Though there are a plethora of options for backing up your apps and data if you have root access to your device, for those without Superuser privileges, you basically have one option – the Android backup service. Even the backup apps like Helium that don’t technically require root are simply front-ends for the backup service. The problems with this part of Android are well-known, extensive and, quite honestly, embarrassing. As if there aren’t enough things to complain about with it already, it appears that some folks are having problems restoring encrypted (i.e.
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[Bug Watch] KitKat Appears To Have Issues Restoring Encrypted ADB Backups, A Fix Is On The Way was written by the awesome team at Android Police.