Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

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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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How do I backup data (SMS/contacts) from a device with a broken screen?

I just broke the screen of my (unrooted) Galaxy S. How do I get back my SMS and contacts? PS: I tried Kies but it won't detect my phone for some reason. (Kies works fine with another Galaxy I ...
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adb for bootloop

I am in the middle of trying to understand the correct procedure to recover my data from a phone that went into a bootloop. I installed android sdk, with adb tools. Also installed ODIN (although I ...
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Galaxy Note 1 - Hangs on start up screen

This is the most tragedic thing ever happened to any of my electronic devices... My phone was dead (naturally) battery charge was zero as I was outside waiting for a friend. I wanted to charge it ...
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Android failure to boot on LG

I need to recover data from my AT&T LG Thrill Android Phone Background: My AT&T LG Thrill phone's battery died a couple of days ago because I forgot to charge it. When I charged the phone ...
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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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Recovering the contacts, SMS and call log from SD card

I am using an Micromax A57 running Android 2.3.5. Since there was a problem in the launcher, I reset the phone to factory settings, taking my SD card out before doing so. Since the phone's internal ...
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How to recover data from LGE Nexus 4 running on Android Version 4.4.2?

I am using LGE Nexus 4 which is running on Android Version 4.4.2. Somehow accidently i do a factory reset on my phone and in return i lost all my emails, messages, pictures i.e, almost everything. Now ...
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How to recover a System partition that won't mount

A relative of mine brought me his Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190, which is stuck at boot. When I boot into recovery it gives the error Failed to mount /system (invalid argument). How can I dig through the ...
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How can I recover deleted calendar events?

I had duplicate events from syncing so I deleted what I thought were the correct set but it turns out I deleted the ones from my Outlook calendar which in turn deleted them from my Outlook calendar ...
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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 to retrieve Android contacts from Galaxy S3 to Windows 7 on a non rooted phone

I am hoping someone can help me with this. My brother passed away yesterday and we both have the same phone a Samsung Galaxy S3 on the Sprint network. I was wondering if there is a simple way with adb ...
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Recover my SuperVault files

I had several files saved and encrypted on my Android phone using SuperVault. I no longer have an Android phone but I do have my SuperVault folder with all the files. Unfortunately I can't access ...
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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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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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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 can I recover Samsung Galaxy contacts?

I lost all of my Samsung Galaxy contacts by accident. Is it possible to recover my Samsung Galaxy Contacts? How can I restore contacts from Samsung Galaxy? I've tried many way, but doesn't work.
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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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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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Spontaneous reset with complete loss of all personal data and settings

Yesterday my LG G2, running Android 4.2.2, spontaneously rebooted, and it showed the welcome wizard applications that you use when activating your phone for the first time. After skipping most of the ...
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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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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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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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Samsung S2 locked due to many attempts - How can I recover photos [duplicate]

I have a Samsung S2 and it is locked, because of too many pattern attempts. It now asks for a username and password but I cannot remember the password. I have tried to reset password on the GMail web ...
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Whatsapp Images

So my S4 kept reminding me that my storage is running out and i probably tempered around with the storage but do not remember deleting my entire whatsapp images folder and videos folder. Any clue on ...
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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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Recover deleted content from userdata partition?

So it came to pass, that Amanda did have a blonde moment and deleted all her threads in the SMS app by mistake. Yeah, "Delete all threads" probably shouldn't be quite so easy to invoke. The phone's ...
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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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How to recover your google account contacts

I merged my contacts with Google. Later, I accidentally removed my Google account by removing it from contacts the options. There aren't any contacts visible to me now. Is there a way I can get my ...
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My android phone was stolen. How worried should I be with all my google data inside the phone?

Ok, so my samsung galaxy 5 was stolen. I had gmail, calendar, twitter(tweetdeck), facebook, ... all my personal data in it. I didn't have any app installed that could wipe this information from a ...
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Lost some data (specifically my voice recordings

My phone started acting really weirdly lately. It would shut off by itself and turn on again, and sometimes when it just turned on, it would turn off again. The home screen would freeze, and I ...
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How to recover lost contacts in android 2.2 (unrooted)

Unfortunately all contacts been deleted, when I check in settings->Contacts-> cache. it was clear.Is it possible to recover contact datas? i didn't reset/format phone. Contact application cache got ...
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How can I recover a deleted file on Android?

I just deleted a file on my Nexus S that I really need back. (It was actually part of an app using a sqlite database that did a drop table when upgrading to a new version.) Presumably I need to root ...
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How to restore ColorNote notes after factory reset?

I forgot to backup my notes before factory reset and now apparently I have lost them all. Before doing factory reset though, Back up my data option in Settings >> Backup & Restore was checked but ...
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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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Recover a deleted file from phone memory without USB Mass Storage class?

I just deleted a picture file from the internal phone memory. I actually deleted the entire Pictures folder. But the app said that 1 file was deleted. Not more than that? I take it this means that the ...
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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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Recovering lost text messages after device crashes and reboots

I have been using Snapchat these days to chat with my friends so seems haven't been Real texting for long time. This morning I got a message from a VIP customer of his schedule to London next week. ...
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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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Recovering data from a phone that doesn't boot

My Samsung Galaxy SII started an OTA update yesterday and got stuck along the way. It's now stuck on the Samsung splash screen and I'm trying to get my pictures off of the phone. I tried flashing the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S 2 4G phone won't start up.

I do not have a data card in this phone. How can I salvage my data and 1300 photos? I have talked with T-Mobile and Samsung Techs. I can get to a "reboot" screen, but the phone won't complete the ...
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Recovering deleted data from Androids internal memory

I'm aware of the process to recover deleted data from a SD card of an android phone. However I'm looking for a process to recover the deleted data from the phones internal memory (such as SMS, app ...
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i have lost my images by deleting them but now i want them back [duplicate]

last day my pictures were deleted by mistake i have tried to acquire them back by simply logging into samsung account . How can i get my pictures back by using my samsung account ?
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How can I recover files from a phone that won't boot?

I have a Galaxy SII, and it is stuck on the boot screen. How can I recover the files on the phone?
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I factory-formatted my Note 2 and lost all my photos

One month ago I accidentally formatted my Note 2 and lost all my photos. I have tried so many programs like Dr.phone, recuva and so on – but i got nothing, or it required the phone to be rooted (I ...
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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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Retrieving phonebook and photos from Xperia V with broken screen [duplicate]

I dropped my phone and broke the touchscreen and display, but I need to recover the phone book and all the pictures. Any suggestions? I tried connecting it to a PC over USB but can't configure it.
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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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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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Recover data from bootlooped phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Plus (GT-I9003) that is stuck in a boot loop. It is running the stock Samsung firmware (Android 2.3.5). I want to recover the data (specifically of the Memo application) from ...