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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Is there a way to back up photos to Google Drive automatically?

Photos used to be able to be backed up to Google Drive automatically, but Google has changed to backing them to Google Photos. Is there a way (e.g. via 3rd party app) to back up photos to Google Drive ...
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Mounting bootloader mtdblock backup

I did a backup of android bootloader mtdblock using dd but having trouble to mount it https://transfer.sh/yAxnI/bootloader.img. $ file bootloader.img bootloader.img: DOS/MBR boot sector; partition 1 :...
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S7 data recovery with broken screen

I have a galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) with a broken screen. It can receive calls and texts and connect to wifi. I can access it via https://findmymobile.samsung.com/ to unlock it. That site also has options ...
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Backing up a messed up android phone or copying parts of it to a new one

I've been using an old phone for years, since buying it new the day it came out. It's a Galaxy S6 Edge. Everyone else in my family has one as well and they all work great, but mine is aging out, I ...
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Smart Phone flash tool - Readback - EMMC_USER backup

I trying to take backup of my phone. and i use Smart Phone Flash Tool How can i take (EMMC_USER)(64GB Rom) in HEX ? Can someone tell me what HEX i need in length in Smart Phone Flash Tool, in tab (...
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LG G Pad F 8.0 stuck at update

The screen of my LG G Pad F 8.0 is frozen with the firmware update and ain't going. It doesn't want to show anything. What can i do? I have master reset I held the power button and lower volume ...
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How can I clear the “Auto Backup” data to get a clean install?

When I delete and then later re-add an app, the app doesn't start "clean". Instead it "remembers" things from the last time the app was installed, which I do not want. I have tried settings > (...
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Does the Android Complete Backup in debug functions is real “COMPLETE”?

My android phone is going wonky since I washed its surface yesterday(Hey, where's my IP68?), cannot picking up any WIFI or 4G signals even I restart or go into safe mode(my SIM card and WIFI are good ...
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How to create TWRP's data.info file by hand/after the backup?

I have a device with a dead screen, and a partially dead eMMC (poor contact, sometimes reboots. Sometimes reboots very often.). I managed to create a 12gb backup of the data partition somehow, but ...
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android “.backup” into data files [duplicate]

How can i get all my backup data into (data folder) ?? Here is my list of data (i run this command with (file *) userdata_20200109_180356.backup: data userdata_20200109_180356.backup1: data ...
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android “.backup” into data files

How can i get all my backup data into (data folder) ?? Here is my list of data (i run this command with (file *) userdata_20200109_180356.backup: data userdata_20200109_180356.backup1: data ...
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Google Drive device backup not visible on new device

I've got a new Samsung Tab S5e. I'm trying to restore the app data from another device. I've done a backup on the old device and I can see the backup on the new device in Google Drive. However, when I ...
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How to erase unsued space so that dumping userdata partition creates a sparse file of small size?

When I create a gzip image of userdata partition (/dev/block/mmcblk0p29) it creates huge 6.8GB image, previously it was 350MB. Is it possible through command-line to erase or wipe or delete space on ...
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How to share the file names of all the files in a folder in Android? [duplicate]

It is being surprisingly hard to achieve. I've tried so far: Download file manager apps from Google Play. Unfortunately, "share" shares the files, not the file names. None of them had a option like ...
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No way to restore apps and data from Titanium Backup

Recently I switched from Lineage OS to Pixel Experience on my Xioami Mi 9t device. I made a backup of all my apps and data trough Titanium Backup and an update.zip file. After flashing Pixel ...
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Android automatically deletes content of my Downloads folder

Previously I had a Nokia 7.1 (Android 9) when I started to notice this issue. Every few time, the older images I had on my Download folder disappeared without I doing nothing. From time to time it ...
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Is it possible to clone phone to anohter phone with same model using TWRP?

I have Samsung S7 and I have made whole backup of it to my sdcard - system, data, chache, etc. One day that phone broke and I am going to buy new one with same model. Will it work if I restore backup ...
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WhatsApp not prompting to restore from Google Drive backup

Transferring WhatsApp from a Samsung S7 to a Samsung 10e. Backedup to Google Drive as per instructions, 174mb of backup exists Setup WhatsApp on the new phone (same number, SIM swapped over etc) and ...
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How can I automatically backup a specific directory in the file system?

One of my apps places all user-generated data in files in a particular directory on the file system and I'd like to back it up to Google Drive. I can obviously do it manually but I'd like to have it ...
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How to extract/backup your phone contact list and browser bookmarks (stock browser, not chrome)

Android - how to extract/backup your phone contact list and browser favorites (stock browser, not chrome) - a modern Samsung smartphone. Hi, I am grateful for any replies (pls note that we always ...
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How to backup apps and data on non-rooted Android without needing a PC?

I know there's ADB backup and Helium and something called Droid Explorer that can help you backup your Android software and data to some extent using a PC, but I want a fully functional non-root, ...
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Huawei backup files to SDcard and now using Samsung but i need to extract my Notes!

So recently I've come from a Huawei p20 lite and was set to manual & automatic backups. also cloud backups which I have had no success in recovering because unfortunately it doesn't back up ...
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How do I recover data from a phone with a broken screen

So, I broke my phone's screen recently, and it had a lot of important data. I cannot see or use the screen, and I want to get all my data off the phone. Can anyone help me with this?
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Where do Android apps save their working state?

Where do apps store their working state? Occasionally an app will crash, or I'll get the Android message that X app has stopped responding ("Do you wish to close?"). In either of those cases, after ...
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How to stream an encrypted backup of the entire device to remote host?

I have an Android device that has no free space and no SD-card that I can replace (thanks to OnePlus policy). I also have no free space on PC to accommodate the backup so I wanted to upload it to the ...
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How to share the file names of all the files in a folder in Android?

It is being surprisingly hard to achieve. I've tried so far: Download file manager apps from Google Play. Unfortunately, "share" shares the files, not the file names. None of them had a option like ...
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How to package partitions into a flashable twrp package

I have a rare android tablet that twrp doesn't support. So I'm rolling my own TWRP recovery for it. I only have root access via command line. Not via Magisk or SuperSu. I have created copies of all ...
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Does /dev/block/mmcblk0 include an external sd card that has been formatted as internal?

I am performing a backup using the following command with a su shell: dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 of=/mnt/expand/ee131623-1634-25d1-9f9f-902b68eceaee/mmcblk0.img" And I was wondering if this would fail ...
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How can I extract all apks (both system and user) from rooted android device? [duplicate]

I would like to backup all apks on my android device. Even the system ones. I know how to extract one apk, but I didn't know if there was a tool or a script or a command that I could use to grab all ...
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HTC Messenger App for Samsung Galaxy S8

So Ive been trying to restore an old SMS backup that I created when I still had an HTC phone but I havent been able to find a messenger .apk that will work on my S8 anybody know where I can get one ...
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Deleting multiple backed up photos

I am trying to un back up my photos from my Gmail account. There are many and it would take a long time to go into each one and click on the trash icon. How can I select multiple photos to be sent to ...
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Backup Android to PC over P2P WiFi connection

I want to automatically backup my Android (at least the media files) to my PC over a WiFi connection when both the Android & PC is connected to the same WiFi home network. It should probably be ...
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How to restore backup taken using stock recovery?

I have an unrooted Coolpad Note 3 lite. I backed up user data using recovery. However, I'm not able to restore from .backup file. I only have Windows in my PC. Is there any way i can restore from ....
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how to store all mobile data in computer without touch mobile screen?? H [duplicate]

How to get my all data(Like contacts,messages,files,etc) when my mobile screen was broken. I am used Galaxy j7.And I loss my mobile display by some reason. My phone still working,but i see all ...
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How can I automatically backup a file on my phone to my NAS running on my local network?

I have a NAS running and I can connect to it from my Linux machine (fstab): //192.168.1.4/home/backup /media/nas-backup cifs vers=1.0,username=***,password=***,auto,iocharset=utf8,gid=1000,uid=1000,...
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Should my “adb backup” include the system files or not if I'm planning to downgrade my Android version?

I'm using Oneplus 3t on the latest Android 9 OS. I'm planning to downgrade it to Android 8 and hence backing up my data with adb first. adb backup "-apk -obb -shared -all -nosystem -f d:/other backup/...
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Way to ‘remote clone’ my tablet

Earliert this month, I forgot my Huawei tablet (MediaPad T3) at an airport on a different continent. While I did submit a lost property notice, I didn’t think of checking my Google account’s mail ...
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Does “adb backup” also backup /data/misc/vold - the Encryption Key for Adoptable SD card?

I want to make sure that using adb backup -apk -shared -all -f ~/backup.ab will also save /data/misc/vold? I am trying to backup before rooting, in order to be able to gain access to the encryption ...
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Encrypted Huawei Android Backup - forgot key

I backup'd my android data apps and files (I mean all) to my SD Card using Huawei Backup. It contains IMPORTANT files. And I forgot the password since I set it up not much of a long time ago to ...
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How do I get the contents of an HTC .hbk file… without buying an HTC phone?

I broke the USB port of my HTC One phone, so I am unable to charge it any longer. Before the battery was dead, I made all the needed backups, including SMS, which created an .hbk file. I searched for ...
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Google Photos backup

I've been trying to upload my photos to google photos. It's stuck on uploading x items. I tried restarting, removing cache, clearing storage. I even tried downgrading the google photos app version. My ...
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Whatsapp: Continous loop of messages backup and no text box to type in Samsung S10

Gentlemen, Two problems I'm facing in WhatsApp in Samsung S10 (fully updated) 1- Whenever I open WhatsApp settings, a message appears "backing up your messages" once it is completed and I try to go ...
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Backup appData on Huawei P7 Lite without Root [duplicate]

Hi I am looking for a way to make appData backup on Device: Huawei P7 Lite (2017) ROM: Emui 5.0.3, Android 7 So as example, appData from apps : Notes Chrome Brave browser Thing is ...
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How to create a backup image (*.ab) of Android Device that is not booting up?

I am just a usual android user, owning 9-10 android devices. My Mom's Android device automatically turned off yesterday and while booting up again, it was stuck in the company Logo and was not ...
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Why would the TRWP Nandroid backups of system and vendor partitions be different between backups?

For background info, I just picked up a Xiaomi Mi 9 Global version and am running the latest weekly Xiaomi.eu Pure MIUI ROM on it (if it matters, the latest Xiaomi.eu weeklies for the Mi 9 are Android ...
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TWRP Nandroid backup to Titanium Backup using pc

I recently got stuck with a boot loop where my device automatically reboots after trying to optimize apps then starts to optimize again and is then stuck in a loop. I took a nandroid backup and then ...
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Restore WhatsApp Data from Internal Storage on Moving for a New Phone

I have WhatsApp installed on my old Phone. WhatsApp is backup both to Google Drive and to the local storage. The Google Drive backup is for text chat and images only (The default). The local backup ...
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How do I open a .ab file on my computer

I have a windows 10 desktop and I did a few google searches and from what I have read it's possible to open the file through Android Studio somehow? I have also read stuff to do with perl, java, etc ...
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Google Drive backup frequency too low

I have Google Drive Backup enabled on my Samsung Galaxy S7 (Android 8), but the backup frequency is too low, and I can't find any settings to change it. Last backup is from more than a month ago. Only ...
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Is it possible to backup without root?

I tried restoring a TWRP backup of my Pixel 3 and it ended up putting my phone into a bootloop. I downloaded the latest factory image and reflashed (not knowing the latest version bootloops when ...

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