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

0
votes
2answers
1k views

Can I restore a nandroid backup that was made on an older OS?

I was on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and I made a nandroid backup. Now I'm on 5.0 Lollipop and I'm wondering, do I have to reinstall everything and go through the setup process again, or can I just use my ...
0
votes
1answer
430 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
742 views

Restore to earlier time

I recently got an Android update and don't like it AT ALL. I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. Is there a way I can uninstall the update?
0
votes
1answer
83 views

backing up apps for firmware upgrade [duplicate]

I really don't want to have to re-install all apps and sign into them after I upgrade firmware. Is there a way to back them up? Any tips that may ease the process are appreciated (I have my ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

All the 'msgstore' in the database of Whatsapp are not being restored

I recently got a new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and installed Whatsapp in it. I had a previous backup of Whatsapp from my Note 4 so I copied the same from the old phone to the new one. But when I ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Trying to restore a backup jumps to boot screen

Help me please. I have a backup that I made with ADB, now when I try to restore it the tablet jumps to the boot screen and freezes there. My Tablet is a generic tablet, the only advantages among other ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How can I backup and restore Google Now Launcher home-screen layouts?

The only times I've seen a successful restore of the Google Now Launcher home-screen layout is when it is the default launcher from the onset as the installer goes through it's motions. Restoring a ...
0
votes
0answers
593 views

Recover WiFi password on another phone using Google account

How to backup WiFi password using Gmail? Manually? My old phone was broken, and I have signed-in to Google and sync it there. Then I bought a new phone. When I signed-in on my new phone, my WiFi ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

Restore Whatsapp chat and data

I recently flashed my Xperia Z2, before flashing I took a backup of the Internal Memory of the phone, having an impression that the whatsapp data would be automatically restored. But after the ...
1
vote
0answers
98 views

Can I set up one android phone, create a backup and restore it in multiple phones?

Where I work, we give all salesmen an Android phone with a set of multiple preinstalled apps, a predefined contact list, some predefined settings and restricted permissions over the phone's ...
0
votes
0answers
214 views

Restore and merge WhatsApp chats without key

I had WhatsApp installed on Bluestacks on my PC. I uninstalled and removed Data and SDCard.sparsefs, but the file msgstoredb.crypt8 on 2015-01-29, didn't knew about the key file then. After that, I ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Is it possible to have a system image of an android phone and restore it to that point later? [duplicate]

Do we have an app that takes a system image of an android phone, along with all it's apps so that we can restore the android device to that particular point whenever anything goes wrong instead of a ...
1
vote
0answers
201 views

Restore settings from Google account

I updated Android manually but all my settings are now lost. I remember that in the previous updates it would download all the apps again and restore settings from my Google Account. But this time I ...
1
vote
0answers
199 views

How can I transfer MMS messages from an HTC One to a Galaxy S6?

I am trying to figure out how I can transfer all of my messages (SMS+MMS) from my old phone to my new phone. From what I can tell, most of the apps (SMS Restore+ and others) do not support MMS ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Setting up a 2nd tablet to look like the 1st before resetting (and returning) the 1st?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 and browsed the net and installed some apps on it - fortunately not many as it was basically getting a "test drive" and I had a feeling it wasn't being kept. I was ...
0
votes
0answers
118 views

How can I trigger a WiFi passwords restore?

I know that when you first setup a new phone you can choose to restore your WiFi passwords and installed apps from your Google account. I've even tried that a few times and it sure works. However this ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

restore mobile data service

I cleared cache of many apps! My ignorance has left me with Bono mobile network services! I click data setting to turn it on... And I get a msg that reads Sim.android.process has stopped. What do I do ...
0
votes
1answer
283 views

How to speed up phone without Factory Reset?

My phone has been acting a little slow lately. Mostly it is okay but one app it particularly slow. In Storage menu it says I have total space of 24.12Gb 649Mb available 6.63Gb for apps 1.65Gb of ...
1
vote
0answers
3k views

Restoring wpa_supplicant.conf [root]

I have a rooted Nexus 5 (Lollipop 5.1) which just decided to restart itself and clear out my saved WiFi passwords! Luckily I make regular manual backups of the wpa_supplicant.conf file from ...
0
votes
2answers
320 views

Factory reset: will home screen order, file, and folder layout, and account usernames and passwords be restored after adding Google account back?

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII device. I would like to know: if I configure a Samsung account and factory-reset my device, then when I add the Samsung account back will I get my Android home screens, ...
0
votes
2answers
120 views

How to Unroot “ Galaxy tab 2 p3113 8gb wifi ”

My 9 year old son rooted his tab on his own, against my wishes. I tried a factory restore and used Kies to load via PC although this did not restore the tab. It's still showing as rooted. Can anyone ...
0
votes
0answers
246 views

LG G2 mini (android) contact restore via LG Backup(SD card) or laptop

I have an LG G2 mini (android system) that i had to factory restore. Before restoring, I backed up all my contacts both on an SD card viathe LG Backup app; and also copied all files onto my laptop ...
0
votes
0answers
102 views

I can't restore my sys/user app from Titanium Backup on Galaxy Note 2

I used Titanium Backup app, free version, to back up my files on SDcard and am sure of the location of the backed up file. My problems are: After the backup, I hard reset my Galaxy Note 2 without ...
0
votes
0answers
172 views

how can I debug a failed restore from a full adb backup of non-rooted phone?

How can I check / see why a full backup did not work for restoring with adb? The long story: # Hello there, I need some info on how or if it is possible to make use of my full adb restore file or ...
0
votes
0answers
124 views

Restoring iPhone backed-up Viber messages to Viber app in Android phone

Is it possible to restore backed-up messages using iPhone-Viber app to a Viber app in an Android device? Thanks!
0
votes
0answers
223 views

How to restores autobacked up photos from cloud to my device

My old phone broke and I had to buy a new one. Now, I can access my photos through the "photos app" but they are all online, on the cloud. I want them back in my device. Without going to Google ...
0
votes
0answers
265 views

Galaxy S3 Restored itself unexpectedly and lost all contacts

I was changing my phone´s battery to a newly charged one. when the phone was starting it showed as if the phone was brand new. it seems the phone restored itself to factory settings and I cannot find ...
0
votes
1answer
404 views

How do I restore my app (K-9 Mail) settings from an adb backup?

I just installed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy Note. Before doing so I created a backup with adb: adb backup -all For some of my apps I want to restore settings. Most importantly that would be ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
513 views

Restore Google Authenticator accounts from ADB backup

About a month ago I accidently dropped my Nexus 4. Altough it dropped from only about half a meter- the screen broke and the multitouch stopped working too. I was lucky (and smart :P) enough to take a ...
1
vote
1answer
853 views

How to restore expired WhatsApp chat history?

My phone's internal memory is full so I'm planning to reset my entire phone in order to update my whatsapp, however I want to keep my old conversations. How do I retrieve my WhatsApp conversations ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

How do I read Hike messenger back up files?

I am trying to restore the backup of Hike messenger but have been unsuccessful, but for some reason it is not recognizing the old backup. Is there any way to open it or read it on the PC?
3
votes
2answers
3k views

How to make full backup of encrypted Lollipop Nexus 5 device?

This guide describes how to make full backup of whole memory block. My N5 is encrypted with Android 5.0. As far as I understand new mechanism, it envolves dependency on some external data taken from ...
0
votes
1answer
294 views

Xperia Z3 DRM Restore

I unlocked my Xperia Z3 without read risks (I'm in shame). Now I can't update phone with Sony Bridge, also read that I lost DRM licences. So If some of my friends who has Z3 and still have bootlock, ...
5
votes
3answers
4k views

Last 10 days missing after I transferred WhatsApp messages to new phone

I've tried to transfer all my Whatsapp messages from an old Android phone to a new Android phone. I followed all the instructions at Whatsapp's website and previously on Stackoverflow, but am missing ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

Create whatsapp database from emailed conversation?

I recently switched phones and lost most of my whatsapp conversations. However, some of them I emailed to myself previously. Is there anyway to turn the text file sent by email into a database so I ...
0
votes
1answer
668 views

Will deleted apps be restored when I reset factory data?

I need to reset my phone to get it back to what it was like when I first bought it. If I reset it to factory settings, will the apps I've deleted be restored as well? If not how do I find and restore ...
1
vote
2answers
943 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

LG d500 F6 Cannot reflash stock ROM and restore backup

I have an LG D500 Optimus F6 that was sold to me new by T-Mobile. I rooted it successfully with KingoRoot. I created a custom recovery with the recovery.apk file on my external SD card. I rebooted and ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Is it possible to migrate apps and their data from one unrooted Android phone to another?

I would like to migrate apps and their data from one phone to another without too much faffing around, like: rooting (very convoluted device specific process with a lot of ambiguity around it and ...
1
vote
1answer
498 views

Why does this app not restore from Google Backup until I specify the set in adb?

I read this great answer about how sets work, but I'm seeing behavior I don't understand in this app. I just installed on a device that has never had the app installed (I think, see bottom) and ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Revert to normal recovery mode from CWM recovery mode

I am using Micromax Canvas 2.2. I wanted to install a custom ROM on it, so I backed up the the original ROM (normally, without using CWM recovery). After that, I installed CWM recovery mode on it. ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

How to backup/restore specific apps for factory reset?

I have a Nexus 7 2013 and now with Android 5.0 I would like to get rid of all the try and error I made with my first tablet through a factory reset. I want to backup and restore most of my apps but ...
1
vote
1answer
556 views

Titanium Backup: How to restore user apps and data without system apps and data?

Is there a way to restore user and system data separately with Titanium Backup? I would like to restore only my user apps and data (excluding system apps and data). The only way to achieve this ...
0
votes
2answers
6k views

Nexus 5, IMEI 0, how to restore IMEI?

I dropped my old Nexus 5 on asphalt, and the phone display crashed. I made a backup, buy new phone, and restored the backup on it. But I did not know that before restoring I must take a backup of ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

MarketMarks app: How to perform Backup and Restore

MarketMarks is an excellent Android app to create a sortable wishlist for apps offered in the Android Play Store, complete with editable tags, update dates, prices, and custom notes. I can't get the ...
0
votes
1answer
349 views

How can I make a full, restorable image of my pre-root Android hard drive, as in Clonezilla?

In Clonezilla, one boots OS-1 (Clonezilla) on Drive-1 (USB stick) in order to make a full, restorable image of Drive-2 (which may contain OS-2) on Drive-3 (the backup drive). One does not need any ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Is it possible to restore apps/data from 4.2.1 to 4.4.4?

I'm prepping to upgrade from PA 4.2.1 to CarbonROM 4.4.4 (VZW Galaxy Nexus). I'd prefer using TB to restore my selected apps + data I've had running on 4.2.1, but understand that this is a big jump ...
0
votes
0answers
493 views

How to revert phone to state before last-but-one factory reset?

Two days ago I found my non-rooted Nexus 5 in my pocket asking me which language I like. It looks like it has been factory-reset, and I suppose that one of my corporate accounts has reacted on ...