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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Will restoring a backup unroot my rooted device again?

I have made a full backup of my formerly unrooted android device using Android Debug Bridge, later rooted it and now would like to restore the backup while maintaining root access. Will this work by ...
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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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“Unfortunately, Google Play Store has stopped” Error Keeps Popping Up

I have a Galaxy S4 and have only had it since October 20, 2015, and I was on my phone when it suddenly restarted itself without asking me. When it came back on the error message that is my title ...
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How can I add data to apk?

What I know is: I can get .apk of installed application from /data/app I can get data of installed application from /data/data What I want is: Add/pack this application-data into .apk so-that when ...
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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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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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Creating a backup with adb results in 41 byte file

I have an old droid RAZR Maxx (4.1.2) that I decided I want to root, but I want to make a backup first just in case. I've followed instructions from this site: How To Create a Full Android Phone or ...
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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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Is there a way to auto backup my phone files to my PC via wifi?

I am looking for a way to automatically transfer files in my phone to my PC (Win7) if my phone connects to my home wifi network. Thanks
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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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Mount Android encrypted data partition on PC

My Nexus 4 screen met a tragic end due to violent contact with flooring tiles. Everything works except the touchscreen (which displays fine but does not react to touch any more). I would like to get ...
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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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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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TWRP createTarFork() error 255 when backing up data

I have installed FreedomOS on my OnePlus 5. I'm not sure if this is related to FreedomOS, but when I try to make a backup in TWRP with data, system, and boot, it has an error with createTarFork() ...
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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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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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Extracting data from a TWRP backup

How can I extract individual files from a backup created with TWRP? I’ve come across this answer, which is about extracting an APK from the system partition. However, I want to extract files from /...
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Can downloaded Android emails be backed up?

Helpfully the nice chaps at TalkTalk accidentally deleted my mailbox. They are in process of trying to recover it but is not looking promising. I have a snapshot of some of the emails downloaded to ...
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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 do I back up Google Authenticator?

I'm starting to use Google Authenticator for more and more things now, but I've just realized that if I lose my phone, or if I need to wipe and restore it to install new firmware, I will lose all of ...
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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

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 [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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Can adb be used to recover SMS messages while in permanent “Safe Mode”?

I have a non-rooted Droid X2 that is in permanent "Safe mode", but I want to recover SMS messages. SMS Backup and Restore will NOT work because safe mode only allows system apps to run. adb shell ...
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Will restoring WhatsApp chats also restore my WhatsApp number

As of now I have a non-existent phone number on WhatsApp. My tablet has been running really slow lately so I decided to factory reset it. I backed everything up with titanium backup and also backed up ...
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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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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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Backing Up Apps With allowBackup=false

I'm trying to back up the apks and preference data for all of the apps on my device, but it only backs up about a third of them; the remainder all have allowBackup=false in their manifests, which ...
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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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G1 Create Image of Current State

Is it possible to create an image of my phone (G1, cupcake) so that I may revert back to it at a later date? I'm not scared of using the Android SDK, I only needs the steps to create the file.
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How to back up my current android ID?

I want to flash a new rom, but it will change my android ID. Is there any way to just back up my current android ID WITHOUT make a whole-system-backup?
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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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Restore Google Authenticator accounts from ADB backup

About a month ago I accidently dropped my Nexus 4. Altough it dropped from only about half a meter- the screen broke and the multitouch stopped working too. I was lucky (and smart :P) enough to take a ...
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Restoring apps and files after flashing a custom ROM

I recently flashed Adnroid 5.0 custom ROM by NamelesROM on my GT-i9300 S3 Samsung. I did backup my ROM by TWRP and the ROM i installed now (NamelessROM android 5.0) worked fine and i am happy with the ...
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how can i retrieve my private mode data after factory reset

I got my samsung s6 edge phone and there was some data which was moved to private mode but due to some unavoidable reasons I got to factory reset my phone. but as it was connected to my gmail and was ...
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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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How to take full image backup of partitions or eMMC?

I have an Archos 55 Platinum here. There is also a unofficial TWRP, if this might help. I would like to make a backup of the storage of the phone, like dd for any partition, so I can inspect the ...
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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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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 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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