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With the latest update to Google+ something changed in the Photos app. To ensure you are deleting the right pictures take the following steps: Go into the Photos app Click on the top left corner for the side menu Scroll down to Folders and click on it You will be presented with the different folders on your phone. Delete everything from there and check ...


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According to the Whats App FAQ section: Your WhatsApp messages are automatically backed up and saved on your phone's memory daily. If you delete WhatsApp from your phone and don't want to lose any of your messages, be sure to manually back up your chats before uninstalling: Go to WhatsApp > Menu Button > Settings > Chat Settings. Tap ...


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Yes, that is painful. Happened with me once. You will have to root your phone in order to get the data back, but it usually only works if the root has been done before the incident. There are several softwares for different OS which enables us to do deep scan and fetch the data files from the phone which had been lost (You should be able to open the phone ...


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Considering you phone is always writing some kind of data to your internal storage, it's going to be a very difficult to recover them - at least not all anyway. Unless something like PhotoRec can do it (as mentioned in the comments), I'd say they are gone for good. An alternative, and probably a very expensive one, is to take it to someone who ...


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If you have installed Android Device Manager or Avast (or similar) anti-theft agent apps, you can lock/erase your phone through internet. If you are lucky enough that the user is using WiFi/3G using same (your) google account, you can even download these (or any other) apps remotely using Google Play. If none of the above going to work, just report to your ...


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I use Helium on a non-rooted Nexus 7 (2013) to backup my app data (but not the apps). I have only one user account but since that app data is user-specific, is contained in my user area, and the backup is placed in my user area, I'd be surprised if Helium would have any trouble backing-up each account separately. I have not had occasion to restore a user's ...


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Try booting into recovery and backup there if you have an option. If not, then wipe it there or with the key combination: Volume Up+Home+Power Source: www.phonetipsandtricks.com/tips/sony-xperia-u/hard-reset-factory-reset-14/


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Great and detailed answer from Nikolay Elenkov. However I should added that somebody already develop a software that do just that and package it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/adbextractor/ The package contains both Java and Perl tool. I myself prefer Perl over Java any day, so I extracted the Perl codes, make sure they are executable, installed the ...


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Older versions of TWRP do not have the ability to mount encrypted file systems, so therefore, it cannot make backups. In addition, TWRP only supports decrypting certain devices. According to the TWRP2 Project Page, the only devices that they explicitly define as having decryption support are Galaxy Nexus and TouchWiz devices.


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You can connect through adb and run a backup, doesn't require root, however the process is different for different phones.


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I'm not sure what you're wanting to back up, but most backup applications on the Play Store will do this for you. Examples are MyBackup Root, Titanium Backup, and Helium. EDIT: Scratch that. As mentioned by Izzy in the comments below, you must be rooted for these apps to work, as there is a..."feature"...in Android 4.4 KitKat that prevents "rouge" SD ...


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MTP might not be reliable enough for that. Several approaches I can offer: using on-board capabilities via ADB This requires ADB tools being available on your computer (see e.g. Is there a minimal installation of ADB? for how to meet this). Now let's see how to get the files over. open a command prompt, and (optionally) switch to the directory your adb ...


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When using the Photos app it will do that for you. If you use the Gallery app it will only manipulate the local images, therefore deleting the local ones. The Gallery app comes with Nexus 4.


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You can download an app like Quickpic that is a local gallery viewer and delete only local copies that way. It's probably the easiest way. I have no idea why Google photos has no options to delete only the local copy, forgetting such an essential feature is such a google thing to do.


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You can't restore a backup made from a higher Android version onto a lower Android version. This can be seen from the line W/BackupManagerService( 758): Wrong header version: 3. ADB backups should always be restored onto the same version (or higher, not sure about this).


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I use Android Mobile Manager found in google to backup Android data. Works well!


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as aureljared already mentioned, proper configured MTK devices populate their recovery and boot partitions in /dev/recovery and /dev/bootimg. Just dd from there.



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