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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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How can I have android reinstall my installed apps after I do a factory reset?

I have a nexus one and I installed a bunch of apps on it. After I do a 'factory reset', I go back to 'Android Market' and I see it is trying to download the apps I installed before. However, all of ...
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How can I flash back to the stock rom for HTC EVO 4G/Supersonic using just the phone and clockwork mod recovery and/or rom manager?

I need to flash back to my stock rom for just a few minutes to get my GPS working again ...
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Deleted files causing my phone to function incorrectly?

I accidentally deleted files from a folder located on my Android phone and now my phone isn't functioning properly. If I replace those files will my phone now function correctly? Should I replace the ...
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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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Restoring contacts after X10 mini pro upgrade to 2.1

I just upgraded my X10 mini pro to Android 2.1 . As suggested in the instructions did I perform a backup which seems to have created an file (~ 160 kB) with extension .sbf in /sdcard/data/backup/ on ...
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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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Restore a ROM Back-up

I am going to try out CyanogenMod tonight on my phone. Before I do that, however, I am curious about one thing. I performed a NANDROID backup, per instructions that I received on this site (thank you ...
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How can I restore my mobile internet connection?

I was tinkering with some settings to try and improve my battery life. I used several settings widgets to turn off some settings, but when I tried to use an app that required a mobile internet ...
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How do I backup and restore SMS Messages?

How do I backup and restore SMS Messages?
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How to backup an Android device?

Can anyone recommend a good way to backup Android devices? Ideally I would like to do this wirelessly and, not only backup my data, but also my user settings. Is it possible to backup an image of an ...
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Copying applications between phones?

Is it possible to easy copy applications between phones (eg. two HTCs via bluetooth) and get them running fine? Or apps just need to be downloaded from AM each time because of some installation ...
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Is it possible to completely brick your Android phone by using a Custom ROM?

I understand that you can completely "brick" (render unusuable) your iPhone by attempting to Jailbreak incorrectly. Whether or not this is actually the case, is it possible to do the same with your ...
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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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Android phone lost, what data can I get onto new phone?

Sorry about the clumsy question. My Android HTC Magic was lost/stolen last night. I had an unlock swipe code, power-on SIM code and have called the phone company and had it blocked, so not too ...