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Hello, I have a Nexus 6 running Nethunter on top of Cataclysm Android Marshmallow . I would like to back up my texts since I want to get Android N and they would be deleted. Does Nandroid back EVERYTHING up including app data? I have TWRP installed on my Nexus, but looking though the Nandroid back up options I only saw the system directories with options to be backed up. What I apps can I use to backup my messages? I do have root and busybox.
 
 
15th March 2016, 07:06 AM |#2  
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Use sms backup and avoid nandroid. Backing up with nandroid is only Good if you are restoring a botched system. And even then it has issues.
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Another possibility is Titanium Backup or the OpenSoucre 0andBackup, both can create and restore a backup for your app data. Which is really night for otp apps or so.

For SMS use a specialized app like SMSbackup or SMSbackup+.
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Another possibility is Titanium Backup or the OpenSoucre 0andBackup, both can create and restore a backup for your app data. Which is really night for otp apps or so.

For SMS use a specialized app like SMSbackup or SMSbackup+.

I have tried Titanium Back up, but when I restored my messages all of my SMS apps would not start and think I soft bricked too. I use Hangouts for SMS.

Thanks for the advice! I was going to just use nandroid, until I saw some replies on my thread. I did run a Nandroid backup last night and it did back up my /data partition. (Be spelling that wrong. But the partition was a massive 14 GB so I assume that's where all the users app data hangs out at)
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Another possibility is Titanium Backup or the OpenSoucre 0andBackup, both can create and restore a backup for your app data. Which is really night for otp apps or so.

For SMS use a specialized app like SMSbackup or SMSbackup+.

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Another possibility is Titanium Backup or the OpenSoucre 0andBackup, both can create and restore a backup for your app data. Which is really night for otp apps or so.

For SMS use a specialized app like SMSbackup or SMSbackup+.

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Use sms backup and avoid nandroid. Backing up with nandroid is only Good if you are restoring a botched system. And even then it has issues.

I am wiping everything since I am going to test drive Android N for a while.
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I am wiping everything since I am going to test drive Android N for a while.


Then use one of the sms backup apps. They may not work with android N. Restoring this type of data is always a crap shoot as it is system data and restoring that can cause issues as you have found out.
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Then use one of the sms backup apps. They may not work with android N. Restoring this type of data is always a crap shoot as it is system data and restoring that can cause issues as you have found out.

I went with SMS Back up and Restore. It looked more reliable than the others since it had material design and it got an update 29 days ago. I will probably be switching back to Marshmallow Wednesday night.
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I went with SMS Back up and Restore. It looked more reliable than the others since it had material design and it got an update 29 days ago. I will probably be switching back to Marshmallow Wednesday night.

That is what I used when I used to keep my sms. I no longer bother anymore.
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