I want to switch accounts on my Galaxy Note 10.1, so my wife can use it on a trip she's taking, but I want to re-install the same apps. Since it's not rooted at the moment, I have to reset to factory defaults to switch Google accounts which would erase everything I have installed

In order to restore my installed apps and data after resetting, I'm using ADB (Android Debug Bridge) to backup my device. The backup command looks like this: adb backup -apk -shared -all -f galaxynote.ab For this particular device, if I didn't enter a password it would create an empty backup file.

Once this is done, I can reset the tablet and then run: adb restore galaxynote.ab And my apps are back but using a different Google account.

My plan is to eventually flash the Note 10.1 with Android 4.2 so we can have multi-users but that will have to wait for another day.

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