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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
2answers
26 views

How to prevent WhatsApp (Web) from losing received media?

EDIT: The problem described happened to be related with the use of WhatsApp Web instead of WhatsApp app on the phone. In my WhatsApp chats a couple of months old, I see placeholders for photos, videos,...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro (YT3-X90L) factory image, OTA update or backup needed

i was playing around trying out some new stuff with my yoga tab and locked it. I've tried to factory reset it, but it's still locked. I've tried to flash twrp in hope to do something more, but to ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

I want to transfer Injustice Gods Among Us saved game from ios ipad to my android

I have been playing Injustice: Gods Among Us on my iOS on the iPad and now I have an Android phone and I want to tranfer the saved game to my Android, characters, challenges, cards, money... all of ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

NANDroid backup/restore of CM11 encrypted device after wipe

is it possible to restore a NANDroid backup of a encrypted device running CyanogeMod 11 (KitKat 4.4.2) after performing "Format Data" in TWRP recovery (this function wipes the encrypted partitions)? ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

How long after deleting a message on Whatsapp is it truly completely excluded from any backups or databases, local or otherwise?

Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask or if it has been asked before, but I couldn't find that specific answer anywhere. I've noticed that, after progressively deleting more and more messages or ...
4
votes
1answer
24k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
490 views

Extract sms and other personal data from Android Backups without device (ADB, Nandroid, ODIN Backup [.tar.md5])

I have some old backups of my older phones (samsung galaxy S4 / i9500). One of them is a Nandroid backup, one is ADB, and i guess the third one is an Android Image created most probably by ODIN (.tar....
1
vote
2answers
34 views

How to get Android Phone storage as a drive path in Windows PC

I am using MI Note 5 Pro android version 9.0 and Windows 10 Basic. On USB plugging('File Transfer' selected), I can only access files from Phone by normal copy paste(ctrl-c/v) but cannot access full ...
3
votes
0answers
1k views

Backup strategy for non-rooted phone

With apologies for my naivete: I want, insofar as possible, to periodically back up the data on my non-rooted Samsung Galaxy S8. To this end I do two things: 1) I periodically do adb backups ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Whatsapp only partially restored

Phone got stolen and got a replacement today. Restored Whatsapp It had stuff going back 2 years, but it didn't have the last 7 weeks of chat, I checked the settings and it's supposed to backup ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

How can I restore a backup made using samsung switch onto an LG phone?

My Samsung A51's screen broke; I got the purple screen of death. I was able to backup up the data using Samsung Switch before the screen was completely taken over by the purple ooze. However, I ended ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to verify a backup file from ADB backup

I have backed up my phone via adb to my computer by doing the command: adb backup -all -apk -f C:\myfolder\backup.ab I went to look at the file it had created when it said the backup was finished, ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

TWRP backups will restore but not boot, only bootloop

Synopsis of Issue: Currently I have several backups that do not show an error resoring but for some reason will not boot. Everytime I boot the device from a backup it goes into the WIleyfox boot ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Unable to restore whatsapp chat from local backup

I made a local backup of whatsapp chat on my samsung e5. I copied the entire folder to my new redmi note 10. But i was unable to make the app resotre chats from local backup. Finally i somehow managed ...
0
votes
1answer
844 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
300 views

Whatsapp not doing local backup restore! (not Google Drive)

Today I decided to reset the phone. I got all my backups. At the same time, I copied all the files of WhatsApp to my computer completely. now i copied Whatsapp folder to phone memory. I installed ...
2
votes
1answer
175 views

Whatsapp - Cannot restore from a local backup

today I made a mistake on my Samsung Galaxy note 10+ Phone: my daughter deleted the app. When I took the phone back, I noticed that whatsapp was no longer more installed on my phone. When I ...
0
votes
1answer
14k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Samsung: Backing up messages fails

I am trying to back up a Samsung S5 mini (SM-G800F, running Android 5.1.1) using either Samsung Kies or SmartSwitch. With either program, the backup stalls for a very long time when it gets to ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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.
3
votes
1answer
693 views

How to prevent an app from sharing its data with Google?

The changelog of a popular SMS/MMS app, Textra, states: Textra is now backed up automatically [emphasis added] using the built-in Google Backup service. Makes it so easy to swap devices or uninstall /...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Backup and restore file-based encryption keys

Android File-Based Encryption is implemented via fscrypt. How do you backup and restore fscrypt encryption keys? Both the master keys and the per-file keys would need to be backed up.
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Restore app data from a copied 'com.company.appname' folder

Before wiping my Nexus 7 (2012), I created an app backup using the Backup function of the Nexus Root Toolkit (v1.8.2). This produced a large .ab file. I want to restore a single app to the newly back-...
4
votes
1answer
29k views

What is this “com.android.backupconfirm”?

What is the package on my phone that is called com.android.backupconfirm? I tried Googling and found an answer on a random forum that said that is the UI for the backup confirmation dialog. While this ...
5
votes
1answer
6k views

userdata .backup android

My tablet is not rooted. I made a backup of it through console (in recovery mode): boot my tablet in recovery mode go down to menu "backup user data" After that, in my sdcard, I have three files: ...
13
votes
3answers
8k views

Backup using adb on a phone with a dead screen

I have a Galaxy S3, screen is visually and touch impaired. It is USB debug enabled, un-rooted. I'm able to use Droid@Screen to see my screen, which i'm able to unlock. I then run this command: ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Backup WhatsApp to PC (with all Media)

How do I backup my WhatsApp Chats with all media (text, video, audio, position data etc.) and view them on PC? The backup purpose is not to restore it later, it is to view the data on my pc, just as ...
0
votes
1answer
159 views

Restore WhatsApp Data from Internal Storage on Moving to 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
91 views

WhatsApp chat backup in Android backup on Google Drive

I recently broke my Google Pixel 3a and now I got a new phone (Samsung Galaxy S9, running on the same Android version, Android 10). Now I would like to restore my WhatsApp chats from my old phone. I ...
1
vote
2answers
370 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

'adb backup -apk -shared -all -f "D:\backup.ab' initiates backup, completes, but produces a file that is only 1kb

I'm attempting to backup my old Android device, a Samsung Galaxy S3, so that I can lend it to my friend while his is away at repairs, then restore it when he's done with it. I have the Samsung USB ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

Restore mmssms.db without root?

So I have managed to get this file from a broken install, I'd like to restore my sms but I don't want to root my phone. How can I manage this ? I've thought about converting to xml and using sms ...
4
votes
1answer
961 views

Google+ auto backup jams up my WiFi network

For months I tried to track down a ping issue (high ping; disconnect & reconnect my router; low ping for about 20 minutes; high ping again). Turns out, thanks to this answer, it was the Google+ ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Temporary root Nexus 5 in adb shell to access a /data folder

I want to backup a data/data/com.package.name folder but the app manifest is set to backup=false. To access the folder I want to temporary root the phone in the ADB shell and then access the folder ...
5
votes
5answers
10k views

Transfer SMS message history, without Google account

How can I backup and restore SMS message history, and restore on a later Android version — using only the SD card storage? I am upgrading from one device to another: Existing device: Google Nexus ...
5
votes
2answers
8k views

How to fix Cyanogenmod 7 hanging on boot animation after NO firmware changes

I've been using my Google Nexus S with Cyanogenmod 7 for about a year now. Sometimes it rebooted out of the sudden or locked up but all in all worked well. Today I rebootet the phone und since then ...
30
votes
8answers
178k views

How do I backup data (SMS/contacts) from a device with a broken screen?

I just broke the screen of my (unrooted) Galaxy S. How do I get back my SMS and contacts? PS: I tried Kies but it won't detect my phone for some reason. (Kies works fine with another Galaxy I ...
1
vote
1answer
25k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

How to make a complete backup of an Android device

I am quite new to Android and I would like to be able to make a complete backup of an Android smartphone storage so that I can restore everything in case I mess it up or it breaks. My plan is to buy ...
1
vote
2answers
8k views

Is it possible to pull data in ADB sideload mode

My phone is locked, as explained here. Since I can't find the password, I want to backup my data before a reset. I've just installed Android Studio and Samsung USB driver. Boot my phone on "apply ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

Why does “tar -czh” produce a corrupt archive but “tar -ch | gzip” work fine?

I am trying to backup a directory from a phone over adb. When using the following command I get an archive which is corrupt: adb exec-out "tar -czh /sdcard/DCIM" > backup.tar.gz But with ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

What folders on Android besides /sdcard, com.android.. telephony and contacts should be backed up to preserve common data?

I want to wipe my phone but backup as much data as possible that is stored on the phone itself. I can restore applications but things such as photos, SMS text messages, and some contacts are store on ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Recover one month old deleted text message

I deleted a text message one month ago on my one plus 6t can I recover it back it is very urgent I do not have any kind of backup and my phone is not rooted yet.
0
votes
3answers
3k views

Default Launcher Crashing at Reboot, Access only to Status Bar and Settings

I have a Celkon A95 (It’s a lesser known Indian company; specs : http://www.gsmarena.com/celkon_a95-4822.php) and I’m in some serious problem here. The phone is safely rooted and runs Gingerbread 2.3....
9
votes
3answers
57k views

Can I manually download my wifi settings to my Android device from my Google account?

I just purchased my fourth ever Android device - An HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. When I purchased my second and third devices (Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an Asus Transformer Pad TF300T), I ...
1
vote
2answers
7k views

Can two phones with different WhatsApp numbers use the same Google Drive backup?

I have 2 phones with 2 different WhatsApp numbers. Both WhatsApp have their Google Drive backup enabled. However, the backup from one phone isn't visible from the other phone, I get the error of "...
1
vote
1answer
11k views

Best Practise for deploying a 'clone' image across 200 android tablets (Samsung GT-P7510)

My objective is to be able to create a master 'image' of an android tablet, and then duplicate that image across about 200 identical tablets to streamline the administration of a university's pool of ...
4
votes
1answer
49k views

How to back up user data from recovery mode?

My micromax canvas nitro A311 is stuck in boot loop.I have tried to solve the boot loop problem but couldn't succeed.The only solution seems to me is to format my phone.I am able to go to the recovery ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Android automatically deletes content of my Downloads folder

Previously I had a Nokia 7.1 (Android 9) when I started to notice this issue. Every few time, the older images I had on my Download folder disappeared without I doing nothing. From time to time it ...

1
2 3 4 5
22