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How to resume app restore after stopping it on first opening Google Play?

Use bmgr from adb shell. See this answer for a complete explanation of backup sets. Root access is not required. shell@maguro:/ $ bmgr list sets 1234567890abcdef : droid48 34567890abcdef12 : ...
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WhatsApp doesn't prompt to restore from local storage

Disclaimer: this solution is offered to those who as myself found this post via googling for "whatsapp not restoring local backup", I have not changed my number. I've tried giving ...
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WhatsApp doesn't prompt to restore from local storage

Android 11 release issue and solution: In my case, after backing up the WhatsApp folder via USB and restoring it using the same method to the new phone, I discovered that WhatsApp was unable to find ...
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How do you extract an App's data from a full backup made through "adb backup"?

Based on the information by others, now I know that the backup file is just a prefixed Deflated (GZip) stream, based on this information this simple program can unpack it for you: import java.io.*; ...
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How to restore the stock firmware to the Asus Zenfone 2?

I found out how to do it with the official firmware from asus.com. I'll post this for the benefit of all sentient beings future readers with the same problem. I'm writing this in a very beginner-...
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Prevent WhatsApp from restoring media from Google Drive Backup

So disconnecting WhatsApp from Google Drive didn't exactly work out because my chats were also in that Google Drive backup. However, here is how I was successful in restoring only the chats. (No media)...
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How do you extract an App's data from a full backup made through "adb backup"?

As the implicit question is also, "how to restore a single apps data", I would like to mention this nifty script, that splits a given full-backup.ab in single-app.ab files. It requires these ...
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Backup app's fingerprint data and restore

No, not possible even with root. And rightly so, since accessing fingerprint data is a huge security risk. Android stores fingerprint data in Trusted Execution Environment and can't be accessed even ...
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Prevent WhatsApp from restoring media from Google Drive Backup

I'm having the same problem. So far, the only working solution that I discovered is to disconnect WhatsApp from your Google Drive (during the restoration). In a browser, go to your Google Drive →...
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Applications are not installed with adb restore

I've adapted niels' script a little to fix some issues with it: #!/bin/bash set -e if [ $# -ne 1 ]; then echo "Usage: $0 <package-name>" exit 1 fi echo -n "Enter password: &...
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Why is my Android not restoring the app data from its Google Drive backup?

I'm going to post an alternative answer to my own question, in spite of having accepted the previous answer. The reason is that I have since learned, on my personal device, that the Android Backup and ...
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WhatsApp doesn't prompt to restore from local storage

I had problems with this too, and today finally it worked. I'm not sure which of the following additional steps did the trick, so I'll list both: I copied the entire WhatsApp folder over from the ...
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Backup/Restore SMS/MMS via ADB on a non-rooted device?

Partial answer at least, covering the backup part: you can obtain your SMS with e.g. adb ${ADBOPTS} shell "content query --uri content://sms/ --projection ${projection}" > sms.lst where $...
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Restoring wpa_supplicant.conf [root]

In my case it was necessary to change the owner and group of the file to wifi: mount -o rw,remount /system chown wifi:wifi /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf ls -la /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant....
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How do you extract an App's data from a full backup made through "adb backup"?

To add another option here's a Windows PowerShell version of the header manipulation: $file_in = (Get-Location).Path + "\backup.ab" $file_temp = (Get-Location).Path + "\temp.tgz" [...
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Applications are not installed with adb restore

I solved it with the following script #!/bin/bash killall adb > /dev/null 2>&1 set -e if [ $# -ne 1 ]; then echo "Usage: $0 <package-name-without-ab>" exit 1 fi export PATH=/opt/...
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Restoring the backup of an encrypted phone

As it turns out, TWRP/nandroid backups aren't encrypted. The encryption layer sits lower at the level of the device. You can therefore restore the backup on a new device like any other backup simply ...
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How do you list all apps in an adb backup .ab file?

Restore individual apps from a full backup adb restore always restores the full content of an Android backup file. Therefore if you want to restore apps individually you have to make individual ...
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Is it possible to restore the data of Microsoft Authenticator from a TWRP backup?

With much thanks to @Robert and especially @Firelord, I was able to resolve my problem, and with relative ease. Below contains all of the steps I had to take to recover the necessary information I ...
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Why can't banking apps be backed up and restored?

The banking apps don't identify your device. Instead, they use cryptographic keys: When registering your device, the app generates an asymmetric key pair (RSA or Elliptic Curves). Alternatively the ...
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Can I restore software update?

Wiping /data If you were upgrading Android versions, the OTA might not have wiped your /data partition properly, and this may cause the issues that you describe. You should first try to perform a ...
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Restore all data to another rooted device (LineageOS)

Encrypted open source backup solution for Android is called SeedVault by Calyx Institute and has been included as a built-in backup solution from LineageOS 18.1. To use it, navigate to Settings -> ...
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File-based encryption security and backup/restore considerations

Android 9 and lower Apps can place data in either a Credential Encrypted (CE) or Device Encrypted (DE) storage, but does this necessarily mean all files in /data/ are encrypted? What will be ...
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How to create a backup image (*.ab) of Android Device that is not booting up?

The approach you are taking is not worth it for you simply because: USB debugging needs to be enabled beforehand for using any adb command on a device. Since your mother probably would have never ...
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WhatsApp not prompting to restore from Google Drive backup

Late to the party, but just experienced this on my own: I have to grant whatever permission that Whatsapp has asked for. Denying even one of them will lead to not showing the prompt.
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How to fully back up a phone's content to a PC, possibly for restoring on a similar phone

LG provides different Software (or maybe just different names) - LG-Bridge - LG PC Suite - LG Mobile Switch - LG ANDROID BACKUP For experts also there is LGUP flash tool which may shipped with ...
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How to decrypt a phone in bootloop mode

I had same problem and I'll write tips how i fixed this situation. You can fix it by just dirty-flash any rom. Flash any rom by using external storage or by adb sideload(Advanced -> ADB Sideload -&...
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Can I manually download my wifi settings to my Android device from my Google account?

It is possible to recover Android settings through bmgr. List your sets using bmgr list sets Example output: 36df6csd30288e33 : phone 3c559c36e65a9b49 : tablet Now you can restore com.android....
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How to restore an image of android partition from my linux PC

The initial adb pull/push by-partition-id pattern in the question has merit for recovery environments. Though I didn't test for the whole of the flash ("mmcblk0"), a backup and restore by ...
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Prevent WhatsApp from restoring media from Google Drive Backup

Easy. Restore your WhatsApp as normal, also restoring the media. On PC, go to Google Drive > Backups > right-click on selected WhatsApp backup, and choose "Turn off backup". Google ...
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