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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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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How do I backup and restore a Moto X to a replacement Moto X? (Apps, icons, and SMS)

I used the Motorola Migrate utility to copy my data such as SMS, photos, and other stuff to my replacement phone. What I'm missing is my apps (Google Authenticator) and the data that goes with those ...
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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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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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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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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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How to retrieve deleted messages from andriod phone

I am using micromax canvas HD A116 android phone. Two weeks ago i updated my andriod version from 4.1.2 to 4.2.1 from service center. I was using GOSMS app where i saved four text message in private ...
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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 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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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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Can I pull the emails off my Android phone?

I recently lost all the emails on my laptop computer. And they were important business emails. Many of those emails still exist on my Android phone. I know I can forward them all, but that will take a ...
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Applications are greyed out

I have a samsung galaxy Y with android 2.3.6(Ginger bread) installed. I connected my mobile to a computer infected with virus and my sd card contents were moved into another folder. I restored the ...
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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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How can I re-install my (accidentally deleted) contacts provider?

After trying without success to install stock Android contacts and contacts provider on my rooted LG Optimus F3 phone, I've ended up without a contacts provider (but I do have a contacts app from the ...
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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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Android restore bootstrap nandroid backup after a failed rom flash

I was trying to flash my Droid X2 to CM7, but it failed. Before I attempted the flash, I did a nandroid backup using an app called "system recovery" (MOTODX2_Bootstrap_signed.apk). I want to restore ...
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NANDroid backup/restore of CM11 encrypted device after wipe

is it possible to restore a NANDroid backup of a encrypted device running CyanogeMod 11 (KitKat 4.4.2) after performing "Format Data" in TWRP recovery (this function wipes the encrypted partitions)? ...
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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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Restore whatsapp chat if no SD-card

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 which I formatted it then when I re-installed WhatsApp, it did not ask me to restore back my chat. I don't have an SD-card installed in my phone. What can I do to get back my ...
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Samsung Kies restore a backup from another PC

I recently did a backup as I had to send my S3 to samsung to fix a broken screen. I took my backup on my work pc and copied the whole backup folder to an external drive. I now have my phone back and ...
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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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Wifi passwords were not restored on a new device

I got a new galaxy nexus phone running 4.2.2 and I noticed my WiFi passwords were not restored to this device. I skipped the account login upon first start, but added it later on. Am I missing ...
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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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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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i have made apps backup in mobogenie.. can i restore that using kies

im not able to do usb debugging. since i had uninstall the system apps in my Samsung s duos and reset the phone. after the reboot i cant view the "Samsung account"(which appears to make an account/or ...
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S3 to S4 - in Kies, these items can only be restored to the same device

water spilled on my S3 and the screen no longer works at all. The phone itself works, it was getting text messages. Voice control works. Volume button and power button works etc. You just cannot ...
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LG Mobile Support Tool won't restore system

I have LG Optimus L9 P760, that has a little internal space, and I wanted to install an app called External 2 Internal to see what happens. It moves all external storage files in internal storage, and ...
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Why doesn't my latest back up file appear in drop list? (Galaxy 3)

I've run a full back up on my Galaxy 3 twice in the last week so I can do a factory reset. Neither backup shows up in the drop menu when I go to restore in Kies 3. I can find the file when I do a ...
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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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galaxy s3 calendar automatically deleted important work event - PLS HELP!

Does anyone know a way to get it back? My galaxy s3 default calendar automatically deleted an extremely important series of work events! First it made a duplicate, then when i deleted the duplicate, ...
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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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Restoring Note 3 data from KIES 3 onto my S3 Mini

I backed up my Note 3 on KIES 3 a few days ago. Unfortunately, I lost my N3 last night but have managed to get a S3 Mini to use in the meantime. When I plugged the Mini into my PC and attempted to ...
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Back up and restore

i have backed up my Galaxy 3 on Kies and I'm having trouble restoring it to my phone. The error message reads cannot read back up file information. please help!
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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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Android backup to Google Account with Android 1.5, and restore to Android 4.x

What will (if anything) be synched between my old Android 1.5 phone and new Android 4.4.2 phone? I have done much Google searching, but found nothing even suggesting what data is compatible for ...
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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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how to restore files

Was using the vault app to keep safe my files when all of a sudden the app crashed, I guess just after the KitKat update. I'm using nexus 4. So I tried restoring the files, the app just kept crashing. ...
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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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why won't my photos load back onto my mytouch4g after a data factory reset?

I saved my contacts and photos from my phone to my SD card before I did a factory data reset, but for some reason my contacts came back but all of my photos are gone! what do I do to get them back? Or ...
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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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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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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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How to move apps from old Nexus7 to the new one? (multi users)

I bought a new Nexus7 and now I'd like to move a few games from my old Nexus7 to the new one. On the old and new device I have two users. (if it matters anything) I tried a few ways...at first I ...
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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 ...