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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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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Trying to backup data while being unable to normally boot

I have a Huawei P10 Lite (WASLX1) and it can not boot to android as the result of a update bug(while trying to complete the update in erecovery mode, it faces the error "Getting package info failed" ...
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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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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 ...