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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Where is my ROM backup made in recovery mode saved?

yesterday I had mz first experience with android phone - Samsung galaxy S4 mini. I followed this instructions Installing Cyanogenmod and in recovery mode I made a backup of stock ROM (as is ...
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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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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 do I backup and restore a Moto X to a replacement Moto X? (Apps, icons, and SMS)

I used the Motorola Migrate utility to copy my data such as SMS, photos, and other stuff to my replacement phone. What I'm missing is my apps (Google Authenticator) and the data that goes with those ...
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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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How To Get Files Off a HTC M7 That Won't Stay On

I have a HTC One M7 that I need to get all the (~1GB) files off. The problem is that the phone restarts after about 10-30sec, so I don't have time to manually copy the files. Phone Info: USB ...
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adb backups fail with “Internal exception during full backup”

For a while now, I've not been able to create a full adb backup of my Nexus 4. Now finally I've been able to catch a slightly more useful error report with logcat: D/BackupManagerService( 2061): ...
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Read Whatsapp Backup from Google Drive

How can we read Whatsapp messenger files from google drive backup? Does anyone know? I can see the Whatsapp Messenger In Google drive. Please help me...
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I deleted too many system apps but I made backup.. My tablet stuck on android logo

A virus similar to monkey test that I almost solved the problem with Titanium Backup app until I deleted too many system apps. Now my tablet stuck on android logo. However I backed up all apps with ...
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Is this the right way to use dd for a full backup?

Sadly my device (sm-g3185) isn't supported by any of the CWM or NANDbackup so I am trying to do a backup manually. I found this thread which tells me to open one terminal (I'm on Arch Linux) and run: ...
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How to recover or reset “current backup password”

Yesterday there a bunch of app updates, I didn't pay much attention to which ones, there were perhaps 8 or 10. Since then my phone has shutoff and/or rebooted unexpectedly at least 8 times. 4 times it'...
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How do I fully back up an Xperia Z2 phone?

I'm thinking about moving onto a custom ROM, but I don't want to permanently lose any DRM keys. How do I go about fully backing up the contents of the phone before mucking around with it?
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Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread: Sort and do a cloud backup of photos

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and I want to sort camera pictures and do a cloud backup. Is it possible using the standard Gallery app and any other of it's factory resources? I know Google Photos would ...
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Is adb backup usable in case of soft-brick?

Let's assume I create a backup of my phone with this command: adb backup -apk -shared -all When I want to install Xposed framework it warns me that the phone maybe trap in re-booting or suffer from ...
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Change the default backup time of WhatsApp messages

The default backup time for WhatsApp is specific (in my case, it's 4:00 AM). Although we can manually backup at any time, how do we change the default backup time?
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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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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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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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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 backup/restore specific apps for factory reset?

I have a Nexus 7 2013 and now with Android 5.0 I would like to get rid of all the try and error I made with my first tablet through a factory reset. I want to backup and restore most of my apps but ...
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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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How to Backup when Samsung G S3 not booting stuck at Samsung logo?

How to Backup when Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting stuck at Samsung text logo? I can boot in the "Android System Recovery" Mode using "Volume Up"+"Home"+"Power". I don't have ADB USB Debug set up. ...
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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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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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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 motorola.....
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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 > /sdcard/...
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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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How do I extract hidden app data from unrooted Samsung S5 Mini?

I tried this command: adb backup -apk -obb -shared -all -system It seems to start but then it stops at about 4 GB (from about 9.5 GB occupied storage - from 11.6 GB initially available). The ...
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Nandroid Backup Fails with extractTarFork() error

Long story short, I tried to install MultiROM on my Nexus 6P, and it failed. So I tried to restore my backup using TWRP 3.0.2.0, and it keeps failing at exactly 7800MB with the error E:extractTarFork(...
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Manually backup and restore all partitions

I would like to backup and restore manually all partitions. I know this is not the first time this issue has been raised. There are already many links and questions on this issue, and I have reviewed ...
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Is an android 5.1 adb backup incompatible with android 6.0?

I recently loaded Cyanogenmod 13 on my nexus 4. Prior to flashing, I did a full adb backup and an app data backup for com.king.candycrushsaga. The only thing that seems to need restoring is the ...
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How to extract .backup files created by android stock recovery?

I'm using Coolpad note 3 lite, running Android 5.1. I created internal memory backup using stock recovery. Files were created in this format: userdata_yyyymmdd_HHMMSS.backup = 2GB ...
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Where is CM's Appollo's favorite playlist stored, can I export it?

I've been using CM's Apollo as music player and it's doing it's work perfectly, but i'd like to export my favorites (play)list to my PC. With BlueMuze i can export my self made playlists in .m3u ...
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How to Backup and Restore Android OS without Rooting [duplicate]

I want to find a way to restore my phone in case the process of rooting my phone or dual booting a custom rom breaks it. However, most of the ones I've looked at require the phone to be rooted before ...
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Backup an app's complete data when phone is stuck in bootloop

My rooted Moto G is stuck in a bootloop. I want to backup a specific app. usb-debugging is enabled. I have access to bootloader and twrp recovery. I have tried wiping cache and dalvik cache and even ...
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Restore SMS messages from a rooted phone with a broken screen to an unrooted phone

I'm trying to restore my SMS text messages from my rooted Nexus 5 with a broken screen (no display or touch capabilities) to my functioning but unrooted Nexus 5X. I can turn the rooted phone to ...
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Transfering MMS messes up group chats

I've tried three different tools, "My Backup Pro", "Easy Backup & Restore", and the backup/restore feature of "GO SMS Pro" to transfer my texts from one Android phone to a new one. Regardless of ...
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Fix SELinux labels after restoring /data on CM 12.1

I restored an automatic backup on Cyanogenmod 12.1 created with rsync of my /data partition, but now SELinux is denying apps access to their data. Disabling SELinux "fixes" this problem, but can I ...
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Cyanogenmod 13 - Bootloop

I recently was playing on my PC while I noticed an update on my Oneplus One. As every other update I just downloaded it and let it flash automatically. The next thing I noticed was that it just kept ...