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 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 ...
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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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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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I don't want my Whatsapp Media to restore (Google Drive BackUp)!

I recently uninstalled and installed whatsapp on my samsung galaxy s2; and it started to restore my chats. I'm fine with my chats but after being done with the chats, it automatically started to ...
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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 ...
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Whatsapp encryption key location

I have an old phone (Galaxy S3 international unbrandedand) and I would like to decrypt my whatsapp backup files (crypt8, as recent as the latest backup which is always at 4 AM, I think). I've googled ...
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Create burnable image of Android?

I'm using a tool to flash an Android device with a .img file. The tool is called USB Flash Burner. What this tool does is you boot the Android device up while pressing a paperclip in the reset ...
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Is Kies a good way to backup phone data for use on another phone?

I currently own a Galaxy S3, and later this month I will be upgrading to an S6. I have rooted my S3, and as such have disabled a lot of the sync and backup services, including Backup Assistant. If I ...
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Can downloaded Android emails be backed up?

Helpfully the nice chaps at TalkTalk accidentally deleted my mailbox. They are in process of trying to recover it but is not looking promising. I have a snapshot of some of the emails downloaded to ...
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HTC Sync Manager not recognizing One M8 after unlocking bootloader

I unlocked my boot loader and tried to restore from htc sync. nothing works. it recognizes for a split second and then says that update needed. this device needs to connect with the latest version of ...
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No SIM card detected — factory reseted and now it works. What now?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S 5 rooted and flashed CyanogenMod 12.1 on it (Android 5.1.1). Everything always have worked fine. Earlier this week, I have installed a new app in my phone. Although I cannot ...
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Back up all what app chats as text file and not as what app backup

I want to backup whats app chat messages as text file. I tried to open whatapp backup but it wont open as text. I tried to export whatsapp message to mail, the problem is that it work only for one ...
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Questions about “Nandroid” backups

I have a nexus 4 and I'm having issues with Android 5.0 so I was thinking to go back to 4.4.4, but first I want to backup the current state. Before I do this, I have a few questions: if create a ...
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How to do a clone / backup & restore between identical devices via USB and broken screen

I have a Nexus 4 with a recently broken screen, and another Nexus 4 that works. I would like to copy all of the data, apps, etc, from the broken Nexus 4 to the working Nexus 4. The broken phone still ...
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How can I restore photos from quickpic after reset?

I have a nexus 5 and I just updated to the lastest 5.1.1 image using adb, but that unfrotunately resetted my phone. So I installed and configured my usual apps and I'm glad to see that google's photo ...
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copying all files from android to microSD

Phone = moto g OS = Android 4.4.4 I was going to back up all files on phone to microSD card using EZ file explorer. However, I have been reading that latest 4.4 will not allow this due to new ...
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How to backup media without logging into the phone?

The screen of my phone is not responding. I tried to restart the phone but this didn't correct the problem. Now, I can't access it, and log in to my phone, so I probably need to take the phone to the ...
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Contacts backup with multiple Google accounts

How can one manage backup when you have one device or two devices and 2 or 3 Google accounts? (Work, personal, family)
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Where are photos stored in an android backup?

Recently I did a backup of my android using adb. I wanted to find my pictures from this backup so I extracted the .ab to a .tar file using Nikolay Elenkov's extractor. In the tar file I can't seem to ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 fingerprint app

My Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 fingerprint scanner won't accept my fingerprint and is saying my backup password is incorrect, I really don't want to do a hard reset, is there any other way around it?
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Nexus 7 - Stuck on boot animation. Fastboot detects device but ADB doesn't

My Nexus 7 (2012, WiFi) is stuck on the boot animation. I can detect it in Fastboot but not with ADB. Is it still possible to backup the data before I wipe it? It's not rooted and the bootloader is ...
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Exclude locale folders from Carousel

I am using Carousel of Dropbox on my devices. I would like to exclude some folders from the backup such as screenshot images or whatsapp ones. I have found something around w.r.t. Google photos app ...
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How to recover data from a screen-bricked phone?

Situation I've got a Samsung Galaxy Fame with a broken touch screen. The owner had it protected with a pattern, and as I am unable to make this pattern with a broken screen, I cannot mount the ...
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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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How can I restore my app data if I manually pulled it out before resetting and reinstalling my phone?

Yesterday I was stuck in this awkward situation where my Moto G with Cyanogenmod 12.1 got stuck in the boot animation after recent restart. It was working fine for a month or two before that. Based ...
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How can I get all my ZTE 830's stuff to HTC without using a computer?

My old ZTE 830 has a shattered screen and I just bought a new HTC. How can I transfer my ZTE phone's data into my new HTC mobile. I do not have a computer to hook in too.
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Backup/restore question for Moto G XT1033 converted to XT1032 GPE

I have installed TWRP as my recovery and rooted my device. But I only had the space to backup the "system" and not the "data". Now I was going to install CyanogenMod. My real question is, if things ...
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Insufficient phone memory

When I bought this phone Sony Experia CC51, I have more than ten apps, and now I uninstalled them one by one until they were all gone because it always said "Insufficient phone memory". I hope someone ...
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Can I set up one android phone, create a backup and restore it in multiple phones?

Where I work, we give all salesmen an Android phone with a set of multiple preinstalled apps, a predefined contact list, some predefined settings and restricted permissions over the phone's ...
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Restoring apps and files after flashing a custom ROM

I recently flashed Adnroid 5.0 custom ROM by NamelesROM on my GT-i9300 S3 Samsung. I did backup my ROM by TWRP and the ROM i installed now (NamelessROM android 5.0) worked fine and i am happy with the ...
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Setting up a 2nd tablet to look like the 1st before resetting (and returning) the 1st?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and browsed the net and installed some apps on it - fortunately not many as it was basically getting a "test drive" and I had a feeling it wasn't being kept. I was ...
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Is there a way to back up a device so it can be executed in a virtual Machine (without rooting)?

The question is thus: It is very plausible for an android user to want to back up his information... completely. In this case, I'm wondering if it is possible to backup an android device in such a ...
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Unable to backup/export/access an SMS conversation on Android

I am attempting to use "SMS Backup and Restore" to backup 2 particular SMS conversation threads from my phone. The SMS app I use is Textra. My problem is when I go to select the conversations (or ...
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Temporary root Nexus 5 in adb shell to access a /data folder

I want to backup a data/data/com.package.name folder but the app manifest is set to backup=false. To access the folder I want to temporary root the phone in the ADB shell and then access the folder ...
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My phone won't turn on/charge and I need to get data off of it

My phone is about 5 months old and for some reason it completely stopped working the other day. When I plug it in, in order to charge nothing happens, and when I plug it into the computer no ...
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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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Restore S-Memo files

A few days ago my Samsung Galaxy S4 asked to uodate the Samsung Account application which I accepted. After that all me S-Memo files are gone. They aren't in me SD-Card/S-Memo folder. And when I open ...
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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 ...
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What is the command line syntax of ClockworkMod recovery?

Background: I recently broke my phone's touch screen; everything else is working - I can even send inputs using adb shell sendevent ... and view the screen with screencap. ADB while in recovery works ...