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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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File Recovery of Bricked Kindle Fire HD 7"

I bricked my rooted Kindle into a bootloop, and would like to get to transfer files to my computer before unbricking it. I don't think I have any specific backup software installed (though have heard ...
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Is there any way to recover a flash memory that probably stopped working?

I have a Samsung galaxy s2 phone whose suddenly stopped working, I've changed battery and tried basically everything in order to make it work, nothing helped.. Is there any way to recover a flash ...
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How can I recover from CyanogenMod media format

I have oneplus one with CyanogenMod installed. Someone accidentally ran the 'media format' option in recovery made and now I have lost all my images. I'm travelling at the moment so don't have a up ...
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Failure for swapping sdcard and internal storage myphone

I installed Root explorer and I modify vold.fstab, then after rebooting my phone my SD card and internal storage disappear in FileManager. I've only try to swap my sdcard to my internal storage for ...
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Access data on Samsung tablet with broken battery

I have a Galaxy Tab 2 7" (GSM Version). The battery is broken, as in it does not do anything at all on powering on. I do not want to buy a new battery for it, as it is oddly expensive compared to ...
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Deleted text messages recovered

I installed a app called Textsecure on my phone Galaxy s3, i deleted the threads of messages and the app itself daily but somehow some of my messages where recovered but not all. Any idea how it ...
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Accidentally “cleared data” for system apps on my Galaxy lll

I accidentally "cleared data" for some apps on my Galaxy lll. I think they were system apps and now I can't open facebook and other apps. How can I recover whatever is missing?
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Moto G — recovering files after bootloader unlock (wipe)?

I'm trying to evaluate the options for recovering some important files that were deleted from a Moto G 1st generation. I have sufficient experience with the data recovery itself once I have an image ...
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Recover files programs dont recognise note 2

So... I was very, very proud of my collection of almost 800 songs on my phone, and yesterday I deleted 700 by accident. I had just inserted my new SD and had transfered all my songs to the SD, but as ...
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How to restore contacts lost after synchronization

My phone has been reset by the re-seller due to technical problem. After this operation I have configured the phone with my gmail account and synchronized. Unfortunately after that operation all the ...
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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 Device has Randomly encrypted itself???Restore data?

After flashing Ubuntu touch my whole device encrypted itself i don't know the pass code I cant wipe nor restore a backup nor backup what can i do to save all my data. How can i restore this and my ...