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Old 03-15-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Need Help Following This ADB Tutorial.

I got locked out of my android phone and am trying to make a backup copy of all my stuff before I do a factory reset. I found this tutorial:

It seems over my head but I`m desperate to keep my files. So I`ve installed JDK, Eclipse, and the SDK starter pack. After getting the starter pack I downloaded all the recommended stuff and also the Android SDK Tools and Android SDK Platform-Tools. Next I`m getting the ADT plugin for Eclipse. After that I think I`ll have everything I need for the tutorial but I`m not sure could someone experienced with ADB let me know.

Also once I have everything installed could someone experienced with ADB also help we through the tutorial if there are parts I don`t understand
Old 03-16-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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I have not followed that method but you could just root-kit your phone to give you root shell access, plug in an SD card and do a mv command to move whatever files you want to keep to an SD card. Just a thought..
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Kustom42's advice of rootign the phone would not be extremly helpful as you will be able to at least read any data you need.

It sounds like you may be new to adb.
Are you new to using shells on Linux/Unix?

Do you know the specific location and names of the files you are looking for?
Files you would have saved are in /mnt/sdcard (but this can vary on each phone).

A recursive adb copy from that directory would look like this:
adb shell cp -R /mnt/sdcard ~/android-backup
That would copy everything from /mnt/sdcard to a folder called android-backup in your home directory (you must create the folder ahead of time).


It looks like you have the same topic posted here

I would not categorize these as different issues.

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