Before wiping my Nexus 7 (2012), I created an app backup using the Backup function of the Nexus Root Toolkit (v1.8.2). This produced a large .ab file.

I want to restore a single app to the newly back-to-stock tablet.

I extracted the .ab file to a TAR using Droid Explorer, and from that, extracted the particular 'com.company.appname' folder. I tried simply copying that into the sdcard/Android/data/ folder, but the app doesn't see the data.

Any ideas?

P.S. I'm on Android 4.4 KitKat and trying to restore SeriesGuide (com.battlelancer.seriesguide)


Very likely, you need to adb push them to the appropriate folder in your data/ partition, which is different than your /sdcard/ partition.

  • Right, if the app isn't seeing the data then it's probably using the main /data partition instead of the SD card's data folder. – Matthew Read Nov 19 '14 at 7:09

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