Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

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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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Need help recovering data from corrupted userdata partition (Galaxy S3 International)

Phone: Galaxy S3 International i9300 The phone started bootlooping, and I tried to do a factory reset, but it seems my phone went off during the process. I'm trying to obtain images etc. off the ...
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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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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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How do I export Telegram contacts to my phone?

I'm new here. My little brother accidentally touched the "reset factory" button in settings, and now I don't have my contacts on my phone! I have 1500 (almost 400 business) contacts with more than ...
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Get SMS and NOTES from DEAD android 4.4 (Qmobile x30)

Description I guess my android OS has crashed. It is a Qmobile x30 with Android 4.4. Current Condition: I opened Messaging app, it showed black screen for 4-5 seconds and then back to menu. I ...
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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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Location and how to recover cache from Google Chrome from an Android phone?

I'm wondering if it's possible to recover files from the Google Chrome cache from an Android phone, specifically, an HTC One S running Android 4.0.2. I'm trying to recover the stylesheet from a site ...
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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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How to recover application data after deleting it from the settings menu?

I wanted to cancel a download, which I did until now by long-tapping on it, then "App Info" button and killing the download manager and deleting its data. However, this time, the "App Info" button ...
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Micro sd locked internal storage

I configured my micro sd as internal storage in my moto g3 and I foolishly reseted the phone. So, now I can't access to all my photos because android tells me that I have to format the sd. The problem ...
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Unlock Phone without the Screen (neither seeing anything nor touch is possible) or USB-Debugging

I have a problem with my mothers Samsung Galaxy S3. The Screen is completly dark and it seems like the phone doesn't react to touches. There are pictures and contacts at the internal storage, wich are ...
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How to recover and restore accidentally deleted ODEX files back to /system/app/?

My rooted Cherry Mobile Omega Spectrum is stuck at Android boot logo. I accidentally deleted some ODEX files from the /system/app/ (including the autoreboot.odex) How can I recover and restore the ...
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Whatsapp folder in /data/ parition gone

I was reflashing CM10.2 on my GT-i9300. (Also did a backup with CWM 6 but the data partition was not backuped, which I did not noticed..) I booted the new Rom and installed Titanium Backup to recover ...
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Retrieving data from a Nexus 6 motherboard

After a failed attempt to replace a broken screen on my Nexus 6, I was left with a Nexus 6 with a screen that no longer displayed anything. Yesterday, when I went to try to fix this I found that the ...
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Stolen phone: Is there any way to get Automatic Call Recorder recordings that were set to be stored in SD card?

I had extremely important calls recorded of ex-boyfriend threatening my life and admitting to the things he did that I'm taking him to court for. But my phone was stolen recently, and I had only set ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cracked screen, can't recover data

I dropped my Galaxy S6 and the screen cracked, rendering the phone unusable. I attempted to plug the phone into my computer via usb cable so I could copy some of my files. When I select the phone in ...
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Galaxy S5 suddenly bricked

Yesterday evening, I heard the "battery low" noise from my phone (which was in a different room), but couldn't care enough to get up and plug it in. Before I went to bed, I took the phone and as ...
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Galaxy S6 with broken touch screen stuck in ultra power saving. Trying to recover data, plugging in USB cable only charges

As the title days I have a broken S6 that was stuck in Ultra Power Saving Mode when it broke that I'm trying to recover data from. It turns on and the display works, but the touch screen doesn't, ...
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Recovering photos from internally formatted SD card

All of a sudden my internally formatted SDCard in Android 6 stopped being recognized. I'd done all the usual things, checked pin connections, checked it for errors, but nothing recognized it, so I ...
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How to Recover Data on Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Last Week I received some update notification. I let the updates run and when they were finished the device restarted itself. After that the device was unstable and kept restarting itself (restarting -...
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Recover viber deleted data

Hello I wanted to delete on my phone all of my viber chats in quick way so I deleted all data but Without knowing it rested the app and now the number I had on my viber I have no longer access on it ...
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Restricted Google Play Service hangs up the booting process

I use oneplus one with CM13. There is a privacy guard that allows to block any permission for any app/service. I applied this feature to Google Play Service. Now it asks me allow some permission and ...