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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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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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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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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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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How can I recover / restore previous Titanium backups that have either been deleted or overwritten with newer ackup data? [duplicate]

In other words, is it possible to recover / restore Titanium backups that have purposely been deleted or purposely been replaced/overwritten with new backup data? This is a rooted Android Samsung ...
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How can I restore my app data if I manually pulled it out before resetting and reinstalling my phone?

Yesterday I was stuck in this awkward situation where my Moto G with Cyanogenmod 12.1 got stuck in the boot animation after recent restart. It was working fine for a month or two before that. Based ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...