Questions tagged [data-recovery]

Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

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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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How efficient is the Dr Fone eraser ? Is there a way for someone to recover data from an android phone after using this eraser method?

To definitively delete data on an android phone. May you know how efficient is the Dr Fone eraser solution before or after a factory reset ? https://drfone.wondershare.com/android-data-eraser.html Dr ...
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How to recover data after unlocking bootloader [duplicate]

So guys I unlocked my bootloader and installed lineage os 1 month ago and before unlocking I forgot to create a backup and all data was erased so I saw a way to recover data in a rooted moto g here ...
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How to mount MTP like a drive in /dev?

I am trying to recover some files on my android device, but without success. So I would like to try tools like photorec, but they need a physically mounted device. Or rather, for the moment photorec ...
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SMS text messages on Huawei p smart 2017 [duplicate]

How do I recover SMS that have been deleted from my phone? I have phone of brand Huawei p smart 2017.
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Recover data, photo, & video from a dead water-damaged Android phone

Question Recover data photo video from a dead water damaged android phone I have a old android mobile which was kept on table on which glass of water falled and water entered the mobile as its ...
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recover data from unbootable phone with broken touch

My Oneplus3 touch screen stopped working yesterday. I did some googling and was told that erasing cache through fastboot could be a solution so I did using. fastboot erase cache Now my phone just ...
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Missing photos after inserting external sd card into Samsung galaxy Tab s6 lite

I want to appologize in advance if this is the wrong forum. Whats the problem? I am photographing on my fuji xt4 and wanted to transfer all photos to my Samsung galaxy S6 Lite (using a basic card ...
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Note 20 Ultra, deleted files

I lost the ability to post on the other form of this question. If the bottom comment is right and there is 0 chance of decryption or rooting the deleted data, how do police do forensic downloads? Does ...
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Is date safe in encrypted phone without passcode

If my phone does not have a passcode, but is encrypted by default, and I factory reset it, is my data safe? Or is there a way someone can decrypt it since it had no passcode
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SD card forced format

I just did a factory reset on my phone. And it shows this option. It asks to set my SD card as portable storage or internal storage. Any option I choose, it demands to format my SD card. I tried to ...
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Is there a way to get all the internal storage data from my LG W30 which doesnt turn on? [duplicate]

My android phone LG W30 fell pretty bad from a decent height and it doesn't turn on now. No response from any buttons. when connected to power, the indicator LED turns on and nothing else. This is the ...
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Recover deleted (by Windows) Android photos

I've accidentally deleted an Android folder containing some photos using my Windows laptop. I've already tried a bunch of recovery apps but none of them show the deleted photos (they do show photos ...
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Can the Phone Repair Service access my 2FA, Google Account passwords, SMS, Photos, etc

I recently took my phone to a mobile repair service (unofficial, 3rd party). The phone had fallen into water and had severe water damage - it was non-functional, I was not able to turn it back on and ...
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Recover data from a bricked phone (not yet reset)

I get this screen from an old android device: It has not yet went through a full factory reset so the data is still there. The data (photos) is in internal storage (no sdcard). Any ideas how to ...
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Data Recovery on Android 11 with broken screen

I have a pixel 4a running android 11 with a broken screen. The full screen is black; the lower part of the touch screen seems to be responsive but I can't really tell what's going on so I don't know ...
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Confusion regarding Factory Reset via TWRP

Background The OS is Android 10 that uses FBE as encryption type. Problem I do not remember my PIN, that would decrypt the files in /data partition, so I cannot unlock my screen. Question I can boot ...
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Recovering data from formatted sdcard in Android

I have a rooted android phone running android 10. My 128gb sdcard with filesystem exFAT, had data of about 100GB. When I inserted it in my phone. My phone did not show the sdcard contents and asked me ...
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Recovering data from Android 10 (forgotten PIN)

Long story short: I have forgotten the PIN to my Android device, as it wasn't being used for a while. Steps that I have tried/am trying/planning to try: Brute forcing - I have been trying to brute ...
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Android internal storage files recovery method that still work in android 10

I have a realme 5 phone running Android 10 and realmeUI 1.0. I accidently deleted whole folder containing pictures and a few videos. Is there any method that still works in android 10 since the ...
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A515F Global version in Bootloop

Anyone, please help, I charge the phone overnight at normal, wake up in the morning the phone is in bootloop Forever! (It's Samsung A51 Global version, A515F with the 5/18 firmware stock ROM, NO ...
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Nokia 7.1 recovery mode adb shell

Recently, my Nokia 7.1 stopped booting properly. When I turn it on, it just goes to the "android one" scree, then stops. I managed to boot into recovery mode, and I got the following options:...
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How to resolve an encryption issue?

I used a lockscreen to encrypt my phone and accidentally messed up the system and TWRP. I've since formatted it and am using it normally, albeit without root this time lol. But, just in case, I made a ...
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Youtube Music Application Local History File Location [duplicate]

Yesterday I was listening to some music, but it didn't get saved to my account's history since it was blocked by an ad blocker. I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to access my recent ...
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Samsung mini data recovery

I'm trying to do a data recovery on a Samsung mini that was dropped in water (I think). The phone won't boot past splash screen and developer access isn't enabled. The best idea I've come up with so ...
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Sony Xperia stuck in boot loop due to no free space

My partner has a Sony Xperia Z3 compact that has been complaining of low space (~16 MB free) for weeks before now finally refusing to boot and it has become stuck in a boot loop. I have tried a number ...
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Recover Draft Emails from Deleted Account

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone and use the native, built-in email app for two corporate/ActiveSync accounts. Recently something went wrong with the settings of one of the accounts, which caused my ...
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Deleted all SMS! - unrooted Android 8.0.0 - Recovery Options?

I was deleting 2 SMS messages, I did long press on the 1st until the blue tick appeared then selected the 2nd SMS. I then quickly went to the top 3 dots to select 'Delete' and the next thing I saw is ...
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How to create an exact image of all the internal memory including the "free space"?

My father has done a reset by accident on his smartphone. He has very important data he needs that was deleted. Is there a software/app/way that will copy the internal memory (hard disk) exactly as it ...
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Recovering files after accidental reset [duplicate]

My father has done a reset to factory by accident. We are trying to restore photos, videos and other if possible. It seems that the recovery programs for android are not as good as the pc ones so I ...
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How options do I have for data recovery for my Samsunge Note 4?

The screen on my Samsung Note 4 cracked. Unfortunately, I did not back up the data in internal memory before that happened. Although the phone works, I have no way to access my data since I don't have ...
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Can I backup my phone or install TWRP recovery while stuck in Lineage OS recovery?

Highly unfortunately for me, I had thought it was a great idea not to make any backups when going to test if I was properly able to upgrade/downgrade Lineage OS versions. I had replaced my TWRP ...

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