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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What is /data/backup/ for on android and culd i delet the files in there (try to backup with TWRP)

I need to delete the files in that folder becouse i try to make a backup with TWRP of my system but the files (or just one of them) is abording my backup and i get errror 255 I:Error adding file '/...
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Backup android OS

How can we backup our android stock rom using terminal?? Not asking about backing up the data(messages, pics, etc) but the OS. so that if something goes wrong while flashing a custom rom i can roll ...
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Lineage OS 16, Nandroid Backup Not Working [duplicate]

I am currently running the April 29th build of LineageOS for MicroG 16.0 on my OnePlus 5 (cheeseburger). I tried to update the device using the built in Updater, but the device just rebooted into TWRP ...
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Factory reset, will the os revert?

Hi I just purchased an Android phone that came with Android Oreo. It's replacing a phone that had Android Pie. Shortly after I set up the new Android Oreo phone It upgraded to Android Pie, but because ...
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Backup app data from Android 4.1.1

I need to backup app data (some games) from Android 4.1.1 (Xiaomi Mi2S) and than restore them on Android 9 (Xiaomi Mi9T). I have tried using adb backup, but current version is not compatible with ...
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Moto G back up without booting

I have a Moto G first generation that is stuck on the M boot screen. I have tried going to recovery and wiping cache but the cache wipe does not complete even after hours (it stays on wiping/...
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Exporting a full WhatsApp chat to .txt

So, I've decided to try and do some analysis on my WhatsApp chat history. For that purpose, the built-in export function would work quite well, but it is for some reason restricted to the latest 40....
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How to restore an app that backed up on my pc using kies to non samsung device?

I have backup of google keep app on my pc using kies from my galaxy s3. Unfortunately my s3 is hard bricked now. And i never synced it with my google account. So my question is it possible to restore ...
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Backup data from android device (Xiaomi mi A2)

I need to backup data from my android phone. OS is broken (unknown reason). see attached sreenshot https://i.stack.imgur.com/znSXR.jpg I can't enter bootloader - device stucks. That's the only options ...
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Install APK from ADB and bypassing the prompt on Redmi

Device = Redmi 5 Plus. I have 250 apps as a .bak created by PC app. But the cheater PC app is asking for premium to restore it now. So, I can extract the .bak and find my apps. I wanted to batch ...
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TOTP key extraction from Xfinity Authenticator

I've been trying (and failing) to find where the Xfinity Authenticator app stores the TOTP secret. Nothing in any files in shared_prefs looks like a TOTP key, and I'm beginning to suspect that it's ...
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How to extract internet favorites&offline links from the original android stock browser?

I need one urgent help thank you in advance!! Situation: I have hundreds of personally important internet favorites saved within the original web browser of samsung android (android version 7, NOT-...
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Mount image of encrypted internal storage data partition from android P

When trying to upgrade to a newer rom, my system got a little messed up and I had to format my /data partition. I had made TitaniumBackup and twrp backups but they were on the encrypted data partition....
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how to backup my internal memory data from soft bricked phone

TL;DR How can i unlock the bootloader with SP Flash Tool? (scroll down below) iam using lenovo k8 note, Suddenly my mobile restarted and stucked with logo screen, and some times i got error like dll ...
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Recover media from Android backup files

first time I ask a question here so I'll try to explain myself at my best. English is not my native language, so please bear with me. In 2017 I had an Asus Zenfone 2 that got bricked plus it doesn't ...
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How to spot folder of some application on Android (Galaxy Note 5)?

I intend to reset my phone to get rid of bad applications. I will reinstall all applications wanted, but there is the notes application I use that I want to get the data of (no option to back up notes)...
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Can I access an app's data folder by installing a custom build of that app?

I want to access the data for two apps (Mozilla Firefox and Google Authenticator) on my non-rooted[1] Android 6.0.1 phone, to transfer it to a new phone. Unfortunately, both of these apps have ...
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Recovery image without root functionality for an Xperia Z1 Compact

A friend of mines child has a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and a lot of what I would call Criminal Energy (he proved that on several occasions). Because he did a lot of stuff on his phone which he is not ...
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Restore data form soft brick trough download mode?

I'm losing my mind. This is the last place to ask. Basically what I did is described in this thread Moded system UI files by swift installer prevented the OTA update from Oreo to Pie. Now I'm stuck ...
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How to export a large WhatsApp chat with media exactly as it appears on my phone?

I want to export a huge WhatsApp conversation (346,000 messages) along with the media (photos, videos and voice notes) to my computer exactly as it appears on WhatsApp. There is a Chrome extension ...
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App data backup on android devices to google cloud

I have a question about the backup into google cloud on android devices. When you do a backup into google cloud also app data from apps which supports that feature will be uploaded too. But I think ...
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3 Questions regarding restoring the backup of whatsapp from Google Drive

My phone Lenovo K53a48 stopped working on the 7th of June. I have a backup of all my WhatsApp messages until the 6th of June on Googe Drive. I installed WhatsApp on an Xperia M2. After I signed in ...
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Android screen is dark, no USB debugging is enabled, how can I recover contacts?

My phone screen is not showing anything, although the touch detector works perfectly. I hear the sound of the notifications and call and I can answer them but it shows nothing. What are my options ...
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How to back up app data from system applications? (e.g. YouTube search history)

In 2018, YouTube triggered their kill switch / time bomb for older versions of their Android application. Their more recent versions of their app limits the search history to 50 items, which means ...
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Migrating to a custom rom

I'd like to ask if there is a way to backup all my apps and data to transfer from miui to a custom rom. I've switched before, on another device but had to reinstall everything, which was pretty ...
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How to make full backup? [duplicate]

My phone is a Nokia 6.1. I'd like to do a factory reset, but preserving: my personal files the settings of all apps the data saved by all apps (e.g. the alarms saved by the stock Clock app) the ...
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Salvage app cache when unable to open app

Every time my phone reboots and sometimes even without reboot when it's working at I guess full capacity, it resets its settings and acts like I just booted the phone for the first time except from ...
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Google Photos will not backup

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 running Android 9 and One UI. Google Photos will not back up anything. All I am getting as a Getting ready to back up and 185 items left perpetual spinner at the top of ...
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Twrp backup is failing because a file is not found

Twrp backup is failing because a file is not found. I checked it using a Root Browser. (/data/data/com.myntra.android/files/.Fabric). The folder exist, but its empty. Tried to delete the folder ...
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Copying files from a android phone without display or touch

My Oneplus X phone fell and the display and touch are not functional anymore. When I connect to my Linux laptop, an empty "Android" drive and "OnePlus X drivers" drive gets mounted. I tried copying ...
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Restore backup.ab file on firestick?

I'm trying to restore a backup file onto a fire stick 2 using adb restore backup.ab, however the restore confirmation doesn't come up on the fire stick. The device is rooted and currently have twrp. ...
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How to restore Google Accounts from a local backup in MIUI 10?

Lately, I reset my Redmi Note 6 Pro and even backed up everything. Now, my question is that if I restore the local backup file will my multiple G-Mail or Google accounts get restored too?
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Transfer Android app with offline data to NEW PHONE without ROOT

I've purchased a new phone and have transferred most of the data from the old device to the new one using various means. There is one app, however, that does not have account login, so I cannot save ...
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Using Termux to Backups Android's Contact List

In Termux's website's main page, they write (among other stuff): "use rsync to store backups of your contact list on a remote server" This makes me wonder: Android's Contact List is stored in an ...
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How do get SMS messages off a damaged Android phone (Samsung J2 pro)

I dropped my Samsung J2 Pro and damaged it this morning. Only part of screen responds to touch commands now. So it's almost certainly time for a new phone, but I'd like to get photos and SMS messages ...
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Would it be theoretically possible to do a block-level backup of /dev/media without root?

I have nothing against root except eFUSE. Whose ever idea eFUSE was . . . As far as I understand: Because of amateur users and clueless minimalists who don't know how to utilise tools that are ...
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Backup System App

I have my phone rooted with magisk and am running a ROM based on Android Pie, which doesn't come with GApps, and therefore has builtin apps to do stuff, my interest is in the gallery app. I configured ...
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Copy entire phone to the same device?

I bought second Asus ZS570KL as backup phone since my old one starts to do... weird things. I created full backup using: ./adb backup -apk -all -obb -shared -v -f /backups/phone8.ab And later ...
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Which apps can find Non-root apps's data? [duplicate]

Where Android apps store data? I am trying to find all the app data of a game installed on my device(2.53GB) for move it to another device(first time) because I need to change my device soon... I don'...
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how can i backup wifi profiles without root?

this option isn't available in my default backup app ( huawei backup ) android 5.1 that's what Available in the default backup app note: the managers category doesn't contain any wifi info
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How to backup my android data

My OP3's screen just got broken, and the power button got broken too some time ago. I can't use touchscreen nor see what happens on it (it's completely black), and for some reason ADB debugger is ...
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Boot Loop with old CyanogenMod: Unable to stat various files

My old One Plus One suddenly refuses to boot without any changes from my side. OS is CyanogenMod 11. The device is rooted and there is TWRP 2.8.0.1 installed on it and debugging is active. The ...
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Backing up Knox secure folder while in safe mode on a Note9

Long story short, my phone can only operate in safe mode unless I wipe it right now. I've backed up everything except for what used to be in my secure folder. I logged into it now that I am in safe ...
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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 ...