Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
98 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
34 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
49 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
11k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
339 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
8k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
538 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
6k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
742 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
58 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
133 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
304 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
189 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
92 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
152 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
99 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
95 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
266 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
86 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
4k views

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?
1
vote
0answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
249 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
307 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
658 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
299 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
239 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
281 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

“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 ...
1
vote
0answers
284 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
98 views

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, ...
1
vote
0answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
540 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
962 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

Forgot Screen Lock Password ( N750 )

Last night I changed screen lock password and now I am stuck as I forgot the password. I have tried following solutions that I found on Google: Android lock screen can be bypassed by overloading ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

Android stuck in recovery mode. (NEED TO KEEP FILES)

Can anyone help me with what was explained in this post? How to backup data on a non-booting, unrooted phone? It sounds like it will work but I have no clue even after hours of research what to do. I ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Deleted Calendar Storage Data, Lost Entire Calendar

I've been trying to help my mother with her new phone. She recently upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy S5 to the iPhone 6 Plus. The issue has been the calendar. It refuses to transfer no matter what we ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Android: Unreadable files - broken flash cells?

In the last month I noticed that more and more files on the internal data partition of my Android phone are broken. The files cannot be read via MTP and are empty when opened on the phone itself (e.g. ...
0
votes
0answers
93 views

missing folder from gallery

I have a LG g3 Beat. Today I ordered my gallery pictures first from my phone and everything was fine then from my computer with a cable and it stuck all the time so return to do it from the phone. I ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Problem with recovering photos from a broken phone

So recently my Sony Xperia ZL took a dive in water and I have not backed it up in Dropbox or Google photos. The screen does not turn on no matter what I do, but it does register when it is plugged in ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Exit from download mode

I was trying to recover files with the wondershare program from my laptop and it said to power off my s4, press the lock button & the volume down button for a long time. Now it keeps saying ...
0
votes
0answers
162 views

Is it possible to locate deleted messages (sms) on a zte maven?

recently cleaned excess crap from friends ZTE812 MAVEN only to discover they wanted to keep the text messages. I haven't factory reset, only surface delete. Is it possible to recover those messages, ...