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Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

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How to decrypt and mount Android devices?

In Linux, you can read data a device encrypted e.g. with LUKS by doing cryptsetup luksOpen and mounting the volume. What is the equivalent for this in Android, i.e. what specification for encryption ...
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can I get deleted msgs without back-up the msgs [duplicate]

is it possible to get the deleted messages in motorola fusion Plus. without back-up file.
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Lithium Epub Reader app crashed and data seems to have deleted itself - any way to recover?

I've been using the Lithium Epub Reader app for about a year on my Android phone and had built up a lot of highlights, categories notes, etc. Today, the app crashed, restarted, and started re-syncing ...
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My motorola 5g stylus updated and the keyboard for logging in is gone

My information is as follows. My keyboard is the default keyboard. I disabled gboard. The update was last night. I was not logged in when I clicked update, (it was a security update, I turned it on ...
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Android data recovery of lost photos

Last night, we were looking at photos I took and this morning, a large number of them disappeared. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S20. All the photos from April to now are just gone; sadly there is no ...
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Recovering photo/video files from an old Android with almost full memory

My grandma has an old LG (Android 6.0) for WhatsApp and a little more. She records some videos and pictures, and the "good ones", I copy to the SD and send by email (to have a backup) ...
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Recover deleted file on phone using FBE

Suppose we have a phone that: Runs Android 10. Uses file-based encryption. Suppose one of the files is deleted, but the phone is immediately turned off so as to prevent the deleted file from being ...
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Regarding a data recovery app from a play store

I used one of the free data recovery app from the play store named Photo recovery app by HappyAppsFree on my old Samsung Galaxy S3 which I used after 2 years. I am worried as the privacy policies ...
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How to recover data from an erased android SD Card [duplicate]

Last week when my phone(Galaxy Note 10+) was stolen, I logged into my Google account from my laptop and chose the option to erase the device. The cops managed to catch the guy and retrieve my phone ...
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 mido userdata partition type / data recovery

I am doing data recovery on a Xaomi Redmi Note 4(x?) [mido] and I have finally gotten a flash dump ( the screen is scuffed and no perms have been set ( no adb,oem unlock, storage access )) Only way to ...
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Recovering Phone Data after Hardware Failure

I have a Pixel 2 phone running Android which appears to have a hardware failure. The screen only shows a multi-color static and is non-responsive. Occasionally I briefly see my normal lock screen, but ...
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Recover messages after a factory reset on Samsung phone

Recently, I factory reset my Samsung Android phone and I lost some important messages. Can I recover them? If so, how?
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Can I recover data from overwritten file on Android?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+ on which I wrote a lot of text in a simple text editor app I got from the Google Play store. I saved this in a text file, and later, I used the Samsung My Files app to ...
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My SD card is acting up, how can I recover what's in it?

Last night, on my phone, I was trying to copy a file from one folder in the SD to another folder. But whenever I tap paste, the SD card would disconnect (I see a "this operation could not be ...
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Is it possible to recover deleted files without root on Android 12? [duplicate]

I clicked the "free up space" button in Google Photos, and it deleted the original copies of all my photos and videos in the past 3 years. It happened on a non-rooted Galaxy Note 10 Plus (...
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Is it possible to transfer app data from a backup to another backup/pc?

The backup on the bottom has more app data (85 app data) than the one at the top (33 app data). I was wondering if it is possible to extract/transfer the data onto the backup on the top or onto ...
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How to clean com.android.providers.media.MediaApplication App Data?

com.android.providers.media.MediaApplication keeps throwing errors on me and I cannot access internal storage on my Oneplus since this morning. I've already tried cleaning the media packages ...
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Oneplus Internal Storage not accessible

Since this morning after powering up my Oneplus 6 I'm unable to see any data in my phone via gallery or file manager or any application, and I'm unable to save any data to internal storage. (example: ...
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How can i recover my deleted messages

Recover deleted SMS message using Google Backup? I u Google auto backup service is turned on. Recently I deleted my SMS messages and now I want to recover one particular SMS. Is it possible via Google ...
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Is there any way to recover a deleted voicemail?

A certain family member deleted a very, very important voicemail from their Android (Google Pixel 4A) phone. I'm not even sure exactly when this happened. (I understand that the content of the VM is ...
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Recover deleted file from /data without root [duplicate]

I have a non-rooted P30 lite which I no longer use. To cut a long story short, there are about 100 files (mix of PDF and videos) I need within my /data directory that were deleted about a week ago ...
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How to reliably recover data from a dead Samsung Galaxy S8 phone?

My friend has a Samsung Galaxy S8 (not S8+) that has a broken screen, but after operating with this broken screen for a while, wouldn't boot past the Samsung logo, and now won't respond to a power ...
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How do I restore data deleted by the Find My Phone app? [duplicate]

My client has lost his phone. Using google service find my phone all data was erased from it. After some time the phone was found. I was able to recover some of the deleted data such as photos, ...
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Help salvaging data from the Oneplus 6T Clock app

I started using the label/notes section in the OnePlus Clock app for more detailed notes because then I could also get alarmed + reminded about them at certain times during the day. It's a fair bit of ...
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Cannot boot Alba 6 to recovery mode

For reference, I am using an Alba 6 that will not boot into Android (From what I remember, it was Android 7), and it is not rooted, or anything fancy like that. The phone will not boot into Android, ...
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How to access Android phone's internal memory with broken screen?

I have a Xiaomi Mi Android phone. My screen is completely broken but there are some important data available in the internal memory of the phone. Is there any way by which I can access and copy data ...
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Data recovery from Galaxy S3 that will not turn on

I have an old Galaxy S3 which hasn't been in regular use for at least five years, but which I know has some data on it that I would like to retrieve. However, the phone will not power on, even while ...
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Recover text messages that are labeled expired on my working perfectly but not in service Galaxy S9

I need to recover text messages marked 'EXPIRED', as well as 'Voice to text' and 'voicemails' from my Galaxy S9 - it is not in service but works perfectly if it was in service & can tether to WiFi....
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Recover deleted photos on LG Q6 (rooting)

I've downloaded 'Disk Drill' to search for the photos and it informed me that I have to root the device for 'Disk Drill' to work. I've tried both with Kingoroot and Kingroot to root the device, both ...
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Recover data from broken screen device when USB debugging turned off

My Redmi Note 8 phone screen is broken and I cannot control it. I need to get my photos and videos. I try to google the problem but all answers I get need to enable debugging mode. Is there a way to ...
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Retrieving messages from phone where cannot see screen

I damaged my old phone. The screen is almost completely shattered to the point I cannot see or touch it. Everything else works fine. I have a USB otg cable and can use a keyboard to type in my PIN. Is ...
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Can I retrieve files from old phone that screen is damaged?

My old rooted phone has a smashed screen but can still turn on. It's not worth the cost to repair it. I can get to the lock screen but can't enter the lock due to the damaged screen. As such, it doesn'...
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Retrieve data from locked android

I have my old phone (Huawei P9 Lite - according to the Internet it's Android 8.0 Oreo), but I don't remember the PIN code. I need to download data (photos) from this phone. As far as I know, Android ...
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How to use /dev/urandom?

As a follow up to my previous question, I decided to use /dev/urandom to overwrite my data. But how do I use it? where do I type that? could you walk me into the steps to do it? and is it better to do ...
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How to permanently obliterate android phone's entire data? [duplicate]

I want to completely delete all data on my android phone with 0% of it being recoverable. I don't want to physically destroy the phone. I don't want to make the phone unusable. What I want to do is, ...
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Is it possible to recover apks after a wipe?

Today, I unlocked the bootloader of my old Oneplus One, which wiped the data partition of my phone. I had a backup made with adb backup -all but I discovered only after the procedure that apks were ...
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Copy Galaxy S4 encrypted storage to computer

My dad passed this summer, he had a galaxy S4 which probably holds many photos I'd like to recover. I tried many passwords to unlock the phone but now it says that if I try two more times it'll erase ...
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Is it possible to recover data from my phone after changing my Google account?

I no longer have login credentials for my previous Google account. Photos were assigned to the Google Photos service and after changing Google account, all data is gone. Is it possible to recover data ...
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Do turning on encryption and factory reset ensure that deleted images before that reset is also unrecoverable?

I have factory reset my device once. If I turn on encryption now and again factory reset, is it possible to recover photos deleted before the 1st reset? I want to sell my device and don't want others ...
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How do i recover deleted text messages from my Lg stylo 6? [duplicate]

I had locked the messages on my phone and then deleted the text thread thinking it wouldnt delete the locked text messages. And now i dont know how to get them back
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Recover call recordings from the same SIM

I had a Xiaomi Mi 9, and there was this option to record every call that I answer (without using a 3rd party app!). Now I have a POCO X3 Pro, and I moved the same SIM from the old MI9 to the new POCO, ...
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SD Card Decryption on Samsung Galaxy M30

I encrypted the SD card in my Samsung M30 and then I factory restored the device. Now I can't access my files on the SD card. Can I recover the data that I stored on it? Are there any tools that can ...
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Recovering data from Samsung SM-A405FN/DS with black screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN/DS) with a smashed, black screen. I'd like to recover data from the phone (as much as possible). I know the OS on the phone is still running, because the phone ...
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How can I remove a PIN password form a backup?

I forgot the PIN to my Huawei TIT-AL00 android device. So I backed up my user data to a backup file.(user_data__20150913_075028.backup*) I couldn't use ADB to backup as it wasn't enabled in the ...
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Questions Before I Sell My Phone (Too Late To Encrypt Drive?)?

I'm pretty strapped for cash and I need to sell my phone (Motorola Moto G7, Android 10). However, there are some... sensitive... photos of myself on it that I'm not suuuper comfortable with the next ...
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Change tablet OS

I have an old android tablet. I want to install another OS on it. I am afraid of problems after installation. Is there a way to return to exact previous OS (android 5.1.1) if I have problems? Tablet: ...
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Internal memory block device like "/dev/block/mmcblk0" is missing

I would like to ask for an advice. I've got LG V40 mobile phone from a friend. Unfortunatelly, he has done factory reset even though he had important photos in the phone (internal memory). I would ...
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Data recovery on non rooted samsung galaxy s9+

I did a recovery on this phone a year ago and was able to find what I needed using imobie phonerecovery. I did the same thin last month and it's only showing information for the last 5 months. Can ...
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Recover data from soft bricked (unrooted) Galaxy S8

My S8 G950F got stuck in a boot loop after an update (there was little storage left before the update, but not sure if this is the reason for failure). I tried flashing it with Odin (with HOME CSC), ...
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Getting into Android with broken screen

My Moto Z Play died during a failed repair attempt. The digitizer was dead immediately, the screen first still showed a faint image, but that's gone as well now. ADB is activated, but only after login,...
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