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adb logcat outputs the BackupManager activities, so you can monitor if the process is running or stalled. Since adb logcat produces lots of logs from other processes, it is not easy to watch BackupManager logs. The easy way to watch BackupManager output is to use grep. adb logcat | grep BackupManager will filter only BackupManager logs.


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Though not directly related to your question, this does answer it in a very round-about way. I found this blog which gives directions on how to open the file and modify contents. My reasoning is that if the file opens then it should probably be ok. Here's the link: http://nelenkov.blogspot.in/2012/06/unpacking-android-backups.html I'd really love if anyone ...


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You can't access any filesystems over USB (or any other way) with the phone turned off. To make a full backup of user data and the ROM (system image), you need to boot into your custom recovery and use that to make a Nandroid backup.


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If you're on Linux, Adebar contains a tiny little shell script to convert ADB Backups (.ab) to tar files, which you then easily can investigate with any archive manager. Only limitation is: it doesn't work on password protected backup files. The basic command it runs (everything else mainly is a wrapper for command line options and syntax) is: dd if=$1 ...


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I also had many problems whith this issue, but finally I managed to import Viber messages from other phone. Steps: 1. Titanium backup from Viber on old phone 2. Restore Viber by Titanium Backup, but do not start it (no activation!) 3. Maka a save from Viber with Titanium Backup on new system (Backup/Restore page - Viber) 3. Activate Viber (and loose all ...



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