Is this still working for anyone?

  • ilongbored

    ilongbored - 2014-03-15

    Dragonmerlin, thanks for making this! I've been looking for a way to do this for awhile. I know how to get the contents of a regular .ab file, but I never knew what was different about Helium Backup's backups.

    Although I'm getting an error. I haven't downloaded the source and stepped through it yet, but I wonder if anyone else gets the same message:

    java -jar hbe.jar -tar
    Exception in thread "main" java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
    at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.jarinjarloader.JarRsrcLoader.main(
    Caused by: Invalid file path
    at dragomerlin.HeliumMain.tar_noenc(
    at dragomerlin.HeliumMain.main(
    ... 5 more

  • ilongbored

    ilongbored - 2014-03-15

    I realized that it works if I import the project to Eclipse and use the -force flag. I looked to see what Eclipse's execute command was. Turns out if I add "-Dfile.encoding=US-ASCII", then everything works fine. Not sure why, though.

    Ex: java -Dfile.encoding=US-ASCII -jar hbe.jar -force com.topfreegames.bikeraceproworld.ab

  • dragomerlin

    dragomerlin - 2014-03-23

    Thank you so much for the update. I must say however, that files extracted from helium backup and put back in a adb backup may not work. Some file (sometimes a lot) have different size and checksum depending whether you extract them from adb or helium backup.

    Restoration on the device with "adb restore" should work for both anyway.

  • Sonny

    Sonny - 2015-09-15

    I get the same error as above. Can dragonmerlin help us get this running? Is there a specific command we can use?

    Last edit: dragomerlin 2015-09-15
  • dragomerlin

    dragomerlin - 2015-09-15

    Why do you want to extract files inside helium backup? Can you post the exact error you are having? Maybe it looks identical to you but where there may be little differences.

    Last edit: dragomerlin 2015-09-15

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