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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 ...

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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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How to restore “userdata_YYMMDD_******.backup” file which was created by my android phone Coolpad Note 3 Lite's STOCK RECOVERY?

Yesterday, my Fingerprint Scanner of Coolpad Note 3 Lite stopped working and I couldn't remember the pin lock code. So, I booted in Stock Recovery and chose the option of "Backup User Data" and it ...
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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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Live Partitioning Android Storage without any data loss

I have 256 GB Internal Storage Android Smartphone. I am planning to LIVE partition this storage into 2 partitions (128 + 128) 1) For Android System + Apps + Data (ext4 / whatever my current Android ...
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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 ...
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How do I save the option to keep my android from syncing my music?

Is there a save option on my android to keep it from syncing my music? When I uncheck the current on/off switch it turns it off for that one time only and does not appear to save that setting in the ...
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How to restore app data backups like logging in to a new device?

Basically, I have lost 60% of all my events in google calendar on both desktop and on android. I know there is a backup of the android app data from yesterday which should hopefully contain the events,...
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Show which photos are not backed up to Google yet

I was using Google Photos in my Samsung J7 + Android 6, and it overlaid a small symbol on each photo which was in my phone and not synced to G Photos yet (I had disabled auto backup, so I did it ...
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Google Backup Transport Using Data Even When Data Is OFF

Ok, so before anyone flags this question to be unnecessary and already answered, hear me out :p I am running Android 8.0 on a Huawei Y9. I bought this phone about two weeks ago and ever since I ...
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Clone phone with TWRP (Galaxy S4 mini)

I have two identical* phones (Samsung Galaxy S4 mini), both with TWRP installed. I want to clone one to the other so that all applications, data, settings etc are preserved. How I did my backup: ...
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how to get files from a bunch of .backup files?

I'm here because i updated my tablet (a tab3 7 lenovo tablet) and it was stuck to logo>blackscreen after said update, many restarts and blah blah blah so I sort of... tried to do what I could ? like, ...
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LINE chat backup to Google Drive stuck and failed at 70%

As the title said. I've already tried to backup from BOTH Wi-Fi and cellular network. Both said unable to backup chat history numerous times. The app itself isn't restricted by Privacy Guard nor app ...
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`Decryption Unsuccessful` when trying to restore user data

After an update I either forgot my log-in pattern, or the update broke it. I tried numerous versions of what I remembered my pattern to be, but I exceeded the maximum number of allowed tries, and the ...
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Full backup & restore of rooted Android device

I'm new to Android. I'm trying to achieve the same thing on a rooted Android as using Acronis True Image on PC. I want to have a tool to create the system backup and restore it at any given time. ...
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What are physical partitions on Android device?

I'm new to Android system. I'm trying to understand how it is installed to internal memory to eventually have it fully backed up and capable to be restored. To accomplish it I need to know what to ...
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Retrieve data from Galaxy A3 with broken screen and touch

there is any possibility to restore data from my phone (Samsung Galaxy A3)? It has a broken screen and touch. I didn't enable a debuging mode on phone before. So programs like dr.fone or kies cant get ...
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Backup to Google Drive include account(s) information?

I have been experimenting with restoring backups to a freshly factory-reset phone but I'm noticing that not a single account beyond the initial Google Account is being restored to freshly restored-...
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How to get memory dumps, when internal memory (/data partition) is damaged?

(Sorry for my english) My phone, Samsung galaxy S3 16 GB wasn't rooted and installed custom recovery. Someday, it appears on the screen that "internal storage is damaged". So I want to backup internal ...
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I can't remember my passcode!

This seems like a generic question, but I can't find answers anywhere! I have my older Galaxy S7 which I'm trying to retrieve photos and texts from. Unfortunately, when it rebooted, it asked for a ...
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Backup and restore help

I have changed my handset A3 to S9+ I need to restore all my data from my old mobile. What is the best way to tackle that?
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File-based encryption security and backup/restore considerations

I'm evaluating making the move to file-based encryption on my device, but am having trouble finding satisfying answers to the following questions: Apps can place data in either a Credential Encrypted ...
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Don't have any backup what's app

In my phone accidentally skipped Whatsapp restore option when I reinstall whatsapp my device and now my backup on google drive is overwritten. And there is no backup in sd card also. How can I get my ...
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Dumping a ROM image completely

As you know when we compile SDK or download a stock ROM, it contains some partitions(system,recovery,boot,...). We can unpack this image to partitions with some tools. (or with a simple C code) But ...
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Back up whole system via ssh

How can I back up my complete android system (settings, apps and data) to my own network storage (preferably via ssh or rsync), in a way that allows reasonably quick recovery of the whole system (e.g....
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Contacts keep crashing. What are my options?

Using unrooted vanilla Android 8.1. The default Contacts app always crashes on start. I have made sure to update to the latest version: 2.8.4.201036949 I have rebooted the device and installed all ...
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Dual Messenger - Where are files stored (e.g., WhatsApp)

I had a working WhatsApp (say, WhatsApp W1 in phone PC) in my Samsung J7 Prime, Android 7, recovered with the usual Backup to/Restore from Google Drive, from phone A (PA). I meant to install a Dual ...
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Trying to perform ADB Backup but it prompts for a password

I am trying to perform an ADB backup but I got stuck at the step where the phone receives the request of backup from the computer (the command I used on ADB was adb backup -apk -shared -all -f F:\...
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How do I restore Whatsapp from backup after skipping the restore option?

I accidentally skipped Whatsapp restore option when I changed my device and now my backup on google drive is overwritten. How can I get my old backup? It was about 2.3gb of my data and I need those ...