I apologize in advance because I am not very knowledgeable about programming, especially as it concerns android, but I'm not sure where else to turn because all the other forums are letting me down.
Phone model: Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (SAMSUNG-SM-G870A Build/MMB29M) Chrome version:59.0.3071.125 Android version: 6.0.1
I wrote a post in the google product forums for chrome regarding how to export my android's chrome browser's format in a readable format with clickable links/time accessed, etc.
Unfortunately, the advice I was given was essentially, "try sync again." I had tried this several times which did not result in the phone's history getting synced to my account. Because the email I was using was an institutional email, I tried signing into a different email, which instead led to my browser history becoming inaccessible or deleted. I am not sure which. Usually when I just sign out of the google account in chrome, the browser history is restored.
So my question is this: How do I restore the history for the chrome browser? Do I need to root the device to access the history file and roll it back to a previous time? I was told that there is the possibility that this wasn't a complete delete since that isn't the case with SQL databases.
I had found a few threads regarding the location of the history data and others asking how to restore lost tabs and history (e.g. how can i fetch chrome history in marshmellow android 6? How to export android Chrome browser history in a file? Retrieve history from Google Chrome on Android Export Chrome history in android) but they either only have a few, general replies, or none at all. Any help would be appreciated ASAP. Thank you for your time.