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You can usually copy the data for user apps without issue, but there is no guarantee. I wouldn't copy the /data/data/ folder wholesale, since it will include system app data and provides no way to easily manage it. I recommend Titanium Backup instead. With root, it allows you to easily backup any subset of apps (such as user apps) that you wish, and then ...


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I looked at the onandroid script and it seems that it does a block-level copy of the data with dd only for partitions that are not mounted during the normal system operation (such as recovery partition) and copies the files on the filesystem level from the mounted ones - meaning it copies the decrypted content of the data partition and others and creates a ...


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It's because the files within the com.koushikdutta.backup/files are deleted whenever 1) you uninstall helium backup or 2) phone is factory reset. If those files are missing, helium backup will fail to recognize any of your backups, even if they exist and is easily restorable. Requiring those files to exist in order to restore backups is honestly quite a ...



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