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[TUTORIAL][GUIDE][HOW TO] Backup & Restore sdcard and apps with data (21/06/2014)

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23rd November 2014, 04:29 PM   |  #21  
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For non root device, Does backup and restore work for data partition completely?

If yes, this is a great sticky thread!

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23rd November 2014, 06:02 PM   |  #22  
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Can you get individual apks from the backup ab file if you didn't want to do a full restore?

Update: this works to convert the .ab file to .tar, with visible apk files: http://sourceforge.net/projects/adbe...?source=navbar
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26th November 2014, 03:13 PM   |  #23  
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For non root device, Does backup and restore work for data partition completely?

If yes, this is a great sticky thread!

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Yes. (Success rate 8.5/10)

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Can you get individual apks from the backup ab file if you didn't want to do a full restore?

Update: this works to convert the .ab file to .tar, with visible apk files: http://sourceforge.net/projects/adbe...?source=navbar

Nice work bro
Have you tested it ??
If yes, I'll include it on first post and give you credits
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26th November 2014, 06:31 PM   |  #24  
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Have you tested it ??

Yes, it works. It's a Java app, so you need Java installed on your system. I used jre 7.1 on Win7.

I think I'll just remove the other backup apps on my phone. There's really no need to clutter my phone with backup apps when this does the same job without anything extra installed on the phone.
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27th November 2014, 01:04 AM   |  #25  
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Unfortunately this isn't so successful with my HP TouchPad running CM10.1.

My TP connects successfully to my PC in USB Debugging mode, and the USB drivers appear to be working, but adb doesn't detect my device.

CM10.1 supports adb over network connection, and that actually works - adb connects to the TouchPad over WiFi.

But sdcard backup doesn't work because the TouchPad still contains a .palm directory that's nested so deep that it exceeds 256 characters. Oh well, no matter - the device is rooted, so it's easy to back up the sdcard memory by other means.

As for backing up the apps to backup.ab, it almost works - except that it keeps quitting at a different random point, so I can never get a backup of all the apps.
29th November 2014, 06:39 PM   |  #26  
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Ok, I fixed the problem with my HP TouchPad not connecting to adb over usb. The adb driver wasn't installing properly because the TouchPad is not in the list of recognized devices in the android_winusb.inf file (the Moto G was already in there along with a long list of other popular phones).

I had to add this section to the file:
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; HP TouchPad
%SingleAdbInterface%        = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_6860&REV_0227&MI_01
%CompositeAdbInterface%     = USB_Install, USB\VID_0BB4&PID_6860&MI_01
and then update the driver in Device Manager with the TouchPad connected. Make sure to add the new code under the appropriate x86 or amd64 sections depending on whether you are using Win 32-bit or 64-bit (or just add it under both sections). I think I was lucky that I had installed Helium backup on my PC previously, or I might not have had the required Android sdk components

Still have no idea why the network adb backup is so unreliable with the TP, but at least now I can use usb backup. I can't connect adb to my Moto G over the network at all. Android 4.4.4 on the Moto G seems to lack the option to enable network adb that I found in CM 10.1. Don't know whether the option was removed from more recent versions of Android, or they hid it someplace new, or it's just not supported on my non-rooted Moto G.
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