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Android Backup (unpacker / packer)


  • openssl with zlib support
  • star (apt-get install star)

Simple Python scripts to perform:

  • an adb backup of a specific application and uncompress it to a directory structure
  • recompress a directory structure back into a valid adb restore file


./ -p -b app.ab

  • Creates an adb backup of called app.ab and uncompresses it into ./

./ -d ./ -b app_edit.ab -o app.ab -r

  • Repacks the contents of ./ into app_new.ab and attempts to restore it via adb