Your Nvidia Shield TV is a great media streaming device, but do you know how to backup Nvidia Shield TV? This post will teach you how to back up your Nvidia Shield TV so that nothing ever goes wrong with the data on your hard drive. You’ll also learn about the different ways that you can back up your data, such as using a USB cable, network transfer, and transferring from an SD card. With this guide, you’ll never have to worry about losing all of your saved games or any other important information.
It is always better to secure your data and have a backup from your e-devices, which actually saves us from many worst-case scenarios. A backup is nothing but making a soft copy of the data stored in a different device other than their parent device through any external medium like pen drives, hard drives, cloud systems like Google Drive, etc. If you want to back up the data from your NVIDIA SHIELD TV i.e., all the folders, applications, photos, videos, and everything that is saved in your device, follow the below steps.
How to Backup Nvidia shield TV using Google account (Google Drive)
For this, the Google account in which you wanted to save the backup data is to be connected with the TV, which normally happens with the configuration settings when you start your phone for the first time. To check whether your Google account is active in your NVIDIA SHIELD TV by going to ‘settings’ and then ‘accounts’ thereby selecting the related Google accounts. Here you’ll be asked whether to back up to the cloud, and your data gets stored into Google Drive. For photos to get stored, you have to download the Google Photos app and once you are done with the initial configuration, your photos will be automatically saved to the app.
Backup on PC (without Root)
Backup via ADB is another alternative to make a complete backup to PC or MAC. For this, using the command line, install the ADB tool on your PC. Activate the USB debugging on the TV to make sure that it can communicate with the PC using a USB cable. (done through ‘Development Options’ in ‘Settings’). Install the drivers of the android devices in the PC for their respective processors. Now do the connectivity test by executing ADB devices from android_sdk/platform-tools/directory. Once connected, you’ll see your device as ‘Device’. Now launch the following command line ADB backup-apk-shared-all-f backup-file.adb
Then a message pops up saying that backup is going to be made and once it is authorized, it will be stored in the system as a file named backupfile.adb in the path where the command has been executed.
Backup with Helium app (with or without root)
Helium – App Sync and Backup is an option to look for if you wish to copy your apps without root and save it on an SD card or in a computer or by synchronizing to cloud storage apps such as Google Drive and Dropbox. Start with downloading and installing the Helium app in the NVIDIA SHIELD TV and the same for PC from the official website. After installing NVIDIA drivers on PC, activate the USB Debugging option in TV, which is in developer options. Start the Helium app on the TV and connect it to the computer, and then select the applications you wanted to back up and save.
Backup with TWRP Recovery
This is an Android backup method through a third-party custom recovery software used to create a backup only after installing TWRP on NVIDIA SHIELD TV. After making sure that TWRP is installed on the TV, enter the TRWP Recovery mode by most probably pressing the combination keys of the Power +Volume down button or Power +volume up button. Another easiest method to enter this mode is through the ADB command by entering ‘ADB reboot recovery. After entering the TWRP custom recovery, find the ‘backup option’ then select Boot, system, and Data options. Click the button to create backup and wait until it is done. Now, you can restore this Android backup whenever necessary by launching the TWRP mode, clicking on restore and select from the list of displayed recovery files already existing in the device and wait till until it is completed.