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adb backup finishes without saving data [duplicate]

I'm using a rooted Google Nexus 4 (mako) with CyanogenMod 11 and adb 1.0.32 on OS X. I also use disk encryption. adbd is running as root. I'm trying to create a full backup using: adb backup -apk -...
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How to fully backup non-rooted devices?

I know I'm asking for the close-to-impossible -- as a real full-backup certainly requires root permissions. But still there are many folks around not wanting to root their devices -- afraid of voiding ...
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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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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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ADB commands to get the adb version of mobile phone

This might sound stupid, but after reading this post (which seem complete) I still dont see how to get the "abd version" of my android, the output I expect is something like this Android Debug Bridge ...
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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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ADB backup is not working

I just tried to make a backup from my Nexus 5 (before installing CM 11) It is unlocked but not rooted. On PC side I'm working with Ubuntu 13.10. When I type adb backup –all -apk -nosystem –f /data/...
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How to recover or reset “current backup password”

Yesterday there a bunch of app updates, I didn't pay much attention to which ones, there were perhaps 8 or 10. Since then my phone has shutoff and/or rebooted unexpectedly at least 8 times. 4 times it'...
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How to verify an ADB backup file is complete and in a good state?

This is not a duplicate of How to verify a backup file from ADB backup. The poster there probably didn't know that an unrooted phone requires -nosystem (ref) and ended with a 0 byte file, where my ...
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Where in the filesystem are settings saved? Namely ADB backup password

Where in the phone filesystem are settings saved? I've lost my ADB backup password and simply want to delete it. If it affects other settings that won't matter too much. I will be interfacing the ...
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Backup apps and data using adb

I wanted to backup all the apps and the data of my phone, before I do some hazardous things on it. I have run: ./adb backup -f /mydir/backup.file -apk -obb -shared -all -system But the resulting ...
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'adb backup -apk -shared -all -f "D:\backup.ab' initiates backup, completes, but produces a file that is only 1kb

I'm attempting to backup my old Android device, a Samsung Galaxy S3, so that I can lend it to my friend while his is away at repairs, then restore it when he's done with it. I have the Samsung USB ...
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Backup data with broken screen and empty system

Device details: Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) with broken screen No System (was running CM13.0 with GAPPS) Currently flashed with TWRP 3.1 with Odin (was CWM) /data | /dev/block/mmcblk0p12 | Size: ...