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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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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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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Prevent Google Play from reinstalling apps after factory reset

I've got multiple Android devices and have a plethora of apps. I've just done a factory reset on one in order to use it for development purposes only, however there are a couple of apps that I need ...
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Color note backup

I am using android jelly bean 4.1.2. I took the backup of color note notes then i have formatted my mobile. Now when I try to restore what I already took a backup I couldn't find the backed up notes ...
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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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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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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 back-...
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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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full backup for deployment and reproduction

I am currently working on a project on a Geniatech ATV1220 Device running Android 4.2.2. I need some applications on this device with specific settings like Debian Kit with openssh, openvpn, nodejs ...
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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 ...
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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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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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install missing apps after installing rom?

I've installed a new ROM. In the previous times I've done this, Play reinstalled them once the phone booted. But this time it didn't (I've tried reinstalling the ROM a second time to make sure). I ...
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Properly migrating app+data backup from one phone to another with a broken digitizer

I have just cracked my Nexus 4 screen, which seemingly has completely destroyed the digitizer, as I cannot interface with my screen anymore. Luckily, I had a TB schedule that ran on my nexus 4 every ...
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Restoring backup from CWM recovery

I made a backup of my stock ROM before flashing a Custom ROM. I used CWM recovery. But that backup wasn't fully made due to memory constraints. But still it created files worth 1.01 GB in the backup ...
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Is it safe to cross flash partitions across devices?

I've got my Nexus 5 replaced today. I was wondering if I could make a backup from the recovery on device A and flash this on device B? They are exactly the same, just a different physical device.
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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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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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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 restore (mobile) data usage?

I've an S3 and until yesterday I've PACMAN ROM running - previous: Paranoid Android I made a Nandroid backup, in using titanium backup but I've forgotten to save my mobile data usage. Now I'm ...
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How to delete everything?

My phone is either infected or simply has an error in one of my apps and gives me the com.android.phone stopped error (plus the one like 44 01 21, don't remember exactly). I took phone to the ...
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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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Restore deleted files in phone card of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

I keeped my camera photos and videos in DCIM/Camera in phone card. I has moved files to empty SD card in phone when it was accedentaly interrupted by deleting Camera folder. How can I restore my ...
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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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How to permamently change partition attributes?

I've a rooted phone. I want /system partition to be rw on every boot. Partition's attribues are defined in /fstab.<model_name> file. It seems that this file gets restored to the original version ...
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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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Possible to restore calendar file from unit after update to 4.4.2?

Is it possible to restore the calendar file from the unit's storage after update to 4.4.2? The file was in Android/data/com.android.calendar. And no, I had no backup of the file... :-( I've rooted ...
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LG Optimus P500 system essential apps deleted accidentally

I recently rooted my LG P500 successfully. But after that, in removing some bloatware I deleted some of my system apps. After that my notifications area is visible but my home screen and apps screen ...
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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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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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Retrieving old/deleted messages [duplicate]

Is there any way to recover the messages that I accidentally deleted on my cellphone. I am not using Google backup or any other backup service and have never synced with any other device.
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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 ...
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Bricked GT P1010 [duplicate]

I was trying yesterday to flash my p1010. I found on internet that I could put jellybean but it didn't work out and now my tab is stuck on the galaxy tab logo and is not booting the system. I'm able ...
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How does back up data works in doing a restore factory in android device?

Im planning to do a restore factory in my android device but I'm quite curious about this back-up data thing. How does it work? Does back up data means it will automatically restore my apps and other ...
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Are apps backed up/restored with Titanium Backup just as “good” as through Google? [closed]

Is the backup/restore process of Titanium Backup just as good and functional as Google's native processes? In other words, will an app backed up and restored by Titanium Backup run and be just as ...
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System backup and restore with help of Google's system backup feature doesn't seem to work

I have had my phone set up from the start to backup to Google. I have done 3 resets now and none of my settings and apps or anything seem to come back. Is there a way to force this to happen? Perhaps, ...
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Does the built-in Google app data backup work?

This question is a long time coming I guess. I have been seeing claims in Android since the dark ages that our data is being backed-up to the cloud, and recently "Sync App Data" showed up as well in ...
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How can I manually extract my contacts from a backup image of Android?

So I recently made an .img using dd of my Froyo installation on my phone prior to wiping and installing a custom Jellybean ROM. Turns out that the contacts were saved locally and not with Google. I ...
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Do I need to wipe anything before restoring a full nandroid backup?

I'm used to wiping everything when installing a new ROM, but I would like to know if a nandroid restore automatically wipes out the partitions it is recovering. When I run a restore, I see some ...
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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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Restoring LG Optimus 2X P990 back to stock LG software

I have flashed a lot of custom ROMs onto my phone, like CM7, kangs and such of CM9 before it's released, MIUI, and so on. I didn't want to wait till the third quarter of 2012 before I got some IC on ...
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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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How do I factory reset my chinese tablet?

I have a Chinese tablet that I've tried to reset many times now. It doesn't work, so what can I do? I've tried factory reset it, but it still doesn't reboot. It gets stuck on the startup animation ...
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Can a thief unlock my stolen phone that is secured with a pattern?

I've lost my phone recently and it's got a pattern lock on it. I've also reported the phone as stolen, so it's been barred. Would it be possible for a thief to unlock it?
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Restoring one application data from ClockModRecovery Backup

I was using CyanogenMod 4.10.3. Due to slow-downs I decided to downgrade, but took a backup of all available apps using ClockModRecovery including WhatsApp. In backup/ directory, I see some img ...
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Restoring using ROM Manager

I created a backup file successfully using ROM Manager and saved it on my PC. I lost all my data on mobile and now I want to restore my mobile using the backup file I created. I copied the backup ...
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Why does TitaniumBackup not allow me to restore apps after upgrading to 4.3?

After upgrading to 4.3 from a previous version (in my case 4.2), TitaniumBackup might exhibit a behavior where restoring apps does not work and the process just freezes on some devices, in this case a ...