Data restoration (computer technology), returning data from a backup to its original location or to its successor. In android data means applications, settings and documents.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
22 views

Do I need to reinstall the OS before using adb restore?

Assuming I did a full backup with adb backup -system -apk -shared -all -f "backup.ab" And then went into the recovery on my phone and wiped it completely. Do I need to reinstall the OS before ...
3
votes
1answer
203 views

How to restore the stock firmware to the Asus Zenfone 2?

Asus Zenfone 2 (Z00AD, ZE551ML) I got it two days ago. Rooted it. But then I realized that I wanted to update the firmware. So I unrooted it (using a script from the same package) and did an update. ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

What is meant by “RAW” firmware?

I want to use Asus Flashtool to restore stock firmware to my phone. The download page says I will need "RAW" firmware. What exactly is that? I have already downloaded the correct firmware file from ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Misleading SIM1 icon

My Android 4.1.2 Jellybean dual sim device was hanging too much then I restore the factory settings. I may add here that out of two sim jackets only one i.e. that of SIM2 works. After restoring I ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Recovering Information(Contacts,Messages) from the Android Backup file

My Android Phone Micromax a99 canvas got locked due to unknown number of trials by My kid's friend.I was left with two options - Restore factory settings - Delete/wipe user data I preferred ...
0
votes
1answer
237 views

Question about nandroid backus

I am using twrp 3.0.2 for backup and restore on my galaxy s4 i9506 and i dont understand some things. I wanted to be able to switch between 5.0.1 and 4.3 by having backups of both versions. So i ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

FTM. My phone is stuck on this screen

I have a Zte Avid Plus Z828. I have had FTM1 on my phone for about a week now. No idea how that got enabled. I have tried taking the battery out (as described here) and I still get this screen. Any ...
-1
votes
1answer
82 views

Can I restore software update?

I'm trying to re-install a software update for my Galaxy S6, because I don't think it installed properly. Before the update, my phone was running smoothly, but now it freezes and is very slow.
1
vote
1answer
69 views

Manually backup and restore all partitions

I would like to backup and restore manually all partitions. I know this is not the first time this issue has been raised. There are already many links and questions on this issue, and I have reviewed ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

can I restore my data from one phone to another without factory reset?

My phone's screen broke, and my data was not backed up before I sent it to be fixed, but they promised it would be there when my phone got back (it was). But I got a replacement phone in the meantime,...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

kies 3will not backup galaxy s3

kies3 is not backing up my galaxy s3. It is sometimes recognising the phone. goes through the backup cycle but backs up nothing. it sometimes flags up something about android drivers. when I went to ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

How to Forget All App Passwords

I haven't been able to find any sort of app or topic on here which allows a device to stop remembering passwords for apps, such as Facebook, Snapchat, Reddit, etc. I have strong passwords, and I ...
0
votes
2answers
65 views

moto g2 caught in restart loop

this is a year old phone just barely past the warranty,its running on kitkat 4.4.4 with no rooting or any other tweaking with system. a few weeks ago i left it at night with google music playing and ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

How to backup/sync your entire unrooted android phone online or on pc? [duplicate]

I have tried many methods but I couldn't get the results I wanted. My phone is not rooted. I'm looking way to sync all my apps, photos, setting and able to restore all of my apps, photos, setting ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

How to restore a Google Play adb backup to use it with another version of the app (downloaded with another app store)?

I have an adb backup I created when the app was installed via Google Play. Now I want to uninstall this app and switch to the FDroid version of this app. However restoring the "Google Play version" ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

jelly splash started fresh even after restoring its data via titanium

I have backed up jelly splash's data with titanium. I updated jelly splash to 2.22.2 with google play, I thought after restoring its data with titanium our progress should come back but it didn't, ...
0
votes
0answers
83 views

Whatsapp backup cannot restore

On old phone, I made a physical backup to my PC (copied Whatsapp folders) and also to googledrive. On new phone, when it tries to restore backup, it runs upto 100% restoring messages, then stops, ...
0
votes
0answers
318 views

How to restore .abu1 backup files? *Asus Memopad 7*

Before sending my tablet to the repair service, where they changed the mother board, I had made a complete backup of my configuration. I had made a factory reset and tested the restoration, which ...
-1
votes
1answer
60 views

Full OS Restore of Non-Rooted Devices [duplicate]

I recently looked at this question and found some very useful information as to how to backup android without rooting your device. However, I can't seem to find out much information on how to restore ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Google keeps erasing phone after TWRP recovery [duplicate]

I didn't know that a swipe pattern would mess with TWRP backup and locked myself out of my phone. In an attempt to get the pattern off, I used the android device manager from Google to erase my phone ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How to Backup and Restore Android OS without Rooting [duplicate]

I want to find a way to restore my phone in case the process of rooting my phone or dual booting a custom rom breaks it. However, most of the ones I've looked at require the phone to be rooted before ...
0
votes
1answer
162 views

Backup AND RESTORE of viber messages

Is there any free solution for backing up an restoring viber messages?
2
votes
1answer
619 views

userdata .backup android

My tablet is not rooted. I made a backup of it through console (in recovery mode): boot my tablet in recovery mode go down to menu "backup user data" After that, in my sdcard, I have three files: ...
0
votes
0answers
96 views

Cant BackUp specific app data

okay so i am unexperienced in all that stuff. software really isnt my cup of tea. i try to be detailed here so i will probably be wordy. prologue: i use a acer liquid e700 (it uses android 4.4.2 ...
1
vote
2answers
173 views

Restore SMS messages from a rooted phone with a broken screen to an unrooted phone

I'm trying to restore my SMS text messages from my rooted Nexus 5 with a broken screen (no display or touch capabilities) to my functioning but unrooted Nexus 5X. I can turn the rooted phone to ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

CWM can't restore Nandroid backups. Error “Missing android_secure.img”

On reboot Maps and ??? and gapps have stopped working and loops when I press OK. I remove battery to power off. I have searched the web a lot. Others have had this problem, but no solution or I don't ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

How to recover file system programs witch are in locked file-system due to multiple restarts?

Turns out my charger wire was broken and phone was charging and restrating non stop cause couldnt get enought charge. Later when charged with normal wire these restarts made some filesystem bad and ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Dead Samsung Note 4

I dropped my phone in the pool and now it won't turn on. I took it to a repair place and was advised that it was to far gone. I have about 3000 photos on the internal memory (stupid me didn't back ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

Restore photos after error in moving to SD external Card

I tried to move the camera photos folder to the new SD Card using ES File explorer but the application gave me a override message and i pressed SKIP. NOW I can see the pictures from the gallery but i ...
-1
votes
1answer
41 views

Offline initial setup from previous phone

What's the best way to copy everything (apps and their data, contacts, sms, phone settings if possible...) from a nexus 5 to nexus 5x, both using android 6.x, in offline mode, ie without using any ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

How to remove GoPago software on Droid Xyboard? Otherwise can't use it

So someone asked me to help get this old DROID XYBOARD tablet working that it preinstalled with GoPago. In order to access the main tablet homescreen, you have to login to gopago live which is not ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

Retrieve private mode pictures from Samsung device after factory reset

I got a Galaxy S6 recently and none of my private mode pictures were transferred from my Galaxy S5 when Sprint transferred everything to my new phone. My normal pictures appeared when I entered my ...
-1
votes
1answer
86 views

How to restore android phone system folders

I have deleted my rooted android phones system folders from pc and when I turned off phone, than turned on it doesn't turning on. how can I install new ROM when it is turned of. it is only showing ...
1
vote
0answers
130 views

Transfering MMS messes up group chats

I've tried three different tools, "My Backup Pro", "Easy Backup & Restore", and the backup/restore feature of "GO SMS Pro" to transfer my texts from one Android phone to a new one. Regardless of ...
0
votes
0answers
290 views

How to restore SMS from adb backup file without root

Similar question to this one: I have an ANDROID BACKUP file containing SMS history, produced from phone A using adb. That phone is gone, and this file is the only record I have of that history. I ...
5
votes
3answers
9k views

I don't want my Whatsapp Media to restore (Google Drive BackUp)!

I recently uninstalled and installed whatsapp on my samsung galaxy s2; and it started to restore my chats. I'm fine with my chats but after being done with the chats, it automatically started to ...
0
votes
1answer
135 views

Where is the backup location from Titanium Backup on a phone without an SD card?

I am currently using a Samsung S6. Today I backed up all of my data with the app "Titanum Backup". After backing up all of the data, I transferred the folder of Titanium Backup to my Google Drive. ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

My Phone Installed a Duplicate System on Top of Existing One. Uninstall How?

My phone has been randomly restarting by itself and after its last restart, the screen showed the "New Phone" setup wizard like what you'd see when you get a new phone. I went through the setup ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

Restore gmail account to Android

I just got a new Motorola Droid Turbo 2, Android 5.1.1 I have 2 gmail accounts & 1 just disappeared (it was there as of yesterday), altho I can access it from any computer. I have tried to add the ...
2
votes
1answer
209 views

Helium (carbon) won't recognize backup files

Backed up to an sd card using Helium before factory resetting my galaxy s5 Helium could find my backups and gave the option to "restore" before factory reset - after, it's not. I've tried this ...
1
vote
1answer
137 views

Are there any downsides to using a nandroid recovery?

A nandroid backup is designed to provide a backup for an Android device. Are there any downsides to restoring a nandroid backup (besides losing any changes since the nandroid was created)? In other ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Can't access Notes file backup as password forgotten!

This might sound a little impossible and awkward, but I need help! I am currently using a Sony Xperia S LT26i and recently re-stored my phone using the Factory Resetting. I lost all my important Notes ...
0
votes
1answer
177 views

Titanium restore vs. ADB restore. Which one is better after a system update?

I backed up my phone (HTC ONE M7, Android 4.4.2) with ADB backup -all -apk (one with -nosystem and once without it). I also backed up by Titanium Free (option system + apps). I also copied the media, ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Restoring a dd image of mmcblok0 onto Nexus 4?

I have a Nexus 4 phone, from which we took a full image using the following command: adb shell su -c "dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0" > full_phone_backup.image I've been playing around with different ...
0
votes
1answer
343 views

Restore SMS Messages with Titanium Restores then Deletes!

I understand I /should have/ used a different app for backing up my messages. I did not. I used Titanium, and made full backup of apps and data. I was apparently also using Android Messenger and ...
1
vote
0answers
54 views

Bootloop on LG Volt (Virgin Mobile)

Main Problem: My phone is stuck on a bootloop, shows LG sign then turn off, keeps repeating all over. Possible Cause to this Problem: System was updating but was taking too long (about 1 hour 20 ...
-1
votes
2answers
1k views

How to restore contacts in android 6

Today I flash android 6 on my nexus 5. It is really not ready to use the system. I have many problems. For example, all my SMS have been deleted. It is OK. But I lost my contacts too. How to restore ...
0
votes
0answers
154 views

How to take backup or restore the whats app and hike messages

I unluckily forgot my android phone's Screen lock PIN. I tried Andriod Device manager using Gmail to unlock my phone but not succeeed. And also tried ADB commands but this also didn't work bcoz Debug ...
0
votes
0answers
107 views

HTC EVO 4G LTE (jewel), S-ON, HBOOT 2.09 - unable to flash. Ideas?

HTC EVO 4G LTE (jewel), HBOOT 2.09. I'm trying to install CyanogenMod, but seem to keep making things worse. Unlocked, but haven't done S-OFF (meant to get to it, but CWM was working and it slipped ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Contacts need restoration!

I see in my galaxy s6 edge that my contacts were saved on Sept. 9th. i then factory reset my phone and havent been able to restore the contact list. Everything else, messasges, phone records, and such ...