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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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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 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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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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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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Recover photos and/or bypass lock screen on Android 5.0

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 which I dropped on the ground so the screen broke. I had a swipe lock enabled. To be able to unlock it before it was repaired I locked it through Android Device Manager and ...
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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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How can I recover photos that may have been deleted from Google backup?

I backed up all of my photos to Google backup last night. I checked to make sure they were there, and they were, so i deleted them from my phones gallery. This morning I check, and most of my photos ...
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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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Recovering photos after factory reset

So, I made a mistake. My LG G3 was Android Lollipop and I used a new method to root it (the video is on YouTube, a guy doing it on G Flex 2). Then I wanted to test something with CyanogenMod, so I ...
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How to recover data from Vault? [duplicate]

Hi I was using vault app in my sony Ericson phone and I kept all my pics secure over there but mistakenly I delete the vault app before recoverying the data now I am not able to recover them please ...
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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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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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Recover deleted contacts and SMS after reinstall

Is there any way to recover or undelete contacts and SMS data that was wiped by a factory reset? I've recovered my Google account but after synchronizing I saw that not all my of my contacts were ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 bootloop even after flashing rom

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note GT N7000 India. It rebooted automatically the day before yesterday and then it got stuck at the Logo screen. I have downloaded and flashed it with ...
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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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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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I accidentally reset my user data on my phone, can I get it back?

I forgot my password to my phone and it reset all my data, is there any way possible to get back my lost data? Thank You.
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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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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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How can I decrypt my photographs on the SD card?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 crashed suddenly and I had to take my SD card out to fix it. After I got it back and put my SD card into it, I realized that the data which was encrypted on my SD card (photos ...
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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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Retrieve Number that couldn't be dialed

I have a problem I dialed a number but I had no network connection, so there was an error message. Later when I got a connection again I couldn't find the number in my list of recent calls or ...
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Can anyone recover my data after flashing my android samsung galaxy s2 phone?

I sold my phone to a person who performed a flash on my phone. He says that all the data gets deleted after the flash but I wanted to ask people in this forum as I dont want anyone to recover my data. ...
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How can I restore a deleted file that I should not have deleted?

I used titanium backup to delete something I shouldn't have deleted and than I factory reseted my phone and now I can't log in with my Google accounts ,can anybody please tell me what I have got to ...
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What really happens during a factory reset? Does it securely erase all data?

When you "factory reset" an android phone, are you formatting the phone storage by securely erasing all data and writing over them with zeroes, or are you simply deleting the files by hiding them from ...
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Getting back my sms from broken screen of Samsung N8000 (china phone)?

My phone is Samsung N8000 (China Phone), It has keypad and it is touch screen, the screen is not working anymore, I dropped it last 3 days ago, but then the keypad is properly functioning, I want to ...
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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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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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Phone screen busted, need the text messages!

I'm sure this question has been asked a few times but I'm not finding anything that's useful Basically, my mother dropped her phone and the screen is broken. The phone still seems to be turning on as ...
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Cannot access galaxy nexus via adb

Yesterday my noble Galaxy Nexus (maguro) sacrificed itself to save me when I fell from my mountain bike. I would like to copy the data to my computer. What is good: the screen and the sim card is ...
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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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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S4: Get files from broken & locked screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. I broke the screen a few days back and it was locked at the time. The phone is working because it can charge and I can hear the alarm and incoming calls and messages but I ...
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I Need Help Getting Contacts from Broken Android!

My Huawei Mercury M886 fell out of my lap when getting out of the car and it got run over... Its not rooted. The screen is completely shattered off and I cant use the touchscreen or buttons so I cant ...
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S4 won't connect with usb AND broken screen. Need files from phone

My S4 will not connect to my computer when plugged in using the correct samsung cord AND the screen is shattered. How can I load the files from the phone? Remove the hard drive from the phone maybe ...
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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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Mi2 broken screen, any way to retrieve photos?

My daughter's got a Xiaomi MI2 stock phone with a screen broken in such a way that it can't be unlocked. She already had a new phone on the way but she's devastated at the thought of losing her photos ...
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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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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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My phone won't turn on/charge and I need to get data off of it

My phone is about 5 months old and for some reason it completely stopped working the other day. When I plug it in, in order to charge nothing happens, and when I plug it into the computer no ...
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Recover deleted app data

I'm having some trouble with an app, it is an app for a service provided by my local bank. Apparently for security purposes it is not on the Play Store and when you subscribe they send you an SMS with ...
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Photos and music from internal storage got deleted. How to recover them?

I restarted my LG Android phone and it was supposed to back up my phone's memory – but it deleted my photos and music that was saved to my phone's internal memory. How do I get my music and photos ...
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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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how do I take files off a broken phone

My screen broke and I can't unlock my phone. Is there a way to plug in my phone to a pc and unlock the phone/files like there is with blackberry?
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Nexus 5 Contacts Recovery

I broke the screen on my Nexus 5, running Android L. Its on, but locked, so if I try to connect it via USB, it won't mount the FS. I have Google Contacts sync disabled. Is there any way to recover ...
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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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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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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 ...