How to backup and restore with TWRP on Android

Backup using TWRP, then execute the following on the Android device using the terminal spawned from TWRP. Ensure that the external SD card has more than sufficient space.

tar -cvpzf /external_sd/backup.tar.gz /data/media/0

Install new firmware or restore your backup, then install TWRP, reboot to TWRP and then execute the following on the Android device using the terminal spawned from TWRP
need to:
cd /
tar -xvpzf /external_sd/backup.tar.gz --numeric-owner

the cd / is necessary. Otherwise, the files get restored to unintended directories!

Published Fri, 20 Oct 2017 @ 10:54 PM by chuacw
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