Backup from PC for Android devices, without root and without recovery - video tutorial

Hi friends, in today's tutorial we will talk about Android, specifically to see how we can make a backup of a smartphone or a tablet running the Android operating system, using the computer. In general, if we want to make a backup of our Android device, you have to I root device and UIM flash a recovery.
Well, today presented a method to see how we can backup the entire Android device using your computer, without being forced to have root or flash a recovery UIM our Android device, be it tablet or smartphone.
To go to work you have to install Java JDK and Android SDK as presented in Tutorial How to root LG Optimus One output a P500 with Android Gingerbread 2.3.
After you make sure that Java JDK and Android SDK installed in your computer you have to install (also in computer) Android device drivers backup plan to do. Usually package drivers and software necessary for using Android device with your PC is in your device memory or micro SD card that comes with your Android device. If you use Windows or Windows 7 8 is likely that the Windows operating system to detect and automatically install the necessary drivers your Android device when you connect it to your PC. If none of you are lucky, you will most likely find drivers on the manufacturer's website.
After making sure that the drivers for your Android smartphone or tablet are installed on your computer, we will have to go to the Android device and make sure that we have checked the “USB debugging” option in Settings> Developer options.
If you use the Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean operating system, it is very likely that "Developer options" will not exist and then you will have to go to Settings> About phone and touch the "Build Number" information repeatedly. Basically through this procedure we activate "Developer mode" to have the "Developer options" and "USB debugging" respectively.
To see what we need to do more to invite you to watch a video tutorial because things are a little different depending on the operating system of your computer. The video tutorial I explain how to find the path where the platform-tools folder and file adb.exe that we need to go through the remaining steps.

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  1. What special application that helps us see android desktop

  2. Adrian where to download windows enterprise 7 full no trial!

  3. eNd:
    Adrian 7enterprisefull where windows can not download trial!

    There is full! = D

  4. Adrian Gudus said

    What special application that helps us see android desktop

    For a tutorial with the application I use to display on the Desktop what I do on Android, type in the SEARCH box in the top right sidebar: "Androidscreencast, record the display and control the Android phone on the PC" press the Enter key and you will find the tutorial

  5. After the backup you can route the phone flashing and then a custom rom, thus the phone loses its warranty… To benefit from the warranty again you can restore the respective beckup, so the phone returning to the state it was in in which I made the backup? The phone status becomes LOCKED again? Thank you very much for the tutorial!

  6. virus2009 said

    As illustrated tutorial and not only, copy information from a text document to explain to someone, who has looked really believe that someone would know, all information is copied from the net, then tested.

    This is useful for those who use Windows. If the "kernel linux" is upgraded to the latest version, you will notice that you will be able to run android applications, so "pirlela windows" loses ground, it's not long until autumn until they appear and ubuntu-based phones / tablets, let's see what Microsoft says, although it's not great with their windows-based Mokia Light, I know friends who are sorry that they bought those so-called "smart phones on windows 8"

  7. eNd:
    What special application that helps us see android desktop

    It's tutorial on the subject, writes in the search box and you will find Androidscreencast tutorial.

  8. Congratulations tutorial, even as we are extremely useful.
    Let's say that I make backup tutorial, then will I make root, one to play with custom rooms, etc, etc, and if you restore the backup, you have the original android and get rid of root? It seems like you said in tutorial.

  9. So if things do not start trouble like that android can restore backup?

  10. Adrian, what frames per second you catch?

  11. To me it does not work, give it the path to the file where to backup site, makes (0 kb) and in adb cmd writes me: Unable to connect for backup. Where am I wrong?

  12. Adrian Gudus said

    To me it does not work, give it the path to the file where do backup, it makes (0 kb) and the adb cmd writes me: Unable to connect for backup. Where I'm wrong?

    Most likely you do not have drivers smartphone or tablet PC installed. If you had looked at the video tutorial tail cap without scrolling you have read the entire text above tutorial, if you had moments where I said it was important to have the device drivers installed on the PC as Android ADB can see device ...

  13. Adrian Gudus: Most likely you do not have drivers smartphone or tablet PC installed. If you had looked at the video tutorial tail cap without scrolling you have read the entire text above tutorial, if you had moments where I said it was important to have the device drivers installed on the PC as Android ADB can see device ...

    The ADB sees my phone .. I installed drivers ..

  14. Great, works perfectly.
    Follow the directions in the video tutorial. One of the important conditions is to install drivers or does not work.
    Many seek such a method for tablets.

  15. speakurmind said

    I'm surprised to see that - for everyone's convenience - a connoisseur like you of commands in the terminal, in Linux, and in Windows, in a command prompt window, to replace the manual typing of the path (of the path, as you like tell you!) where to make the backup, YOU DIDN'T USE the drag & drop of that folder DIRECTLY in the CMD window! It would have been MUCH easier!
    The same goes for the location where the "Platform Tools" folder is located: could you right-click on the icon on the SD Manager desktop? right click> Properties> Find Target> after which you would have double clicked on Platform Tools and you would have arrived in the same location much easier.

  16. Congratulations tutorial, really useful tutorial. Maybe a little research your target and show us how to do root to android phones (with this method) without having to try to make all kinds of flash dangerous solutions.
    Thank you.

  17. The same error gives me, "adb: unable to connect for backup" I have the drivers installed, the adb devices command shows me a number and devices correctly. I also changed the path and it still doesn't work.

  18. I found the cause after a search on the net: "All you need is a computer and a device running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or newer.", I have a giggerbread. I tried in dozens of ways, I failed, if someone has the solution for 3.4, thank you. Well done for the tutorial.

  19. Hi, I also have an urgent problem, I could say: I have a friend who downloaded some and restored her iphone in my computer and the problem is that now I have inserted my iphone and I have everything she had in hers al practically me from her I don't have anything anymore: no phone pictures applications nothing… .the bad part is that she had an older model iphone and now I don't know what to do to get back to what I had before… .sorry but I can't do much to explain exactly in your terms… .I am not so practical with these backups… .please help me a lot thanks

  20. Adrian Gudus: Most likely you do not have drivers smartphone or tablet PC installed. If you had looked at the video tutorial tail cap without scrolling you have read the entire text above tutorial, if you had moments where I said it was important to have the device drivers installed on the PC as Android ADB can see device ...

    It appears the same to me… I have the drivers installed… the windows 8 and kies operating system..what can I do?

  21. Teodorovici said

    Fain tutorial. Thanks to him, and is very useful. Do more tutorials tablete.daca can.

  22. Do not know why, but the result of my back is only 22 mb?

    • You can change the storage location of backup?
      I made a backup before I went 4 GB C drive and all I could complete. What do you advise?
      I mention 32 gb card in phone. Backup and him?

  23. Hi, I did exactly the steps in the clip, everything went perfectly only I had the partition of about 5 gb and it loaded me in it until I ran out of space. I mention that I have a 32 gb card in my phone. Did I update him too? I didn't even get to see the end… What do you advise me?

  24. Teodorovici said

    I have a tablet vonino speed HDMI star, and I tried to do a backup after this metoda.Dar me look in Device Manager without drivers and on-site, we found only java and sdk to drivers. What can you do? Thank you.

  25. Do not know why, but I backs up my image is only 22 mb
    I did exactly as in tutorial, just
    adb backup -apk -shared -all -f… ..
    Where did not I do right?

  26. It took me some time but I managed eventually
    Adrian whenever you're wrong in the same tutorial and I am wrong because I followed exactly the steps that you were doing :))

  27. Hello. I did exactly as you said .. everything was fine… from the first..I put aside "backup.ab"… to come back later after playing with custom rom etc… the idea is the next based on what you said at the end that we can very easily come back with adb restore etc..I know how to do it this is not prbl .. THE BIG PROBLEM IS THAT after backing up it doesn't change the kernel it doesn't change the rom it doesn't change the version no root disappears. practically it doesn't do much… what a backup this is .. only at the settings .. you said in the middle that everything comes back like from the factory… I need a backup video.ab… let me see that it comes back to you .. so I repeat everything goes perfectly and the creation of BACK UP and restoration… ONLY AFTER I GET RESTART .. the surprise is all the same rum everything..DAY YOU WHAT RESTORE the "backup.ab" done together. THX

  28. SO IN CONCLUSION AND IN PRINCIPLE the backup.ab made by us .. did not do everything to me like from the csc factory, Rom 4.1.2 nothing when I type * # 1234 # .. I find that nothing has changed..I mention that I have NOTES 2..what do I do with back-up… that I really need to restore it

  29. Nobody really answers ... after I went after you…. aqm don't you leave like that? What do I do brother with the backup.ab file .. that it doesn't restore anything to me… the same rom etc

  30. Elvys Bacircea said

    Hey help. I'll fix this mistake .. this is not a backup niki…

  31. Friend, listen to the video from min 11 to 12 and see that it says that this way of back.up is done on the WHOLE system, not just the apk. And that we can play with root without any problem that then we can go back to the original rum with this back.up… Well .. don't do anything like that after the back.up it remains all custom rum

  32. Iulian said

    Hello Adriane, congratulations and thanks for the tutorials. I watched the tutorial several times head-to-tail, but I did not find a solution to a problem, namely: I followed exactly the steps of the tutorial to the part where I need to cmd- recognizes my device (a samsung galaxy s3 mini), tells me "List of devices attached" and nothing, I do not see any series of numbers like normal. I searched for drivers for my phone on the internet, but on the site I can't find anything from Samsung other than the kies I already installed.
    What to do? I want to send your warranty and we urgently need a data backup would ask who can help me with an answer to.
    Thank you in advance.

  33. Hello! Around the 17th minute. When you have to write backup.ab I also have a problem. When I enter after backup.ab I get "unable to open file". Otherwise, I followed all the steps and did exactly as in the video.

  34. How do I turn on Allview A4ALL Developer Options?

  35. Hi. I tried to backup to an LG P690, I followed all the steps, but at the end when I enter to start the backup it appears "adb: unable to connect for backup"… I redid all the steps a few times but it gives me the same answer. I used Android SDK from ADTbundle for windows… here is Android SDK that is not installed in partition C ..only unzipped and can be used… I unzipped it in a folder in the root of partition C

  36. HELLO! I got exactly the same problem: adb: Unable to connect for backup and I installed all drivers so please try to answer us about it!

  37. So after the restoration I noticed that it doesn't take exactly all the settings that were when I made the backup… for example the ringtone, the wallpaper etc… why?

  38. just me said

    It doesn't work for me either, I give it the path to the file where to make the backup, it does it (0 kb) and in cmd it writes me adb: unable to connect for backup. I have the drivers installed, the ADB sees my phone. it happens ????? I think, you are very busy… but I still believe in YOUR help.

  39. I have a question, namely:

    This method is also backup and EFS folder?

  40. Can someone answer me to me?

  41. Hello,
    the above system with back-up ~ adb backup-apk-shared-all-f C: \ Users \ NAME \ backup.ab ~ make the whole system image (I have a tablet Allview city)? wonder that making an analogy to computers when making a system image to restore the same as it was .. the same can be done with your tablet? I want to do is root but then if you are not sure, do not void the warranty, to revisit / return to factory settings may not appear at the root!

    Waiting for a reply!

    Thank you

  42. Hello, I followed the steps, started doing backups, I hope to be ok, but as far as telling colleagues above observe that not a whole system backup. And what's worse than poor people did root the phone changed and now when restored after the copy does not return to the default settings. Some people have lost warranty believing in yourself and you do not even answer them. And I have an Android phone for days and I do not work 2 GPS. I want to put another rom to see if it's because it's your fault or software. If you do this and can not remain in your restore defective. Do not try this version, you find another internet ma more informed. Can not find something tested so after talking to the world ..

    • All operations involving a risk like that sometimes problems occur because of inattention, others are hidden bugs (see bug samsung eMMC).
      These are all optional, not mandatory need to do.
      For each root operation, backup / restore, flash, etc must take responsibility like the big guys.
      We are not to blame for any problems occurred.
      What the hell are you kids….

  43. Hi, I have a problem too. if I deleted the CV from rom and akum does not pass the logo with android what to do ???

  44. Hi, I managed to back up but the restore doesn't work, it gets stuck on "", what should I do?

  45. I am a careless. From the beginning I read the warnings about the risks that may arise from rootare. Las rootarea for others.

  46. resumption said

    I did all the steps above .. I have backed the phone and then installed another room and now you want to give adb restore command restore (location) tells me that was successful but it is not like before .. Room interface on all installed applications .. just that I had the original system appeared ..

  47. QUESTION: I have two identical phones one good and one soft issues. This method can get good Androidu and install it in the other device? Thanks

  48. Tedy Stoica said

    I do not come out. After I put the file name and hit enter said you can not connect to the phone, but I command adb devices to detect. I have samsung galaxy mini 1 (GT-S5570I).

  49. Sal Adrian,
    I followed the steps.
    The "adb devices" command shows me the listed device. There is no problem here.
    The problem appears when I give the final backup command I get "unable to open C: Backupzte \ backup.ab".
    That's the name I gave to the root folder C:.
    I looked and checked and rechecked.
    Respect the exact path and name of the folder created above me and every time I give this answer. I mention Gingerbread 2.3.6.
    I have not heard to be mentioned that this method works only on Android 4.0 up.
    Wrong somewhere and really need a bigger version of Andoid?
    Thank you!

  50. No I do not know Adrian and solve your problem but if you look at previous comrntariile many users have complained that when they wanted to restore backup has not worked and Adrian himself said he did not recommend this medoda. Better do a custom backup recovery such as CWM.
    It's just my suggestion. You do what you want.

    • Well then the problem is DOA and still give would confirm that the version of Adroid in 4.0 need to root the device and otherwise might.

      • If you want to do a Nandroid backup you (ie to have all the android in a box in case you want to revert to the original version by flesh-uirea a rom to restore that back-up) about giving. But if you want your Backup contacts only photos of other possibilities with Google or Dropbox account

        • That's what I wanted to know so I do not even bother.
          I will take into account a custom recovery with CWM.
          Thanks for the reply!

          • Adrian Gudus said

            Looks like you weren't as careful as you tell us if you say that this "unable to open C: Backupzte \ backup.ab" is exactly the message you get.
            after C: there must be a "\"
            Revises written order not avoid the signs needed was probably your command of the form:
            adb backup-apk-shared-all-f C: Backupzte \ backup.ab (if it was its shape is wrong)
            The correct form was:
            adb backup-apk-shared-all-f C: \ Backupzte \ backup.ab
            Have you figured out the mistake?

  51. I help root at a phone and can not return to the original system
    my phone is samsung galaxy s advance
    please help

    • Samsung flash tool there uire the original ROMs Odin was featured here on the site. And for official ROMs there

  52. I checked.
    I wrote it wrong without "\" in the post but I actually used it in the order.
    I tried again and get the same message:
    "Unable to open file C: \ Backupzte \ backup.ab" with usb debugging checked and the device listed after the adb device command.
    But as Alex said in a previous post may be because small version of Android 2.3.6?

  53. Please if you are able to reveal a more simple:
    Use for many years for the bakup Windows, Hiren boot cd, I say this as an example of simplicity in how to make an image and restore it inplicit. I remember those days where everyone said that it is very difficult and risky to solve this problem, even intricate solutions gave me telling me that Musa was planned to be a good programmer that. We found Hiren version, I use it dozens of times with perfect results and thank you for the tutorial posted on this path, but will ask again to find a much easier and intuitive Android bakup and if possible to specify clearly the type dispozitivuluipe that can be done (eg, tablet, smartphone) or even an explanation: if there are differences between the two, even if they have the same operating system.

    • Adrian Gudus said

      Since the title text above tutorial or tutorial is not clearly and explicitly mentions a particular model phone / tablet, you get easy to deduce that the tutorial is one general and one common method for all Android devices. If there are things that go on certain smartphone or tablet models will be mentioned (and even there are some) the section of comments from users who have encountered problems. Unfortunately we are unable to test this tutorial on several thousand smartphones / tablet and tell you exactly (but very precise) method on that model works and what does not work model. It would be a titanic work without victory for a very long time without there psoibilitatea estimate that we will finish the tests.

  54. -I am able to make a backup of 4 GB but I have not restored yet, I have a soul x1 Allview

  55. I followed the steps, everything is ok until the password and the creation of the backup… did not start nmc… what could be the cause?

  56. If you make a backup manager application can do a restore on another identical?

    • Theoretically I think so. Practically…..
      There are differences from device to device and I do not mean the 2 which you said they are identical, but in general. Procedure might not work at all or device on which the backup was performed either on the same. If you want to do a full backup of the operating system (Nandroid backup) to play with custom ROMs you do best using a custom recovery and CWM or TWRP. If you want to backup only pictures, contacts, progress from an application you can do with drobox, google account and other third-party applications.
      To understand better what I wanted to say I recommend you look through previous comments.

  57. constantin said

    I did curly backup file backup.ab
    I debocat tel (xperiaz1 comp)
    but… no longer restores.
    in cmd run more, there are a lot of info,
    ask for confirmation in the phone .., enter the password give restore and… nothing
    among ala happen quickly, as if ready
    I could send a screen capture cmd unmail

  58. Costelina said

    what do you mean you unlocked phone
    do not be stingy in detail, explain
    Unfortunately this method I tried it myself and multiple users (see comments)
    not quite what it should
    tel say no to some works than others do not really mean very small file that is not backup

    • Costelina said

      I found an app I honestly do not know if it was from the app store or the net (you try it)
      and surprise is and I do not have any login Free
      at first saying that backup your contacts and photos apps- sites that I have installed it
      but is there a box that shows you if a tick and system files (me those not interested in me music, photos and contacts on those because I have)
      and I said I made visible and files backup system and I did everything I found
      it's better than nothing anyway so I do not want to flash it -uiesc with any custom ROM only thing I did while in case gives errors or will move hard

  59. viorel said

    xp and I can not get in that location in order promptly

  60. Hey I have an Acer Liquid z5 Sivric I stick CWM, root-ez to it but can not. I tried using defined methods and we did. if you help me

  61. Emanuel Bucur said

    Hi Adrian!
    I have a viper v1 Allview sil got stuck with the wrong code 3 times and not let me write my email and password although gaps appear where you have to write. It also has broken USB jack so you would need to upload and install the card to switch the phone to fix the problem at home. Thanks and good luck!


  62. Hello,
    I have a Quad P5 and no longer recognizes senses, we have tested and are operational in another phone,
    I tried other senses and sees none.
    The problem is that not come within recovery mode.
    What can I do?

  63. Hello, I have a samsung display s3 broken, and I want to recover no contact for k I do not feel we have saved. I tried kies3 I did back up the contacts, saved a file with the extension .spb not know what to do with him.
    Thank you!

    • Adrian Gudus said

      If you've saved them to your Google Account, all you have to do is sign in to your new smartphone with the same Google account you used and the broken one, and your contacts should automatically sync with your new phone if you turned on "broken contacts" or "sync. agenda"

  64. I came back… enter the backup process..but it instantly says that the backup has been created and a 1kilo file is generated…


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