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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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How to make a full backup and restore (including ROM) using Windows PC via USB?

This should be simple, but apparently, it is not. I want to make a full backup of my Xiaomi MI A2 (ROM, App, Data, All) to my Windows PC via USB. If there is a problem (boot loop, crash, anything), ...
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Huawei backup not offering location “Internal storage”

I want do backup a Huawei P20 lite using its own "Backup" app. But it does not offer "Internal storage" as a backup location, even if it supports that, according to documentation here: PHONE BACKUP ...
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Backup/dump kernel image (and full ROM) without root for Mediatek Devices

I would like to pull the boot image of my device Pipo N7. I don't have root. I found the following link: Backup/dump kernel image without root or twrp/cwm` But when I try to find /dev -name 'by-name'...
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How to extract calendar data from the stock calendar app of Android Gingerbread (2.3.6) without a Google account?

I am confronted with an old Android phone: OS: Gingerbread (2.3.6) Type: Motorola XT320 It holds quite a significant amount of data in its local calendar, operated by what appears to be the stock ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to backup android app favorites

I've a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I would like to flash a new Firmware but I've installed many apps. Is there any app which can help me to keep my apps favorites and settings so that I can recover all ...
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How do I know If my phones Bootloader is locked or not?

I want to flash TWRP & SuperSU to take a backup, but I read that if you flash TWRP with a locked bootloader it would brick my device & wipe my data, now that would just defeat the purpose. How ...
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before I factory reset my galany j3

my daughter has locked herself out of her phone. so before I factory reset her galaxy j3 luna. she's is hoping there's a way I could hook up the phone to a cpu and save her pics & other files?
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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 ...
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Access Android SD from Windows 7 via card reader

I want to backup my sd-card, before using it in my new phone. So I used a card reader to connect it to my Windows 7 notebook. Sadly the partition is not mounted to a drive letter, altough I can see it ...
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Mount encrypted emulated avd userdata-qemu.img.qcow2

I'm trying to make a backup of my AVD. To speed things up, I like to make incremental backups. Backing up the *.img.qcow2 file(s) is inefficient. I'd like to be able to mount the filesystem that ...
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When I change my phone, will I be able to keep all my game progress in Dream League Soccer 2018 and my player purchases? how?

When I change my phone, will I be able to keep all my game progress in Dream League Soccer 2018 and my player purchases? If yes, how?
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How to backup and restore APN setting via ADB?

How to backup and restore APN setting via ADB? I'm on Android 6.0 without root.
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How do I prevent current WhatsApp backup from overwriting previous WhatsApp backup on Google Drive?

I'm having a really bad week as far as my tech and I might have to do a factory reset on my phone. In the process, I discovered nearly all of my WhatsApp data has been wiped out (the conversations are ...
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Transfer WhatsApp chat from iPhone to Android

I recently moved from iPhone to Android, now I want to transfer all my WhatsApp chats to my new Android phone from iPhone, but the problem is WhatsApp doesn't have any feature to transfer chats ...
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Installed app is deleted from Play Store. How to download it from my mobile to PC for backup?

There is an app that I have on my phone that is VERY USEFUL to me. The problem is that soon I'll have to change phone or reset to Factory settings and this app is no longer available on Play Store for ...
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Backup Choices game

Good morning everyone :) I'm really hopeful someone can help me with this little problem... You see I've been playing Choices (a modded version which I can't seem to connect with facebook or google ...
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Can i recover data from a Nandroid Backup without the original device?

I'd like to start making scheduled backups to my rooted OnePlus 3T (Oxygen OS 5.0.1) in order to prevent the loss of data from any reason that could occur. I want to save everything: the entire ...
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Adoptable storage and nandroid backup - All apps included?

I have an SD card in internal storage mode (adoptable storage) and want to do a full backup of my device. In this mode the SD card has folders equivalent to /data/app, /data/data and /data/media. If I ...
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How to copy Unity Game (SpaceFlight Simulator) from Galaxy S6 Edge to S9?

I have been looking for a way to transfer game progress of Space Flight Simulator (made by Unity) from a Galaxy S6 Edge to a new Galaxy S9. Please note that /data/data/ directory does not exist on ...