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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Backup paid app from Google Play [duplicate]

How can I backup an app I bought from Google Play so that I can install it on my phone later? I tried to copy /mnt/asec/[appId]-1/pkg.apk but it doesn't work. Can someone help?
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How do I convert a NANDroid backup into an update.zip file that works in the stock recovery mode?

For this case, consider a phone stuck in a bootloop (not fixable through data wiping or USB jigs) with no CWM Recovery and no adb or fastboot access. Only an SD Card, the stock recovery mode, and ...
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how to open a .hbk files which contains the sms backup from htc one s

I can't open the backup of sms because after sending it on my mail I discovered it's a hbk file. How can you open this type of file? I need to print them! thanks
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Titanium Backup from Nandroid using pc

I know you can create a Titanium Backup from a Nandroid Backup using the Titanium Backup PRO app. But is there a possibility to create a Titanium Backup from a Nandroid without having a phone, i.e. ...
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Should I reset my phone and how do I back up my phone's data?

I've got a new Telstra Smart-Touch Next Generation and I logged on to my G-mail account so I could use the calender and other apps. After a while I realised that my credit was being eaten up bit by ...
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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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Is it possible to migrate apps and their data from one unrooted Android phone to another?

I would like to migrate apps and their data from one phone to another without too much faffing around, like: rooting (very convoluted device specific process with a lot of ambiguity around it and ...
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Is it possible to use Linux/unix's dd to make an image backup of an android phone with the phone off?

My current position: Nexus 5 Unlocked with TWRP Recovery I've been wanting to "rom hop" for a bit, but I'd like to have a good, solid foundation to return to in case of catastrophic failure. If ...
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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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Game won't update: difference between Play Store and manual Install ? (Plants vs Zombies 2)

my "Plants vs Zombies 2" won't update (it never did). I wonder if the reason is that, for the rush to have the game, I probably installed it manually downloading it from the internet. BUT, Play ...
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ADB restore isn't working

I think there are a lot of this type of questions but I have a new (for me and can't find it anywhere) problem with the adb restore command. I created an adb backup -apk -shared -all and it looked ...
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Is it possible to copy files to PC when in download mode?

My LG E975 doesn't boot anymore after I tried to install CWM (6.0.4.5) with the help of ROM Manager (Method 1A from these instructions). I get stucked at the reboot into the stock recovery part and ...
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Xperia S Backup & Restore: Could not back up media files and downloaded apps with data

When I tried backing up my Xperia S, the default Backup & Restore would backup only system apps. It says "Could not back up" for "Media files" and for "Downloaded apps with data". Screenshot:
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where android backup its data?

For some reason, I had to reset my nexus5. Thankfully, I had "Backup my data" on. So, most of my settings are back. But I need to access the backup to change the wallpaper position (it has reset my ...
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How to import/ restore vmg sms backup to android?

I have got an old Samsung mobile that exports all the SMS messages in .vmg format ? How can I restore those messages on my android format ? Is there any tool to convert .vmg messages to .xml so I ...
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Restore app data from a copied 'com.company.appname' folder

Before wiping my 2012 Nexus 7 I created an app backup using the Backup function of the Nexus Root Toolkit (v1.8.2). This produced a large .ab file. I want to restore a single app to the newly ...
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Backup and restore without custom recovery?

Can I backup and restore without a custom recovery if I have a nandroid backup? How can I do this?
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Will after i batch restore on titanium backup will it restore to the same location?

I have done a backup with titanium backup (except system apps) More I am switching to another ROM. My question is when I will batch restore then will my internal apps(apps not installed in SD card ...
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adb blind backup

I need to repair my Android phone (it is Jiayu G4 with Os 4.0.2) since display is not working. Yet touches are being handled. Could anyone with Android devtools installed at their PC instruct me which ...
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Nexus 5 rooting

Please explain how to root nexus 5. What precautions to take. I have never tried it before. Also suggest me what type of back up should I use before rooting.
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Backup memos from Samsung Galaxy S and restore it on a Nexus 5

I just bought a Nexus 5 and I'm in the process of backing up and restore all the things I need from my old Galaxy S to my new Nexus 5. One of the thing I need the most is restoring the hundreds of ...
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Galaxy S3 stuck on Samsung logo, is there anyway i can backup my data in recovery mode without rooting?

i have the original Firmware, no rooting. Recently, i got this issue where my s3 doesn't startup, it just keeps flashing the logo over and over again until the battery drains. I've already tried ...
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I need help with backingup data and doing a factory reset

How do i back up data for apps, such as games? If so,is it safe to factory data reset? I'm basically wanting to know how to save my data and still be able to reset my tablet.
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How can I merge WiFi passwords from a backup and from the current configuration?

I have an old backup of the WiFi passwords on my Nexus 7. I also have a new configuration which has some passwords that are newer and some that are older. How can I merge the configuration in a ...
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How to save or back-up whole SMS threads on SIM [duplicate]

I have a Samsung-SGH -I927 and would need to save on my SIM card or send to my email for back up several text SMS messaging threads. I know that I can do this with an individual SMS' by lightly ...
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How to perform a full system dump/backup with a broken screen?

So, yesterday my phone took a serious tumble. It is now essentially useless, as the screen either fails to turn on, or when it does, there is nothing useful to see (just lines of primary colors, ...
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How can I transfer my all contacts from old HTC Wildfifre android 2.1 to LG Optimus Vu

I just want to transfer all contacts from old HTC Wildfire with android version 2.1 to new LG Optimus Vu with android version 4.0. I have used different apps but still I am unable to transfer contacts ...
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How much damage could one do to an unrooted device?

I'm trying to determine if it's necessary to backup my non-rooted tablet. I plan on doing a lot of messing around but most back up utilities require root and the root exploit hasn't been found for my ...
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Why doesn't Clockworkmod let me restore my backups on my Sprint Galaxy Note 2?

I made a backup with Clockworkmod and now when I go to restore it it just says no files found. I have tried moving the backup into different folders on the SDcard like sdcard/0 and sdcard/0/0 and it ...
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How to backup Windows 6.5 /HTC HD2/ data and transfer it to Android 4.2 /Samsung Galaxy S4

I have a HTC HD2 / Windows 6.5 / several years. A week ago I got a Samsung Galaxy S4 / Android 4.2 /. My question is what program I could make a backup of the old phone, so I can restore them to the ...
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Restoring APKs + data from 4.1 to 4.2.2

I migrated from Android 4.1 (Omega) to Android 4.2.2 (SuperNexus) on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Before I did the migration I did a backup of apps with Super Backup. After this was done I moved all the ...
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adb backup that operates similar to dd

Do adb backup methods contain those that operate similar to how dd backups data? So I want to know if adb backup method that hard-copies every bit of disk exists. If it does not exist, is there any ...
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Titanium Backup batch options

Does "Backup all user apps" also include app data too and does "Backup all system data" include backup of messages and contacts ?
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Should I backup .odex files too?

I have recently got an app that permits me to view the contents of my phone memory on my rooted Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. In /system/app folder, I see all the system apps that came pre-installed ...
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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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Save default installed sounds on Original Droid

I have an original Motorola Droid. Is there a way I can save all the original pre-installed sounds/ringtones?
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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 ...
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Xperia Z3 DRM Restore

I unlocked my Xperia Z3 without read risks (I'm in shame). Now I can't update phone with Sony Bridge, also read that I lost DRM licences. So If some of my friends who has Z3 and still have bootlock, ...
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What are the technical reasons that SMS is not backed up in a full ADB backup?

When performing a backup with ADB, I use the command: adb backup -apk -shared -all Why doesn't SMS get backed up? Every guide says to backup SMS separately. It seems like that would be the #1 ...
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How to Backup All of my data in Android(Jelly Bean)?

Is there any way to backup All of my data, by "All" i meaned everything, even messages, IMs(Instant Messenger)'s messages i.e hike, whatsApp etc. i need those data and have to reset/flash my device, ...
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WhatsApp restore my older backup, not the latest backup. Pleas Help!

Today, 19th December, I was trying to reset my phone, but I had backed up WhatsApp first. After that I reboot my phone (Xperia Miro) and install WhatsApp. Problem came while WhatsApp was restoring ...
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How do I unlock my Nexus 5 without touching the screen to back up my pictures and videos before re-setting?

My touch screen won't work at all and if I have to replace the screen,is it going to reset my phone. OR I just might buy a new phone, but to get my pictures and videos, I need to get my phone ...
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How can I do incremental backups of my internal SD card?

I want to be able to do incremental backups of my photos on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I know I could copy/paste, or "adb pull /sdcard" but then I have duplicates of all my photos all the time. Is it ...
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How to save an ISO (or similar) of a whole Lexibook tablet (Android SO)? [duplicate]

A friend has 2 Lexibook android tablets (kids' tablets). One is completely clean and the other is fine. He wants his clean android to be exactly the same as his good one. How does he copy? I got ...
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how to remove google + auto back up pictures

Is there a way I can remove the auto back up folder from my S4. Its taking up a lot of space for the backup folder of just pictures and I dont want it there.
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Restore a backup of a newer android version to a phone with an older one

I have a backup.ab of android 5.0 and would like to restore on a android 4.4. When executing the command adb restore backup.ab, I get the logcat output W/BackupManagerService﹕ Wrong header version: 3 ...
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restoring data to my samsung grand 2 from kies 2.6 to kies 3

I baked up my contacts on kies 2.6 from Grand 1 and Now i hav Grand 2 and it is asking that you have to install kies 3 instead of kies 2.6 to connect your device, but installing kies 3 will ...
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LG d500 F6 Cannot reflash stock ROM and restore backup

I have an LG D500 Optimus F6 that was sold to me new by T-Mobile. I rooted it successfully with KingoRoot. I created a custom recovery with the recovery.apk file on my external SD card. I rebooted and ...
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What is actually included in an “Android backup”?

I'm really confused with the myriad of backup options and what they actually cover. I'll try to break down my understanding in this question and ask for corrections and answers to fill in the gaps. ...
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make nandroid backup including data/media

I use multirom and want to create a single complete restorative backup of the primary rom, and all secondary roms including all data for roms. Secondatry roms are stored in the data/media folder.