Simplifying data backup on Android devices


LAB creates backups for almost all Android devices and can also restore them. Using LAB is easy compared to some proprietary Android apps which often expect a device with an open bootloader. Moreover, LAB also backs up the saved contacts by installing a small app on your Android device during the process. Last but not least, LAB is open source: You can see what it does and improve or expand it.

The custom Android by Huawei and the Murena One with the custom ROM /e/OS backed up and restored without any issues. Only GrapheneOS went into lockdown due to the security settings, but it comes with its own backup app anyway. Next on the LAB developers' agenda is a GUI to make backing up and restoring data even easier.

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Ferdinand Thommes lives and works as a Linux developer, freelance writer, and tour guide in Berlin.

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