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 do I read Hike messenger back up files?

I am trying to restore the backup of Hike messenger but have been unsuccessful, but for some reason it is not recognizing the old backup. Is there any way to open it or read it on the PC?
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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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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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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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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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jelly splash started fresh even after restoring its data via titanium

I have backed up jelly splash's data with titanium. I updated jelly splash to 2.22.2 with google play, I thought after restoring its data with titanium our progress should come back but it didn't, ...
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Transfering MMS messes up group chats

I've tried three different tools, "My Backup Pro", "Easy Backup & Restore", and the backup/restore feature of "GO SMS Pro" to transfer my texts from one Android phone to a new one. Regardless of ...
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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 restore....
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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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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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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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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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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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.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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Whatsapp backup cannot restore

On old phone, I made a physical backup to my PC (copied Whatsapp folders) and also to googledrive. On new phone, when it tries to restore backup, it runs upto 100% restoring messages, then stops, ...
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How to restore .abu1 backup files? *Asus Memopad 7*

Before sending my tablet to the repair service, where they changed the mother board, I had made a complete backup of my configuration. I had made a factory reset and tested the restoration, which ...
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Cant BackUp specific app data

okay so i am unexperienced in all that stuff. software really isnt my cup of tea. i try to be detailed here so i will probably be wordy. prologue: i use a acer liquid e700 (it uses android 4.4.2 ...
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CWM can't restore Nandroid backups. Error “Missing android_secure.img”

On reboot Maps and ??? and gapps have stopped working and loops when I press OK. I remove battery to power off. I have searched the web a lot. Others have had this problem, but no solution or I don't ...
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How to recover file system programs witch are in locked file-system due to multiple restarts?

Turns out my charger wire was broken and phone was charging and restrating non stop cause couldnt get enought charge. Later when charged with normal wire these restarts made some filesystem bad and ...
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Restore photos after error in moving to SD external Card

I tried to move the camera photos folder to the new SD Card using ES File explorer but the application gave me a override message and i pressed SKIP. NOW I can see the pictures from the gallery but i ...
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How to remove GoPago software on Droid Xyboard? Otherwise can't use it

So someone asked me to help get this old DROID XYBOARD tablet working that it preinstalled with GoPago. In order to access the main tablet homescreen, you have to login to gopago live which is not ...
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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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How to restore SMS from adb backup file without root

Similar question to this one: I have an ANDROID BACKUP file containing SMS history, produced from phone A using adb. That phone is gone, and this file is the only record I have of that history. I ...
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Can't access Notes file backup as password forgotten!

This might sound a little impossible and awkward, but I need help! I am currently using a Sony Xperia S LT26i and recently re-stored my phone using the Factory Resetting. I lost all my important Notes ...
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Restoring a dd image of mmcblok0 onto Nexus 4?

I have a Nexus 4 phone, from which we took a full image using the following command: adb shell su -c "dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0" > full_phone_backup.image I've been playing around with different ...
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How to take backup or restore the whats app and hike messages

I unluckily forgot my android phone's Screen lock PIN. I tried Andriod Device manager using Gmail to unlock my phone but not succeeed. And also tried ADB commands but this also didn't work bcoz Debug ...
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HTC EVO 4G LTE (jewel), S-ON, HBOOT 2.09 - unable to flash. Ideas?

HTC EVO 4G LTE (jewel), HBOOT 2.09. I'm trying to install CyanogenMod, but seem to keep making things worse. Unlocked, but haven't done S-OFF (meant to get to it, but CWM was working and it slipped ...
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galaxy grand duos gt-i9082l don't start

Well, I have a Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082L brasilian version and i try restore my phone with kies, but i still get this error I try restore with odin, but result are the same
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Something not expected with restoring Whatsapp chat messages

On August 11th, I tried to restore older Whatsapp messages... I still have in my folder all files since msgstore-2015-07-27.1.db.crypt8 until msgstore-2015-08-09.1.db.crypt8... It restored the ...