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.

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how you can lose / keep IMEI over after factory reset?

Here it says as a solution for a type of a phone. There are other question ( upvoted) but closed by somebody marked as to localized. Of course it is localisez for each type... why don't want to allow ...
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Extracting .backup file

I want to extract userdata20130902_131223.backup file in my ubuntu 12.04 pc. i tried adbextractor but it only extracts .adb file i think so, what about .backup file. Thanks in advance..!!
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Restore settings path after sd card reinsertion

Today I decided to copy my data from old SD card to my phone. After turn the phone off I took the new card off and inserted the old one. Then I turn the phone on and copy old data to internal card. ...
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How to get your data(Photo's/Video's) from your broken phone? [duplicate]

Last week my Samsung Galaxy Fame broke, everything still works only the screen doesn't work anymore. It won't react if you touch it but it still works when you unlock it, so basically you can't do ...
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Can I pull the emails off my Android phone?

I recently lost all the emails on my laptop computer. And they were important business emails. Many of those emails still exist on my Android phone. I know I can forward them all, but that will take a ...
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Wifi passwords were not restored on a new device

I got a new galaxy nexus phone running 4.2.2 and I noticed my WiFi passwords were not restored to this device. I skipped the account login upon first start, but added it later on. Am I missing ...
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Restoring e-mail accounts for Samsung's stock e-mail app with TB?

Every time I wipe and install a new ROM, or an updated version, I tend not to restore system apps, except for the essentials (like Clock, for alarms; Contacts storage, etc.) One thing is giving me an ...
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Can't boot because of deleted com.android.launcher2

Stupid me deleted the com.android.launcher2 apk file (located in system/app) thinking that my tablet will boot with another launcher I installed and now it doesn't boot up (gets stuck in loading ...
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How to move apps from old Nexus7 to the new one? (multi users)

I bought a new Nexus7 and now I'd like to move a few games from my old Nexus7 to the new one. On the old and new device I have two users. (if it matters anything) I tried a few ways...at first I ...
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My Droid did a system update and erased everything

My Droid Incredible did a system update & went to factory reset. Everything is gone. Can I go back and restore?
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Samsung Kies restore a backup from another PC

I recently did a backup as I had to send my S3 to samsung to fix a broken screen. I took my backup on my work pc and copied the whole backup folder to an external drive. I now have my phone back and ...
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Restore only part of nandroid image

In attempt to install 2.2 I've deleted all my contacts(contacts were saved on phone, not as google contacts) I've done full nandroid backup while phone still had those contacts; however when I try ...
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Applications are greyed out

I have a samsung galaxy Y with android 2.3.6(Ginger bread) installed. I connected my mobile to a computer infected with virus and my sd card contents were moved into another folder. I restored the ...
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Lost all sms data but database seems to be in the folder

I own an HTC desire(android 2.3.5) and suddenly the phone rebooted, and after a minute, it rebooted again (I hadn't typed in the pin)... When I opened my sms app (handcent) I got no messages... I've ...
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How to backup locally stored game data? [duplicate]

I'm looking to upgrade from a Nexus 7 to a 10" tablet. I know that Google stores my purchase information so that I won't have to pay for any already purchased games again. But I was wondering if ...
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Extract App Data from Nandroid / CWM Backup

I use ClockworkMod Recovery, and Slimbean. Recently, my slimbean started hanging at the loading screen and getting insanely hot. So I took a backup, and cleaned flashed AOKP rom. It's working fine ...
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Can adb backup/restore be used to root a device?

I have read a bit about the adb backup format, and it seems quite straight forward. Is it possible to use adb backup restore with a specially crafted backup to root a device? If not, why not? The ...
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What's the difference between a NANDroid backup and an ADB backup?

Could anyone explain the difference between a backup made using NANDroid and a backup made using ADB i.e. using the adb backup command? I've read that both are capable of creating full system ...
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What happens to NV items during a software update (i.e. Verizon SUA) or a backup and restore?

I have a question about what is happening to NV items during: Software updates (i.e. Verizon SUA) Backup & Restore (i.e. adb backup & restore) There are 70k+ NV items, and they seem very ...
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Why are some contacts missing in some views after an android update followed by restoring the contacts?

Here is what happened: I upgraded my android version (to 2.1 on an Xperia X10 ), restored my contacts using the native apps. Some contacts are missing, but when I look at speed dial I can see some of ...
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Problem restoring my .ab backup file

I know this might be duplicate but I couldn't find any relevant solution myself. Today I tried to be adventurous and install Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7 and it was a failure. As a safety measure I ...
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Android Market auto restore apps not working

After some problems I had to restore my phone. Before doing it I had enabled the option of google's security copy. Now I've linked my google account and market does nothing, it doesn't restore apps. ...
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Do any launchers restore home screen widgets from Google backup?

Are there any custom/3rd-party launchers that, when you have Back up my data turned on in the Backup & reset settings, restore home screen widgets when a backup is restored? I know the stock one ...
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How can I transfer SMS messages from my old iPhone to my new Android phone?

I think my previous SMS are stored somewhere in iTunes, can I get them back and store them in my new Android?
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Huawei ascend H866C

I installed a rom app and then accidently hit the wrong device name. Screen only says image signature verify fail Your boot/recovery image may have an incorrect signature.verify. signature. Remove ...
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Can I restore apps from my SD card?

I was a bit quick to switch phones, is it possible to restore the applications with their settings from the SD card (When they were installed on the card, ("regular" and Link2SD). (I can of course ...
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Is it enough to restore /data with ClockworkMod? (Maybe changing systems as well

I definitely don't want to restore cache files. Why would I want to restore system files as well? If I understood Izzy's answer here, as a normal user (not a system developer) all I need is to restore ...
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adb restore time

I want to use the adb restore . I use adb restore to restore a backup. But my problem after some delay if i don't click ok, the mechanism restore stops. I want my restore do not stop. And if possible ...
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Flashing ROMs: Am I “Doing it Wrong?”

I'm a software developer and systems administrator, so my technological knowledge is moderately high. I'll just leave that here as a preface. I've ran custom Android mods since my very first Android ...
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How can I restore the original ringtones and sounds?

Without really thinking, I used the "clear data" command on the Media Storage app, which deleted all the stock ringtones and notification sounds from my Nexus One. How can I get them back?
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Restore specific items using Titanium Backup without root?

I regularly backup my entire phone using Titanium Backup. For the next two weeks or so, im going to be using my friends phone. Id like to restore a few things from the backup (contacts, some app ...
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Restore whatsapp chat if no SD-card

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 which I formatted it then when I re-installed WhatsApp, it did not ask me to restore back my chat. I don't have an SD-card installed in my phone. What can I do to get back my ...
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how to acces to apk using backup?

I want to use adb backup restore, but I'd like to know if possible to know the contents back up file if yes so how. is it possible to have access only to apk. to install on other devices. i don't want ...
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Is it possible to use adb backup in order to make a clone of a tablet? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use adb backup in order to make a copy of tablet? In fact I want to recover the contents of a tablet using adb backup and then install it on the tablet that have the same type with ...
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Revert samsung galaxy S2 to original OS

I have a rooted galaxy S2 with cyanogenmod 10.1 but I would like to revert it to the original OS. How can I do that?
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Application backup/restore - for saving resources

I was thinking I could completely backup apps to the SD card, and then restore them when needed. This for saving system resources. Is there some efficient way to do this?
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Recovering deleted xml-file on old HTC wildfire [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover deleted content from userdata partition? Before changing my phone i made a back up on my old HTC Wildfire, using SMS Backup & Restore. The program made a ...
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How to factory reset without data loss and undue pain?

I ran into a serious SMS bug, which knowledgeable users seem to be saying means the SMS message database is corrupt (source 1, source 2). This is consistent with my current experience. In my case I ...
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How do you extract an App's data from a full backup made through “adb backup”?

I have been backing up my Nexus 7 with adb backup to back up all files into an encrypted backup. I see that you can restore from a backup with adb restore, but that would wipe all my existing data on ...
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Partial adb restore

ICS devices support creating backups using adb backup, and restoring them using adb restore. Using adb backup, one can select that everything should be backed up, or only a certain package. However, ...
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Android phone lost, what data can I get onto new phone?

Sorry about the clumsy question. My Android HTC Magic was lost/stolen last night. I had an unlock swipe code, power-on SIM code and have called the phone company and had it blocked, so not too ...
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Selective batch restore in Titanium Backup?

Lately I upgrade my ROM (cm 10.1) quite often so I want to have my favourite applications ready after each upgrade. I got Titanium Backup Pro with root access. I would like to know how to install ...
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Where are my apps?

My handset was replaced under warranty and I was expecting my apps to sync to the new handset but when I check my apps in market none of them are listed. Do I really have to manually find every ...
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Copying applications between phones?

Is it possible to easy copy applications between phones (eg. two HTCs via bluetooth) and get them running fine? Or apps just need to be downloaded from AM each time because of some installation ...
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Unable to copy files to /sdcard

Due to a configuration error I made combined with an OTA update (Android 4.1.2), I had to re-unlock my bootloader to regain root on my GSM Galaxy Nexus. This process wipes the entire phone, including ...
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Is it possible to completely brick your Android phone by using a Custom ROM?

I understand that you can completely "brick" (render unusuable) your iPhone by attempting to Jailbreak incorrectly. Whether or not this is actually the case, is it possible to do the same with your ...
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Restore a ROM Back-up

I am going to try out CyanogenMod tonight on my phone. Before I do that, however, I am curious about one thing. I performed a NANDROID backup, per instructions that I received on this site (thank you ...
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Droid x on Liberty 3 v 2: How can I restore contacts with titanium backup after flashing?

I just rooted my droid X and installed liberty 3v2. Awesome experience so far. Before I flashed, I backed up most of my apps + system data with titanium backup. What app / data do I need restore from ...
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Where are displayed shortcuts stored?

Often after a reboot, crash or USB usage, icons of apps go missing. Both in the "Home" screens and "Applications". Currently I have four screens of apps, three in Home. Some of the icons ...