Data restoration (computer technology), returning data from a backup to its original location or to its successor. In android data means applications, settings and documents.

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How to restore adb backup on Nexus 4 (boot loop)?

Recently I have flashed unofficial cyanogenmod 10.2 for my Nexus 4. After testing some features I the device came into a "bootloop" (stays on cyanogenmod logo launcher). I tried to reflash it with cm ...
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Applications are greyed out

I have a samsung galaxy Y with android 2.3.6(Ginger bread) installed. I connected my mobile to a computer infected with virus and my sd card contents were moved into another folder. I restored the ...
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How to backup locally stored game data? [duplicate]

I'm looking to upgrade from a Nexus 7 to a 10" tablet. I know that Google stores my purchase information so that I won't have to pay for any already purchased games again. But I was wondering if ...
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Extract App Data from Nandroid / CWM Backup

I use ClockworkMod Recovery, and Slimbean. Recently, my slimbean started hanging at the loading screen and getting insanely hot. So I took a backup, and cleaned flashed AOKP rom. It's working fine ...
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Does the built-in Google app data backup work?

This question is a long time coming I guess. I have been seeing claims in Android since the dark ages that our data is being backed-up to the cloud, and recently "Sync App Data" showed up as well in ...
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Can adb backup/restore be used to root a device?

I have read a bit about the adb backup format, and it seems quite straight forward. Is it possible to use adb backup restore with a specially crafted backup to root a device? If not, why not? The ...
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What's the difference between a NANDroid backup and an ADB backup?

Could anyone explain the difference between a backup made using NANDroid and a backup made using ADB i.e. using the adb backup command? I've read that both are capable of creating full system ...
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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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Problem restoring my .ab backup file

I know this might be duplicate but I couldn't find any relevant solution myself. Today I tried to be adventurous and install Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7 and it was a failure. As a safety measure I ...
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Extracting data from a backup file (.sbu) made by Samsung kies

I had made a back up file containing contacts, , calender, memo etc with the help of Samsung kies which was saved in .sbu format when I owned a Galaxy ace plus. But now I have a new phone galaxy grand ...
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Do any launchers restore home screen widgets from Google backup?

Are there any custom/3rd-party launchers that, when you have Back up my data turned on in the Backup & reset settings, restore home screen widgets when a backup is restored? I know the stock one ...
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Can a thief unlock my stolen phone that is secured with a pattern?

I've lost my phone recently and it's got a pattern lock on it. I've also reported the phone as stolen, so it's been barred. Would it be possible for a thief to unlock it?
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Can I restore apps from my SD card?

I was a bit quick to switch phones, is it possible to restore the applications with their settings from the SD card (When they were installed on the card, ("regular" and Link2SD). (I can of course ...
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adb restore time

I want to use the adb restore . I use adb restore to restore a backup. But my problem after some delay if i don't click ok, the mechanism restore stops. I want my restore do not stop. And if possible ...
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Do I need to wipe anything before restoring a full nandroid backup?

I'm used to wiping everything when installing a new ROM, but I would like to know if a nandroid restore automatically wipes out the partitions it is recovering. When I run a restore, I see some ...
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Flashing ROMs: Am I “Doing it Wrong?”

I'm a software developer and systems administrator, so my technological knowledge is moderately high. I'll just leave that here as a preface. I've ran custom Android mods since my very first Android ...
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how to acces to apk using backup?

I want to use adb backup restore, but I'd like to know if possible to know the contents back up file if yes so how. is it possible to have access only to apk. to install on other devices. i don't want ...
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Is it possible to use adb backup in order to make a clone of a tablet? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use adb backup in order to make a copy of tablet? In fact I want to recover the contents of a tablet using adb backup and then install it on the tablet that have the same type with ...
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How do I Restore a ClockworkMod backup with a busted power button or through ADB?

I was trying to flash a new ROM, but can't get it to boot. Usually, I would have just booted into my recovery and restored my last backup. But I can't do that now as my power button is broken and it ...
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Restore whatsapp chat if no SD-card

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 which I formatted it then when I re-installed WhatsApp, it did not ask me to restore back my chat. I don't have an SD-card installed in my phone. What can I do to get back my ...
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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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Is it enough to restore /data with ClockworkMod? (Maybe changing systems as well

I definitely don't want to restore cache files. Why would I want to restore system files as well? If I understood Izzy's answer here, as a normal user (not a system developer) all I need is to restore ...
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Lost all sms data but database seems to be in the folder

I own an HTC desire(android 2.3.5) and suddenly the phone rebooted, and after a minute, it rebooted again (I hadn't typed in the pin)... When I opened my sms app (handcent) I got no messages... I've ...
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Google Backup: Multiple devices using the same account - what happens on Restore?

It is nothing new that one can use multiple Android devices with a single Google account. Switching on a new device for the first time asks whether one wants to store one's data with Google, which ...
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Samsung Kies restore a backup from another PC

I recently did a backup as I had to send my S3 to samsung to fix a broken screen. I took my backup on my work pc and copied the whole backup folder to an external drive. I now have my phone back and ...
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Selective batch restore in Titanium Backup?

Lately I upgrade my ROM (cm 10.1) quite often so I want to have my favourite applications ready after each upgrade. I got Titanium Backup Pro with root access. I would like to know how to install ...
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Revert samsung galaxy S2 to original OS

I have a rooted galaxy S2 with cyanogenmod 10.1 but I would like to revert it to the original OS. How can I do that?
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Are apps backed up/restored with Titanium Backup just as “good” as through Google? [closed]

Is the backup/restore process of Titanium Backup just as good and functional as Google's native processes? In other words, will an app backed up and restored by Titanium Backup run and be just as ...
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Where are displayed shortcuts stored?

Often after a reboot, crash or USB usage, icons of apps go missing. Both in the "Home" screens and "Applications". Currently I have four screens of apps, three in Home. Some of the icons ...
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Application backup/restore - for saving resources

I was thinking I could completely backup apps to the SD card, and then restore them when needed. This for saving system resources. Is there some efficient way to do this?
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Import data from ColorNote app?

I have lost my Android phone but I have backup of my SD-card on which I have backup of my ColorNote app. How can I get all my notes from that backup? NOTE: I am using iPhone now so don't have a ...
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play.google.com and Google Play app out of sync

Having become fed up with a custom ROM i was using, I reverted back to a previous ROM via a nandroid backup (through CWM Touch). It would appear that the backup preserved all my installed apps and ...
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System backup and restore with help of Google's system backup feature doesn't seem to work

I have had my phone set up from the start to backup to Google. I have done 3 resets now and none of my settings and apps or anything seem to come back. Is there a way to force this to happen? Perhaps, ...
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How to resume app restore after stopping it on first opening Google Play?

I've installed a fresh stock ROM from Google site on my Galaxy Nexus. At the time i've opened the Google Play and started installing the 157 apps... the problem is that i needed to stop downloading ...
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Cannot Reach Restore Progress Screen In Titanium Backup PRO

On a Samsung Galaxy S I-9000, I just installed CyanogenMod 10 Stable and the latest Google Apps for CM10. TB Pro is version 5.7.0.1. I started a restore (missing apps with data) and during the ...
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Recovering deleted xml-file on old HTC wildfire [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover deleted content from userdata partition? Before changing my phone i made a back up on my old HTC Wildfire, using SMS Backup & Restore. The program made a ...
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how do I know if I uninstalled something I shouldn't have

Epic sph-d700 rooted 2.3.6 kernel v 2.6.35.7 FC09 I wanted to free up RAM by removing some system apps. after removing 7 of them my system started having unexpected errors. Google play updates ...
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How can I manually extract my contacts from a backup image of Android?

So I recently made an .img using dd of my Froyo installation on my phone prior to wiping and installing a custom Jellybean ROM. Turns out that the contacts were saved locally and not with Google. I ...
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Unable to copy files to /sdcard

Due to a configuration error I made combined with an OTA update (Android 4.1.2), I had to re-unlock my bootloader to regain root on my GSM Galaxy Nexus. This process wipes the entire phone, including ...
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restore deleted photos on samsung s3 internal sdcard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I recover a deleted file on Android? I have deleted photos from my samsung galaxy s3 that were saved in my internal sdcard. How can I restore them. All restore ...
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Is it safe to restore the phone.apk from a stock Samsung ROM to CM9?

I was using the stock Samsung ROM on my Samsung S2 i9100. Changed over to Siyah Kernel and then made the leap to CyanogenMod 9. Although I prefer and appreciate the myriad settings and usability of ...
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Get original xperia play content back on device after removing it

I've rooted my phone a while ago, deleted random apps I didn't really need that were pre installed. But now there's a potential buyer so I'd like to restore to the way it was the second I've brought ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Restoring LG Optimus 2X P990 back to stock LG software

I have flashed a lot of custom ROMs onto my phone, like CM7, kangs and such of CM9 before it's released, MIUI, and so on. I didn't want to wait till the third quarter of 2012 before I got some IC on ...