Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

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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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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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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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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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My phone rebooted itself and I've lost everything

My phone rebooted itself and I've lost everything, all my pictures and contacts... can I get them back? Also, I've gone to my "settings" and "about phone" and I do not have a spot that tells me what ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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Stock Nexus 4 stuck in bootloop

My Nexus 4 suddenly went into bootloop today after getting drained last night. I tried booting into recovery mode, but as it is not rooted or unlocked, fastboot and adb sideload do not work. I want ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Accessing data while switched off/in reboot loop

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and it is stuck in an endless reboot loop. It will not completely load up, just keep rebooting. I have tried everything else I could find on the internet but nothing ...
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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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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 to recover picture nexus 4 android 4.3 [duplicate]

I'm looking how to recover a deleted picture on my nexus 4 ? My nexus is running on android 4.3 Any idea ?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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External SD card not being recognised; data intact on card

I have a HTC One M8 running Android KitKat 4.4.2, and I recently got a Sandisk 64GB MicroSD. Today a few of my apps have greyed out icons and when I click them, it says app isn't installed. When I go ...
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Backup data in recovery mode of LG

In the program LG PC Suite I used the option to recover upgrade errors. Now the phone (LG E975) is in Recovery mode. There are no options it only shows the following message: Using this mode, ...
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Exporting GPS data from app-internal database

I am trying to create a height profile from the GPS positions I recorded last week while hiking. I used the App GPS Logger (now called GPS Offline Logger) on Android 2.3.5/Samsung GT-S5570 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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I deleted S.Planner data and now need to recover it

I foolishly deleted all my S.Planner data while deleting bloatware's usage data. I use a Samsung GT-7570. I never synced the software before, nor I connected it to my Google account so I need to try ...
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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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File signature for .db file needed after failed restore

I have just performed a factory reset and restore using CWM on Android custom ROM 'Neatrom'. The restore deosnt seem to have completed properly, as the apps are there but the app data seems to be ...
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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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“.sbf” files “cannot be read”

Description: I backed up my phone into a 14-part compression of ".sbf" files: 7-24-2014sbf, 7-24-2014s01.sbf, ..., 7-24-2014s13.sbf. I opened the application on my phone that I used to backup the ...
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Files and Data loss when sd card is changed from java supported phone to android phone

I have changed my micro sd card from Samsung Star2 S5263 which is running on Java OS to a new android phone. Later I have connected my android phone to my PC to copy some files from the system. And ...
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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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Recover deleted cache [duplicate]

Is it possible to recover cache photos? The files were deleted by Clean Master to save space. I have no idea where to start. The photos are precious and are irreplaceable.
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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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Recovering data from broken android phone which is sent for replacement

Sent broken android phone to Sony customer care for replacement. I had the device encrypted with a 4 digit numeric pin. I erased it. I found when searching on Google that data can be recovered easily ...
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Enable USB debugging on Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD Global with no screen

Before this gets marked as a duplicate please consider that virtually every answer involves vague references to things like 'fastboot' that I honestly don't understand and can't find any information ...
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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 ...