I have a OnePlus 5T. Android version 9. OxygenOS version 9.0.5.

Is it possible to access the /data/data/com.android.chrome/app_tabs/0 folder without root privileges? As I understood, rooting will wipe out the data on the device.

Thank you.

  • AFAIR Chrome is an app that defines allowBackup=false, therefore without root there is no way to access the app private data. In general the "rooting" step is not the one that deletes the data, that is caused by the "bootloader unlock" step. However usually unlocking the bootloader is a requirement for rooting.
    – Robert
    Jun 14, 2019 at 18:01

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App data folders of any app cannot be accessed without root. Even ADB has limited power here

On top of that, in some versions of Chrome on Android app data is encrypted

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