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By Coronado is dead, Senior Member on 22nd August 2013, 03:12 PM
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22nd April 2014, 10:43 AM |#11  
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TWRP backups each partition separately, thus it can also restore any single partition so also /data

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"so is there a way I can get the data of at least a few apps and restore them individually somehow?"
22nd April 2014, 10:54 AM |#12  
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"so is there a way I can get the data of at least a few apps and restore them individually somehow?"

Of course. TWRP has no advanced backup&restore features because it doesn't need them: you will be prompted before each backup&restore action about the partitions.

For data of just single apps use better Titanium Backup. It can extract them from your nandroid backups

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29th April 2015, 12:15 AM |#13  
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Advance Restore and just click restore data only on twrp

does it restore gapps too?
24th May 2015, 07:58 PM |#14  
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does it restore gapps too?

I think some of the gapps data is flashed to system, so it won't be able to completely restore it but after flashing gapps, you should be able to extract google apps with data intact from TWRP backup
8th August 2015, 11:58 AM |#15  
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I think some of the gapps data is flashed to system, so it won't be able to completely restore it but after flashing gapps, you should be able to extract google apps with data intact from TWRP backup

Exactly what I do.
11th December 2015, 09:53 PM |#16  
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marsmallow 6 will update apps + data from your google account. Not sure it's fully implemented yet but it's supposed to work. I've tried it yesterday with a Mm6.0.1 on nexus 7 2013 and many apps were already configured. Not all of them. Going from MM6 to MM6.0.1 might complicate it so maybe it's better to restore with google and do a little work by yourself, to make sure. I gave up on those restore apps. It also give you the opportunity to do a clean up
6th October 2017, 09:57 AM |#17  
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So here's the thing: I made a TWRP backup of my 16GB nexus before I returned it yesterday (multitouch issues, dead pixels) but see now that people are reporting an OTA update that fixes the multitouch issue. I would rather not restore that backup since it is the JSS15J system, so is there a way I can get the data of at least a few apps and restore them individually somehow?

Thanks!

I'm sure somebody is already aware of this;just sharing coz this awed me!
You need to ..extract/restore individual data files from nandroid backup?
Restore data to an app when switching between ROMs or OS versions?

Well TWRP IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEED! And a PC of course.
Bless the Devs
Forget Nan managers, tar.extractors & the insanely complex Bash terminal commands

1. Go to File manager on TWRP recovery, it can read the system data i.e. data/data/ file (while your other file managers can,only data files on SD or ext.SD)
2.Go to data/data and locate the data folder of the app you wish to extract; will be in the format 'com.app name'
3.Push 'Select folder' tab on the screen; it gives you option to COPY the file
4.Move up & paste the data/data file on your readable memmory: sd/ext.SD

And that's it!! Just connect to the PC & pull the file & there u have: your APP DATA FILE!

I was tired using zip extractors, changing file names & struggling with command prompts; then found this

Hope it helps


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Originally Posted by DIGVIJAY24

I'm sure somebody is already aware of this;just sharing coz this awed me!
You need to ..extract/restore individual data files from nandroid backup?
Restore data to an app when switching between ROMs or OS versions?

Well TWRP IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEED! And a PC of course.
Bless the Devs
Forget Nan managers, tar.extractors & the insanely complex Bash terminal commands

1. Go to File manager on TWRP recovery, it can read the system data i.e. data/data/ file (while your other file managers can,only data files on SD or ext.SD)
2.Go to data/data and locate the data folder of the app you wish to extract; will be in the format 'com.app name'
3.Push 'Select folder' tab on the screen; it gives you option to COPY the file
4.Move up & paste the data/data file on your readable memmory: sd/ext.SD

And that's it!! Just connect to the PC & pull the file & there u have: your APP DATA FILE!

I was tired using zip extractors, changing file names & struggling with command prompts; then found this

Hope it helps


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And believe me, I could repack the data into my new ROM just like that!
Not sure if this messes up with your system but I'm going great so far.

So you Upgraded to a higher OS and find some of your apps to be crashing on your new ROM & have a nandroid of your stock:

You are going to switch data files between stock & custom ROM!

1.Flash the Stock ROM & copy app data from the system files to readable memory, as mentioned above, just add a letter & Rename the copy(which again you can do with TWRP!) so that TWRP may not confuse with the new folder
2.Flash the new ROM, uninstall the app that crashes & install the compatible version from the store
3.Allow storage permission from settings; open the app & perform some action so that a storage directory is created,if not already, in the system storage
4.Boot to TWRP recovery in the new ROM , so now you have the data/data folder of the new app you just installed(which is empty) as well as the data/data folder from your stock ROM on your SD/Ext.SD
5. You know were this is going Delete the data/data folder on your running ROM & MOVE(again with TWRP only!) the one from SD ,after restoring its original name, to the data folder from were you just deleted the other.
6.Wipe Dalvik/caches & reboot
7. Other than receiving a pop up that there may be some trouble with your android system, on startup, everything works just fine for me & the App is fully restored!!

Didn't even use a PC!!
Such a tool TWRP is

Forgive me, but try this at your own risk, coz as a newbie Im completely unaware of the consequences

Hope this helps somebody

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