Unpack and repack unencrypted ADB backups
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abtool - Unpack and repack unencrypted ADB backups

This is a small tool that can be used to unpack (and repack) backups as used by the Android adb command line tool. The tool has a help mode which includes descriptions of all its features:

% ./abtool help
Usage: ./abtool command [command arguments]

Available commands:

  unpack  Unpack an ADB backup to a directory.
  pack    Pack a directory to an ADB backup.
  help    Display usage information for commands.

Backup format

For information of the backup format used by adb, read http://nelenkov.blogspot.fi/2012/06/unpacking-android-backups.html


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