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Questions tagged [backup]

Use this tag if you have issues with backups (of apps, settings, documents) on your Android device. As this is a quite generic tag, please use a more specific tag if applicable, for example 'nandroid', 'titanium-backup', 'clockwork-mod'. For restoring your backups, 'restore' is the more appropriate tag. Check the full tag wiki for more details and hints.

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Migrating to a custom rom

I'd like to ask if there is a way to backup all my apps and data to transfer from miui to a custom rom. I've switched before, on another device but had to reinstall everything, which was pretty ...
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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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Salvage app cache when unable to open app

Every time my phone reboots and sometimes even without reboot when it's working at I guess full capacity, it resets its settings and acts like I just booted the phone for the first time except from ...
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Google Photos will not backup

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 running Android 9 and One UI. Google Photos will not back up anything. All I am getting as a Getting ready to back up and 185 items left perpetual spinner at the top of ...
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Twrp backup is failing because a file is not found

Twrp backup is failing because a file is not found. I checked it using a Root Browser. (/data/data/com.myntra.android/files/.Fabric). The folder exist, but its empty. Tried to delete the folder ...
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Copying files from a android phone without display or touch

My Oneplus X phone fell and the display and touch are not functional anymore. When I connect to my Linux laptop, an empty "Android" drive and "OnePlus X drivers" drive gets mounted. I tried copying ...
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Restore backup.ab file on firestick?

I'm trying to restore a backup file onto a fire stick 2 using adb restore backup.ab, however the restore confirmation doesn't come up on the fire stick. The device is rooted and currently have twrp. ...
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How to restore Google Accounts from a local backup in MIUI 10?

Lately, I reset my Redmi Note 6 Pro and even backed up everything. Now, my question is that if I restore the local backup file will my multiple G-Mail or Google accounts get restored too?
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Transfer Android app with offline data to NEW PHONE without ROOT

I've purchased a new phone and have transferred most of the data from the old device to the new one using various means. There is one app, however, that does not have account login, so I cannot save ...
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Using Termux to Backups Android's Contact List

In Termux's website's main page, they write (among other stuff): "use rsync to store backups of your contact list on a remote server" This makes me wonder: Android's Contact List is stored in an ...
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How do get SMS messages off a damaged Android phone (Samsung J2 pro)

I dropped my Samsung J2 Pro and damaged it this morning. Only part of screen responds to touch commands now. So it's almost certainly time for a new phone, but I'd like to get photos and SMS messages ...
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Would it be theoretically possible to do a block-level backup of /dev/media without root?

I have nothing against root except eFUSE. Whose ever idea eFUSE was . . . As far as I understand: Because of amateur users and clueless minimalists who don't know how to utilise tools that are ...
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Backup System App

I have my phone rooted with magisk and am running a ROM based on Android Pie, which doesn't come with GApps, and therefore has builtin apps to do stuff, my interest is in the gallery app. I configured ...
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Copy entire phone to the same device?

I bought second Asus ZS570KL as backup phone since my old one starts to do... weird things. I created full backup using: ./adb backup -apk -all -obb -shared -v -f /backups/phone8.ab And later ...
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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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how can i backup wifi profiles without root?

this option isn't available in my default backup app ( huawei backup ) android 5.1 that's what Available in the default backup app note: the managers category doesn't contain any wifi info
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How to backup my android data

My OP3's screen just got broken, and the power button got broken too some time ago. I can't use touchscreen nor see what happens on it (it's completely black), and for some reason ADB debugger is ...
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Boot Loop with old CyanogenMod: Unable to stat various files

My old One Plus One suddenly refuses to boot without any changes from my side. OS is CyanogenMod 11. The device is rooted and there is TWRP 2.8.0.1 installed on it and debugging is active. The ...
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Backing up Knox secure folder while in safe mode on a Note9

Long story short, my phone can only operate in safe mode unless I wipe it right now. I've backed up everything except for what used to be in my secure folder. I logged into it now that I am in safe ...
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How to restore WhatsApp data from SD card or internal memory and not from Google Drive?

I changed phones and installed WhatsApp on the new one. I have a backup database file on an SD card and the same file copied to the internal WhatsApp folder and Google Drive. However, during install, ...
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Android (9) Pie's native “Back Up” to google drive grayed out

Android Pie has a native manual back up to google drive. After I turned off the back up and turned it back on, the back up button is grayed out. Since then I Re-added my google account on my phone ...
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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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Creating copy of phone (apps, settings etc.) [duplicate]

I have two rooted Huawei P9 Plus phones running Android 7. Now I would like to copy the apps, the settings of the apps, the system settings etc. from one phone to the other phone so that both phones ...
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Is possible to read the memory from my phone (S6) in recovery mode?

I have a problem with my Samsung S6, it restart continuously in a loop, I can see the home screen and interact with it but only for 5 or 10 seconds before it boot again. I think the only solution ...
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How to backups whole phone storage (android) [duplicate]

Is it possible to backup android phone including partition table if its possible then how to backup whole phone storage in android including all partitions, partition table, whole phone, and how to ...
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Whatsapp local backup

I recently installed again whatsapp in my new smartphone android but the local backup doesn't work automatically. Today I pressed back up for the google drive backup and it also included the local ...
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ADB backup and restore app data between device and emulator?

** = Edited on 03/31/2018 * = Edited on 03/25/2018 I have an application for which I'd like to transfer the app data from my physical device to an emulator on my PC. *The data consists of a single ....
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minecraft and pvz backups transfer to new tablet

My son has been using a Samsung Tab A for the last year. I set him up (and his sisters) with a child google account which I monitor with Family Link. Unfortunately the tablet port charger broke (...
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Recover old whatsapp backup

I have an old backup of whatsapp message with crypto 12 algorithm. That backup was belong to phone number 1. After rooted that phone, I installed whatsapp but started fresh without restore from that ...
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Why is adb backup creating a 1KB backup file when backup is permitted for the app?

I am using adb (latest one) from Android SDK Platform Tools. I also installed the adb driver from Intel USB Drivers for Android Devices. All installation done on two computer, one with Windows 8.1, ...
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How to restore phone numbers from contact.list file to my phone

I made a backup using tunesgo software which turned to be a scam, I couldnt restore the backup I must to pay for them 40 dollars! I managed to extract the bak file using winrar but my Xiaomi mi max ...
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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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What is the difference between adb backup and TWRP backup? [duplicate]

TWRP backup is more robust? As I understand I can restore from TWRP if system is not bootable - this is all differences? I have Lineage 14 (NightOwl, Android 7) rooted Samsung Galaxy Note N7000.
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How to extract a compressed TWRP backup?

There are a couple questions concerning how to extract a TWRP backup in this community, but none of them is really useful. All I found out is that the files like data.ext4.win000 are the tar archives, ...
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Backing up/save files on android with a broken screen

My phone's screen is broken and is useless, but it has important files on it. Is there a way to back the files up or get the phone back?
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How to restore data from Google Drive?

My Samsung Galaxy SGH-T99 broke recently. I can see the backup of my data on Google Drive. I will not repair the device and want to restore my data. How can I do that? Please provide guidance.
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How does backup files work on SyncTech's “SMS Backup & Restore” app?

When doing a backup with SyncTech's "SMS Backup & Restore" (com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore), it creates a local backup (on internal memory, SD card, or through OTG), and I notice the size the ...
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Recover hidden android files without root rights (browser session backup)

I lost the tabs on my browser app (AdBlock Plus), and I'm trying to recover them. I know that there's a chance they are not entirely lost, the browser history remains (plus the browser is Firefox-...
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Galaxy S7 - How to back-up stored email mailboxes with ADB?

I've been through several threads on Stackexchange / XDA to find a solution that yet eludes me for the following task : As we all know, when we create and email account with our android devise and ...
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How to manually restore WhatsApp backup onto new phone

I just broke my old phone, and I'm trying to restore my WhatsApp messages onto a temporary replacement phone. I can see a WhatsApp backup file on Google Drive dated 13th Jan. But when I install ...
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I am Unable to restore my whatsapp chats while switching to new phone

i switched to a new phone. I copied whatsapp folders- Databasse and media to the laptop. The database file has correct name as suggested by whatsapp faq- msgstore.db.crypt and it is version 12 only. ...
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Restoring ownership in TWRP backed up data

So, my Nexus 7 (2012) is in a bootloop and I want to backup my data. Recovery (TWRP 3.2.3) works without a problem but I don't have a USB-OTG to do it and there's not enough space on the internal ...
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Google Drive backup not showing

I switched phones a while back but just noticed that even if im logged in with the same google account, I am not able to access my previous phone's backup. These are the backups in my GDrive: I need ...
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Backup my current device statment into an external ftf file

Title says it all. Very simple but I was googling that for ages and couldn't find any proper solution. I was wondering if there is any quick method to extract my current android os statement and ...
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Does GBWhatsapp's back up feature restore media/images INSIDE all the chats?

I know that GBWhatsapp's inbuilt backup feature restores all chats and media safely. However, what is important to me is to be able to see all the media of a chat from within the chat itself (the one ...
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How to install apps with adb shell and how to backup device settings and restore to an identical device?

I am searching for days and I am really confused on what should I do and I decided to look for help here. I have a rooted by default Android device (box) and I have changed some of the device ...
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How can I delete these older contacts backups from Google?

I can't seem to find out online anywhere that is specific to this issue.
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Unable to copy certain backed-up folders from PC to new microSD card

I bought a bigger microSD card for my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. I took out the old card and copied its content to a folder on my PC, via a card reader. Then I put the new card in the reader, formatted ...
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Is there a way to combine SMS from different Android versions

I'm looking for a proper way which will allow to combine SMS from two different devices with different Android versions. I took a look into this solution but it doesn't explain the step "4. Edit both ...
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How to backup notes from stock Notes app?

I everyday use Samsung Notes (in Samsung Galaxy Tab S3) for taking notes and audio from College lectures. But how can I get all of my files and store them in my external HDD? I mean, there's no ...