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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Cannot connect to Network - EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY

I was trying out some ROMs which I downloaded from needrom.com. At first it was fine. Then when I flashed a particular ROM, I started getting "INVALID IMEI" and could not connect to the network ...
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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 ...
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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Import data from ColorNote app?

I have lost my Android phone but I have backup of my SD-card on which I have backup of my ColorNote app. How can I get all my notes from that backup? NOTE: I am using iPhone now so don't have a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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My phone got factory reset and all data wiped, can I find out how?

Today morning after a long taxi ride (I am travelling this week, personal vacation), I took my phone from my pocket and it seemed to be turned off. I switched it on and the phone started up as it was ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Recovery broken -> “adb devices” doesn't find my Xiaomi Mi3

So a few days ago I finally looked out for a custom ROM avaible for my Xiaomi Mi3 td. I found an Android 5 Lollipop ROM (by ivan) and thought that I test it and maybe look for some bugs. So far so ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Restore WhatsApp messages after deleting the account

I deleted my WhatsApp account and I would like to restore the conversation I had. I didn't uninstall the app, or doing any reset. When I checked the /databases folder, it's empty. Is it possible to ...
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How to download all my apps in google play when I have flashed a new ROM?

When I have flashed a new ROM, I have to download all the apps I need in google play one by one, which is very inconvenient absolutely. Some of you may recommend "Titanium Backup", but it will lead to ...
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How to restore adb backup on Nexus 4 (boot loop)?

Recently I have flashed unofficial cyanogenmod 10.2 for my Nexus 4. After testing some features I the device came into a "bootloop" (stays on cyanogenmod logo launcher). I tried to reflash it with cm ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Extracting data from a backup file (.sbu) made by Samsung kies

I had made a back up file containing contacts, , calender, memo etc with the help of Samsung kies which was saved in .sbu format when I owned a Galaxy ace plus. But now I have a new phone galaxy grand ...
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How to import/restore .vmg SMS backup to Android?

I have got an old Samsung mobile that exports all the SMS messages in .vmg format. How can I restore those messages on my Android? Is there any tool to convert .vmg messages to .xml so I could ...
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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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galaxy grand duos gt-i9082l don't start

Well, I have a Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082L brasilian version and i try restore my phone with kies, but i still get this error I try restore with odin, but result are the same
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ADB full backup restore command stuck on restoring app Clean Master

I have a full backup file using adb backup command. When I try to restore the full backup file using adb restore command it always displays "Unfortunately Clean Master has stopped working" while ...
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Can I restore my Android to an earlier date? [duplicate]

I need to restore my settings, contacts, and call logs to an earlier date. How do I do this? I tried system back up, but to no avail.
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Something not expected with restoring Whatsapp chat messages

On August 11th, I tried to restore older Whatsapp messages... I still have in my folder all files since msgstore-2015-07-27.1.db.crypt8 until msgstore-2015-08-09.1.db.crypt8... It restored the ...
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How to get back data (backup stored in Google account) after factory resetting Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

Before factory resetting the device, I made backup in my Gmail ID. But now I can't find the backup option. Is there any way to recover the data? If it's possible, how can I do this?
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NANDroid backup/restore of CM11 encrypted device after wipe

is it possible to restore a NANDroid backup of a encrypted device running CyanogeMod 11 (KitKat 4.4.2) after performing "Format Data" in TWRP recovery (this function wipes the encrypted partitions)? ...
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Recover wiped NANdroid backup - is it possible?

Before wiping after a long time I moved the TWRP folder on my PC. I realized only later that the backup was an older - a lot older - one, because now it seems the backups are hidden in the normal USB ...
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ADB restore for a single package fails in Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230NU

I have a simple script to keep two tablets in sync for a single application's data. Specifically, I run a backup without the APK (I just want to sync the data) i.e. adb backup -noapk com.some.app I ...
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wiping device and re-entering account info reloads all previously loaded apps

My phone was running quite slow so I decided to wipe it and re-enter my account info into it. After I did that all the apps I had previously had installed started re-downloading themselves. My contact ...
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how can i fix a full text memory?

I cant text people anymore because my phone tells me it has a full text memory.I deleted a lot of old texts and the same thing keeps happening!I deleted an app and tried to delete another but now my ...
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Samsung syncing messages but not contacts on Galaxy S3

I messed up bad and lost all my contacts/messages when I tried to install another OS on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Now I have gotten the operating system back and Samsung Account let me retrieve my ...
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Does restoring a TWRP backup restore everything, including the ROM?

Suppose I were to do the following: Make a backup with TeamWin Recovery (TWRP) Delete everything (not the backup of course) including my ROM and all Flash a new ROM, then after having fun with all ...
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How to restore an image of android partition from my linux PC

I created an image of my flash disk of my Nexus 4 as described in this question by doing # adb pull /dev/block/mmcblk0 mmcblk0.img The image is fully functional but I would like to push this image ...
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How do I restore my Android tablet from Google servers?

I sent my Android tablet for repair and it came back from the manufacturer with the data and applications missing. How do I restore the tablet from the Settings -> Backup Google servers?
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Android restore bootstrap nandroid backup after a failed rom flash

I was trying to flash my Droid X2 to CM7, but it failed. Before I attempted the flash, I did a nandroid backup using an app called "system recovery" (MOTODX2_Bootstrap_signed.apk). I want to restore ...
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Backup/Restore SMS/MMS via ADB on a non-rooted device?

Is there any way to backup/restore SMS and MMS messages using ADB, when the device is not rooted? adb pull won't work here, as the corresponding database ...
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Recovering Contacts - Internal Memory backed up

I just installed Cyanogen on my dad's phone and turns out not all his contacts have been restored because I presume some of them were actually not saved in the Google account for sync, only Locally. ...
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Why doesn't Clockworkmod let me restore my backups on my Sprint Galaxy Note 2?

I made a backup with Clockworkmod and now when I go to restore it it just says no files found. I have tried moving the backup into different folders on the SDcard like sdcard/0 and sdcard/0/0 and it ...
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From Lolipop back to Kitkat

I have updated my Samsung S4 to Lolipop. And I don't like it. I need go back to Kitkat. I tought if I do factory reset I will get back to Kitkat, but that doesn't work, I'm still with fresh Lolipop. ...
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Can I restore backups taken from Titanium Backup on a non-rooted phone?

I have both rooted and a non-rooted phones, there are some apps in my rooted phone which I took a backup using 'Titanium Backup' can I restore it on my non-rooted phone using any method?
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I have mmssms.db but the telephony.db is lost, can I get back my SMS messages in any way?

For reasons unknown, my SMS messages disappeared today. I have a rooted SGS2. I've discovered that SMS messages are stored in mmssms.db and I was lucky enough to find a backup file. However, no such ...
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How do I transfer my whatsapp messages from old phone to new phone?

I've been using Samsung Tab and the USB cable is not usable. I've been seeing answers like backing up my messages to my SD card from my old phone and insert it to my new phone, but the problem is my ...