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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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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?

I have an application for which I'd like to transfer the app data from my physical device to an emulator on my PC. I'm not proficient with ADB / Linux / Bash, so I'd appreciate any efforts spared to ...
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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 ...
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On a multi-user Android device, when Google Backup runs, whose data will get backed up?

If it's enabled, Google Backup does two things. A) It runs "key/value backups", maybe once every few hours, and it stores the data in the Android Backup Service. B) It runs "Android Auto Backups", ...
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Backup Messages for Web?

My phone's screen died, and neither did I root it nor enable USB debugging, so I can't back up my SMS messages the traditional way. However, I have messages for web (messages.android.com) set up, and ...
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How to stop checking for mail and asking for backups?

My mom is using Android 6.0.1. The problem she was having last week was that her phone was checking and downloading her email, and she did not want that. So I signed her out of her Google account, ...
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How to prevent a folder being backed up in Photos but still seen in a gallery app?

I am on Pixel 3 XL. I found that Google Photos recognizes the Facebook photo folder (and some others, such as Screenshots) the same as the "Camera" folder because they are within the DCIM folder. ...
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Use Samsung or Google account for automatic backup?

On my Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 8.0 I'm logged into both a Samsung account and a Google account. Both of these offer cloud backup and data synchronisation of settings and documents, but I'm ...
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How to backup the entire device from a computer and mount any of the bakup partitions in Linux?

I am looking for some tutorial or help to be able to make a backup of all Android partitions directly on my computer and be able to mount each of them from Linux to view them.
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How to make a full backup and restore (including ROM) using Windows PC via USB?

This should be simple, but apparently, it is not. I want to make a full backup of my Xiaomi MI A2 (ROM, App, Data, All) to my Windows PC via USB. If there is a problem (boot loop, crash, anything), ...
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Huawei backup not offering location “Internal storage”

I want do backup a Huawei P20 lite using its own "Backup" app. But it does not offer "Internal storage" as a backup location, even if it supports that, according to documentation here: PHONE BACKUP ...
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Backup/dump kernel image (and full ROM) without root for Mediatek Devices

I would like to pull the boot image of my device Pipo N7. I don't have root. I found the following link: Backup/dump kernel image without root or twrp/cwm` But when I try to find /dev -name 'by-name'...
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How to extract calendar data from the stock calendar app of Android Gingerbread (2.3.6) without a Google account?

I am confronted with an old Android phone: OS: Gingerbread (2.3.6) Type: Motorola XT320 It holds quite a significant amount of data in its local calendar, operated by what appears to be the stock ...
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Switching phones: can I restore backup to new phone and still have the old phone?

I today purchased a Nokia 8 Scirocco (Android 8 Oreo), and I already have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (Android 6 Marshmallow). I would like to move all (or well, most: contacts, calendar, WhatsApp ...
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How does Nokia automatic backup work on the new Android One devices?

My girlfriend recently got a new Nokia 6.1 device with Android One. Her last device got damaged and data was lost so I'd like to make sure this one is optimally backed up. I'm used to backing up my ...
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TWRP API to aceess TWRP from the OS?

Is there any documentation for TWRP's "API" which for instance can be used to flash an OTA update from the OS? I couldn't find any information on it, but my ROM (Lineage OS) is able to reboot my phone ...
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Can I manually reattempt restoring SMS messages from backup?

I have a Nexus 5X updated to the latest Android version. I did a factory reset and chose to restore everything from backup. But my SMS messages are gone. I'm pretty sure the SMS backup was activated ...
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Ambiguous folders in Google photos' backup selection

Is there any way to view the full paths of the device folders that Google Photos can backup. I have many folders named "photos", etc.
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Keep WhatsApp backup in Google Drive

In November 12th 2018 WhatsApp will be deleting old backups in Google Drive, and they will take no space in your Google drive. I don't mind my backups taking space in Google Drive, but I do not want ...
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Recover whatsapp chat backups after reset without access to old number

I made a factory reset of my phone, which had Whatsapp linked to a deprecated phone number. Before the reset, I backed up the chats both on Google drive(*) and on the simcard (a crypt12 file). I ...
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Can I use Titanium Backup to extract and restore user apps from a Nandroid backup of a different model?

Can I use Titanium Backup to extract and restore user apps from a Nandroid backup of a different model ? e.g., restoring user apps from a Galaxy S7's Nandroid backup on a Xiaomi MI Mix 2S?
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Wiko UFeel phone won't restart after logo screen

Recently my Wiko UFeel (using Marshmallow Android) restarted automatically and won't pass from the UFeel logo image. I know I problaby have to do a factory reset, however I need to backup some files ...