I just got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. I used Samsung Smart Switch and I have Google set to backup my data and restore it. But on all the apps that got automatically restored there was none of my data. I was looking at ADB and saw the backup option. So I was wondering if doing adb backup -f ./samsung.bk -obb -all -nosystem and then restoring the backup file to my new device would work or just brick it? My current device is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S. I used -nosystem so it wouldn't overwrite the core system files.

Many thanks is advanced. Geoffrey S.


It should work. At the very least it won't brick since it doesn't include system apps. You could also try adding -shared to your backup command.

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