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By mystertom101, Senior Member on 18th February 2014, 09:04 PM
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i want to backup everything on the storage of my nexus 5 to my macbook this includes pictures videos music etc... how do i go about doing that because i find android file transfer pretty **** and it doesn't work half the time always cuts out and you can only transfer like a maximum of 4gb and i need to transfer 22 any solutions?
 
 
18th February 2014, 09:48 PM |#2  
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Can you set your mac up as an ftp server or connect to it as a network drive?

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18th February 2014, 09:52 PM |#3  
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i want to backup everything on the storage of my nexus 5 to my macbook this includes pictures videos music etc... how do i go about doing that because i find android file transfer pretty **** and it doesn't work half the time always cuts out and you can only transfer like a maximum of 4gb and i need to transfer 22 any solutions?

Try adb: in cmd type: adb backup -apk -all -noshared -system or adb pull sdcard /sdcard/
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FTP all the way
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Can you set your mac up as an ftp server or connect to it as a network drive?

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i wouldn't have a clue how to do that but thanks
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Try adb: in cmd type: adb backup -apk -all -noshared -system or adb pull sdcard /sdcard/

used adb like twice in my life and that was on windows i don't know how to access either a terminal or command prompt type thing on mac lool I'm a noob sorry
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Mac has an app called "terminal" doesn't it?

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Mac has an app called "terminal" doesn't it?

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yeah i just noticed i never ever went in to the 'other' folder which is where terminal is located lol don't really know how to use it though but ill figure it out
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The first thing to do will be to google "android sdk for Mac"

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Try adb: in cmd type: adb backup -apk -all -noshared -system or adb pull sdcard /sdcard/

that didn't work
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that didn't work

If you tried the adb pull I think it should be adb pull /sdcard /sdcard
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