Question How to backup app data no root

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Feb 25, 2019
Moto G6
Moto G6 Plus
But if helium can do it by debugging mode its posible no root
Must be other apps capable then no?
Debugging mode is not the same as root permissions on your device. With debugging mode you are logged in (shell) as user_shell and with root you are user_root. The user_shell doesn't have the permissions to read the app specific directories in /data/data/PACKAGES to do a backup of all your apps. Only user_root, user_system and apps themselves (only for own directory, but others not) can access these directories r/w and read all the data within.

Exception: An ADB backup is able to backup app data of those apps, that are included in the Google Backup ('device settings > System > Backup' or open settings > searchbar > 'backup').
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