After installing the latest LineageOS update on my phone, unfortunately, my phone boot looped, so I made a backup using TWRP, and I did a clean install of the latest version of LineageOS, attempting to restore the backup TWRP had made, but only for my phone to be boot looped yet again. Unluckily for me, I had to "restore" my apps by simply downloading them (through the Google Play Store) and logging into them. Sadly though, one of my necessary apps/accounts requires two-factor authentication, which is a problem because my two-factor authentication app ("Microsoft Authenticator") had gotten wiped, and although it is backed up in TWRP, I don't know what I can do with it. Also to note, there are no other "additional" methods of logging in for this account of mine. Now I am stumped, as to what I could possibly do to be able to recover either:
- My keys + all of my Microsoft Authenticator app data, or
- Be able to find out what other accounts were linked to my Microsoft Authenticator app.
I am aware that I'm able to extract TWRP's files (each has some sort of
win extension) by renaming their extension to
.tar and opening them with a file archiver like 7-Zip/WinRAR. However, my question is, what would I have to do to be able to possibly restore my Microsoft authenticator app data to my phone, without having to restore the entire data partition of my TWRP backup (Because if I were to restore the entire data partition, my phone would boot loop again).
Sources I checked out:
Restore-apps-from-a-nandroid-backup-using-titanium-backup - Titanium Backup doesn't work well on the more up-to-date versions of Android (Particularly Android 11, since that's what I have right now), the same thing with Nandroid Manager (Nandroid Manager isn't maintained for the time being)
Twrp-manual-restore -- Seems old and unlikely to work on Android 11 (But it might)
Restore-app-data-without-restoring-the-whole-image -- Could be a plausible solution, but I don't know where I'd paste the data/data file (I don't even know what the data/datafile looks like) to, cause I don't have anything similar to "sd/ext.SD", and I don't know what'd be considered my "readable memory."
Restore-data-of-a-specific-app-from-a-twrp-backup -- Asked 8 days ago, a remarkably similar issue to me. However, I don't think I can replicate the steps since I found two
com.azure.authenticator's, each in separate
winfiles (One has the
base.apk, another has some other files, and an image of me combining them is shown)
TL;DR: How can I recover solely my Microsoft Authenticator data from my TWRP Backup?
- I use Microsoft Authenticator as my 2-factor-authentication app, and sadly, I did not enable cloud backup for it at the time of my factory reset
- I did not export my codes/OTP from Microsoft Authenticator, as there is no option for that
- My phone is rooted, and I have TWRP installed
Any help would be much appreciated, thank you!