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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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TWRP Backup restoring Line/Whatsapp problem

so I have the following Problem. I had flashed the custom os anchidroid onto my s3. It was working perfectly until recently my phone would boot and keep trying to optimise all my apps and restart and ...
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Get data/backup out of a bootlooping Nexus6P

My phone got stuck in a bootloop since yesterday and now I am trying to get out any data/backup I can. After dozens of tries (most of the times it just reboots when I choose to get into recovery from ...
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Where does LineageOs store stock browser bookmarks?

How could I export or backup my bookmarks in the LineageOS 14.1 default browser? Several apps failed to retrieve bookmarks The name of the browser doesn't appear anywhere in the browser itself find /...
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Dump google authenticator keys [duplicate]

I have a lot of entries in the google authenticator app. Those entries were originally entered by scanning QR-codes. If I lose my phone, those entries are lost, and my experience tells me that some ...
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How do I mount an external USB flash drive?

I have a SanDisk 32GB external flash drive I bought six years ago which I used to back up files from my PC. At the moment I no longer have access to as PC, but would like to mount my USB drive and use ...
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Contacts not being displayed in contact list but appears when trying to save a contact

I have Lenovo A6000+ smartphone. About 100 contacts have been removed when trying to backup contacts on SD card. But when I enter the phone no. of the removed contact, it reappears again in the ...
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Restore Pixel C backup

I had a Pixel C, which I backuped (System -> Backup -> ...). I can see that backup (1) in Google Drive. After the Pixel C died I now have a new Pixel C and would like to restore that Backup (1). When ...
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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 ...
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How to migrate data with downgrading from Android 7.1.1 to 5.1

I just bought a new phone and it is running Android 5.1 with little chances for upgrade. On the initial setup, when Android asks were to migrate from, my current phone (with Android 7.1.1) was not ...
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Can't restore Nexus 6p Google Drive backup to new LG G6

Previously I've owned Nexus phones and the transfer of apps etc from old to new phone has been seamless. However restoring apps from my old Nexus 6p to my new LG G6 didn't work. The only thing that ...
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Galaxy S5 SM-G900F soft-bricked & stuck on Samsung logo screen

Hi may can someone to help here. Today i restart my phone don know why will stuck on SAMSUNG screen like the picture. I see a lot tutorial say have to factory reset. Is that anyway I can make backup ...
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How to extract SMS/MMS from Android to readable format?

Looking for a way to extract text messages, photos included, to a readable format like HTML, PDF, RTF, etc. Is there any free software that can achieve this?
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What data is included in Auto Backup?

On my Android 7.0 phone, I see that I can set auto backups for the phone data. (click image for larger variant) For apps, it says that it will back up app data. I see that Android apps have both ...
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Stock rom installation using twrp?

I have a rooted Huawei G Play Mini. Boot loader is unlocked. Also, I have custom recovery (TWRP) installed. And, I need to upgrade my phone from lollipop to marshmallow. But, I do not have stock ...
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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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Full backup of Moto X

I have a non rooted Moto X (2014), which does not have a SD slot. I am looking for a full backup method which either is over the net or preferably uses an OTG cable to a flash drive. Helium ...
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Google Drive and Whatsapp

I have lost my phone number and there is no way I can get back the same number from the operator. I want to restore my whatsapp chats which were safely backed up on google drive. I need those chats as ...
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Whatsapp messages restore

My phone had a problem so the mobile repairing center did factory reset. Then I reinstalled whatsapp and tried to restore backup from Google Drive. It took about 1:30 hours for 400 Mb and didn't show ...
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Image Android Phone, then run on Windows

Is there any way to take an image of an android device, then run that image on an Android emulator (e.g. BlueStacks) in Windows? I'd like to do this as a way to help investigate an issue with some ...
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TWRP: What should I select in Backup on OnePlus 5

I'm new to TWRP and I'm going to be installing a custom.ROM/Kernel. I've messed up my device a few times by installing random things. I've fixed it now, and I'd like to start making backups. I know ...
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Titanium Backup - Restoring manually backed up apps (TB, Google Drive)

I recently had to format my OnePlus 2 and backed up a few apps, namely Authenticator and two games. First, I did a normal backup, then I used "send latest backup" in the "special features" tab to put ...
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Restore single app from Google backup

I have two devices that both have automatic backups enabled through settings. I see both backups on Google drive. The settings have an "auto restore" option, which implies there's most be a non-auto ...
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Transferring Whatsapp history from person to person

I deleted my Whatsapp history with person X, but the conversation history still exists on X's phone. So can I get back the history from the X's phone?
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Can't move System from one phone to another using twrp?

I have a HTC desire 510 (broken) and a HTC desire 510 (rather unharmed). I made a backup of the system on the old one to the new one using twrp 3.1.1 to the external sd card. If I put the sd card ...
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Restore ALL information after factory reset

I've done a factory reset on my Samsung galaxy A5 (2016) with android 6.0.1. I've done a factory reset today, then restored my account from Google drive. Many things have been restored correctly, ...
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Does migration of whatsapp images and videos from google drive preserve file modification date?

According to this Android Stackexchange answers file modification dates aren't restored upon restoration. So videos and images restored from Google Drive backup of whatsapp won't work leading to ...
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Using adb to move data to new device

I just got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. I used Samsung Smart Switch and I have Google set to backup my data and restore it. But on all the apps that got automatically restored there was none of my ...
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Upload and LAN issues in Nougat

I recently switched phones to Infinix Zero 4 running Android N and can't seem to get around the following issues: 1) My backup app (Folder Sync Pro) has not been able to complete a single backup ...
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Backup to Google Drive - Disabled by your admin. Why does my device show is? It's preventing me from restoring my backed up apps.

I'm trying to restore my apps that are backed up to Drive. I keep getting this (screenshot) and cannot change so I can restore my apps. I even did a factory reset and was not offered the option to ...
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BlueStacks Apps

so I have been playing on Bluestacks for a little over a year now and I had to update it; but when I did I encountered a bug or something; just I just kept getting the load screen I reported it a few ...
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Can I open Whatsapp backup messages from Nokia C7 on Android phone?

I have a backup files from older phone (Nokia C7) where Whatsapp is not supported anymore. These files are stored in data/wa: MsgStore.bak.1, MsgStore.bak.2, MsgStore.bak.3, and I have there very ...
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Full backup of only firmware and ROM from non-rooted Android devices (namely Samsung devices)

So, I've been looking around the Web, but haven't found anything conclusive. The closest things I could find were either options after rooting or an XDA post regarding near-full backups via ADB, but ...
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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 ...
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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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Good complete backup solution?

I recently had a problem with my phone where I was forced to do a factory reset and lost a bunch of stuff. To prevent that happening again I want a complete solution that reliably backs up my device ...
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Troubles restoring ADB backups

(Android 7.0, Shield Tablet) I found myself in the situation of having to back up my data without root multiple times, and till now everything went pretty well. Regarding apps and relative data (on ...
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How to backup large contact photos?

Most modern Android devices allow storing large photos of each contact. I tried exporting all my contacts, then importing them. All the large photos were lost. How can you backup the large photos ...
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“Insufficient Storage Space” problem with Titanium Root, preventing backup

I'm in a pickle I have no idea how to fix. I turned off the often suggested "Mount Namespace Separation" option in SU, and it doesn't work with this issue. I uninstalled/ reinstalled Titanium Root, no ...
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Do phone's sync or back up their notes?

I have just got a replacement phone. I backed up all my data with google and GCloud, and then claimed on the insurance to get a new phone. However after restoring all the data to my new phone, I ...
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Enter the “private sandbox folder”

I've been using a voice recorded app on Android called "Parrot" that stores recordings to SD card\Android\data\com.SearingMedia.Parrot\files\parrot I know they're here because when I select a ...
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How do I exclude a subfolder in DCIM from Google Photos backup?

I set Google Photos to automatically back up pictures and videos I take and nothing else. I use an Xperia phone and it comes with a feature to take "Time Shift" photo which is essentially just a ...
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Exporting SMS on sim card to text file

It seems to me like Android comes with the "veiled" idea that management of SMS that may be present on sim card is not so important (and maybe it's true). Anyway, take me, I have to deal with them at ...
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Where to find gmail accounts in a rooted system

I am searching for my google accounts in my android 7.0 system so maybe I can make a backup and copy to another device. I have multiple accounts on my devices. My devices are rooted.
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Backup Android phone directly to network location periodically

I want to backup as much as possible from a rooted Android phone(user-data, app-data, etc) on a daily basis to a Synology NAS. I've found this tutorial: Automatic Nightly Backups for Your Android ...
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Google Photos really doesn't care for folder hierarchy on backups?

I've enabled the auto-backup feature from Google Photos on my Android phone, and every here and there it asked me through notifications if I wanted to backup a new given folder. I keep my photos ...
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Can't remove root

I have rooted in my Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 1 month ago but now I want to delete it. I tried to delete it by following some guides without success. Could someone help me, please? Thanks
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Downloading Gallery data from Samsung Cloud Storage?

I have a Samsung smartphone and I have enabled the backup to Samsung Account option. After doing a factory data reset today, and restoring data from Samsung account, I realize that although the ...
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Transfer whatsapp conversations to iOS

Is there any way to transfer Whatsapp conversations from an Android 6 device to an iOS 9 device? I have already tried to use the software by iphone-to-pc unsuccessfully (could not read conversations ...
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Saving Notes when I change an Android phone

I have a Xiaomi MI3 and I'll buy the new Xiaomi MI6. In my current phone I have many notes (about 150 notes that I have to save). Is there a way to save notes in order to have them in the next phone? ...
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Backup apps and data using adb

I wanted to backup all the apps and the data of my phone, before I do some hazardous things on it. I have run: ./adb backup -f /mydir/backup.file -apk -obb -shared -all -system But the resulting ...