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How do I take a full image backup of an Android device? [duplicate]

I am trying to do a full system image backup of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. It is unrooted at present, and is running Android Kitkat 4.4.2 . I have no desire of rooting it as of now. I have tried ...
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1answer
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How to do a full nandroid backup via pc [duplicate]

How to do a full nandroid backup via pc using adb or anything or any software specialised for it.
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Can a non-rooted Android 4.0.3 smartphone’s ROM be backed up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Full Backup of non-rooted devices I am using a smartphone running non-root Android 4.0.3 and am also a desktop Linux user (Ubuntu 12.04 amd64). In Linux/Ubuntu, I could ...
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How to Backup and Restore Android OS without Rooting [duplicate]

I want to find a way to restore my phone in case the process of rooting my phone or dual booting a custom rom breaks it. However, most of the ones I've looked at require the phone to be rooted before ...
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1answer
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How to root my android device without losing data? [duplicate]

I want to root my android device but I have a lot of personal data stored in it. It also doesn't have a micro sd card slot. So I was wondering if there is any way to root my device without losing any ...
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Is it possible to transfer EVERYTHING from one Nexus 5 to another? [duplicate]

I just broke the screen on my phone, and the way my insurance works, they're going to replace it with a new one... However, I've spent a lot of time setting up everything in my phone, and would like ...
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1answer
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How to backup my app data if my phone is not rooted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Full Backup of non-rooted devices I'm going to flash (format) my Samsung Galaxy S2 (both the external sd and internal sd) . My phone is not rooted. But there are some app's ...
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1answer
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how to take complete backup of my android device using adb [duplicate]

I'm trying to take full backup using adb backup -all -f <path> and it took backup and stored in my PC. When I try to restore it using adb restore <path> then it restores onto the target ...
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I need to do a factory reset on my phone [duplicate]

I need to do a factory reset of my phone. I have the Alcatel one touch fierce 2 How and where do I back up my apps and data.
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1answer
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how to make complete os backup to create update.zip? [duplicate]

how exactly can i create a update.zip file from an android device that runs on android kitkat? i tried to backup using titanium backup but it needs root access. is there any way to backup the ...
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1answer
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Full desktop backup from Android [duplicate]

Is there a reliable way to make a full desktop backup of all apps, app settings, files from an Android running Oreo? I have tried using SDK and using the adb backup command. It seems to backup all ...
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1answer
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How to make full backup? [duplicate]

My phone is a Nokia 6.1. I'd like to do a factory reset, but preserving: my personal files the settings of all apps the data saved by all apps (e.g. the alarms saved by the stock Clock app) the ...
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Backup tablet before repair [duplicate]

My son received an asus tablet for his birthday last year and has now told me the screen does not work completely (some areas are dead to the touch). I have told him we will send it for repair but he ...
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1answer
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How to backup the entire or parts of android without 3rd party/cloud? [duplicate]

How can I take two separate backups? Contacts only Full backup I do not want to install any 3rd party program. I do not want to store my information on cloud. I just want to store it directly from ...
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Creating Backup before rooting [duplicate]

I am planning to root my android ICS phone. How can I create a backup of android OS before rooting it? Will creating a backup brick my phone?
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Which apps can find Non-root apps's data? [duplicate]

Where Android apps store data? I am trying to find all the app data of a game installed on my device(2.53GB) for move it to another device(first time) because I need to change my device soon... I don'...
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Read access to /data/data/com.android.chrome/app_chrome/profile on a Nexus 10 [duplicate]

How's this for a catch 22 - I would like to make a copy of the full folder structure starting at the path above. I have explored: Finding ways to move the app onto the internet data storage (SD card ...
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Best custom rom for i9100? [duplicate]

I want to upgrade my s2 to lollipop but before that I want to backup my stock rom so that if in future I can reinstall it. Even tell me about best method of rooting I9100 and from where I can download ...
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Getting rid of password [duplicate]

Galaxi Tab A6. Can I backup my apps before a hard reset to clear my password so that the apps can be reinstalled? My first time posting!
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How can I backup everything on an android? [duplicate]

I have a redmi note 5. It has been asking for updates for a while, which I have been postponing. The reason is that my previous phone, a huawei, got locked into bootloop when I did update it, so I ...
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0answers
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Backup appData on Huawei P7 Lite without Root [duplicate]

Hi I am looking for a way to make appData backup on Device: Huawei P7 Lite (2017) ROM: Emui 5.0.3, Android 7 So as example, appData from apps : Notes Chrome Brave browser Thing is ...
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6answers
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Is there a minimal installation of ADB?

When it comes to troubleshooting, I often read recommendations like "Use adb logcat to find some more details". Looking for a good way to backup all my apps including their data, Full Backup of non-...
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9answers
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ADB backup creates 0-byte file; prompts for current backup password even though I never set one; “Failed to set password” for Desktop backup password

The problem: Every time I run ADB backup, I get a message near the bottom of the home screen saying Backup starting..., followed by a message saying Backup finished a few seconds later despite the ...
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6answers
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How to backup an Android device?

Can anyone recommend a good way to backup Android devices? Ideally I would like to do this wirelessly and, not only backup my data, but also my user settings. Is it possible to backup an image of an ...
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5answers
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My device is getting slow, apps start misbehaving/crashing. What can I do?

Everything was working fine for a long time. But suddenly the device is getting slower than usual (e.g. apps react slowly when starting an action -- like the RSS reader takes "ages" to open an article)...
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2answers
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What information does stock Android send to Google by default, and how do I opt-out?

I'm about to buy my first Android phone. My understanding is that, in order to download apps and get updates from Google Play, I need to be permanently signed into a Google account that's linked to my ...
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4answers
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What is USB debugging? Can I keep it ON forever?

Sometimes I need to transfer some music from my PC to my Galaxy S2 and must always activate USB debugging. Then I think, can I keep it ON forever? I mean, Keep it ON for ever can give me a problem (...
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9answers
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Is it possible to backup apk from an installed application?

I got some huge games which I don't play regularly but don't want to delete either. Is it possible to backup those apps as apk so that I can install them offline later? I'm not talking about backing ...
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3answers
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How do I perform a full pre-rooting backup of an Android phone?

The question arises because the best-rated backup application (Titanium Backup) requires root. So what would one use instead when getting a really complete backup is essential? Is there a file manager-...
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3answers
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Where can I find out when I installed an app?

Is there a Play Store log file? Or should I be looking where apps are installed on the phone for time/date stamps?
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5answers
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How can data on an unrooted phone be backed up?

What methods are available to back up data (both system and application) from a phone which is not rooted and is running stock Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread? It is my understanding that it is impossible ...
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What's the security implication of having an unlocked boot loader?

Nexus devices can be unlocked using the fastboot command fastboot oem unlock to install a custom firmware. For security reasons, the phone is wiped when this command is executed. However after this is ...
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Why is root access required for a custom ROM?

I'd like to be clear, and as my question indicates, I'm very ignorant of mobile devices in general so my apologies if this is common knowledge. Say I want to install a custom ROM onto a device, then ...
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How do I know when “adb backup” is finished?

I have a non-rooted Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and I wanted to try the "adb backup" feature. Possibly in preparation for rooting, but that's not really relevant to the question. I want to back up ...
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How can I reset my phone without losing everything?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S I9000, it keeps lagging; freezing and turning on and off by itself. I want to reset it, if I do will I lose all my photos, contacts etc etc..? I can't figure out how to ...
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How to root OnePlus One?

I want to root my shiny OnePlus One device aka flagship killer. There is no dearth of guides available on Internet and accessible easily via Google, but I'm not sure which one to follow as I don't ...
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What info does Google backup?

Does anyone know what exactly does Google backup (and restore) when you enable that option? Also, are we able to see this list somewhere? (Maybe hidden n-levels deep in Google Account information?) ...
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adb backup command on non-rooted device creates an empty backup file?

I recently tried to backup my Motorola Moto G2 XT1068 phone running Lollipop 5.0.1 and after connecting it over USB with usb-debugging ON and I ran the adb backup command to backup my device ...
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Restoring an ADB backup onto a different phone of the same model?

We have several Android 4.0 phones of the same model, from the same manufacturer, purchased at the same time, from the same factory batch. We have created a backup of one of the phones using ADB. Can ...
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Carbon backup discovery issues with Nexus 7

I have made a backup of my Nexus 7 before its bootloader was unlocked with Carbon and the companion Windows app; I then took the Carbon folder from internal storage to my computer disk. An unlock, ...
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Looking for Android equivalent of Clonezilla / Diskimage / Ghost etc

Have been googling for quite a few hours but can't seem to find what I'm looking for, hope someone can point me in the right direction.... I want to basically make a complete image of my phone before ...
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3answers
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My Nexus 6 turns itself off randomly; How can I fix this?

TL;DR: Nexus 6 shuts itself off randomly, seems to be connected to the camera, wifi, and cellular. Internet is full of placebo solutions and "me-too" posts. Logcat output below. I've been having this ...
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How to backup/restore specific apps for factory reset?

I have a Nexus 7 2013 and now with Android 5.0 I would like to get rid of all the try and error I made with my first tablet through a factory reset. I want to backup and restore most of my apps but ...
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How to backup&restore Android device?

i have a new Nexus 4 (i.e. Jellybean 4.2.1), and i want to backup my current Nexus 4 and restore it onto the new Nexus 4. How can i do that? i've tried going into Settings -> Backup & reset -> ...
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How to recover lost contacts from samsung galaxy s3

I was closing all my unused running programs on my galaxy S3, and suddenly closed the contacts app. When I checked my contacts afterwards they were all gone. But when I checked my call logs, the ...
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Is it possible to migrate apps and their data from one unrooted Android phone to another?

I would like to migrate apps and their data from one phone to another without too much faffing around, like: rooting (very convoluted device specific process with a lot of ambiguity around it and ...
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What can be saved before factory reset?

My phone has a GPS problem and service says the need to wipe it completely. They are probably just lazy and would rather do it the easy way. C'est la vie. The phone is SGS unrooted 2.3.4 - Touch Wiz. ...
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adb backup on Marshmallow - is it different?

Device and settings: Moto X Play ( Stock 6.0.1), unrooted, USB debugging enabled in developer options and verified using adb devices. Other USB/ Developer options, as in pic below Enabled desktop ...
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How does one copy all the data AND apps from one Asus tablet to another?

I have an Asus Transformer Prime TF-201, and am upgrading to an Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF-701. Before I sell my old table, I want to backup all my data and apps, and somehow transfer them to ...
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1answer
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Where does SafariOnline (Safari Queue) store downloaded books?

I used the Safari Books Online "Safari Queue" not Safari to Go app to download a book to its "Offline Bookbag". In what format is the book stored? I ask because I'm hoping to use a reader other than ...

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