Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

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S Galaxy mini 2 rebooting every 12 seconds… I'd like at least to save some data!

A pair of months ago I bought my first smartphone, so I am quite the noob. Suddently last week it decided to restart every 12-13 seconds (literally), as long as I don't remove the battery, and I can't ...
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Help! Anyone know how to recover photos from Motorola Atrix HD? [duplicate]

A couple days ago I went into my camera gallery on my Motorola Atrix HD and noticed that all but four of my photos were gone. I cannot figure out how this happened?! I definitely did not delete them ...
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how to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy Note II?

i had accidentally delete some photos from Samsung Galaxy Note II, i made my phone rooted then i tried to recover the photos using many recovery applications but the results i got don't contain the ...
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I did factory reset without taking backup of messages. can i recover those messages?

I have did factory reset my phone with out taking backup of messages... its all important messages.. can i recover those messages back. if so, please guide me. Phone : HTC Explorer
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Recover deleted WhatsApp media using CleanMaster

So I was trying CleanMaster app for my Android (nexus 4), and deleted the WhatsApp media, later to realize I wanted the images and videos. I do not have a backup of the media. I now want to restore ...
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My phone rebooted itself and I've lost everything

My phone rebooted itself and I've lost everything, all my pictures and contacts... can I get them back? Also, I've gone to my "settings" and "about phone" and I do not have a spot that tells me what ...
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Nexus 4: Is there a “surgical” way to retrieve data from storage? [closed]

Nexus 4 took a dive in the ocean (salt water) and now it is resting in a rice bowl. While we all hope for a seamless recovery, I understand all the corrosion niceties salt water brings to the party. ...
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How can I (permanently) remove an sd card without harming apps on the device

Forgive me if this is already asked, but I couldn't find it anywhere. (Most results involved 1 device and moving data between 2 sd cards. I have two devices and I want to move all data off the sd ...
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Accessing phone data when locked out

I am using a BLU Quattro HD 5.7 phone, running ICS, and I have locked myself out due to my own stupidity. It doesn't have a wifi connection or a data connection at the moment because I do not have a ...
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How to recover deleted files on Android phone [duplicate]

I was a using an autocall recorder app on my HTC Wildfire. I saved a call on my phones SD card and in my Dropbox. However, I accidently deleted the saved call and it was removed from my dropbox file. ...
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How can i access the internal storage (to retrieve photos) on my samsung galaxy s2 with a cracked screen and and broken usb port?

I have no concern for the phone or its warranty as I am due an upgrade in 10 days. I just want to retrieve the photos without paying for a screen repair.
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Remove Sensitive Data From Work Phone

I've moved on from a previous job, and as part of the process I need to return my work provided phone. I have factory reset the phone, as well as electing to erase the SD card. There was some ...
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I am locked out of my S3 after forgetting the password

I forget my password and now I m locked out of my phone is there anyway I can get back it or if needs a flash or factory reset is there anyway I can get my data back.
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Can I recover app data after the phone has been Factory Reset?

Without remembering application data, I reset my Galaxy S3 to factory state. Now, I lost data for one expense manager app. Is there any way to recover the data?
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Extract App Data from Nandroid / CWM Backup

I use ClockworkMod Recovery, and Slimbean. Recently, my slimbean started hanging at the loading screen and getting insanely hot. So I took a backup, and cleaned flashed AOKP rom. It's working fine ...
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How to restore files on SD Card that was protected by Vault app?

I changed my Android mobile phone from one carrier to another. I installed Vault app from the Google Play store, and placed the old SD Card from the previous phone into this new phone. After ...
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How can I access my photos/videos from my HTC Sensation XL default on 'charge only' and with unresponsive touch screen?

My HTC was dropped in water and now has unresponsive touch screen. The screen is not the problem, as I've replaced it and it still have the same problem. I can't send it off for repairs because it ...
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I have reset my phone samsung galaxy fit through factory data reset… Now my contacts are deleted

How can I recover my contacts? (They were stored on phone memory.) I have also saved all my sd card data.
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Navigation app is on filesystem, but cant find it on Android

I have an Android navigation Navon Platinum Explorer with Adroid 4.0. I reseted it to factory settings, and the navigation software, iGo Primo, disappeared from the list of applications. However it ...
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temp root to acquire a .dd image of my android phone

I have a Sensation XE which is not rooted. (hboot 1.29, android 4.0.3) I found a recovering method in the highest ranked answer in this post: How can I recover a deleted file on Android?. From the ...
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How to copy SMS messages to computer with phone screen broken [duplicate]

I own a Samsung Galaxy S III (rooted). My phone recently fell out of my car and was ran over multiple times before I could recover it. The phone still works. I can turn it off and on (sound and ...
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Using adb backup to recover files in Android

I encountered a situation similar to the question: How can I recover a deleted file on Android? I have a Sensation XE which is not rooted. From the previously linked question, is there away that I ...
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Restore SMS from a phone with broken screen [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S phone with a broken screen. I have text messages on it from about 2 years ago (which I need for court). After the screen broke I changed service providers. Now their is no ...
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Do I have any chance to recover this video?

Using Samsung Galaxy ACE s5830 Android 2.3.6 Well I made a mistake. I was recording an important video with my smartphone (the default video recorder) and then I put the cellphone close to my chest. ...
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Remove files from phone that won't boot

I have an HTC Vivid that, when turned on, fails to load. The screen is white with the HTC logo, but it never moves any further than that. There are pictures on this phone that I'd like to save, but I ...
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My SD card was removed unexpectedly and won't work anywhere no [duplicate]

I bought a 32gb SD card for my Galaxy Mini long ago. It's never been removed from the phone. But yesterday my phone removed my SD card. I don't know why it happened. I tried to remove the SD and put ...
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Recover mini paper widget contents after update (2.3.3 to 2.3.4)

I've updated my Galaxy S2 from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 only to find that the mini paper widget is now broken. Plenty of places on the web explain how to clear the data to get it working again, but is there ...
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Crash of random applications and app data deleted

I booted up my phone this morning but the boot animation stucked and I had to reboot it. When the phone booted up again, all my personal data was wiped, and all the applications I launched, except for ...
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“Encryption Failed” on my Samsung Note 2 & it asks me to reset device. Is there a way to back up my data

I have Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from AT&T. At the reboot it displays "Encryption failed", and would ask me to reset device. I cannot access my phone. I have very important data on this phone. I want ...
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recover data from a Samsung Galaxy S3 with a broken screen [duplicate]

I dropped my SG3 which rendered the screen useless, completely black. The phone works, I could even make calls using voice commands. I got a replacement SG3, but upon transfering the sd card, ...
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Deleted stock browser browing history recovering and stock browser “opened tab” information

For some reasons, I cannot see my browsing history for a week (does Android stock browser automatically delete browsing histories?): So, has my browsing histories been deleted? If so, is there any ...
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Micro SD not being found on phone or pc after replacing

My micro SD card filled up from pictures on my Galaxy S3 and previous phone. I went out and bought a larger capacity card to replace it. When I put the full card in my laptop to transfer the pictures, ...
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Lost pictures on Samsung Galaxy S3 internal memory

I just hooked my Samsung Galaxy S3 up to my PC via USB to transfer some photos from one folder to another on the device itself. Well, the USB cable got accidentally unplugged during the process, and ...
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How to recover deleted contacts

I lost all my contacts while syncing email.Is there a way to recover these contacts. I checked on Google contacts in Gmail but its not there as I never synced my contacts. Not rooted and Android ...
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How do I get my HTC Desire out of the boot loop?

I just screwed up my HTC Desire. I had some low memory issues so I decided to power it off. I then went into 'recovery', and then 'mounts and storage', and then 'mount /sd-ext'. At this point it went ...
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What if you accidentally deleted some important apps and can't install them back?

What if you accidentally deleted some important apps and can't install them back because Google Play doesn't have them? For example android system, com.android dun server and com.android.lgsetup ...
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All files corrupted after Ext. SD encryption. external SD card gets encrypted due to Mail server

I have a Galaxy Note-2. Android version 4.1.2. After I sync into my Organisation's email on my phone it used to encrypt my SD card and External SD card. This never rendered my data inaccessible -- ...
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How to recover lost contacts from samsung galaxy s3

I was closing all my unused running programs on my galaxy S3, and suddenly closed the contacts app. When I checked my contacts afterwards they were all gone. But when I checked my call logs, the ...
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memory card not working [duplicate]

i bought a new android phone and i inserted a 32gb sdhc card that i used in my htc on it. it works well for 3 days , suddenly it showed me a message unsafe to remove memory card. then i reinserted the ...
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How can I get backup the files from my semi-broken android before shipping it in?

I broke my Samsung Galaxy SIII (Red) last week, got a replacement in the mail, and I'm trying to back up my files (contacts, photos, etc.) onto my computer before I send the broken one in. The only ...
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Personal data (contacts, sms, phone logs, settings, etc) gone after moving apps to a new microSD

I've just bought a 16gb Sandisk microSD and I moved some apps to that by using the functionality available under Settings > Applications > Manage Applications. I went through the list and I ...
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Formatting Android storage “zero out” technique

I have an Android mobile (Galaxy S3), and am really worried that my corporate information will be retrieved after a reset. I've seen shared video showing it is possible to recover data after hard ...
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Data Recovery from a HTC One X phone that wont turn on

I have an HTC One X that has recently stopped working for no apparent reason. It was looked at by a repairer and I was told that there was no liquid in the phone and the motherboard required ...
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Video Recording stopped because battery was low, restore file?

I just recoreded a Video, and my Android powered down while recording because the battery was completly empty. Now i have a 1,5 GB mp4.tmp file that i cant open with VLC. I have a Nexus 4 with ...
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Recover deleted photo from Xperia P phone [duplicate]

I want to recover some photo deleted from my DCIM folder. But the problem is I cant get my phone to be detected as a drive letter in “My Computer”. How to make my phone detected? I already enable USB ...
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Cannot open message application on Samsung Galaxy S2 and Deleted all of my Contacts

I was originally getting an error message about the logserver not working, which I fixed through managing the application and forcing it to close, but now I get another error when I try to access text ...
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Backup using ADB without root or usb debugging

I have a Nexus S (on android 4, not rooted) device who's not able to boot. It opens and get stucks to the X screen. I can only access the recovery mode. I tried to backup data via ADB, but the phone ...
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Where is the data for “Contacts Storage” located?

Settings -> Applications -> All tells me that "Contacts Storage" uses 2.5MB which must be my contact data. Since I had to revert to 4.03 after a faulty update to 4.1 my contacts seem inaccessible ...
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Is it possible to pull data using Android Debug Bridge on an N7 while soft bricked

I've tried countless fixes for my N7 being softbricked (No idea how it was done). I've resorted to using Android Debug Bridge, however I cannot get access to the device (device not recognized from CMD ...
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My Android phone screen is un-usable, how do I transfer all my data to a new phone?

My current phone (Samsung Galaxy POP) running Andoid 2.2 has all its data including contacts and messages stored in the SD card + SIM card. However the touch screen of that phone has been damaged and ...