How do you backup data in a rooted phone using adb twrp?

Search This thread

tesiz22

Senior Member
May 8, 2021
85
6
I have a Galaxy Note 5 and I have important data in it. The screen is broken so I can't do anything, but I see recovery listed with a bunch of characters when I do
Code:
adb devices
. I can run some adb commands, adb root tells me I have root, I can do "id" inside of adb shell. Though, whenever I try running any twrp commands inside adb shell, it says "TWRP does not appear to be running. Waiting for TWRP to start."

What can I do here? I also see SAMSUNG Android under devices on this linux distro I'm running but I am getting an mtp error whenever I try connecting to it.
 

nazhai

Senior Member
May 25, 2020
79
6
Sorry to hear that. If your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 can be detected by the computer via USB cable connecting, and the USB debugging on it is enabled, try Coolmuster Android Backup Manager. Its free backup function can help transfer data to the computer for backup directly. It's easy and safe. Good luck to you.
 

tesiz22

Senior Member
May 8, 2021
85
6
Sorry to hear that. If your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 can be detected by the computer via USB cable connecting, and the USB debugging on it is enabled, try Coolmuster Android Backup Manager. Its free backup function can help transfer data to the computer for backup directly. It's easy and safe. Good luck to you.
It doesn't seem to be working, well at least not when the phone's in recovery. I'm not sure if I can boot it up normally.
 
D

Deleted member 1890170

Guest
I have a Galaxy Note 5 and I have important data in it. The screen is broken so I can't do anything, but I see recovery listed with a bunch of characters when I do
Code:
adb devices
.
Indicates your phone boots into Recovery mode and not into Normal ( ADB ) mode.
To get rid off of booting into Recovery mode you run
Code:
adb devices
adb reboot

Once your phone boots into Normal mode you can pull out the data of interest: take note that adb pull has a size limit, hence probably
Code:
adb pull /sdcard C:\PULLED-DATA
doesn't work as expected if amount of data to pull is >= 2GB in total ( e.g. a stored movie file may have up to 8GB ). That means, to be on safe side, you have to pull the files of interest one-by-one.