Apps, Settings, Config's, etc.

As the title states, Is there a way I can backup my phone, without including all the extras, that I would just prefer to pick and choose to install later. feel free to read the whole thing, or just ...
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Why does my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc LT15a reboot itself and not even load the home screen?

I have Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc LT15a and suddenly the phone started to reboot itself. I'm assuming it's the memory is too low to load the OS main screen. Now, I have important data on the phone ...
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Which version of clockwork recovery creates backups as a tar files?

I have used several versions of CWM recovery on my Motorola Droid 2. One of them was able to back up into a .tar (cache.ext3.tar, data.ext3.tar nandroid.md5, recovery.img, system.ext3.tar) as opposed ...
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Can I manually download my wifi settings to my Android device from my Google account?

I just purchased my fourth ever Android device - An HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. When I purchased my second and third devices (Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an Asus Transformer Pad TF300T), I ...
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Can a non-rooted Android 4.0.3 smartphone’s ROM be backed up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Full Backup of non-rooted devices I am using a smartphone running non-root Android 4.0.3 and am also a desktop Linux user (Ubuntu 12.04 amd64). In Linux/Ubuntu, I could ...
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Can apps be controlled through adb?

Can an installed application be completely controlled via adb? For example: Consider I need to to export my Contacts to SD Card. So here there are basically 5 Steps involved 1)Open Contacts ...
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How do I backup data (SMS/contacts) from a device with a broken screen?

I just broke the screen of my (unrooted) Galaxy S. How do I get back my SMS and contacts? PS: I tried Kies but it won't detect my phone for some reason. (Kies works fine with another Galaxy I ...
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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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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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backup MMS in android 1.6

I know there are many duplicates, but unfortunately the specifications on every software proposed to do it are very poor about wether they support VERY OLD android versions and wether they will ...
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Partial adb restore

ICS devices support creating backups using adb backup, and restoring them using adb restore. Using adb backup, one can select that everything should be backed up, or only a certain package. However, ...
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How to backup Swype personal dictionary?

How do I backup my Swype personal dictionary ? I Googled and found a thread on the Swype forums: Backing up and restoring your user dictionary (ROOT USERS ONLY) I followed the exact procedure but ...
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How do I access .img files with yaffs2?

I've tried mounting them in Ubuntu, no luck, mount does not recognize the yaffs2 file system. I've tried yaffs2utils and ./unyaffs2 but it doesn't actually unpack the img files, I've posted an issue ...
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All of my launchers keep crashing, my only fix is to factory reset. I need help for backing up valuable data

I have a Galaxy S2 running on ICS. It is not rooted. Recently it keeps crashing. No app will start with the exception of lock screen and the notification curtain. My menu button does not work so ...
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can't update, can't do a factory reset

I have a Nexus S running Android 2.3.4. For a while now it's been trying to prompt me to install newer versions. Every time I try, it restarts, displays the cute robot error screen and doesn't come ...
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How to do backups and updates properly with full device encryption?

I think about the following use cases: 'Perfectly' reverse encryption without losing settings Update ROMs. Even if /system, /data, /sdcard (internal) are encrypted Low level Backups with CWM. When ...
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Apple connectivity with Android devices

I am considering a new phone and right now my choice is between iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S3. I'm not overly concerned about apps since most of the stuff I use is available for both environments. I ...
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ODIN vs. Nandroid backups?

I've been told that ODIN backups are preferred to Nandroid ones, but I've only ever used the latter. What are the features that differ between them, and how is one better than another? Also, if it is ...
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Android customization Galaxy Note

Recently, Android ICS has been released in my country (Hungary) also for the Samsung Galaxy Note. That's cool, the phone updated itself to Android 4.0.3 and at first sight it was really cool and fast. ...
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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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Is there a way to look inside and modify an adb backup created file?

I created a backup of my Galaxy Nexus with adb backup. The resulting file is named backup.db and it's somehow encrypted. I wanted to restore the backup, but it stops when it comes to restoring ...
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Is back up to a network folder possible?

Is there a Backup App that would allow me to backup apps and application data to a network folder? I don't mean to backup to the cloud (e.g. Dropbox) but to a shared folder on my PC or a NAS. Over ...