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

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tesiz22

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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

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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

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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.
 

jwoegerbauer

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    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.