• Windows XP or later
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 
  • Rooted Android Device with busybox
  • Windows USB Drivers
  • Android SDK - You must install the tools, platform-tools and at least 1 of the platform sdk's. If you don't you will get a message that the SDK cannot be found.

OEM Drivers

How To


ABEX File Format (Enhanced Android Backup)

Last edited Aug 30, 2012 at 7:19 PM by camalot, version 26


upcaman Jun 7, 2013 at 11:46 PM 
Well I was able to get a few backups and even Extended backups from my non-rooted HTC EVO 3D CDMA Sprint phone 4.0.4 running ver that was before something changed on my PC. I have Win 7 64bit and at some point I did a no-no. I made more than one change without testing functionality. I tried to get HTC Sync to work, it installed USB drivers, I may have allowed the Android SDK to update USB drivers. Anyway, I have no issues in device mgr, the phone is recognized by Droid Explorer, but no content is available. Is that because of program changes that broke being able to backup a non-rooted, no busybox installed phone and now that is "fixed" and I cannot get it to work unless I root the phone and install busybox???? I have been trying to get a reliable image backup FIRST before I try to root the phone as it will void my warranty!!!

Anyway, I am in Android hell I guess, cheap tablets don't work right, non-rooted phones don't work right, Google pulls support for Ext. SDHC cards, this is really a mess for me!

jayster99 Nov 1, 2012 at 9:39 PM 
After much pain and suffering, got it working in x64 W7 using a droid 4.0.4 with API 15 sdk installed - but I cannot get the APP folder to show anything. Request for help made in forum. Please assist !

Catalyst2012 Aug 22, 2012 at 10:48 PM 
[the classic] Galaxy S GT-i9000 works well!

TheQCC Feb 8, 2012 at 12:02 AM 
Confirmed to work on WowPad Android V2.3 tablet. Most of the time.
As a tablet user, could you add a download link for plugins? The tablet has no method of scanning the code symbol.

justs Feb 1, 2012 at 8:36 PM 
Strange, I don't see my comments from last year, but as an update, I have successfully used this with the HTC G1, HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO 3D and SGSII/ET4G.

I sort of had it working with the OG Nook Color, but there was some weirdness with the layout and dropped connections/recognition issues at times.

I was going through many PC changes the past 6 months and hadn't touched DE for about that long. Just upgraded today from to and all I can say is WOW! This just keeps getting better! Absolutely love this program. Maybe someday it will be a wireless connection like with AirDroid but still with the root access and advanced functionality.

idusortus Jan 9, 2012 at 4:36 AM 
Works on Motorola Electrify (US Cellular) which means it should work on the Motorola Photon (Sprint). Have hit a few 99% cpu pikes after using the terminal but i've only logged 15m usage time with DE so I'll chalk that up to id10t error. Most importantly... THANK YOU!!! I wish I knew mono and could help ya out ><

pepperstm Jul 25, 2011 at 10:24 PM 
Works on the HTC Wildfire :)

Aj12 Mar 16, 2011 at 1:02 AM 
Just basic feature of installing unknown source to HTC Inspire 4G worked. Don't know about anything else though.

bravo_ucla Jan 23, 2011 at 1:52 AM 
Would it be to much to ask for if you could please add my phone to the list? I would buy one from the list provided but I have twins on the way and cant afford it. If it can be possible, I own a Huawei Ascend M860. I downloaded droid explorer and what happened is droid explorer was unable to detect my device. I guess I should've ran into this post sooner huh. If anyone has any suggestions please email me at ( . Please advise

zachmerrill504 Jan 1, 2011 at 9:58 PM 
You can add an Android HTC HD2 (Leo) to the list of confirmed devices as well :D

t0mm13b Dec 29, 2010 at 8:15 PM 
Can this work under Linux with mono?

grozni Dec 26, 2010 at 1:59 AM 
Works fine with rooted Desire HD

ChrisRaabe Dec 16, 2010 at 4:09 PM 
Hi Guys, brilliant work but I'm just a beginner ;-) Please add Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 to confirmed devices :-))

SachinChavan Dec 15, 2010 at 9:10 AM 
Ad LG Optimus One P500 Rooted to list -Confirmed

richleahy Nov 5, 2010 at 7:27 PM 
HTC Desire HD does not work :(

audrius_u Feb 14, 2010 at 3:58 PM 
Works on Motorola Milestone 2.0.1. Screen Shot feature does not work - gives black screen. Otherwise works fine, thanks!

khamees79 Jan 21, 2010 at 8:24 PM 
Brilliant work, I wold like to confirm that it works on Acer Liquid too,
the only feature i had a troble with was Screen Shoot, as I got a not clear image,otherwise everything is great so far.
Thanks again