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Is there a way to look inside and modify an adb backup created file?

I created a backup of my Galaxy Nexus with adb backup. The resulting file is named backup.db and it's somehow encrypted. I wanted to restore the backup, but it stops when it comes to restoring com....
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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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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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2answers
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Partial adb restore

ICS devices support creating backups using adb backup, and restoring them using adb restore. Using adb backup, one can select that everything should be backed up, or only a certain package. However, ...
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Ways to remove android device encryption

Since I still encounter issues with modified boot images and recovery images I want to remove the device encryption from my Nexus 4 (running 4.3). I known that there is no "official" way to to this ...
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2answers
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How do I save purchased apps as APKs?

I am unable to save APK's that I have purchased (actually paid for) through the Play store. Usually SaveAPK is able to save the APKs that I'm interested it, however this didn't work: it sais Copy ...
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3answers
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How to backup all notes from the stock notes app in Froyo?

Is there an easy way to backup/export notes from the stock notes app in Froyo? Alternatively, I'd like to know where said data gets stored, so I can manually copy them over to my PC. Edit: I'm pretty ...
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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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2answers
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Get notes created using “Notes” default app and export them to PC

I'm searching a way for get all my notes1 created in my Samsung Galaxy Ace II2 and export them to PC "in separately or unified text file (.txt)". After hours of searching, I found this question; ...
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1answer
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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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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?
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Can't find webview.db file for android browser to view saved passwords in internet app

I can't find this file anywhere. Can anyone advise where this might be stored? I downloaded SQLITE editor on my note 3 but it says no database. When I see the internet icon under Apps in SQLite Editor ...
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1answer
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Export list of Downloads (no root)

I was using Firefox and for some reason it deleted all downloads from the SD card. I found an in-built app "Downloads" which has a list of all files downloaded to date, listing both Chrome and ...
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2answers
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I want to transfer my android internet app info (saved passwords/log on info on browser)

I have a note 3 and will be transferring to my note 5 soon. I want to find out if there is anyway i can just transfer the app with the existing internet browsing info with the login info i already ...

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