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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adb backup "Operation Time Out"

I am trying to backup a Galaxy S9 using adb backup under Linux (Fedora) and after a certain period of time, the backup stops and I see a message on the phone screen saying "Operation Time Out&...
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How to delete photos/videos on Samsung but make sure they are not deleted on Amazon Photos?

I just backed up all my photos/videos to Amazon Photos but have been reading different blogs that say do not delete your photos from the gallery or it will be deleted from your Amazon Photos. I just ...
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How to backup a full stock firmware image

I'm rocking a OnePlus Nord 2 5G here that just recently came back from assistance because I had wiped the partitions with the IMEI stored in it... I had made a Nandroid backup, but it didn't backed up ...
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Why didn't WhatsApp deploy end-to-end encrypted backups to me?

It looks like the e2e encrypted backups are rolled out in production since a while. You can essentially encrypt Google Drive backups with a key that is unknown to WhatsApp/Meta Inc. I found that once ...
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Whatsapp didn't restore local backup 😱, where can I find them? [duplicate]

Panic mode. I wanted to clear&restore Whatsapp to make sure it deploys encrypted Google Drive backups. I've never done a Drive backup, only local. I made a local backup on the fly, then wiped ...
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How might I back up, copy, export, etc. Pale Moon bookmarks on encrypted HD without using PM Sync?

I'm pretty sure my phone has a virus. I DLed a copy of Bejeweled 2 last November and ran it on VirusTotal (old browsers) and one service flagged it with a Trojan, IIRC, so I never installed it, but ...
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How do I extract photos from a .bak file created from a phone backup?

I want to extract some important photos from a .bak file. I created a backup of my phone using Wondershare Dr.Fone software and now I have lost my phone, but luckily I have the backup on my laptop. ...
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Nandroid backup stuck at last few files

I've been backing up my device (128GB internal storage) fully through: adb exec-out "dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 2>/dev/null" > H:\mmcblk0.img (I specifically need a full system image ...
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How to extract data from non-rooted phone via ADB?

So, I was thinking that ADB is a superior method of backing up any device then using an App, out of privacy concerns if not for the flexibility. However, when I try to extract a system database I get ...
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How can I copy my MIUI settings-based backup to my PC?

I'm using a Mi 9 SE with MIUI Global 12.5.1. I've just performed a backup using MIUI's Settings backup mechanism (accessible via Settings > Additional Settings > Backup & Restore); and I see ...
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Android in-built backup to Google Drive: Can I retrieve some of the data, like SMS, myself?

Seems like it saves the data such as SMS/MMS on my Google Drive and encrypts the data with "the phone's screen lock". I guess one can the in-built feature to restore the whole data to the ...
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Problems with long term rooting of phone, data loss and OS updates

I'm in the market for a new phone. I use a specific app for internal use that requires the phone to be rooted (or use a MediaTek chipset but they are mostly used in low end-phones and I want a medium-/...
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Cannot make backup or do a factory reset on Samsung Galaxy A40

I need to make a backup on Samsung Galaxy A40 to factory reset my phone because I'm having a problem with it. I cannot log in. Every time I log in, it gets stuck at "Starting Android". If I ...
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Android Notification History back up to cloud

Android 11 introduced notification history feature on OS/devices. The notification history keeps the notifications received in the last 24 hrs. I want to see if there is way to move this to the cloud ...
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How can I configure the Google Stack application so that it only backs up when connected to a Wi-Fi network?

I don't see the option in the settings menu of the Google Stack Android application: It has uploaded over 10 GB of content today via my 4G network and doesn't seem to stop. I use Android 10 with ...
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Whatsapp Chat Backup

I have got new phone and in that I have lost my whatsapp chat backup as i have skipped to restore and the last backup has been overwriiten by new backup. Is there nay way I can get last backup in my ...
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Transfer info from one gmail account to another

I find myself in this situation: my aunt has an old huawei with an old gmail account ''A'' she doesnt remember the password, so I creted her a new gmail account ''B'' and logged it in that huawei, so ...
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How to restore Google backup on Android 8.1.0?

My Android 11 'phone just died. I had Google Backup running. I have an old Android 8.1.0 device lying around, which will do until I can buy a new 'phone. There's lots of advice out there, but it all ...
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Force whatsapp to upload backup

My whatsapp is uploading backup every week so the backup system is working . But i want to backup the chat right now so i tried to press the big green "BACK UP" button. A pop up appeared &...
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Forgot my old Moto G4 plus pattern

I have a Motorola G Plus (Android Nougat) which is blocked by pattern and fingerprint. Sadly, I forgot the pattern and fingerprint only works if I put the pattern. The debbuging mode is off. Is there ...
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Transferring game saves on Family Linked tablets

I recently got my son a new tablet, and I'm trying to copy over his saves from the games he had. I used the Samsung Smart Switch while setting up the new tablet, and it seemed to have done a decent ...
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Why different file size Adb pull vs twrp data image size of userdata.img

Question Why different file size Adb pull vs twrp data image size of userdata.img In my lyf water 7 mobile device having 16gb internal memory and 2 gb ram and 16gb external sd card I had first factory ...
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SMS text messages on Huawei p smart 2017 [duplicate]

How do I recover SMS that have been deleted from my phone? I have phone of brand Huawei p smart 2017.
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Can I restore WhatsApp's deleted local backup files? [duplicate]

I wanted to reinstall WhatsApp, so I uninstalled it from my Android phone. While uninstalling, I forgot to tick the box which was saying "keep .... amount of local data". So around 2 GB of ...
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Backup app's fingerprint data and restore

I have one app on my device locked with fingerprints. I want to back up this app, delete it, and restore it again without a need to log in again. So it should work again with fingerprint without any ...
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Restore ColorNote menu button does not exist

I am doing backup/restore on the same device. I know there is a sync option, but the reason I want to backup/restore is to change my ColorNote account to a new account. However, there is no way to ...
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Redmi Note 8 locked, need help with unlocking/backup

I need help regarding a Redmi Note 8 that no longer accepts the correct pattern and is locked. I'm looking for a solution that would allow me to either unlock my phone without data loss, or make a ...
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Can adb backup media?

Some apps use media stored on the phone (audiobooks, movies, epub, ..) Can adb backup backup the media too?
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Trying to back up my phone data using ADB but having a lot of problems

I want to back up the data on my Samsung Galaxy 5 (particularly SMSs and Memo text documents). I'm trying to do it with Android Debug Bridge. I followed some online "help" pages but ran into ...
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Configuring SD card

I bought an SD card of 64 gb for my Razer Phone 2 and I'd like to transfer big data in it (Spotify songs, videos, useless apps). I can't find any option to safely move data from my phone to the SD ...
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In an attempt to install custom rom on my lenovo k6 note ,i have baked up using entire phone using adb backup , how can i restore my phone

in an attempt to install custom rom i wiped my OS on my lenovo k6 note now its not starting but it is going into twrp recovery mode. is there any way to flash stock rom or any other OS i have tried ...
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Taking a full backup for LG Velvet 5G (TMO) - does root/su matter?

I've got a stock LG Velvet 5G from T-Mobile that I'm turning in for an insurance claim (I was sent an LG V60 in exchange). I'm trying to take a full backup and then wiping it before I mail it out to ...
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Any way to access Google Drive Backup?

I recently lost my phone and bought a new one. unfortunately I've bought one of those new Huawei phones that come without GMS. Now i still want to restore my google drive backup of my lost phone. I ...
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How do I backup Device Folders and Camera Photos to different Google accounts?

Currently, my camera folder is by default synced to my personal Google account. I would like to backup my Whatsapp Media folder to another account. However, Google photos settings don't let it so. ...
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If I have two phones, and I use the same email address for google play store, will it back them up individually?

If I have two phones, and I use the same email address for google play store, will it back them up individually? For example, would each phone have its own apps that are backed up? Or would they end ...
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Recovering data from formatted sdcard in Android

I have a rooted android phone running android 10. My 128gb sdcard with filesystem exFAT, had data of about 100GB. When I inserted it in my phone. My phone did not show the sdcard contents and asked me ...
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Can I use Whatsapp / take backup on phone A while having associated SIM card inserted in Phone B?

Problem Statement Phone A (Nexus 6P) cannot detect mobile networks due to some issue and hence cannot receive WhatsApp verification SMS. This makes WhatsApp on Phone A unusable. Phone B (Samsung J7 ...
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how can i mirror phone screen with a brocken black screen?

my phone fell a few times and alas the screen is now unfunctional. there is a line straight down the middle, on one side it is black and on the other, it is purple/white/green, my point, that I cant ...
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How long after deleting a message on Whatsapp is it truly completely excluded from any backups or databases, local or otherwise?

Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask or if it has been asked before, but I couldn't find that specific answer anywhere. I've noticed that, after progressively deleting more and more messages or ...
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How to prevent WhatsApp (Web) from losing received media?

EDIT: The problem described happened to be related with the use of WhatsApp Web instead of WhatsApp app on the phone. In my WhatsApp chats a couple of months old, I see placeholders for photos, videos,...
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Unable to restore whatsapp chat from local backup

I made a local backup of whatsapp chat on my samsung e5. I copied the entire folder to my new redmi note 10. But i was unable to make the app resotre chats from local backup. Finally i somehow managed ...
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How can I restore a backup made using samsung switch onto an LG phone?

My Samsung A51's screen broke; I got the purple screen of death. I was able to backup up the data using Samsung Switch before the screen was completely taken over by the purple ooze. However, I ended ...
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Whatsapp - Cannot restore from a local backup [duplicate]

today I made a mistake on my Samsung Galaxy note 10+ Phone: my daughter deleted the app. When I took the phone back, I noticed that whatsapp was no longer more installed on my phone. When I ...
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Whatsapp not doing local backup restore! (not Google Drive) [duplicate]

Today I decided to reset the phone. I got all my backups. At the same time, I copied all the files of WhatsApp to my computer completely. now i copied Whatsapp folder to phone memory. I installed ...
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Backup and restore file-based encryption keys

Android File-Based Encryption is implemented via fscrypt. How do you backup and restore fscrypt encryption keys? Both the master keys and the per-file keys would need to be backed up.
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How to get Android Phone storage as a drive path in Windows PC

I am using MI Note 5 Pro android version 9.0 and Windows 10 Basic. On USB plugging('File Transfer' selected), I can only access files from Phone by normal copy paste(ctrl-c/v) but cannot access full ...
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Restore mmssms.db without root?

So I have managed to get this file from a broken install, I'd like to restore my sms but I don't want to root my phone. How can I manage this ? I've thought about converting to xml and using sms ...
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How to make a complete backup of an Android device

I am quite new to Android and I would like to be able to make a complete backup of an Android smartphone storage so that I can restore everything in case I mess it up or it breaks. My plan is to buy ...
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How to prevent an app from sharing its data with Google?

The changelog of a popular SMS/MMS app, Textra, states: Textra is now backed up automatically [emphasis added] using the built-in Google Backup service. Makes it so easy to swap devices or uninstall /...
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Recover one month old deleted text message

I deleted a text message one month ago on my one plus 6t can I recover it back it is very urgent I do not have any kind of backup and my phone is not rooted yet.

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