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What are AB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AB file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your AB files.

What is an AB file?

An .AB file is an Android Adb Backup file.

Android Adb Backup (.ab) files are a type of data archive used to back-up data from user devices. They are generated using the Android Debug Bridge (adb) command-line tool, which is part of the Android Software Development Kit (SDK).

The adb tool creates this file when backing up device data and stores app-, system-, and other types of information inside it. It can be used with various programs that support the format, allowing users to access its contents.

To open a .ab file, an adb utility program is needed; third-party options may also be available. This will enable users to extract the stored content, such as applications or settings, and restore them to either the same or a different device.

How to open AB files

Important: Different programs may use files with the AB file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your AB file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested nine different AB openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 27, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of AB files. Remember, different programs may use AB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Army BuilderArmy BuilderUser submitted
Nexus Root ToolkitNexus Root ToolkitUser submitted
Army Builder EXArmy Builder EXUser submitted
ActiveBasicActiveBasicUser submitted
GRAMS/AIGRAMS/AIUser submitted
DNA Baser AssemblerDNA Baser AssemblerUser submitted
PlanetDancePlanetDanceUser submitted
SoloistSoloistUser submitted
Droid ExplorerDroid ExplorerUser submitted

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