1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Some apps show an icon on backup page, and i can backup those.
    Most of them don't show any icon. When i try to backup them, i get an error message. These apps without icon aren't backup disabled.
    I can't seem to find a solution what-so-ever.
    Am i missing some kind of permissions?

    Any help is appreciated.!!
    09-08-2019 10:12 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to Android Forums

    I'd like to recommend creating a account so me or other members can assist you, as guest have limitations in replying here and if we need further Information to communicate with you.

    I'll provide a link to register, please come back to your post so we can further assist you . Thank you

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    09-08-2019 10:15 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Are you rooted? Which phone
    09-08-2019 10:15 AM
  4. Dinesh Chowdary1's Avatar
    Unrooted One Plus 6T
    09-08-2019 10:28 AM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi , welcome!

    Have you tried OnePlus app switch ? Can save that back up to Google drive , works really good
    Unrooted One Plus 6T
    09-08-2019 10:34 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    That backup helium looks like from reviews has issues
    09-08-2019 10:35 AM
  7. Dinesh Chowdary1's Avatar
    I am experimenting on some app data. I am not moving my data from one oneplus to another.
    09-08-2019 10:41 AM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I am experimenting on some app data. I am not moving my data from one oneplus to another.
    Its not only transfer , it backs up and restore
    I have a arrow pointing to it I can only backup some apps using helium backup. Other apps show error during backup.-screenshot_20190908-114217__01.jpeg
    09-08-2019 10:44 AM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Once you make a backup go to your file manager and send it to Google drive
    09-08-2019 10:45 AM
  10. Dinesh Chowdary1's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion.I'll try it now
    mustang7757 likes this.
    09-08-2019 10:48 AM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    Your welcome , ok
    Thanks for the suggestion.I'll try it now
    09-08-2019 10:49 AM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Also why I say save your back up to Google drive is if you ever do a factory reset it will delete your back up if not save to at least Google drive
    09-08-2019 10:50 AM
  13. Dinesh Chowdary1's Avatar
    The backup is giving me a .apk file. I need a .ab file. Any way to get that?
    09-08-2019 10:53 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    The backup is giving me a .apk file. I need a .ab file. Any way to get that?
    That I'm not sure but I might have someone who could help @Rukbat @B. Diddy
    09-08-2019 10:55 AM
  15. Dinesh Chowdary1's Avatar
    Can i try a DM to them?
    09-08-2019 10:58 AM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Can i try a DM to them?
    No , they will respond here , as they might not be online at the moment
    09-08-2019 10:58 AM
  17. Dinesh Chowdary1's Avatar
    Alright.! Thanks for the effort.!
    09-08-2019 11:01 AM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    Alright.! Thanks for the effort.!
    Your welcome, anytime!
    09-08-2019 11:01 AM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Have you tried sending an email to the developer? Koush Doutta a pretty well-known developer, so hopefully he'll respond. Perhaps you have to purchase the full version, but I did see some reviews where that didn't seem to help either. helium@clockworkmod.com
    09-08-2019 11:15 AM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    Have you tried sending an email to the developer? Koush Doutta a pretty well-known developer, so hopefully he'll respond. Perhaps you have to purchase the full version, but I did see some reviews where that didn't seem to help either. helium@clockworkmod.com
    You know how to convert APK file into the one Op looking for?
    09-08-2019 11:21 AM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Nope. Maybe @Rukbat?
    mustang7757 likes this.
    09-08-2019 11:23 AM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    Nope. Maybe @Rukbat?
    Yeah , we see what he says .
    09-08-2019 11:24 AM
  23. Rukbat's Avatar
    Why do you need an .ab file? Apps are "backed up" as .apk files. (App Backup & Restore makes it easy.)

    If an app has no icon, and can't be backed up, it's because it's a system file that you don't have access to, so you can't back it up. (But you don't have to, because it comes in Android.)

    About the only thing App Backup & Restore won't back up is the app;s data, but the normal Google backup does that (along with backing up the apps). About the only reason to back an app up individually is to be able to install it individually. If you switch phones, just use the same Google account, and the new phone will restore apps and data from Google. (It's a slow process, but it runs in the background, so you can use the phone, plus whatever apps have restored so far, while it proceeds.)
    09-08-2019 12:35 PM
  24. Dinesh Chowdary1's Avatar
    @Rukbat I need that .ab file because i'm doing an experiment on the app Data. I searched for some time and found that Helium Backup provides .ab files after backup. One other method is I could root my phone and directly get the data but i would rather not do it. I'm not familiar with rooting and i'm scared something could go wrong
    09-08-2019 01:12 PM
  25. Mooncatt's Avatar
    From what I've seen, Helium isn't compatible with current versions of Android. I found that out when it wouldn't work on my V20 with Nougat. When I've used it in the past, it combined the apps plus their data into one .apk file each. I never saw an .ad file when using it.
    09-08-2019 02:26 PM

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