The Android backup file created using the
ADB command is a compressed tar file. Compression is done using the
zlib compression library and the
DEFLATE compression algorithm. If a password is entered during the backup process, the file is encrypted, else it is only compressed. In this article, we will learn how to perform ADB backups, extract ADB backups and restore or repack ADB backups.
If you have an Android phone that is rooted and the USB Debugging option has been turned on, your phone can be unlocked in a matter of seconds with the ADB (Android Debug Bridge) utility.