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Internal storage data disappeared, trying to dump

When I tried to use my SGS, it was unresponsive and didn't wake from sleep, then I rebooted it. After the boot, the desktop was like stock. I started checking my apps, some had its data intact and ...
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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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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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Restrict/remove delete functionality

Is there any way to remove delete functionality from the easily accessible UI components, especially the photo gallery? It's way too easy to access and delete things you shouldn't, e.g. friends trying ...
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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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Unable to restore contacts through Titanium Backup after flashing a custom ROM

I flashed the 4.2.2 version of CyanogenMod onto my Galaxy S4 and had backed up my stock using ClockworkMod. I have been able to use Titanium Backup Pro to restore pretty much everything except my ...
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Extract DB from accidentally formatted /data

I had to factory reset my Samsung Galaxy Note i717 (1stGen AT&T), and I forgot to backup before formatting /data. I need to extract the messages DB from it, because I have many important messages ...
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S Galaxy mini 2 rebooting every 12 seconds… I'd like at least to save some data!

A pair of months ago I bought my first smartphone, so I am quite the noob. Suddently last week it decided to restart every 12-13 seconds (literally), as long as I don't remove the battery, and I can't ...
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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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Galaxy S2 launcher repeatedly crashes and reboots phone following software update 20/12/2011

I updated the phones software using its own software update menu option. As part of the update process, the phone rebooted automatically. After that, the phone just keeps rebooting itself. As soon ...
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Recover data from a Nexus 4

The touch screen has stopped working. The side buttons still work. No backups to any cloud services/pc and no sd card. No special apps installed. Am I able to recover the data? I don't have any ...
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Cannot find recorded video that I recorded. How can I dig it out?

Earlier today I used Google Camera to record four videos. I clearly hit the record and stop buttons both time. When I got home only two of those showed up in my gallery. The two longer ones did not. ...
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Recover files from encrypted Android MMC dump

A friend of mine gave me his Samsung Galaxy S2 with Cyanogenmod 10.1.3 installed and Full Disk Encryption enabled because it bootlooped. I made a dump of mmcblk0 (the internal Flash memory) just for ...
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Why am I not getting access to the full internal storage space?

Please note: There are similar questions to this one, but this is different: in this case I am root reading all the block data directly from /dev/block/*, not a regular user trying to save files to ...
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Hidden files missing from my phone

Some of my pics and videos have been hidden by NQVAULT. When my phone memory was full, I cleared cache files from system menu. After that my hidden files are missing from phone. Is there any way to ...
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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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Restore backup from internal storage

My first problem: My Google Play had a persistent "No connection" error. There are a bunch of fixes but none of them worked. So I decided to try the final fix: Restore device. Now I knew this would ...
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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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Recover data from non-booting Android

I have an HTC Once Mini that will not boot. It has stock firmware on it (no root, no replaced bootloader, no custom recovery, just plain old stock HTC firmware). It will start to the bootloader and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recover images from backup folder “.semc-fullbackup” taken from Sony Xperia Z

I switched from my Sony Xperia Z to iPhone 6. Although I restored my contacts through Google, I am not able to restore some of my images from backup. The folder .semc-fullbackup (which I saved) has ...
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Retrieve contacts from copied directory

I have a backup of my galaxy s3 phone by copied directory. Now I want to recover contacts from that directory. Is there any way to get those contacts from copied directory?
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How to get the photos of lost Android phone (there has been an option to backup data that was on in my phone)?

There has been an option to backup data while connected to internet. I kept it on. Now I lost my phone. I want those data recovered.
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Recover files from broken Nexus 6

So a couple of weeks ago, I dun gooft, and completely destroyed my Nexus 6 screen (glass, and LCD, but the touchscreen still works). That is, I can't see what's being displayed at all, and getting it ...
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I was recording and video on my phone when the battery died, how can I recover the video file?

I read the other questions I could find. This is completely different. My question is NOT about finding the file. The file is on my phone. It is the correct size. It shows as an mp4 with the right ...
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How can I get all my ZTE 830's stuff to HTC without using a computer?

My old ZTE 830 has a shattered screen and I just bought a new HTC. How can I transfer my ZTE phone's data into my new HTC mobile. I do not have a computer to hook in too.
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samsung s5 stuck at alternative password screen

so my friend's mobile was logging in using fingerprint sensor. but his little brother kept making wrong attempts to open it and it finally stuck at alternative password screen and doesn't go back ...
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How Recover deleted data from internal memory of non rooted Moto G device?

This is my first post here :). My question is to recover accidentally deleted data from a Moto G (the device is not rooted and has Android 4.4.4 inside) with avoiding any potential data loss. So the ...
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Using adb to backup data on an unbootable & non-rooted phone that does not have USB Debugging turned on

I have a phone (Moto G) that won't boot & I had not turned the USB Debugging on when it used to boot correctly. The motivation is to use adb to get a full dump of the data on the phone before I ...
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Samsung galaxy s 2 data recovery GPT protected partition help

I lost files while my OS is reinstalled in my Galaxy s2 GT9100 and I am trying to recover data using this article: ...
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Is there a way to automatically store wifi password when I enter them in a way that will allow me to recover them without root?

Please note that I don't want to recover wifi passwords without root access. I know you need root in order to recover remembered wifi passwords. I want to know if there is a way to save them in an ...
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How to recover data from an OS reinstalled android phone(samsung galaxy s2)?

My phone got hanged while booting while showing the samsung logo. The service center guy did a OS reinstall. How to recover data from an OS reinstalled android phone(samsung galaxy s2) ? I am having ...
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Samsung Fascinate Backup and Recovery files are missing

All files on my Samsung Fascinate are missing! When I try to backup and restore, I get this on the phone: CwM Voodoo Lagfix Recovery v3.0.2.8x.ti Checking MD5 sum... MD5 mismatch! Is ...
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Extracting feeds and items deleted from RssDemon in 4.0.0 update

So, in RssDemon's 4.0.0 update they deleted all user feeds, saved items, etc. Many users are naturally very unhappy about this. It seems possible that the old data is still on the phone, if one knows ...
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Recover lost files due to uninstallation of Vault

I have uninstalled Vault from my phone by mistake which had contained many important files, and now those files are missing. Kindly tell me how to recover those files.
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Deleted storage/emulated/0 file and lost access to all files

The phone is HTC DESIRE 820Q running on Android 4.4.4. I was cleaning up my files using the PC and I accidentally removed storage/emulated/0 file completely. I can no longer access images, music or ...
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A document from the app Jotterpad was deleted how to get it back?

I had a document (that was pretty large, I think; around 2.8 bytes worth) that was deleted, presumably by the Clean Master app. I'd like to know if this could be recovered and how.
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How to recover files from Sony Tablet

I have Sony tablet SGPT122A1 from which I am trying to recover files. I had locked this device due to too many pattern attempts so I did factory reset. This tablet has 32GB internal memory and no SD ...
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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 ...