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is it possible to restore WHATSAPP from a HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro HiSuite backup for S10+?

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By komakippe, Junior Member on Yesterday, 12:30 AM
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Hi all!

We recently bought a new Smartphone for my GF - S10+. Accidently we forgot to save WhatsApp in the Settings so usually it would just sync after logging in on new phone.. the old phone is sold and we realized WhatsApp is gone. Fortunatly we did a FULL BACKUP with HiSuite on my pc before… I have already tried to look into that backup for WhatsApp but all I see is the APK and a huge TAR-file that I cannot open with 7-zip or anything.

My Question to the Pros here: is it somehow possible to restore all those damn Chats with *just* the HiSuite local backup or open that stupid TAR-file with all those files for the app??

Thank you all in Advance!

KR Niko
 
 
Yesterday, 02:15 AM |#2  
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Does the utility HiSuite have a restore feature?
If yes, restore from your full backup, and then try to extract the db files for your WhatsApp Messenger.
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the problem is, that you need a HUAWEI phone to "connect" and "browse" that backup..

HiSuite extracted the whatsapp files and packed it with TAR - but I can't open those with usual programs that handle TAR.

Any ideas??
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if there would be a way of faking an existing huawei phone connection to my pc it would be awesome. this would help me to browse the full backup and extract the files I need.
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Originally Posted by komakippe

the problem is, that you need a HUAWEI phone to "connect" and "browse" that backup..

HiSuite extracted the whatsapp files and packed it with TAR - but I can't open those with usual programs that handle TAR.

Any ideas??

As I know, 7-Zip is free software with open source and you can use 7-Zip on a Windows PC to unpack your .tar file.
Good luck to you.
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Originally Posted by James_Watson

As I know, 7-Zip is free software with open source and you can use 7-Zip on a Windows PC to unpack your .tar file.
Good luck to you.

Not possible with common unpacking programs. I am asking if anyone knows what file format HiSuite is hiding behind TAR. They are clearly NOT USUAL TSR FILES. You can’t unpack them with common un-tar-programs... I have tried 7z winzip winrar and also Cygwin64 „tar“-command in commandline.

Is there really not a single one here who has deeper knowledge about HUAWEI HiSuite and their backup technologie or what format they hiding behind those TARs??
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