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How to recover a deleted file from /data partition on a rooted phone?

I factory reset my rooted Android M phone but now I realize that there was a file in the /data directory which I need. Is it possible to create an image (.img or something similar) of the /data ...
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Why can't I see Android storage as a partition on PC?

I'm trying to recover an accidentally deleted video from Huawei P10. I use Ubuntu, so I tried to recover it using photorec. The problem is that I can't see the mobile's internal storage or SD card ...
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How to mount Internal Storage as USB Mass Storage for recovering data?

I accidentally formatted my Android phone's storage partition while updating to Android Oreo today. When I tried to restore the backup I realized that the backup of the data partition had failed and ...
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Is there any way to recover data from 2nd SD partition?

From the beginning. I was using Link2SD in order to save up some internal memory, but today I noticed that all apps moved to to second partition (EXT2) magically disappeared. I don't want to repair ...
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"Now unlock your device and confirm the backup operation"...when trying to backup through abd (TWRP)

Phone: Moto C Plus Phone OS: Android 7.0 PC OS: Windows 7 TWRP: 3.1.1 Rooted I'm trying to backup directly to PC from TWRP recovery through adb cmd. The cmd adb devices shows the device id and the ...
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Trying to (fast) boot: Error verifying the received boot.img

As described in this answer by @irfan-latif, I am trying to boot (without flashing) my Google Pixel 3a into TWRP via the following command: fastboot boot twrp-3.5.2_9-0-sargo.img This failed with the ...
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How disk space is partitioned in an Android phone?

How does storage space in our phone is partitioned? How can we access our storage space?
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How to stream an encrypted backup of the entire device to remote host?

I have an Android device that has no free space and no SD-card that I can replace (thanks to OnePlus policy). I also have no free space on PC to accommodate the backup so I wanted to upload it to the ...
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How to fix USB Mass Storage not recognized by PC?

I have tried many things but can't make my Samsung Galaxy mini 2 S6500 USB Mass Storage to be simply recognized by my PC. Why is such a simple thing so hard? Does anyone know the solution to this ...
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Which file has the saved contact data in android? How to get this file in an unrooted phone?

My android phone's screen is damaged and only shows a white pixelated background and does not recognise any touch input (although it does recognise when I swipe on the initial lock screen after I ...
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