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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Back up phonebook list along with all data I used before factory reset

I'm using Karbonn A11 Android phone. One of my friends tried to guess my pattern and unfortunately he locked my phone. I want my phonebook list back before factory restore. Please suggest to me how ...
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Can I restore folder in root directory? soft bricked phone

the quick back story is that I deleted a folder called custpack in root directory of my phone. Now the phone will not boot. I can only access android stock recovery (android system recovery 3e) I can ...
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adb backup probably fails when trying to backup a single application

Following the advice here http://android.stackexchange.com/a/38277/27533, I am trying to migrate the application from Nexus 7 to ASUS ME302C. (Actually, my daughter desperately needs that -- you know, ...
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Restore tablet to an earlier date

I lost my original HayDay level 49 on my Android Jellybean 4.01 tablet. Can I restore the tablet to an earlier date to get my farm back?
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How to recover data via adb?

My phone is huawei u8800 and it keeps restarting as soon as opened. Now it is closed and in adb, I tried adb backup -all but it gave the error now unlock your device and confirm the backup ...
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adb restore not working for shared

I have a Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.1 … I've read that we could root it without wiping the data … well didn't work for me! I wasn't scared, because I made a full backup using: adb backup -apk ...
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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 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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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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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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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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restore deleted photos on samsung s3 internal sdcard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I recover a deleted file on Android? I have deleted photos from my samsung galaxy s3 that were saved in my internal sdcard. How can I restore them. All restore ...
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Samsung Kies fails to restore all my stuff. What other software can I use to complete the process?

I spoke with the Samsung Support today, and as part of the troubleshooting process they asked me to do a backup of the phone and then reset it. I followed through and I've done that (the initial ...
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lost apps after backup and restore on Samsung Kies

I downloaded Kies because there is a software issue on the phone. So I backed up the phone to Kies on my laptop then did a factory reset on the phone. Then I restored the phone from the laptop but ...
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Transfer SMS Messages from Nokia (Symbian) to Android

I know this question has been asked quite a few times. However, please read ahead. I have tried a lot of apps such as VeryAndroid SMS Backup, SMS Backup & Restore, WonderShare MobileTrans. I ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Cannot Reach Restore Progress Screen In Titanium Backup PRO

On a Samsung Galaxy S I-9000, I just installed CyanogenMod 10 Stable and the latest Google Apps for CM10. TB Pro is version 5.7.0.1. I started a restore (missing apps with data) and during the ...
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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 ...
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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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Is Restoring calls previous bug

I am using Xiaomi phone, in which I have got a hardware error(sound problem), which may be a bug. Then I serviced my phone. Now it functions well. If I restore my previous backups, should it result a ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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ADB restore isn't working

I think there are a lot of this type of questions but I have a new (for me and can't find it anywhere) problem with the adb restore command. I created an adb backup -apk -shared -all and it looked ...
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Are home screen icons restored after reinstalling a Nexus device?

I reinstalled my Nexus 5 from scratch, erasing everything. I had Google account sync on. After signing in, all my apps came back in a matter of minutes. But home screen icons, widgets, folders did ...
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Can I use Titanium Backup to migrate from a Galaxy S2 with custom rom to a new Sony Z1 Compact?

Next weekend I plan to buy a Sony Z1 Compact. Right now I have a rooted SGS2 with Android 4.3, custom rom (Avatarrom). I use Titanium Backup and this has always been great for restoring apps including ...
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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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Restore app data from a copied 'com.company.appname' folder

Before wiping my 2012 Nexus 7 I created an app backup using the Backup function of the Nexus Root Toolkit (v1.8.2). This produced a large .ab file. I want to restore a single app to the newly ...
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Backup and restore without custom recovery?

Can I backup and restore without a custom recovery if I have a nandroid backup? How can I do this?
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Will after i batch restore on titanium backup will it restore to the same location?

I have done a backup with titanium backup (except system apps) More I am switching to another ROM. My question is when I will batch restore then will my internal apps(apps not installed in SD card ...
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Backup memos from Samsung Galaxy S and restore it on a Nexus 5

I just bought a Nexus 5 and I'm in the process of backing up and restore all the things I need from my old Galaxy S to my new Nexus 5. One of the thing I need the most is restoring the hundreds of ...
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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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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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How do I Restore a ClockworkMod backup with a busted power button or through ADB?

I was trying to flash a new ROM, but can't get it to boot. Usually, I would have just booted into my recovery and restored my last backup. But I can't do that now as my power button is broken and it ...