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[Q] Anyone got "adb backup" to work with stock Xperia ICS?

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By BOFH2k, Junior Member on 6th June 2012, 10:24 PM
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When issuing the backup command for the rev. 11 adb (on Ubuntu 11.04), I only receive backup files of size zero (while "adb shell" works just fine) from my MK16i with 4.1.B.0.431 (4.0.4):
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adb backup -f Backup_20120606.ab -all -apk -nosystem
Anybody got that feature working (tried just -all as well, no luck)? The module Backup & Restore has been missing in my SE PC Companion as well, so I have no way of local backup...
 
 
10th June 2012, 07:58 PM |#2  
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adb backup not working on SK17i (Xperia mini pro)
Same problem here:
Phone: Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro (SK17i), Android 4.0.4 Build 4.1.B.0.431
PC-System: Android SDK Platform-tools Rev. 11
Google USB Driver Rev. 4
on Win 7 (64 bit)

Code:
adb backup -apk -shared -all
gives me the following in ddms (Dalvik Debug Monitor):
Code:
06-10 20:52:56.445: D/AndroidRuntime(3154): Calling main entry com.android.commands.bu.Backup
06-10 20:52:56.445: D/bu(3154): Beginning: 21
06-10 20:52:56.445: D/bu(3154): Finished.
06-10 20:52:56.445: D/AndroidRuntime(3154): Shutting down VM
06-10 20:52:56.445: V/BackupManagerService(284): Requesting full backup: apks=true shared=true all=true pkgs=[Ljava.lang.String;@2bf72990
06-10 20:52:56.445: I/BackupManagerService(284): Beginning full backup...
06-10 20:52:56.445: D/BackupManagerService(284): Starting backup confirmation UI, token=1410532927
06-10 20:52:56.445: I/ActivityManager(284): START {act=fullback flg=0x10000000 cmp=com.android.backupconfirm/.BackupRestoreConfirmation (has extras)} from pid 284
06-10 20:52:56.445: E/BackupManagerService(284): Unable to launch full backup confirmation
06-10 20:52:56.445: D/BackupManagerService(284): Full backup processing complete.
Does this mean that Sony did not integrate the backup routine of ICS in their rom?

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5th July 2012, 07:07 PM |#3  
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I have the same problem using LT18i. But I think it's only missing an apk... will investigate =)

EDIT: After some investigation, maybe the GoogleBackupTransport.apk is blocked by Sony to prevent adb backups. This is just a wild gess.
6th July 2012, 12:50 AM |#4  
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its a guess but maybe try running ADB as root/insecure

writeup on app in portal
http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...adbd-insecure/
app thread
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1687590

maybe it will work then

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7th July 2012, 09:21 PM |#5  
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Hmmm,

running adbd insecure requires a rooted Xperia device which to my knowledge has yet to be achieved for Android 4.0.4...
If I remember it correctly, GoogleBackupTransport.apk contains the API classes used by apps supporting online backup of their data on Google servers - that said, it might contain the local backup code since Android 4.

Cheers,
BOFH
8th July 2012, 01:38 AM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BOFH2k

Hmmm,

running adbd insecure requires a rooted Xperia device which to my knowledge has yet to be achieved for Android 4.0.4...
If I remember it correctly, GoogleBackupTransport.apk contains the API classes used by apps supporting online backup of their data on Google servers - that said, it might contain the local backup code since Android 4.

Cheers,
BOFH

Root has been around for ages for 4.0.4 for locked and unlocked bl. But neway was just an idea. Good luck

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27th May 2013, 08:53 AM |#7  
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same with cm9
i'm having the same issue with cm9 iyokan (ics 4.0.4). i found a few other posts from others with the same issue and no luck. i have google backup transport on my phone. has anyone solved this?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...hp?t=2077799#6

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1696320

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...hp?t=1851811#5
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