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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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Backup S8 on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I wanted to ask if it's possible to backup my S8-Samsung on Ubuntu and if it is, do you recommend any specific software that it's free to use? Thank you.
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SMS Backup and Restore didn't restore all text messages but can still see view them in app

I had been using SMS Backup and Restore on my old phone. I had been copying them to a laptop so the SD card didn't get full. I now copied them to the same SD on my new phone. Many conversations were ...
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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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Restoring Whatsapp backup from old phone

I had a Micromax Smarty which ran an older version of the Whatsapp and Android. I had a local backup on my SD Card. When I switched phone to Samsung Galaxy J2 with my SD card in it, it failed to ...
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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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Android 8.0 backups photo albums even though backup and sync is turned off

I am using a OnePlus 3 (Android 8.0) and when I use the camera app to take photos nothing is uploaded to google because I have backup and sync turned off which is what I want. But if I select a ...
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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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How to automatically segregate images into separate folders in Google Photos?

I turned on auto backup of Camera and WhatsApp content on my mobile phone (Pixel 2XL). The photos and videos are automatically backed up to the cloud (Google Photos). However, the content of the ...
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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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Screen broken - need a way to enable WiFi - SGS6

My Samsung Galaxy S6 fell and the screen shattered. The phone appears to work except that the screen remains black and does not seem to respond to touch events. I basically just need to enable WiFi. ...
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Selectively restore TWRP android backup

I am updating from Lineage OS 14.1 to Lineage OS 15.1. I would like to factory reset my smartphone and manually restore the data. Is it possible to selectively restore the content of the DATA folder (...
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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 ...
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Unable to restore from drive

I have an old phone (Asus zenfone) that makes regular backups on drive. If I log on drive from pc I see the backup folder. I need to restore data to my new phone (Samsung galaxy s7 edge). The new ...
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Full desktop backup from Android [duplicate]

Is there a reliable way to make a full desktop backup of all apps, app settings, files from an Android running Oreo? I have tried using SDK and using the adb backup command. It seems to backup all ...
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Need Data off of a Locked, Unrooted Nexus 5 Stuck on Pre-Android Logo Splash Animation

Alright, this is a long shot, but I really would like to get my data off of my old, soft-bricked phone. It's a Nexus 5 (running Android 6.0.1), which has never been unlocked or rooted. It gets stuck ...
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Is it possible to unlock a phone without the touchscreen working?

I have a Moto G4 where the touchscreen has stopped responding to touch input. Is there some way to unlock the phone without the touchscreen working? For example, if I found a way to connect a keyboard ...
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Create two unique backups and boot them

I have read that apps can detect the android id of the phone. And if I factory reset the phone it will get a new android id. If this is done is there any way an app can still detect that it is the ...
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Deleting content in a dead android

My LG6 died suddenly. It froze up, and I could not turn it on or off. The screen went blank and just quit working. repeated attempts to shut it off eventually worked. Hours later it came on by itself,...
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How to auto-backup my phone internal storage to my PC (not cloud), using WiFi?

I'm looking for a method to automatically backup my internal storage from my Nexus 6 directly to my PC (not cloud), using WiFi, but I haven't really found a solution for it. I see most solutions use ...
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Enable USB Debugging with broken touch screen and no physical buttons

I'm trying to fix a phone (LG G3 Stylus) that has been badly injured, so now the touchsreen doesn't work, and the only button that works is the volume-up one. I need to backup some stuff (notes, ...
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6-month Period of Photos Lost

A few months ago, I changed my mobile phone from a Google Nexus 5 to a MotoZ2 and backed up and synced my data to my Google account. Recently, I decided to look at my pictures, only to discover that ...
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WhatsApp Archive Issue

I'm running WhatsApp on Android 8. I've archived all my chats on WhatsApp , and I have continuous automatic backups switched on. Will the archives and their media also be backed up on WhatsApp along ...
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Can I browse my backup files?

On my android phone, I have "Back up my data" set to ON, via: settings > backup & reset As a result of this, in my Google Drive, I have a "Backups" section with one backup for my phone and one ...
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Chrome taking up lots of space on my Android device

I have an OnePlus 5T running Oxygen 5.1.4 (which is based on Android Oreo 8.1.6). According to the app DiskUsage, Google Chrome is using almost 15 GB of data. (Click image to enlarge it) Apart from ...
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Google Photos backs up only cover photo from burst mode photos

When I take picture on my Moto G5 Plus, I long press in my Camera app to get multiple photos. From what I have read, it is called burst mode. The photos are stored in the /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/...
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How to use .sh script for backuptool.sh backuptool.functions

backuptool.sh says can backup and restore files and directories, but there is no clear example for directories. Can /data/data/com.some.app be save and restored? If so, how? #!/sbin/sh # # Functions ...