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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Best way to back up home screen layout on Android?

I have a Motorola Android phone in which I have around 400 apps that I have put into folders and carefully chosen a layout which has taken me a long time. I want a way to back up this layout and ...
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How to log errors when using adb pull?

I am using the latest version of adb with the pull command to backup my data. Sometimes adb pull doesn't backup all of my files, so I am trying to figure out which files have not been backed up. ...
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adb pull says it pulled all of the files from my Android phone into my Windows PC but in reality it didn't

So I am using adb to copy all of my Android files to my Windows PC with this command: adb pull -a /mnt/sdcard C:\backup And when it's done it says all x amount of files have been pulled, I can ...
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Dead phone and lost data

Few weeks ago,my phone has suddenly dead and entered in an endless restart loop. All data saved in the phone is gone. What I care for the most is WhatsApp chats and attachments. I remember I have ...
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Backup entire Android phone using single app or service

Currently, to take backup of Android phone, one has to use several apps. For example, several apps and services are required to backup contacts, sms, whatsapp, photos, files, apps and settings. Is ...
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My moto g5 plus is continously restarting with flashing moto G blue screen

i am using moto g5 plus since last years. lats night it was working well. and since morning it is just restarting continuously with blue moto screen. what to do? even of i have to reset it to factory ...
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How to install the app with its data using .bak files

Background I created a local backup of my apps in my Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 before installing another MIUI ROM. Problem During transfer of that backup to PC or some other way(I don't know how!) the ...
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Does Google Takeout contain Android Backup for my devices?

In theory, Google Takeout lets you download all the data Google stores for you (or about you). Among these there should be the backup content of my Android devices. Is it Android Backup included in ...
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How to fully back up a phone's content to a PC, possibly for restoring on a similar phone

I have an LG X-charge phone whose screen is broken, but still functional. I purchased a replacement screen module, but before going ahead on the "open heart surgery", I want to fully back it up. I ...
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How to restore partial local WhatsApp chat history backups?

I have WhatsApp installed on two phones. I'd like to save and restore a local backup (a backup stored on the device, not on some server) of phone B's WhatsApp chat history. When I installed WhatsApp ...
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Redmi Note 7s Stuck on Boot Loop Need back of my files before I reset to factory mode

I have Redmi note 7s which is stuck to boot loop after uninstalling "Mi Security Centre" using adb. Now the phone is not rebooting. I need back up of my files. What I have tried already: Recovery ...
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How do I correctly backup android apps with a PC for a factory reset? [duplicate]

I want to reset my phone. I want to preserve some apps state across the reset. I don't want to use third party software. Which folders do I have to copy?
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Does google contact sync also sync the sim card or does it just sync the contacts stored on the phone?

So I have this old Galaxy S5 phone that that I'm upgrading to a samsung a51, and I'm also getting a new SIM card that keeps the phone number but doesn't keep the contacts. Do i need to do something ...
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See chats in WhatsApp backup from an older phone

I have a backup of 2015 of my WhatsApp chats. I didn't know I had it until I came across it on my PC. The thing is that I don't have that phone anymore. However, the number and my Google acount are ...
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Cannot restore data with adb restore

I have Redmi Note 7. I wanted to backup apps and internal storage before I unlock device's bootloader and change the firmware using adb backup (with flags -nosystem -noobb -apk -shared). As a result, ...
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How to open huawei file safe on pc

So lately my honor 8x has been stolen and i wanted to get my files from the file safe on the device on my pc.How could I
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How to backup gmail data from android with adb

I have a non-gmail account with a cache of messages in my android gmail app. How can I make a backup of the emails and attachments? Accessing the mail server to make a backup is not possible. I tried ...
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Android adb restore not working on Android 8.1.0 as target phone

I'm migrating app data involving several packages, using adb backup and restore, from an older phone (source) to a newer phone (target). Android versions are detailed below. I'm using the following ...
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Galaxy S5 Neo shuts down when MobileGo Backup to PC started

Galaxy S5 Neo shuts down when MobileGo Backup to PC started. Made USB link and commenced One-Touch Backup. Wondershare MobileGo finds files but when I hit 'Backup' the (Busy) twirly things keep going ...
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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....
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How to migrate call logs of 2 phones into a dual sim phone

I have a galaxy note 3 and galaxy note 5, both are single sim devices. I'm now switching to galaxy note 10 plus, a dual sim device. I used smart switch to migrate all data from the old phones, however ...
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How can I restore app data from file folder?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S6, not rooted. I used adb backup before factory reset as well as copying all the files afterwards just in case. I am trying to restore my memos as well as data for a game ...
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Automated Android phone backup

well, my phone just got stolen and I am - once more - in the process of restoring my phone and configuration on a new device. THAT SUCKS! I'm sure we all have been at this point somewhen. Its not (...
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Running Emulator

Pls I have this error, I need help clearing it AVD Pixel_2_API_28 is already running. If that is not the case, delete the files at /home/gabriel/.android/avd/...
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Access File Manager in Android Backup

I have done a Backup of an OPPO Reno (Android 10.0, ColorOS 6) through the simple procedure: Settings > Additional Settings > Backup and Restore > Backup. During the procedure I backed up the whole ...
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Problem verifying backup of Nexus 5X

My Nexus 5X with Android 8.1.0 indicates it is backing up to my gmail account but I cannot verify that by logging into my gmail account?? How do I verify the backup??
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Mi 8 pro boot loop after changing dpi

I'm using Mi 8 pro with MIUI 11, Today I changed dpi from developer mode and now I'm stuck in a boot loop. but I can go to Mi-Recovery mode and there is only 3 option available. reboot, wipe all data, ...
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Is there a way to back up photos to Google Drive automatically?

Photos used to be able to be backed up to Google Drive automatically, but Google has changed to backing them to Google Photos. Is there a way (e.g. via 3rd party app) to back up photos to Google Drive ...
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Rooting Android to retrieve texts database without deleting it by unlocking the bootloader

I'm trying to root my Android phone. The reason why is I want to retrieve mmssms.db. In the guide I'm looking at the instructions inform me to unlock the bootloader. Unlocking the bootloader will ...
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Mounting bootloader mtdblock backup

I did a backup of android bootloader mtdblock using dd but having trouble to mount it https://transfer.sh/yAxnI/bootloader.img. $ file bootloader.img bootloader.img: DOS/MBR boot sector; partition 1 :...
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S7 data recovery with broken screen

I have a galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) with a broken screen. It can receive calls and texts and connect to wifi. I can access it via https://findmymobile.samsung.com/ to unlock it. That site also has options ...
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Backing up a messed up android phone or copying parts of it to a new one

I've been using an old phone for years, since buying it new the day it came out. It's a Galaxy S6 Edge. Everyone else in my family has one as well and they all work great, but mine is aging out, I ...
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Smart Phone flash tool - Readback - EMMC_USER backup

I trying to take backup of my phone. and i use Smart Phone Flash Tool How can i take (EMMC_USER)(64GB Rom) in HEX ? Can someone tell me what HEX i need in length in Smart Phone Flash Tool, in tab (...
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LG G Pad F 8.0 stuck at update

The screen of my LG G Pad F 8.0 is frozen with the firmware update and ain't going. It doesn't want to show anything. What can i do? I have master reset I held the power button and lower volume ...
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How can I clear the “Auto Backup” data to get a clean install?

When I delete and then later re-add an app, the app doesn't start "clean". Instead it "remembers" things from the last time the app was installed, which I do not want. I have tried settings > (...
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Does the Android Complete Backup in debug functions is real “COMPLETE”?

My android phone is going wonky since I washed its surface yesterday(Hey, where's my IP68?), cannot picking up any WIFI or 4G signals even I restart or go into safe mode(my SIM card and WIFI are good ...
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How to create TWRP's data.info file by hand/after the backup?

I have a device with a dead screen, and a partially dead eMMC (poor contact, sometimes reboots. Sometimes reboots very often.). I managed to create a 12gb backup of the data partition somehow, but ...
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android “.backup” into data files [duplicate]

How can i get all my backup data into (data folder) ?? Here is my list of data (i run this command with (file *) userdata_20200109_180356.backup: data userdata_20200109_180356.backup1: data ...
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android “.backup” into data files

How can i get all my backup data into (data folder) ?? Here is my list of data (i run this command with (file *) userdata_20200109_180356.backup: data userdata_20200109_180356.backup1: data ...
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Google Drive device backup not visible on new device

I've got a new Samsung Tab S5e. I'm trying to restore the app data from another device. I've done a backup on the old device and I can see the backup on the new device in Google Drive. However, when I ...
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How to erase unsued space so that dumping userdata partition creates a sparse file of small size?

When I create a gzip image of userdata partition (/dev/block/mmcblk0p29) it creates huge 6.8GB image, previously it was 350MB. Is it possible through command-line to erase or wipe or delete space on ...
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How to share the file names of all the files in a folder in Android? [duplicate]

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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No way to restore apps and data from Titanium Backup

Recently I switched from Lineage OS to Pixel Experience on my Xioami Mi 9t device. I made a backup of all my apps and data trough Titanium Backup and an update.zip file. After flashing Pixel ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to clone phone to anohter phone with same model using TWRP?

I have Samsung S7 and I have made whole backup of it to my sdcard - system, data, chache, etc. One day that phone broke and I am going to buy new one with same model. Will it work if I restore backup ...
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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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