Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

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Cannot find recorded video that I recorded. How can I dig it out?

Earlier today I used Google Camera to record four videos. I clearly hit the record and stop buttons both time. When I got home only two of those showed up in my gallery. The two longer ones did not. ...
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Recover files from encrypted Android MMC dump

A friend of mine gave me his Samsung Galaxy S2 with Cyanogenmod 10.1.3 installed and Full Disk Encryption enabled because it bootlooped. I made a dump of mmcblk0 (the internal Flash memory) just for ...
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Why am I not getting access to the full internal storage space?

Please note: There are similar questions to this one, but this is different: in this case I am root reading all the block data directly from /dev/block/*, not a regular user trying to save files to ...
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Hidden files missing from my phone

Some of my pics and videos have been hidden by NQVAULT. When my phone memory was full, I cleared cache files from system menu. After that my hidden files are missing from phone. Is there any way to ...
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Recovering data remotely from a lost device

I was wondering if I could recover some photos and/or contacts from my phone which I lost yesterday. Also I'm pretty sure it was stolen, so is there a way that I can know when the device is online?
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Restore backup from internal storage

My first problem: My Google Play had a persistent "No connection" error. There are a bunch of fixes but none of them worked. So I decided to try the final fix: Restore device. Now I knew this would ...
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Recover deleted SMS message using Google Backup?

I use Android 4.4.4 & XPeria Z3. Google auto backup service is turned on. Recently I deleted my SMS messages and now I want to recover one particular SMS. Is it possible via Google Backup? If ...
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Recover data from non-booting Android

I have an HTC Once Mini that will not boot. It has stock firmware on it (no root, no replaced bootloader, no custom recovery, just plain old stock HTC firmware). It will start to the bootloader and ...
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HTC One Mini data recovery after root [duplicate]

Last night I wiped and rooted my HTC One Mini and lost a few photos. Is there any way to get them back?
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Recover data on a bricked Nexus 5

I bought a Nexus 5 just a few weeks ago and it died miserably yesterday without any apparent reason at all. I've read quite a few threads around the net about this and I haven't been able to power on ...
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wiped SD card, trying to find text messages

A friend borrowed my microSD card to take some pictures and ended up deleting the android directories. I assumed that text messages were stored on this card. No message history appeared after the ...
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Why can't i see any files from SD card in Android System Recovery <3e>

so I'm a bit confused. I'm going to try to organize my question here and not create a wall of text so please bear with me. Problem - I have a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 2 that I'd like to save the data ...
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How can I recover lost Contacts on Galaxy GT-NT7000. Contacts and Dialer App became very slow and battery runs down fast,

This is a RAM issue and lost contacts issue (contacts not saved under Google). The log of text messages with all contacts, since start, is all, still there. My Android version is 4.2.1. I have had 3.5 ...
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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 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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Location & how to recover cache from Google Chrome from an Android 4.0.2 phone?

I'm wondering if it's possible to recover files from the Google Chrome cache from an Android 4.0.2 phone. Specifically, a HTC One S. I'm trying to recover the stylesheet from a site whose data has ...
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How can I recover corrupt files from my SD Card on my PC? [duplicate]

My LG Marquee started boot looping four days ago and because of this, I have not been able to get into my files (photos, videos, apps, etc.) and back them up. I have not backed up any of my files, ...
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Used Nexus Root Tool to root my phone - lost all my pictures of my baby daughter [closed]

I ran the NRT(Nexus Root Tool) earlier today - before doing it I took out my SD card to make sure it wouldn't delete my photos - and when I just checked, it didn't show in my gallery. I've tried ...
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Galaxy S3 Encryption ruined my photos… recoverable?

I put outlook on my GS3 for work and to do so I had to encrypt my phone. Since Encryption, Almost all of the photos I had on my phone are now blacked out. It shows me my different folders and the ...
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Resetting Nexus 4 with cracked and Locked Screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I backup data (sms/contacts) from a device with a broken screen? My Nexus 4 fell and cracked its screen: One of the caveats in its design is the glass on the ...
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Getting my data off of a G2 with a broken screen

I have a T-mobile G2 (aka HTC desire Z) with a broken screen. I have not rooted it or ever enabled debugging. I would like to get the data off of this phone and onto my replacement. Is there any way ...
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I'm having trouble getting into safe mode trouble on galaxy ace

I can't get into safe mode on my galaxy ace SM-S765C. I tried holding down power and menu buttons but it doesn't work.
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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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Is it possible to recover data from internal memory?

I have Samsung Galaxy S2, that was sent to the lab for repair. The phone arrived and all the internal memory was deleted. All the data that was on the internal memeory: Media, SMS, Contacts (actually ...
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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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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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Password for recovery mode

how to put a password to enter android recovery mode? I want to have high security so that no one formats my phone without a password even in recovery mode.
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Moto G — recovering files after bootloader unlock (wipe)?

I'm trying to evaluate the options for recovering some important files that were deleted from a Moto G 1st generation. I have sufficient experience with the data recovery itself once I have an image ...
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How to restore lost contacts without rooting the phone

My phone suddenly began to keep restarting every 10-15 minutes. After a few restart, I noticed that my contacts are gone (most of them were stored on the phone). I searched for data revocery ...
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Wipe data on device completely

I have a nexus 7 1st gen, which has a cracked screen. I am planning to repair and got a quote from a local store. But, before handing over the device to them, I would like to clear my data on the ...
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Trying to restore photos from a broken S4 (AT&T), how do I go about it?

My friend broke her S4's screen, and wants to get back the photos from the internal memory. The phone does not have USB debugging turned on, so having it attached to the computer only charges it. The ...
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Does rooting wipe the /sdcard?

I recently rooted my nexus 5 phone and lost all of my photos :( I was wondering what rooting actually does. Is it like formatting the disk and updating file tables or is it like deleting all the ...
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Creating a .dd image of a Galaxy S3 without rooting the phone

I'm working for my university's CS Department, and we've got a Digital Forensics project which requires us to create a one-to-one .dd image of a T-Mobile Galaxy S3 (Jellybean 4.1), so that we can ...
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Can I recover photos and contacts from lost/stolen phone days ago? [duplicate]

Lost phone (LG Optimus) 2 days ago, anyway to recover photos and contacts? Reported phone to sheriff's dept and Sprint.
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Can I recover photos that were being stored in a corrupt SD sector and then deleted after a phone restart?

I have no idea how this is even possible, but let's start from the beginning. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I went on a road trip this Memorial Day weekend and took a bunch of photos. The whole weekend ...
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Application self uninstalls

I have a Galaxy S4, Eu version, not rooted updated a few days ago to Lollipop. Today 2 strange things happened: The phone was connected to charging cable but charge was interrupted when it was at ...
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Smashed screen on Xperia Z3, need to download data without touch capabilities [duplicate]

My wife accidentally smashed the screen on her Sony Xperia Z3 and the touch screen is not useable. There are colors and lines but nothing else. All of the ports on the device work just fine. However, ...
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How to pipe output of dd to a computer via adb shell?

I've accidentally wiped my phone and lost all my photos. I'm going to try to run photorec on an image of my phone. What I'd like to do is somehow something along these lines: adb shell dd if=/data ...
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Android Device not detected by adb on Xubuntu 14.04

My phone (Micromax A092) running stock Android 4.3, has recently got factory reset by mistake. Using Photorec, I was able to recover all my files stored in the part of the phone memory, used as an sd ...
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Recover media after factory reset (One Plus One)

I've recently done a factory reset on my OPO. I though I didn't need anything on it anymore but now I do actually need some pictures who were on it before the reset. I'm trying to get those pictures ...
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How to restore nandroid?

I created a nandroid backup and copied the files to my computer boot.img cache.ext4.tar data.ext4.tar nandroid.md5 recovery.log system.ext4.log ta.img I deleted the files on my phone to save space ...
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Unlock encrypted Android from ADB

I have the following problem: Somehow, this evening the touchscreen of my Sony Xperia Z broke. I have two thin cracks in the display and everything on the right side of the crack does not react. I ...
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Is it possible to copy files to PC when in download mode?

My LG E975 doesn't boot anymore after I tried to install CWM (6.0.4.5) with the help of ROM Manager (Method 1A from these instructions). I get stucked at the reboot into the stock recovery part and ...