Backup & restore app settings? (well, playing progress of some games)

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By 7wells, Member on 21st May 2020, 01:48 PM
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Do you know how to backup & restore the settings of apps that are installed on a Fire TV stick 4K?

I have SuperTuxKart and 2 other games on that device and need to reset it. In order not to lose the kids' playing progress (* cough, cough *), I would like to backup the settings of these games, including (hopefully) also the playing progress.

This stick is not rooted, and I do not want to root it.

Thanks for any helpful hints!

I am now looking into Oandbackup, available from F-Droid. Well, it needs 'su', so without root, no backup.

I have access via adb. But as I have no clue, where the games' settings are placed, this will be complicated.
21st May 2020, 04:41 PM |#2  
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Without root.

adb backup -f myapp.ab -apk com.myapp
# backup on one device
adb restore myapp.ab

adb shell pm list packages -f
# to get the appname com.******
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21st May 2020, 09:27 PM |#3  
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Great - thank you so much!

Slightly OT:
Despite I ticked the box to always allow adb connections via network from this device, the message pops up on the fire tv on every adb connection attempt (and the box is then always again un-ticked). Is there a way to allow this really permanently?
24th May 2020, 10:44 AM |#4  
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This does not seem to work. The backup command results in this message:
Now unlock your device and confirm the backup operation...
The start page of the fire tv is shown throughout this process, and I had given permission for the adb connection before.

Any hints what I am doing wrong or could do? Thanks once more!
24th May 2020, 12:35 PM |#5  
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Have you Turned on

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