I'm new to Android. I'm trying to achieve the same thing on a rooted Android as using Acronis True Image on PC. I want to have a tool to create the system backup and restore it at any given time.

  1. TWRP does not backup app data.
  2. Titanium or oandbackup perform app backup only.
  3. The best would be to use adb backup/restore commands as I don't want to write anything to phone memory (I want the backup to be stored on my PC) but people say it does not work either.

Really, is there no solution? I imagine TWRP system restore + additional oandbackup App Data restore is a way to go but really? Is there no way to do it remotely using adb?

  • TWRP offers to backup all relevant partitions. Moreover, when booted into recovery, you can use adb backup --twrp AFAIK (never tried that myself). So what's wrong with that? As the /data partition is part of it, apps and data come along (except for stuff stored on the SD card). Also, Titanium Backup covers more than "app backup". Much more. – Izzy Jul 27 '18 at 6:33
  • I'd like to use a method well documented by the community (XDA preferable, if You know, provide links, please). TWRP backup excludes /data/media, thus it is not full /data backup. twrp.me/faq/backupexclusions.html – kagetoki Jul 27 '18 at 12:29
  • /data/media is just the internal SD card. You could simply copy its contents. And if you find some good documentation on any such method, let us know. – Izzy Jul 27 '18 at 13:26
  • /data/media is a part of Internal SD card, not a card itself (Internal Storage) - there is one Internal Storage as far as I know. Following this thinking, You could simply copy any contents on a rooted phone: /system, /data, /boot, /cache using TWRP recovery. If you can't google it, it is not achievable with adb, though. I wish myself good luck with that. I need to start a thread on XDA, I guess. – kagetoki Jul 27 '18 at 18:36
  • There is no easy solutions, I suggest everyone interested start here. I can feel, it's gonna be a long and uncomfortable journey for me: forum.xda-developers.com/android/general/… – kagetoki Jul 27 '18 at 19:09

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