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How do you extract an App's data from a full backup made through “adb backup”?

I have been backing up my Nexus 7 with adb backup to back up all files into an encrypted backup. I see that you can restore from a backup with adb restore, but that would wipe all my existing data on ...
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How to get rid of update notifications for a given app in Google Play Store?

General question I have an app X installed on my device in version Y. I don't want to update it to any newer version (Y+z) for some reason. Still, the Google Play Store app always lists updates for X,...
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What all does ADB backup and how do I restore part of it?

I am soon going to unlock bootloader and root my Nexus 5, but I didn't wanted to wipe all the data so I thought of using the ADB backup function to restore after rooting is done. adb backup [-f <...
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Does adb backup store all applications?

On my non-rooted phone first I did adb backup -all -apk -obb -f lenovo.ab and bit later adb restore lenovo.ab (both commands had no errors). Surprisingly I did not find quite a lot of apps after the ...
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Can adb backup/restore be used to root a device?

I have read a bit about the adb backup format, and it seems quite straight forward. Is it possible to use adb backup restore with a specially crafted backup to root a device? If not, why not? The ...
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Geometry Dash custom songs download location

I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (Model Number - SM-G388F) running KitKat 4.4.4. I would like to have some of these songs on my computer and phone, and this means that I need to find the ...
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How can I access my Android Internal Storage (data/data) from the pc?

Not the SD Card that downloads, folders, gallery, etc. goes to. I mean the data/data internal memory of the Android device, where game saves, factory apps, etc. goes to. As much as I'd love to root ...
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Get data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db from backup.ab

I followed Nikolay Elenkov's method of unpacking backup.ab. Is it possible to get data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db from backup.ab?
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How to transfer videos downloaded via coursera app from my tablet to my computer?

I tried using the answer here: Find downloaded video files via coursera app but to no avail. My device is unrooted and hence the data folder is hidden. I tried the method suggested by Naveen as well ...
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Transfer sms data from a Samsung Gal. 3 with black screen of death

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with the black screen of death. I was able to download files from phone and sd card onto my computer. However, I would like to access my old sms text messages. I have "sms ...
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What does ADB Back up restore to an android device? [duplicate]

Does ADB Back Up contain system files? Supposing an un-rooted android device has got an ADB back up and something goes wrong and the device does not boot up, then can the ADB back up be useful?