Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

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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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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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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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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 ...
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S3 screen broken, developer mode on, how to transfer data

My screen on my Galaxy S3 broke and I need to transfer an app that's on my phone to my computer. I have developer mode enabled on the phone and I want to be able to transfer the app without opening up ...
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Retrieving phone conversations

As a webdeveloper, I bet I sound like a right n00by to you phone guys. I know this is a shot in the dark, but I had a phone call yesterday that I really want to retrieve it. Can I phone up my provider ...
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Can I Recover Email Address That Have Been Signed Into On My Galaxy Phone??

When I factory reset my phone, it had signed me out of my Gmail account that I had created and used for my Google Play Store. And now I cannot remember what the exact email address was. It has my ...
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“µamera” problem on S3

I am using an SD card on galaxy S3 - I store my photos on here. But today, on the DCIM folder of that card, I see a folder that named "µamera" and all of my photos were gone. It seems that, this ...
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Data Recovery - Is the internal sd-card part of /data (gs4)?

On every other phone I have owned (with CWM recovery) when I did a factory reset, it left my (internal) SD card contents intact. I wasn't thinking and did a factory reset and deleted everything. As ...
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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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Samsung Captivate not booting after root

I recently installed Clockwork Recovery, and used that to install CyanogenMod 10 on my Captivate using this guide. Every thing worked perfectly. I backed up the stock ROM. Then I realized that my ...
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How to extract sqlite file

My Samsung Galaxy S was having an error on the notification bar saying sd card blank or has unsupported file system, so I was required to format my sd card. However, I couldn't format it using the ...
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Deleted files causing my phone to function incorrectly?

I accidentally deleted files from a folder located on my Android phone and now my phone isn't functioning properly. If I replace those files will my phone now function correctly? Should I replace the ...
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How can I get my data back to my pc?

I use android. Recently I've found a problem.. I can see all the files and folders in my mobile phone.. But when I connect it to my pc to copy the files or folders to the pc I find that The folder is ...
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How to recover data from a formatted device [rooted, flashed]

I've accidentally formatted my phone, via. fastboot oem unlock. I've already tried Wondershare, EaseUSMobile Saver. Actually, I need my photos which has been shot by camera. Till now I'm only able ...
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t Recover deleted files from internal storage Android kitkat without root [duplicate]

Firstly a big thanks to all stopping my to go through my query. My device is Xperia z1 (unrooted) Android 4.4.4 version. I do not want to root my device under any circumstances I had a very important ...
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Recover data of app not on Play anymore?

Seems I deleted an app or a directory too much from my Android 2.3 phone. In particular I remember removing an app called App2SD or similar. Now, after booting the phone, I cannot see the apps anymore ...
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Recover files programs dont recognise note 2

So... I was very, very proud of my collection of almost 800 songs on my phone, and yesterday I deleted 700 by accident. I had just inserted my new SD and had transfered all my songs to the SD, but as ...
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How to restore contacts lost after synchronization

My phone has been reset by the re-seller due to technical problem. After this operation I have configured the phone with my gmail account and synchronized. Unfortunately after that operation all the ...
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copied all files to computer but cant find contacts data

I copied all files of android phone (galaxy s3) to computer via usb cable. Then format my phone but most of my contacts didnt recovered. So I am trying to find them from the files that I saved into ...
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Way to access Samsung Galaxy S4 as USB device without Rooting the phone

How I can connect my Samsung Galaxy S4 to my PC as a USB device. I tried the Build Number shortcut and it did not work. Enabling USB debugging does not fix the problem. The reason behind this is to ...
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My Device has Randomly encrypted itself???Restore data?

After flashing Ubuntu touch my whole device encrypted itself i don't know the pass code I cant wipe nor restore a backup nor backup what can i do to save all my data. How can i restore this and my ...
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Recover pics from S3 mini, with broken screen and usb

Long story short, I want to recover pictures from a Galaxy S3 mini, where both the screen and the USB port are broken. I can power on the phone. The phone gives the vibration notification, and the ...
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Deleted important apps after rooting [duplicate]

I have accidentally removed some important applications after rooting my gts5360 (Ex text input,SNS accounts). Can you help me to recover my device applications or to recover it to original state? I ...
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How to recover my files and personal data a phone who doesn't boot?

My Galaxy S II runs under Android 4.12 and it is stuck on the boot screen. How can I recover my files and personal data on the phone ?
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forgot Samsung Tablet password & do not want to do a factory reset

We have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 ---- I've been reading some comments on what to do --- but a Google account was never setup (still do not know about how to do that) and there is no option now for a ...
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Retrieve data from stock phone, no adb/developer mode [duplicate]

I was given a phone, an Acer Z150, with a completely shattered screen. The digitizer is also broken. I was asked to retrieve any pictures that are on this phone. The situation is as follows: the ...
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How can I recover my pictures from Vaulty Stocks

I've lost my phone. Is there any way of getting back my files and pictures which were saved in Vaulty Stocks?
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com.android.providers.telephony - merge/replace databases

I am not sure how to proceed with this. I have a few SMS/MMS databases from various backups of my phone. I would like to merge OR replace the current DB on my device, which is located in ...
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Mediacom 932i in loop at start. Chances Of Data Recovery before Factory resetting?

my tablet Mediacom 932i got bricked (at the start Mediacom Logo in loop forever) A simple request: Is Factory Reset the onlY way to make it start again? (no problem, I can do it) But I would love not ...
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How can I recover 11 months old Contact / or call logs?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone, bought last year in around Sept-Oct 2013.. I had added a contact in last year, that I have lost now. I remember giving a missed call to the person last year, but I ...
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Samsung S3 - Device Memory Damaged

I have a Samsung S3 GT-i9300 which has an error on booting up. It goes through the Samsung splash screen then displays the following: Device Memory Damaged The data partition has been ...
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Get to data without touch access

The screen of my Nexus 4 has a crack and touch is not working anymore. I'd like to get to some of my data using adb, but can't authorize it because I can't click/touch the authorization dialog. Is ...
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How to know if there is any way to access data from a stolen Galaxy S3, or Android phone in general, via automatic backup or any other way

I apologize in advance for my ignorance. My Verizon Galaxy S3 went missing at a party. I am hoping that at least some of the data (documents, media, contacts, texts, phone calls...) was backed up ...
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Galaxy S2 ADB offline device (display broken)

the display of my galaxy s2 is dead and now I'm trying to recover all my data. If I connect the phone via us bto my pc Windows recognizes it as an usb media but nothing more. Under Linux it gives me ...
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Where are contacts located on Xperia P internal storage? [duplicate]

I have SE xperia P, and it stopped working, or at least the display did. I can access the internal memory (where I've been saving all contacts, which i didn't back up), is it possible to find and ...
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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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Request for screenshots for enabling USB Debugging on a Motorola Droid X2

I have a Droid X2 with a busted screen that seems to still provide haptic feedback, so I would guess that the touch aspect is still working. Unfortunately USB debugging is not currently enabled so I ...
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Moto X: Download pictures and data with broken touchscreen

Someone threw my Moto X straight at the ground, so the screen displays nothing but weird paint-like colors in some corners. And it doesn't seem like the touchscreen is working at all, since when I ...
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Recover Android profile?

I need help please this is a serious trouble. My Tablet is bad designed, it has too low RAM for the CPU power (1GB RAM, 1.5GHz Dual Core CPU), so eventually the Tablet freezes and I need to shut down ...
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Enabling adb via recovery mode [duplicate]

I'm using a HTC One S (Ville C2) with TWRP as the recovery image, however I currently cannot see anything on the screen because the screen is cracked. I'm trying to recover the data inside the phone ...
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How can I recover data from my android tablet?

My brother had some important data on his android tablet. Unfortunately the touch screen on this android tablet (Azpen model A700) is no longer responding. I would like to put the data on my pc before ...