Posted by B. Johnson
Earlier I just showed you how to play Grand Theft Auto games on your Android tablet or smartphone. So if you are a huge fan of GTA series and you also happen to have a well-spec'd tablet or smartphone, then you definitely should check out that post.
In that post, I also gave you some tips about how to find GTA games around the internet and download the ones that are compatible with your Android device.
And this is really important in order to prevent problems such as ‘force-close’ or lags if you install the wrong game files of GTA games that are not compatible with your tablet or smartphone.
Today, however, I want to explain to you about how exactly to backup the saved game data of any GTA games manually.
So if you accidentally/deliberately remove the GTA game from your device, you can still re-install it again and restore the saved data of your last progress in the game.
Okay then, without further ado, here you go!
#1. Open file explorer
So in order to backup the saved game data of GTA games manually, first things first, you’re gonna need a file explorer. And that’s because the saved data of all GTA games can only be found in the system folders of your device, which can only be accessed by using a file explorer.
I personally use a file explorer called ‘X-plore’ because it’s been really great for me. This app is free by the way and you can get it on Google Play Store. But if you already have your own file explorer on your device, then you can also use it.
#2. Go to ‘Android/data’
Okay, after opening the file explorer, now go to the folder ‘Android/data’ on internal storage. But this depends on the storage location where you install the GTA game on your device.
I mean, if the GTA game is installed on internal storage, then you should go to internal storage when opening ‘Android/data’. Or the other way around if you installed the GTA game on external SD card.
#3. Pick which GTA game you would like to save
As you can see on the screen, when you open the folder ‘Android/data’, you will see the folders of the apps which you have installed on your tablet. Now to backup the saved data of GTA game, first you must decide which GTA game you would like to backup.
If you want to backup the saved data of ‘GTA III’, then the saved data of this game will go by the name ‘com.rockstar.gta3’.
Meanwhile, the saved data folder of ‘GTA Vice City’ is ‘com.rockstargames.gtavc’.
It goes the same with ‘GTA Liberty City Stories’ that keeps all of its saved data inside the folder ‘com.rockstargames.gtalcs’.
#4. Copy the saved data folder of the GTA game
I assume that right now, you want to backup the saved game data of GTA III. If that’s true, now open ‘Android/data’ and then copy the folder ‘com.rockstar.gta3’.
#5. Paste the saved data folder to other place
After copying the saved data folder of GTA III, now paste that folder somewhere else. You can create a new folder on external SD card and name it as ‘GAME DATA’.
And then, paste the saved data of GTA III in this 'GAME DATA' folder. But you can also paste the saved data of GTA III on other places, like USB flashdisk, etc.
#6. How to restore the saved data if game is reset?
If you accidentally/deliberately remove GTA III game from your tablet, you can then re-download again this game from Google Play Store > play it > close it > and then paste the old saved data of GTA III (com.rockstar.gta3) inside the folder ‘Android/data’. So you continue the game from the last progress/levels of this game.
It goes the same with other GTA games.
So for example, if you deliberately/accidentally remove GTA Vice City from your tablet, but you still want to play it again probably next month, you can then re-download GTA Vice City from Google Play Store and paste the old saved data to its folder ‘com.rockstargames.gtavc’.
Well, there you go guys, my tips for you if you want to backup the saved data of GTA games on your Android tablet. Hope this helps!
Anyway, I actually already wrote another post which covered about how to find GTA games around the internet and then play them for FREE on your device. So if you want to learn more about that, then you can check out that post.