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Where are Android app data files located?

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I have just updated to a new Samsung Galaxy S5 & have installed all of my apps from my old phone. Now i have the dilemma of not having the data files that went along with the apps. I did a backup using MyBackup Pro & Super Backup but for whatever reason they did not backup the data, as far as I can tell. At least neither one would restore the data.

The only thing I can find out about the Android file system is that app data is stored on the phone in a location that I can't access (phone is not rooted).

If someone could tell me how to access it or can suggest an app that would be able to allow me to access it, I would appreciate it very much. I am using ES File Explorer now.

Thanks!!
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KRUNAL TAILOR earned 500 total points
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Hi Blinkr,

Helium lets you backup your apps and data to your SD card or cloud storage.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.backup&hl=en

See ref:  http://www.phonearena.com/news/How-to-backup-your-app-data-texts-call-logs-on-Android-without-root_id50584

Let me know this helps or not.

Thanks & Regards,
Krunal T. Tailor
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Thanks Krunal, but Helium still doesn't allow access to data that is on the phone itself. This is what I am trying to get. A couple of the apps store their data on the phone system where Android says you can't get to, probably unless your root your phone.

I have been able to backup most of my data & apps & restore them on my new phone using a couple of other apps. It appears that Helium works the same as they do.

Thanks for the suggestion though!!
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