[clug] How to Retrieving Android Backup from Google?

Simon Oxwell soxwell at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 02:47:39 MDT 2014

If you're trying to get at the data uploaded to various google services:





On 20 April 2014 11:33, jm <jeffm at ghostgun.com> wrote:

> Robert Cohen wrote:
>> Well, for a start, I think you need to explain what you mean by "backed
>> up his android phone to gmail".
>> I'm not aware of google provided mechanism for doing this.
>> I googled, and the only hit I got was a paid app called "backup to gmail"
>> from cpedia mobile.
>> If thats what your referring to, I suggest you contact cpedia support.
> This is a standard feature of the shipped system image. I don't have their
> phone in front of me hence this answer is based on my phone which is
> slightly different. Under settings, there is a "Backup & Restore" sub-menu.
> The first option under this reads,
> Back up my data
> Back up app data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google servers
> Ticking this option enables the next setting,
> Backup account
> Went not already set this option will bring up a dialog box,
> Set backup account
> + Add account
> Selecting "Add account" will bring up the "Add a Google Account" activity.
> As I said the foregoing is based on my phone where these have not been set.
> On my friend's phone these have been enabled for a while and the account
> being used is listed under the "Set backup account". This should mean that
> there are a number of backups of the phone's data on their servers. The
> reason I initially highlighted GMail was that the account used is a
> gmail.com account. Whether this means it's actually backed up as part of
> their GMail service or located else where I can not say.
> Jeff.
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