Monday, October 21, 2013

Android: backup and restore an app's data during development

During development, having an app with a realistic configuration and data set is really useful. Here's a trick that can help.

Connect a device with the app configured with lots of good data, turn USB debugging on, and then:
adb backup com.example.mypackage

Later, on another device (or the same device after a clean install):
adb restore backup.ab