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Android 11 forces apps to support local backups but not cloud backups

It wouldn't be controversial for me to say that backing up and restoring apps is a terrible experience on Android. Now, that statement isn't universally true—if you're upgrading to an Android device from the same vendor as your previous device, then the app migration process will generally be pretty seamless. Ask anyone who has tried...

Android backups to Google Drive have been broken for many, here’s how to fix it

One of the pain points in migrating from one Android smartphone to another is the fact that you are unlikely to land in the same device state as you started off, in the context of your app data. The problem is even more prominent when you migrate across different OEMs, as specific OEM solutions are...

Google warns that ADB backup and restore may be removed in a future Android release

Setting up a new Android phone has gotten a lot easier over the years. Android Oreo's Autofill feature has made it much easier to sign in to all your apps, and some apps even carry over all your preferences too. Switching between phones from the same OEM is especially easy as most have their own...

Manual Google Drive backup support is now in testing in Android Pie

Upgrading your Android smartphone can be annoying if you aren't getting a device from the same brand. That's because, unless you have a rooted device with TitaniumBackup, you may find yourself having to set up all your apps again since the built-in backup solution isn't that robust. While the built-in solution can backup contacts, call...

Android Oreo Receives Noticeable ADB Backup Enhancements

Depending on who you ask, you might hear that the Android Debug Bridge's Backup feature is a godsend. This feature, introduced in Ice Cream Sandwich, allows you to do a full backup of your device without using root or other applications, simply by using adb. However, this tool did have some limitations, which gave the...

TWRP v3.1.0 will Bring Support for Backing up Directly to your PC

If you've come to the XDA forums looking to install mods, ROMs, or kernels onto your device, there's a very high chance that your device has TWRP flashed onto it. TWRP has evolved from being an alternative to ClockworkMod recovery back in the HTC Evo 4G days to becoming the most widely used custom recovery in...

FlashFire v0.33 Update Brings Ability to Backup and Restore via ADB over WiFi

FlashFire, for the uninitiated, is the work of XDA Recognized Developer Chainfire, a man who needs no introduction to an Android enthusiast. FlashFire is the successor of Mobile Odin, an application that aids in flashing Android devices on-the-go.The latest update to FlashFire has brought the ability to backup and restore your phone partitions through ADB....