How to backup your Drag Racing SaveGame
or Transfer it on other Device(windows edition for Android) Non Rooted Devices
Hello there, I'll try to explain how to backup your savegame for Drag Racing or transfer it to other device as many people don't know how to do it and lose their savegame often and as a result they quit on game.
This guide has many parts,I'll try to skip some explanations from steps to make it as quick as possible and straight to the point so guys that you are familiar with the process if i made any mistake mention it to correct it. thank you!
choose the one fits at your situation
(android 2.x part backup - restore removed cause needs root on many devices, i dont know for sure but maybe can backup the savegame via android backup manager or find a way to change permissions of the files maybe move somewhere else somehow...anw. if i will find something i will post it here.)
Steps for backup ( Android 4.x.) :
1) Download and install Android sdk and update if need it( install it at c:\Android)
2) connect your device to your pc and make sure usb debug is enabled
3) open a notepad and write inside
adb backup -f C:\Backup\BackupDR.ab -noapk -noshared -nosystem com.creativemobile.DragRacing
and save it as a backup.bat on your desktop.(Note that D and R must be Caps or else will not recognise the phone directory.)
on the same notepad you ve opened
delete previous and
adb restore C:\Backup\BackupDR.ab
and save it as Restore.bat (you will use it to restore later)
4) run Backup.bat you saved earlier and when prompt you to press a key to continue, do it
and when get a message
now unlock the device and confirm the backup operation
check your phone screen and you will see a screen
that ask you to confirm the backup creation
select create backup (right button)
and wait till phone screen says Completed.
Now navigate to the C:\Backup\ (the folder is auto created from the batch you create)
and find a file there BackupDR.ab
Congratulations you have the backup of the game!
Steps for Restore backup on same device or on other android 4.x device( Android 4.x.) :
1) Connect your device (make sure usb debug is enabled)
2) Run from your desktop the Restore.bat you create on "Steps for backup ( Android 4.x.) " part
3) press any key to continue
4) check your phone screen and accept to restore
5) Boom! Your Game is restored!
F.a.q. - Known issues
I did everything right but can't Restore Backup
- make sure you have installed on your "restore" device the same version of Drag Racing.apk
that you backup from your "Backup" device.
lets see it better with an example.
I have a Drag Racing 1.6.9 version of google store on my "backup" device which contain my savegame
I choose to backup with android 4.x guide.
Then for some reason i want to restore on same (or different device)
a) On my restore device if i dont have the drag racing v 1.6.9. apk installed
I will install it first from google store and then i will perform the restore operation.
b) On my restore device i aleady have the drag racing1.6.9 installed from google play.
then I'll make sure that i will reset the savegame that might is inside this device via
Settings>Applications>Manage applications -> Drag Racing -> clear cache.
and then i will try to perform restore on this device.
On my devices attached to pc i see an emulator-xxxx device and fails to backup or restore.
you have bluestacks running on your pc - before perform a backup or restore
try navigate on bluestacks install location and find the HD-Quit.exe
click it to "kill" blustacks from running and then try again.
Can i transfer my savegame that i backup to blustacks and opposite?
Yes you can, ill post it later on a different guide here
How to transfer your savegame from your phone(other device) to bluestacks
Android Backup Extractor -> https://www.dropbox.com/s/2t4k8krksri2i ... ractor.rar
java Dev kit
7zip or other unzip tool
1)Assume you have already install android sdk to have your backup of your savegame i will leave that step
2) install jdk(java dev kit)
3)create your back backup from your phone
4)download Android Backup Extractor, unzip it and put it on c:\
5)Take your backupfile.ab you create and put it inside on android-backup-extractor
6)open a notepad and copy and paste this (where yourbackupfilename goes your backup file name you put inside android backup extractor folder and the nameyouwant goes the name you like to name the zip file will create.
java -jar abe.jar unpack <yourbackupfilename>.ab <thenameyouwant>.zip
and save it as unpack.bat on your desktop.
7) run the upack.bat
press any key to continue two times
then it will close
8) go to c:\android-backup-extractor
and find there you new created <thenameyouwant>.zip file
9)open this zip file and extract com.creativemobile.DragRacing
10) open com.creativemobile.DragRacing and delete
sp folder, db folder, _manifest file
and rename the f folder to files
11) put the files folder on "my documents"
12) open blustacks and navigate with root browser to data/data/com.creativemobile.DragRacing/
and delete the files folder have inside (you will lose the savegame of bluestacks, so if you want to keep it just rename it to something else)
13) now navigate via root browser to sdcard/Bstfolder/documents and find there the files folder
copy it and move back to data/data/com.creativemobile.DragRacing/ and paste it there.
thats it! start DR inside the bluestacks to play your phones(other device) savegame!