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 to restore the stock firmware to the Asus Zenfone 2?

Asus Zenfone 2 (Z00AD, ZE551ML) I have downloaded the stock firmware from here. But how to flash it? This guide tells me to put it on an external SD card and boot into "update mode" by pressing Power ...
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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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droid explorer-restore back

while trying to restore .adb, I get this error: Problem Event Name: CLR20r3 Problem Signature 01: DroidExplorer.Runner.exe Problem Signature 02: 0.9.0.4 Problem Signature 03: 55fc31a0 Problem ...
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Restoring 'bloatware' on a Samsung Galaxy S7

I have rooted and customised my phone and I am loving it. I just realised that I have removed without backing up a few of the Samsung bloatware apps (notably the Samsung Keyboard). Is there a simple ...
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.hbk file i can not restor

i can not restore my sms which is in .hbk file format. after going sms restore I can see .hbk file . but unable to restore message coming. please advice what to do? thanks
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Wifi log and Apps: how do I restore from Kies/Smart Switch?

Drowned Samsung 5 S Active (waterproof? Uh, no....) made me do my first critical restore from the above software to a Galaxy 5 Note. Wifi log did not come over. Searching the files in the most ...
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If you restore whatsapp chats, will also the chats with the blocked contacts will be restored and visible?

If i want to restore my conversations on whatsapp and i'm reinstalling it from the latest backup, will the conversations with the blocked contacts appear? will the blocked contacts continue to be ...
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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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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 /data/...
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how to restore a full nandriod backup

I have a rooted wiko rainbow jam and have make a full nandroid backup as nicely described by RossC, in the form of a mmcblk0.raw file. To make it cygwin and adb was used. Now I would like to know how ...
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How to Forget All App Passwords

I haven't been able to find any sort of app or topic on here which allows a device to stop remembering passwords for apps, such as Facebook, Snapchat, Reddit, etc. I have strong passwords, and I ...
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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 restore deleted Viber chats?

I lost all my viber chats & calls when I tried to migrate to a new phone. Thought transferring over the entire Viber folder to the new phone would do the trick but after activating Viber it didn't ...
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Problems after restoring nandroid backup

On my Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F, Android 4.4.2) I made a nandroid backup of "everything" (boot, cache, recovery, system, etc.) about six weeks ago (using PhilzTouch recovery). Yesterday I tried to restore ...
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How to restore .hbk file in One plus 3 phones

There is no way to restore SMS in one plus 3 phone by selecting any options in text messages. Is there any other way I could restore SMS (backup from HTC desire C) in one plus 3 phone OR any ...
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Retrieve private mode pictures from Samsung device after factory reset

I got a Galaxy S6 recently and none of my private mode pictures were transferred from my Galaxy S5 when Sprint transferred everything to my new phone. My normal pictures appeared when I entered my ...
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Does a CWM factory reset, wipe internal sdcard? Does a ClockWorkMod recovery backup, backup my media?

The story to this is that one day I booted up my phone (Samsung Galaxy S5) and all my system apps crashed right after I booted my phone, so for example a box would appear saying something like '...
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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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Best Practise for deploying a 'clone' image across 200 android tablets (Samsung GT-P7510)

My objective is to be able to create a master 'image' of an android tablet, and then duplicate that image across about 200 identical tablets to streamline the administration of a university's pool of ...
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Checksum Error on restoring userdata*****.backup file

I gave my Phone (Celkon A95) into a service centre because of touch malfunctioning before it I backed up the user data by pressing Power and Vol+ buttons, it gave me a backup file called ...
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Do I need to reinstall the OS before using adb restore?

Assuming I did a full backup with adb backup -system -apk -shared -all -f "backup.ab" And then went into the recovery on my phone and wiped it completely. Do I need to reinstall the OS before ...
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Misleading SIM1 icon

My Android 4.1.2 Jellybean dual sim device was hanging too much then I restore the factory settings. I may add here that out of two sim jackets only one i.e. that of SIM2 works. After restoring I ...
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What is meant by “RAW” firmware?

I want to use Asus Flashtool to restore stock firmware to my phone. The download page says I will need "RAW" firmware. What exactly is that? I have already downloaded the correct firmware file from ...
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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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Restore SMS messages from a rooted phone with a broken screen to an unrooted phone

I'm trying to restore my SMS text messages from my rooted Nexus 5 with a broken screen (no display or touch capabilities) to my functioning but unrooted Nexus 5X. I can turn the rooted phone to ...
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Can I manually download my wifi settings to my Android device from my Google account?

I just purchased my fourth ever Android device - An HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. When I purchased my second and third devices (Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an Asus Transformer Pad TF300T), I ...
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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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Manually backup and restore all partitions

I would like to backup and restore manually all partitions. I know this is not the first time this issue has been raised. There are already many links and questions on this issue, and I have reviewed ...
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How to resume app restore after stopping it on first opening Google Play?

I've installed a fresh stock ROM from Google site on my Galaxy Nexus. At the time i've opened the Google Play and started installing the 157 apps... the problem is that i needed to stop downloading ...
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userdata .backup android

My tablet is not rooted. I made a backup of it through console (in recovery mode): boot my tablet in recovery mode go down to menu "backup user data" After that, in my sdcard, I have three files: ...
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Recovering Information(Contacts,Messages) from the Android Backup file

My Android Phone Micromax a99 canvas got locked due to unknown number of trials by My kid's friend.I was left with two options - Restore factory settings - Delete/wipe user data I preferred ...
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Question about nandroid backus

I am using twrp 3.0.2 for backup and restore on my galaxy s4 i9506 and i dont understand some things. I wanted to be able to switch between 5.0.1 and 4.3 by having backups of both versions. So i ...
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Extract App Data from Nandroid / CWM Backup

I use ClockworkMod Recovery, and Slimbean. Recently, my slimbean started hanging at the loading screen and getting insanely hot. So I took a backup, and cleaned flashed AOKP rom. It's working fine ...
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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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FTM. My phone is stuck on this screen

I have a Zte Avid Plus Z828. I have had FTM1 on my phone for about a week now. No idea how that got enabled. I have tried taking the battery out (as described here) and I still get this screen. Any ...
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Problem restoring my .ab backup file

I know this might be duplicate but I couldn't find any relevant solution myself. Today I tried to be adventurous and install Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7 and it was a failure. As a safety measure I ...
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Can I restore software update?

I'm trying to re-install a software update for my Galaxy S6, because I don't think it installed properly. Before the update, my phone was running smoothly, but now it freezes and is very slow.
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can I restore my data from one phone to another without factory reset?

My phone's screen broke, and my data was not backed up before I sent it to be fixed, but they promised it would be there when my phone got back (it was). But I got a replacement phone in the meantime,...
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Helium (carbon) won't recognize backup files

Backed up to an sd card using Helium before factory resetting my galaxy s5 Helium could find my backups and gave the option to "restore" before factory reset - after, it's not. I've tried this ...
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Restore/recover Supersonic Matrix SC-91JB Android tablet

My friend brought me his granddaughter's tablet a couple weeks ago and it was stuck at the Android logo screen, just gray "android" text with white highlight moving across repeatedly. I already had ...
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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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kies 3will not backup galaxy s3

kies3 is not backing up my galaxy s3. It is sometimes recognising the phone. goes through the backup cycle but backs up nothing. it sometimes flags up something about android drivers. when I went to ...
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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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How do you extract an App's data from a full backup made through “adb backup”?

I have been backing up my Nexus 7 with adb backup to back up all files into an encrypted backup. I see that you can restore from a backup with adb restore, but that would wipe all my existing data on ...
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moto g2 caught in restart loop

this is a year old phone just barely past the warranty,its running on kitkat 4.4.4 with no rooting or any other tweaking with system. a few weeks ago i left it at night with google music playing and ...
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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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I don't want my Whatsapp Media to restore (Google Drive BackUp)!

I recently uninstalled and installed whatsapp on my samsung galaxy s2; and it started to restore my chats. I'm fine with my chats but after being done with the chats, it automatically started to ...
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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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How to restore a Google Play adb backup to use it with another version of the app (downloaded with another app store)?

I have an adb backup I created when the app was installed via Google Play. Now I want to uninstall this app and switch to the FDroid version of this app. However restoring the "Google Play version" ...
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How to backup/sync your entire unrooted android phone online or on pc? [duplicate]

I have tried many methods but I couldn't get the results I wanted. My phone is not rooted. I'm looking way to sync all my apps, photos, setting and able to restore all of my apps, photos, setting ...