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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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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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“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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Lost pictures on Samsung Galaxy S3 internal memory [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...
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Nexus 7 soft bricked, Need to recover data

I don't know if I'm posting this on the right website or not, but I'll try anyway. I recently brought a Google Nexus 7 (non-SIM version). I've used it for around 3 months now and everything was ...
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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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How do I transfer files in ClockworkMod between my phone and my computer if my phone doesn't have an SD card slot?

So the phone can only boot to "ClockworkMod Recovery" due to unknown reason. Is there a way to transfer files between my phone's internal memory and my computer? There is no SD card slot on 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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Help to recover accidently deleted calendar data

OK so I have a lot of appointments in an outlook calendar (about 12 each day). It was synced to my Galaxy 3G. I wanted to delete all of them for one day, so deleted multiple appointments but I didn't ...
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Lost data upgrading roms, but data is still there when viewed with Clockwork and Clockwork alone. Can I recover it?

I lost my data upgrading to M1 CM10.1 through CMUpdate, but I still see it when I go into clockwork recovery mod. I tried accessing it through adb and adb shell but I cannot find it. Furthermore my ...
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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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Names not shown from number anymore

All of a sudden, half-way using whatsapp, the names are not shown anymore. Instead I can only see the number. I went to my contact list and checked. Most of my contacts appeared to be shown in email ...
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Restore deleted photos

I accidentally deleted the entire "downloaded" album full of pictures from my Samsung Galaxy S2 (SPH-D710) and am trying to use a recovery program I downloaded. My phone will not show up as a ...
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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 ...