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You will need to download and set up the Android SDK on your computer.

This will be used to initiate the backup and restore process on your Android devices. It’s also recommended that you set your device’s display sleep timer to a time that will disable it from turning off during the process.

To do this go to Settings>Display>Sleep and choose the longest time period as possible.

How to fully backup your Android smartphone or tablet with ADB commands:

enable USB debugging |

  1. Go to your Settings menu
  2. Scroll down and tap on System
  3. Select About phone
  4. Tap on the device’s Build number multiple times until it enables Developer options. Newer devices will require you to enter your PIN/password/pattern
  5. Hit the back button and select Developer options within the System menu
  6. Make sure Developer options are toggled on. Scroll down and toggle USB debugging on

How to backup your Android device’s data |

  1. Plug your Android device into your computer
  2. Using either Command Prompt or Terminal, navigate to the folder in which the ADB tools are located and type in “ADB devices“. A pop-up on the Android device will appear if you need to grant your computer permission to interact with the phone or tablet. You will know if the command worked on your computer if it returns with the connected device’s identification number
  3. Type in “adb backup -apk -shared -all -f <filepath>/backup.ab
  4. Your Android device will now show the full backup window. Here you can encrypt your backup with a password (which is recommended)
  5. Tap on Back up my data
  6. This process can take several minutes and when completed, a new file will be placed on your computer

How to restore your Android device’s data |

  1. Plug your Android device into your computer
  2. Using either Command Prompt or Terminal, navigate to the folder in which the ADB tools are located and type in “ADB devices“. A pop-up on the Android device will appear if you need to grant your computer permission to interact with the phone or tablet. You will know if the command worked on your computer if it returns with the connected device’s identification number
  3. Type in “adb restore <filepath>/backup.ab
  4. Your Android device will now show the full restore window. If you added a password to your backup file, enter it in the space given
  5. Tap on Restore my data
  6. This process can take several minutes and when completed, most if not all of your previously installed applications will be present on your device as well as photos and other data.

Android Backup Without Root: The 4 Best Applications For Your Device:

What if you’re not rooted or can’t install a custom recovery? If that’s the case, you need an alternative. We rounded up four of the most promising alternative backup apps for Android.

Holo Backup

Indie developer OmegaVesko created something impressive with Holo Backup. It’s a simple program for Windows and Linux that backs up your phone data, apps, system apps, storage, and texts.

holo-backup-hell-feat-without-root

The best part? It doesn’t even need root. As long as you’ve got ADB and a phone on Android 4.0+, you can use Holo Backup. Though we’re sore about the lack of Mac support.

You can use Holo Backup over wifi as well. As long as you enable wireless ADB debugging in the settings, no cords are required.

Overall, Holo Backup is the best option for users without a custom recovery looking for a good way to keep backups.

Helium

The guys at ClockworkMod created another alternative for people without their famous ClockworkMod Recovery. Helium is an easy way to back up your phone, with or without root.

helium-desktop-app-simple-effective

Rooted users need only download Helium to start backing up to their SD card or PC. Non-rooted users can use it as well, though they’ll need a companion desktop app.

The free version works well enough, provided you don’t mind ads. Coughing up $5 for the premium key gets you regular backups and no ads.

Helium is another good way to keep backups on your PC. We also have to give it a nod for supporting Windows, Mac, and Linux.

G Cloud Backup

Like the name says, G Cloud Backup stores all your phone’s data in the cloud. You can keep up to 10 GB of data in the cloud.

g-cloud-backup-unlimited-mode

G Cloud Backup saves photos, videos, music, system settings, and messages. Unlike other systems, it also focuses on security during the transfer to the cloud. It uses only SSL and 256-AES for storage.

If you’re rooted, you can save even more data like app states and settings. It’s a good deal overall.

The cost could become a factor. G Cloud Backup is free up to 10 GB. Subscribe for $2/month and you can remove the ads and get unlimited storage. Overall, not a bad deal.

Super Backup

Super Backup is a longtime backup app that offers decent features in the free version. Download this app and you can backup apps, call logs, messages, and bookmarks to your SD card or Gmail.

super-backup-individual-options

The app differentiates itself by offering scheduled backups in the free version, a nice touch compared to other apps. It also requires no PC companion apps.

Give Super Backup a shot if you need something less fully featured but would like free automated backups.

Backup Current Firmware With MTK Droid Tool For MediaTek SoCs

The procedure we will show you today is based on using SP Flash to extract the firmware of your device. This approach does not require root.

IMPORTANT: The procedure described in this guide presents complex operations which, if performed incorrectly, could damage your device.

It is recommended to run it only by users who have gained good experience in modding. The staff of GizChina.it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device.

Backup Current Firmware With MTK Droid Tool For MediaTek SoCs


Backup IMEI NVRAM MediaTek SoCs

One of the most important tasks and higher recommendation when flashing our smartphone with  MediaTek MT67XX processor  is to make a backup of the NVRAM partition,

It is in this partition where the information related to the IMEI, WiFi MAC address and Bluetooth is stored, and which is lost when using the Format All + Download  installation method  or even for other types of actions, something that was mentioned in the  SP Flash Tools  user manual in order to flash the Stock ROM of our mobile with MediaTek.

The backup process of this partition works on the MediaTek MT67XX processors.

How To Backup And Restore IMEI NVRAM

back up Apple Watch

Do you want to protect the precious fitness data on your smartwatch, not to mention the music, apps, and settings? Read on to find out how to back up Apple Watch. 

Apple Watch backup is relatively simple, and it is certainly a good idea to save all stored data. If your watch breaks or gets damaged, it would be a nasty surprise to find out that all your personal data has also been lost.

There is only one complicated aspect of the process, which concerns the filing of Health and Activity data. For legal reasons,

Apple allows Apple Watch to be backed up just for you if you remember to encrypt it first. But we’ll get there in a little while.

How to back up Apple Watch

Here’s the simplest part: Apple Watch constantly and automatically backs up to your iPhone companion, and it’s easy to restore your iPhone backup if the Apple Watch is reset for any reason.

For the most part, nothing needs to be done: backups occur automatically and without any user action. The only way we know to manually activate a backup copy is to cancel the pairing of the Apple Watch from the iPhone, a process that causes a backup to be created on the phone (if it is in the Bluetooth distance), but that does even a clock reset – so don’t do it lightly.

Apple Watch backup

If you are concerned that the iPhone itself will be deleted or lost, we assure you that all Apple Watch data (with the exception of health and activity data) is backed up each time the iPhone is backed up.

You must remember that the Apple Watch in this phase of its evolution is in many respects an accessory of the iPhone rather than a real standalone product (we hope that Apple Watch 4 can exist without being tied to an iPhone, but this is just an impossible dream at this point) and therefore everything that is on it is also stored on the iPhone.

The backup of the Apple watch includes all settings (including the app layout of the main screen), app data, music tracks/playlists, and photos. Note that it does not include the credit and debit cards used in Apple Pay, nor does it include the watch’s access code.

How to restore an Apple Watch backup

After making sure that your iPhone data has been saved to iCloud or an encrypted iTunes backup, unpair the Apple Watch – which will create a new backup on the iPhone, as we have said – and then reconnect it and set it. Make sure you select “Restore from backup” instead of “Configure as new Apple Watch”; after this operation, you can set it normally.

How to backup fitness, health and activity data

This is very important: Apple can only back up health / medical / fitness data if it has been encrypted.

When backing up iPhone to iTunes, remember to choose the encrypted option. If you perform an unencrypted backup, all your exercise results data and running times on Apple Watch will be lost. (Even an iCloud backup will be fine – it’s just the unencrypted iTunes backup to cause the problem).

The backup of encrypted iTunes can be created in the same way as an unencrypted backup, automatically or manually, only with the encryption option selected. The first time you do it, there will be one more step where you have to select a password. Don’t forget it! Even Apple won’t know the password, so you won’t be able to recover it.

Help! I lost Apple Watch Activity data!

You have made an unencrypted backup of your Apple Watch and when you move from one iPhone to another and then go to pair the device with the new iPhone, you will find that all the data related to the activity had disappeared. In this case, don’t panic: there is a solution.

Apple Watch Activities

The data of the physical exercises are however stored on the old iPhone … presuming that it has not yet canceled it. Clean the new iPhone, create another backup of the old iPhone (and remember to encrypt it this time), restore the new iPhone from that backup, delete the Apple Watch and pair it with the new iPhone. After all that, you will find out that the badges and execution times are all back.

Some for my followers asking me this question that they want free up their phone storage by deleting photos from there phone and want these photo backup only on google drive.

so I decide to make a guide which helps them to delete their images form gallery but not from google drive.

Not all of the Android device has big storage there for many Android users use the cloud drives.

And if we compare the cloud storages then google drive is the best cloud for android phone and the one reason to use that cloud is that because it’s free and also come free with phone and when you create Gmail account.

Fortunately, there is a way around that, and all it takes is one tap. This isn’t a setting you can adjust—it’s a single button that will delete all photos from your device that are backed up to Google Photos.

If none of your photos are backed up to Google, then no photos will be deleted. In other words, you first need to enable the backup.

Backing up to Google Photos

Before you attempt to delete anything, enable Back Up & Sync from within Google Photos. Here’s how.

  1. Open Google Photos on your Android device.
  2. Slide right from the left edge of the screen to reveal the sidebar.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Back Up & Sync.
  5. Tap to enable Back Up & Sync (Figure A).

Be patient—it may take a while to complete the initial backup.

Figure A

Enabling Back Up & Sync in Google Drive Photos on the Nextbit Robin.

Enabling Back Up & Sync on the Nextbit Robin.

Image: Jack Wallen

Freeing up space

Once the initial backup is complete, it’s time to free up space. This will delete all of the local copies of photos while retaining everything on your Google cloud account. To do this, follow these steps.

  1. Open Google Photos on your Android device.
  2. Slide right from the left edge of the screen to reveal the sidebar.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Free Up Device Storage.
  5. When prompted, tap REMOVE (Figure B).

Figure B

Figure B

Removing locally stored copies of photos is just a tap away.

Image: Jack Wallen

You have freed up space on your Android device without losing your photos and videos. If you need to view those photos and videos, open Google Photos, and you’ll see them. If you need to get a local copy back, open the photo in Google Photos, tap the Menu button, and then tap Download—photo restored.

A full device is an unhappy device

Because smartphones deal with solid-state storage, the less space they have, the slower the device will write to the file system. So make sure you have space on your device for the system to run as smoothly as possible—Android needs at least 200-500 MB free at a minimum, though I recommend 500 MB to 1 GB.

By clearing out locally-saved copies of photos, you can gain precious free space without losing your files.

How To Install Cube T9 LTE Windows Driver

 

Before going to backup and restore procedure First, we know that What is MTK NVRAM error and why does it come in our smartphones and MTK devices.  When we are upgrading Mediatek devices (Micromax, Gionee, Spice etc.) by SP Tool then SP flash Tool ask for two option first firmware upgrade, second Format all + Download or Download only Rom. The firmware upgrade is the safe option for update our Cube T9 LTE but The most of Smartphone user want to install a fresh Firmware, So they have to choose second option Format all + Download Rom.

in some cases, when we using this process you may be lost IMEI number of Cube T9 LTE and get NV RAM error in your Smartphone. In this case, we should know, How to resolve NVRAM error? So here is the solution of this NVRAM error NVRAM WARNING err 0x10 and NVRAM WARNING err = 0x02. As well as you should fix lost IMEI number issue. We are trying to make it easy, firstly we need a rooted phone if your phone is not rooted then find your root guide and root your Cube T9 LTE device.

How To Backup And Restore Cube T9 LTE NVRAM IMEI:

Now, Again go to the Settings > Developer Option > USB Debugging > Tick to Enable.

Step 3: Now, connect your Cube T9 LTE to the computer.

Step 4Download and extract MTK Droid Tools on your computer.

Step 5: After extracting, you will be able to see the following files.

Step 6: Now, Open MTKDroidTools.exe on your computer and wait till it loads your android device information.

Step 7: Now, in MTK Droid Tools, Click on the Root button to get root permission on your android device.

Step 8: Now, Click on the IMEI/NVRAM button.

 

Step 9: Now, you will be able to see a popup window, in that click on the Backup button.

Step 10: Now, MTK Droid Tools will backup your IMEI/NVRAM database to the BackupNVRAM folder (exist in the MTKdroidTool folder.

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Restore IMEI NVRAM Data Cube T9 LTE

Step 1: Enable USB Debugging on your Android Device. To enable USB debugging: Open Settings > About Phone > Built Number (Tap on it for 5-8 times).

Now, Again go to the Settings > Developer Option > USB Debugging > Tick to Enable.

Step 2: Connect your Android Device to the computer.

Step 3: Open MTKDroidTools.exe on your computer and wait until it loads your android device information.

Step 4: Now, in MTK Droid Tools, Click on the Root button to get root permission on your android device.

Step 5: Now, Click on the IMEI/NVRAM button.

Step 6: Now, click on the Restore button then it will ask you for a .tar or .bin file.

Step 7: Locate the data from Backup NVRAM folder and your IMEI NVRAM data will be restored instantly.

How To Install TEXET TM-7856 X-pad NAVI 8 3G Drivers

Backup And Restore IMEI NVRAM TEXET TM-7856 X-pad NAVI 8 3G

before going to backup and restore procedure First, we know that What is MTK NVRAM error and why does it come in our smartphones and MTK devices.  When we are upgrading Mediatek devices (Micromax, Gionee, Spice etc.) by SP Tool then SP flash Tool ask for two option first firmware upgrade, second Format all + Download or Download only Rom. The firmware upgrade is the safe option for update our TEXET TM-7856 X-pad NAVI 8 3G but The most of Smartphone user want to install a fresh Firmware, So they have to choose second option Format all + Download Rom.

in some cases, when we using this process you may be lost IMEI number om TEXET TM-7856 X-pad NAVI 8 3G and get NV RAM error in your Smartphone. In this case, we should know, How to resolve NVRAM error? So here is the solution of this NVRAM error NVRAM WARNING err 0x10 and NVRAM WARNING err = 0x02. As well as you should fix lost IMEI number issue. We are trying to make it easy, firstly we need a rooted phone if your phone is not rooted then find your root guide and root your TEXET TM-7856 X-pad NAVI 8 3G device.

How To Backup And Restore IMEI NVRAM TEXET TM-7856 X-pad NAVI 8 3G

Now, Again go to the Settings > Developer Option > USB Debugging > Tick to Enable.

Step 3: Now, connect your TEXET TM-7856 X-pad NAVI 8 3G to the computer.

Step 4Download and extract MTK Droid Tools on your computer.

Step 5: After extracting, you will be able to see the following files.

Step 6: Now, Open MTKDroidTools.exe on your computer and wait till it loads your android device information.

Step 7: Now, in MTK Droid Tools, Click on the Root button to get root permission on your android device.

Step 8: Now, Click on the IMEI/NVRAM button.

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Step 9: Now, you will be able to see a popup window, in that click on the Backup button.

Step 10: Now, MTK Droid Tools will backup your IMEI/NVRAM database to the BackupNVRAM folder (exist in the MTKdroidTool folder.

Restore IMEI NVRAM Data TEXET TM-7856 X-pad NAVI 8 3G

Step 1: Enable USB Debugging on your Android Device. To enable USB debugging: Open Settings > About Phone > Built Number (Tap on it for 5-8 times).

Now, Again go to the Settings > Developer Option > USB Debugging > Tick to Enable.

Step 2: Connect your Android Device to the computer.

Step 3: Open MTKDroidTools.exe on your computer and wait until it loads your android device information.

Step 4: Now, in MTK Droid Tools, Click on the Root button to get root permission on your android device.

Step 5: Now, Click on the IMEI/NVRAM button.

Step 6: Now, click on the Restore button then it will ask you for a .tar or .bin file.

Step 7: Locate the data from Backup NVRAM folder and your IMEI NVRAM data will be restored instantly.

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[note color=”#73ff00″]Please Read and understand the Full Gudie before Performing Any Action.[/note] [note color=”#f19e74″]Warning:- Use these instructions at your own risk. We will not be responsible for everything that happens to you or your device, resulting from the use of information in this guide.[/note] [note color=”#f1e574″]

  • This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini i8190.
  • Please do not use it on any other options smartphone or tablet.
  • Make sure that the drivers for your device are installed on the computer.
  • You need to enable USB debugging mode is disabled by default.
  • Your smartphone must have a 70-80% charge.
  • Make a backup copy of important data such as call logs, SMS and other data, it is to if something goes wrong, your data is not affected [/note]

Pre Requirements To backup Efs Files Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini i8190 :-

Have installed the USB drivers (Go Here ).
Download and unzip the file: EFS_Pro_1.12.6_Release.zip
Install the busy box: here
Root Access  see here .

For backup follow the instructions :

  • Put your phone in USB debug mode (Menu, Settings, development options)
  • Download and install the busybox first.
  • Then connect your mobile to pc via usb cable.
  • Launch EFS-pro
  • In “Method of data backup, select” “create compressed tar” or create partition file (recommended)
  • Check the box Save to device storage backup will be created in your phone.
  • And Save to PC storage
  • Then click backup efs can not touch anything more.
  • Once done you should have a file efs on your phone and on your PC in the pro-efs folder.

The tutorial below will enable you backup the entire firmware and save it in an SP Flashtool flash-able format.

Requirements To get things ready for a successful MTK firmware backup, follow the instructions below.

  1. Mediatek SP Flashtool – Download
  2. MTK Droid Root & Tools v2.5.3 – Download
  3.  Install Note++ to your PC. – Download
  4. Install ADB Drivers on your PC. – Download 

Before proceeding, make sure all the requirements above have been successfully passed or else you might get issues during the process.

Step 1.  Unpack the MTK Droid Root & Tools v2.5.3 and SP Flashtool you downloaded above so as to access its contents.

Step 2.  Open the MTK Droid Root & Tools folder and double click on the file named MTKdroidTools.exe MTK DroidTools should now open.

Step 3.  Turn on USB debugging on your MTK Android and connect it via a good USB cable to your PC. MTKDroid Tools will now detect your phone and display its specs.

Note: Make sure USB debugging is on and accept any prompt.

Step 4.  Click Blocks Map

The most needed file for the backup; Scatter file, can now be created automatically.

Step 5.  Under Block Info, click on Create scatter file.

Step 6.  Select a convenient location to save the scatter file.

Step 7.  Open SP Flashtool folder and launch flash_tool.exe SP Flashtool should now open.

Step 8.  Click on folder icon with Choose, just after Scatter-loading file.  Now locate the scatter file you saved in Step 6 and click Open.

Step 8.  After the scatter file has been loaded, Click on the Readback tab.

Step 9.  Click on Add.

A scattter value for readback should now be loaded.

Step 10.  Double click under the File tab.

Step 11.  Now you are to input the address of the last partition from the scatter file you saved. Note: Make sure Hex is ticked and also leave the Start Address as it is.

Step 12.  Go back to the location of the scatter file, right-click on it and select Edit with Notepad++

Step 13.  Scroll down to the last partition, mostly FAT or User Data and then, carefully copy the value after linear_start_addr: which starts with 0x……..

Step 14.  Now paste the value you copied in the box just after Lenght. It should now look like the image below. Select OK to proceed.

Step 15.  Click on Readback. Turn off your phone and then connect it to the PC. SP Flashtool will start reading the entire firmware / ROM. It is going to take a while depending on the overall size of the firmware. Note: Make sure you do not interrupt it or else you might end up bricking the device.

Step 16.  When you see a notification; Readback OK,

disconnect your phone and turn it on. Now the ROM has been dumped with a format ROM_. You can change the 0 to any other number or leave it as it is (ROM_0). Select the location you wish to save the ROM_0 file and click Save.

Steps To Backup / Dump Mediatek Android Firmware  Unpacking the ROM_0 For Use With SP FLASHTOOL

Step 17.  Launch MTKDroidtool.exe in Step 2 and connect your phone. Click on the root, backup, recovery tab.

Step 18.  Click on the option To process file ROM_ from flashtool.

Step 19.  Find the ROM_ file you saved, select it and click Open.

Step 20.  MTKDroid Tools will start unpacking the ROM_0 file from flashtool.

Note:  If you get a prompt asking you to Make CWM recovery, click Yes for the tool to port CWM for your phone or click No if you wish to retain the stock recovery.

Its also going to take a while and you should see task is complete when all the files / partitions have been successfully unpacked from the ROM_ file.

Step 21.  The firmware would be automatically saved in the MTK Droid Tools folder. MtkDroidTools > backups.

There you will find the firmware with its scatter file which you can use in future to fix your MTK phone or another of the same model.

That’s all you need to do to backup your stock MTK Android firmware.

G Cloud Backup. With this solution, you can back up:

  • Contacts
  • Call log
  • Messages
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • WhatsApp data (if applicable)
  • Music
  • Documents
  • Calendars
  • System Settings
  • Browser data

Installing G Cloud Backup

  1. Open the Google Play Store on your Android device.
  2. Search for G Cloud Backup.
  3. Locate and tap the entry by Genie9 LTD.
  4. Tap Install.
  5. If prompted, tap Accept.
  6. Allow the installation to complete.

You’ll find the launcher on your home screen, or in your App Drawer, or in both places. Tap the launcher to fire up G Cloud Backup, swipe through the welcome screen, and either create an account or log into your account. You are ready to go.

Using G Cloud Backup

One of the first things you must do is give G Cloud Backup permission to access certain apps and services on your device. It is a very lengthy permissions listing, but it’s nothing really out of the ordinary for what this app does:

  • In-app purchases
  • Device & app history
  • Read your web bookmarks and history
  • Find accounts on the device
  • Read your own contact card
  • Read calendar events plus confidential information
  • Add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without owners’ knowledge
  • Find accounts on the device
  • Read your contacts
  • Modify your contacts
  • Precise location (GPS and network-based)
  • Read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
  • Receive text messages (SMS)
  • Send SMS messages
  • Edit your text messages (SMS or MMS)
  • Read call log
  • Read phone status and identity
  • Write call log
  • Read the contents of your USB storage
  • Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
  • View Wi-Fi connections
  • Read phone status and identity
  • Receive data from internet
  • View network connections
  • Read battery statistics
  • Connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
  • Disable your screen lock
  • Full network access
  • Close other apps
  • Run at startup
  • Set wallpaper
  • Prevent device from sleeping
  • Modify system settings
  • Write web bookmarks and history

After you accept the permissions, you’ll see the Data Configuration screen (Figure A). This is where you decide what you want backed up (you can revisit this page at any time from the main window).

Figure A

Select all of the items you want to back up and then tap the save button (the red circle at the bottom right of the screen).

Your backup is ready to go, but it won’t automatically back up because, out of the box, G Cloud is set to only back up when charging and connected to Wi-Fi. If you’d rather have your device backing up more regularly, you can change that by tapping the gear icon near the top right (in the main window) and then tapping Auto Upload (under GENERAL). In the resulting screen (Figure B), you can customize when G Cloud is backed up.

Figure B

You can even opt to set a regular schedule for G Cloud. To do this, tap On Schedule and then select a time, repetition, and battery level before tapping SAVE.

You can also opt to manually back up your data. To do so, tap the Backup Now button from the main window.

Restoring data using G Cloud Backup

If you’ve lost your data or migrated to a different device, here’s how you restore your data.

  1. Open G Cloud Backup.
  2. Log into your account (if necessary).
  3. Tap the Restore button from the main window.
  4. Tap the device to be restored.
  5. Tap what you want restored (Figure C).
  6. Tap the backup date you wish to restore from.
  7. Tap Restore.
  8. Confirm restoration by tapping OK.

Figure C