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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Restore data from local storage for 2nd WhatsApp (Samsung Dual Messenger)

When switching from Samsung Galaxy Note9 to Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, for my WhatsApp dual app (Samsung has the option to have 2 WhatsApp in 1 phone. This problem is occurring for 2nd WhatsApp called ...
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GPT weird partitions, ROM dump problem, MTK phone

I used WWR MTK Tool and SP Flash Tool v5 to dump and analyze preloader and GPT from a new Oukitel K15 Pro phone with Android 11. Oukitel haven't posted the ROM for this model for some reason. Managed ...
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Is it possible to transfer app data from a backup to another backup/pc?

The backup on the bottom has more app data (85 app data) than the one at the top (33 app data). I was wondering if it is possible to extract/transfer the data onto the backup on the top or onto ...
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Is there a way to initiate a whatsapp chat backup over adb

I have root if it matters. There is a service with whatsapp called. com.whatsapp.backup.google.GoogleBackupService But not sure if this is what I am looking for to call & how to call it with what ...
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Access my application files of an old App

I have this old-ish Android app running on my Pixel4 w/Android12 phone, the app was last updated on 2018 and it clearly uses old API or whatever and the built-in backup functions are obsolete. It ...
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How to duplicate Android system completely? (system+data+apk+language+device owner)

I buy some Android tablets from China. I want to copy my existing configuration + sys + apk to 300 new tablets. ADB backup/restore doesn't restore configuration and APK on Android 8.0, why? I could ...
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Access Android/data on parental-restricted phone

I'm looking for a way to backup a Minecraft PE worlds on a phone that has parental-control enabled (best in an automated way). The Minecraft on Android has the ability to save the worlds in the "...
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Can I make a TWRP nandroid backup without /data partition

I want to flash a custom rom but when I take a nandroid backup I always get createTarFork() error 255 on the /data partition. I've tried everything from removing users and parellel apps to staright up ...
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Restoring Google One apps backup to a different but non-new phone

Typically, on a new Android install, you'll have a "welcome" process that allows you to elect to restore a backup from your Google account (if one exists). Is there some way to install the ...
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How to make a really complete backup of an Android device?

AFAIK, all Android partitions are listed in /dev/block/by-name. Assuming device encryption is turned on, if I backup all partitions with e.g. (one at a time) for PARTITION in $(ls /dev/block/by-name) ...
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Back up officially purchased app as APK (no root)?

Version: Android 11 Context: The app has been de-listed from the Play Store but I have the app installed from an official purchase. I want to move the app to another device. I found this related ...
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Possible to restore SeedVault backup to different ROM?

When iOS support ends for my iPhone, I would like to replace it with a Pixel phone and go with GrapheneOS. But I am wondering: (How) can I transfer my contacts, photos etc.? (without proprietary cloud ...
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Please help to fix and back up Android 12

My Pixel 4 with android 12 is experiencing an infinite rebooting problem for unknown reasons. I suspect something is wrong with the google app, which is not able to be updated without errors. I tried ...
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backup used on device

Is there a way to tell if a backup file .ab has been used on a android device? Like a log that shows the a back up was used on the device? I apologize as I am a novice with Androids and ADB, I am ...
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ADB backup with empty password

I have a non-rooted Android 12 device and I am trying to execute a procedure it used to work. I basically used to backup an application DB using the following commands: Connect phone and grant ...
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What is the /data/misc folder?

I recently ditched my phone's stock ROM for a lightweight custom one. After transferring my files over, reinstalling apps and reconfiguring settings, I wanted to perform a full backup of the phone's &...
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How do I export my text messages from either my Android phone, or from the Android Messages web interface, with the timestamps?

This question is referring to Android Messages. For Signal and WhatsApp, there are either tools (or just copy paste) that allow you to export messages to a plain text file in this format: [2022-01-29 ...
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Recover data from broken screen device when USB debugging turned off

My Redmi Note 8 phone screen is broken and I cannot control it. I need to get my photos and videos. I try to google the problem but all answers I get need to enable debugging mode. Is there a way to ...
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Whatsap not detecting phone local backup of chats when reinstalling whatsap [duplicate]

I am hoping you can help me. I had WhatsApp version 2.21.8.17 on my POco F3 phone, it stopped working and has never backed up WhatsApp chats to Google drive, so I was forced to update the whattsapp to ...
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Error when doing TWRP backup, `recovery.log` shows nonexistent folders

The device is Samsung Galaxy A40 with Android 11, rooted with Magisk. I followed the suggestions contained in TWRP createTarFork() error 255 when backing up data. In the first recovery.log, this ...
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Can't restore backup - password unknown

I have a Google 6 Pro. I set up a "pattern" password (which I'll never do again - numbers and words are meant for my memory) and forgot the pattern. After multiple tries, I decided to do a ...
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adb - pull data from non-rooted android

I am trying to backup data from Xiaomi Mi 9t which has a software error and is non-functional: the screen is stuck at 'Just a sec' in settings I am only able to connect to wifi and bluetooth USB ...
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Can I retrieve files from old phone that screen is damaged?

My old rooted phone has a smashed screen but can still turn on. It's not worth the cost to repair it. I can get to the lock screen but can't enter the lock due to the damaged screen. As such, it doesn'...
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WhatsApp chat history backup not working

I haven't been able to backup my chat history for almost three months. It gets stuck every time with about 3GB left. I should mention that I have tried switching to a different Google account, ...
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How can I backup app data on a user that is not an owner?

I have tried both Samsung Smart Switch and backing up via the Samsung account option in the settings, both of which require my user to be an owner/administrator. The problem is that both of these ...
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WhatsApp doesn't recognize backup from Google Drive

I have seen some questions about WhatsApp chats but sadly, I haven't seen something like this popping up. I had a backup of my WhatsApp to my Google Drive with my phone number. When I checked it, it ...
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What is causing some photos and videos to get replaced by 0 byte files?

Some of my photos or videos get replaced by 0 byte files every now and then, which is quite infuriating. Even more confusingly, sometimes later they do reappear. I don't want this question to be too ...
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Can I recover someone's WhatsApp chat history after I've mistakenly changed phone numbers?

I've got all someone's chat history on my WhatsApp number after trying to help her when her phone broke. I want to get it back onto her WhatsApp number - can anyone help? When her phone broke, I ...
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backup on Linux desktop of an android phone

I am fluent with Linux command line (using Linux since 1993). I have a Ubuntu 21.10 desktop (with root access, and good fiber-optic connection to the internet). My mobile phone is a Redmi Note 7 (...
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WhatsApp on two phones

I installed WhatsApp 2.11.431 on LG G4 phone with Android 8.1 Oreo, made a backup with Helium and ADB, after that reinstalled the latest version, and everything is ok, continue working as usual. To ...
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Complete backup in offline mode [duplicate]

In front of me I have an Android phone that has been infected with a malware installed as system service. I want to perform a factory reset on this phone, but first I need to make a backup, of course. ...
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Copy and restore an Android app including its cache/data

How can I move an Android app from 1 phone to another phone, including its cache/data? I have an app with some in-app data that I don't want to lose, I want to just take a snapshot of the app and data ...
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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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