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Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

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Moved “empty” files to computer

I connected my smartphone (Samsung C8) to the computer. I cut some files from SD card and paste them to my computer. However, the files shown on the computer are empty, and my phone does not show ...
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Samsung Galaxy 2 stuck at start up. Can I recovery the phone or at least the data?

My Samsung Galaxy 2 stuck every time when start up. It looks ok on the beginning, it shows "Samsung Galaxy S II ..." then change display to Vodafone logo then the shows word "samsung" and stuck here ...
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Recover files from NQ Vault after uninstalling it

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Tab and NQ Vault app, storing some files, then I uninstalled it. Now I realized I can't recover the files from it. I've tried reinstalling the app, but it did not give me ...
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Android created Group Chat MMS photos deleted/gone

I have always been an Android user and this problem has always occurred. When I make a simple text group chat with others the MMS photos I receive always tend to delete, this is very hindering for me. ...
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TWRP /data restore leads to broken lock screen [duplicate]

Recently my TWRP/LineageOS enabled phone crashed and entered into a boot loop. Fortunately I could boot into TWRP and create a backup. However restoring the backup on an identical phone proofs to be ...
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any way to read DATA/ directory's CONTACTS.DB?

Suddenly my HUAWEI (Android 4.2.2) bricked. It stucks at BOOT LOGO. However,when i connect to USB, ADB is able to read phone memory (shell and ls), But the /data directory is not readable (permision ...
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Mount /data partition without losing data

In some new models, when installing a custom recovery, /data partition won't mount. To fix that I need to wipe partition. How can I fix without losing data?
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Missing internal SD card in /dev/block, phone won't start

Yesterday my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 froze I'd say. The phone was locked and when I attempted to unlock it, it didn't respond (black display, just the led blinking). So I shut it down with holding power ...
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I have mmssms.db but the telephony.db is lost, can I get back my SMS messages in any way?

For reasons unknown, my SMS messages disappeared today. I have a rooted SGS2. I've discovered that SMS messages are stored in mmssms.db and I was lucky enough to find a backup file. However, no such ...
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Phone still stuck in a bootloop after flashing official firmware with Odin!

I successfully flashed a stock ROM on my Galaxy Note 4 using Odin 3.13.1 but, unfortunatelly, the bootloop is not gone. Device info: SM-N910C unrooted Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Bootloop sequence: ...
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How to dump and recover sdcardfs

Sdcardfs is a virtual file system in Android or some Linux systems. It is implemented using FUSE. It is called Android's 'adopted storage', is used in virtual sdcards, or protected partition areas. (...
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Broken Phone Power Button and ADB not detecting device. NEED HELP!

So the power button on my phone (Asus Zenfone 3 laser) no longer works and the phone is powered off. I have charged it up and gotten it to the android recovery menu by holding down power and ...
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Samsung Note 4 + Bootloop + Odin + HOME_CSC_ Questions

(TL;DR, skip directly to 4. Questions) I have a problem which I though would require a qualified input. I will try to explain briefly: what the current situation is, what the desired situation is, ...
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WhatsApp chats disappeared after Android Operating System Update

I am having a Moto E XT-1022 (1st generation) 2014 model. In order to update its OS from 4.4.4 to 5.1, I had to make 500MB space available so I deleted all WhatsApp database backup files without ...
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Android failure to boot on LG

I need to recover data from my AT&T LG Thrill Android Phone Background: My AT&T LG Thrill phone's battery died a couple of days ago because I forgot to charge it. When I charged the phone ...
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Broken, unresponsive screen: how to recover data on this otherwise working phone?

today my Huawei Ascend P7 has met its sad end, falling 2 meters to its screen-death. The phone still rings, turns on and off, and the volume buttons still work, but the screen doesn't work at all. It ...
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S4 won't connect with usb AND broken screen. Need files from phone

My S4 will not connect to my computer when plugged in using the correct samsung cord AND the screen is shattered. How can I load the files from the phone? Remove the hard drive from the phone maybe ...
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Recover data from bootlooped phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Plus (GT-I9003) that is stuck in a boot loop. It is running the stock Samsung firmware (Android 2.3.5). I want to recover the data (specifically of the Memo application) from ...
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Recover overwritten WhatsApp backup chats and stickers in Android

My phone was lagging while using WhatsApp. So I decided to clear data from settings without knowing that it will also delete my chat backup. After that I reused WhatsApp, it did not show an option ...
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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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External SD card not being recognised; data intact on card

I have a HTC One M8 running Android KitKat 4.4.2, and I recently got a Sandisk 64GB MicroSD. Today a few of my apps have greyed out icons and when I click them, it says app isn't installed. When I go ...
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Recover deleted video in Google Photos app

In Google Photos I deleted permanently a video (before it was backed-up). Is there any way that I can recover it? It's very important to me.
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How to recover files form hide it pro app?

I had photos and videos hidden using Hide it pro app and I changed the memory location to External SD card. Three days back my SD card stopped working on my mobile but its working in pc. I recovered ...
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Emmc reader connecting to pc

I'm trying to recover my data from my old android smartphone. So I chipped off the emmc chip and insert the emmc chip to emmc reader. After that, I connected the emmc reader via usb-sd reader to Pc, ...
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How do I get hidden downloaded files of an application?

I have an audiobook application, I have downloaded audiobooks which are only accessible inside application, and last time I checked I was able to find audio files of books in my phone's music folder, ...
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Encrypted SD card data recovery with broken display (S9+)

my phone (Galaxy S9+) was recently stolen, and thankfully I got it back, but it was completely destroyed when I got it back. I'm not sure what they did to it (looks like they took a hammer to it), all ...
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How to fix this hard brick (possibly caused by force encrypt on boot?)

A few days ago, I tried installing a MIUI 11 ROM for my K20, but forgot to flash a zip that disables force encryption so now I have a brick on my hands. I've tried fastboot format/erase userdata, ...
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Recover photos from S6 Edge+ stuck in boot loop

I have a Galaxy S6 Edge+, Android 7.0 that did something weird. I restarted it and now it's stuck in a boot loop. I don't care if it gets wiped, but I want to get the pictures off it first. It gets ...
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How to recover data from a formatted device [rooted, flashed]

I've accidentally formatted my phone, via. fastboot oem unlock. I've already tried Wondershare, EaseUSMobile Saver. Actually, I need my photos which has been shot by camera. Till now I'm only able ...
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LOST.DIR and lost files on sd hc card - how to recover

I had a micro sd HC card of 4gb 100% filled, no free space whatsoever, with audio files, wav and mp3, because its coming from my TASCAM audio recorder. As I couldn't find the usb cable for the ...
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How to restore files on SD card protected by NQ vault?

I changed my Android mobile phone from one carrier to another. I installed Vault app from the Google Play store, and placed the old SD Card from the previous phone into this new phone. After ...
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How do I get the contents of an HTC .hbk file… without buying an HTC phone?

I broke the USB port of my HTC One phone, so I am unable to charge it any longer. Before the battery was dead, I made all the needed backups, including SMS, which created an .hbk file. I searched for ...
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Is it possible to transfer the internal memory/storage chip of an S9?

My Samsung Galaxy S9 is physically damaged and the board is dead. The phone will not turn on or show any signs of life. Plenty of important photos and data are on that phone which I need to retrieve. ...
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Decryption Unsuccessful, doesn't prompt for PIN

My pme's encryption has been flaky recently: it would ask for the pin a couple of times and reboot before finally loading the OS. And I wasn't able to mount /data in TWRP ("decryption failed"). Today ...
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How to restore files on SD Card that was protected by Vault app?

I changed my Android mobile phone from one carrier to another. I installed Vault app from the Google Play store, and placed the old SD Card from the previous phone into this new phone. After ...
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Enable ADB and/or change USB connection mode on Galaxy S7 w/ broken screen

My Galaxy S7 Edge has a broken screen (totally black, and doesn't respond to touch). However, the phone does turn on and is recognized by Kies 3 and SmartSwitch. I am also able to unlock the phone via ...
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Forgot lock pattern in One plus one phone

My girlfriend set a pattern lock for One plus one phone and she cannot remember the pattern now. I have a very sensitive data and also many valued pics. kindly help me recover the data or remove the ...
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How to overcome the failure of data wipe? My smartphone's type is Huawei g730 - U 10

My mobile was restarting several times even when I touch the screen or trying to make a call...then I found this message: Encryption unsuccessful Encryption was interrupted and can't complete.As a ...
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One Plus One broken screen recover data (google auth codes)

I unfortunately broke my screen for the second time on my One Plus One. And it seems that my first repair somehow was not totally good, since when I booted it up with the replacement screen, the ...
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How to back up user data from recovery mode?

My micromax canvas nitro A311 is stuck in boot loop.I have tried to solve the boot loop problem but couldn't succeed.The only solution seems to me is to format my phone.I am able to go to the recovery ...
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How to recover a deleted file from /data partition?

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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Data recovery from encrypted phone based on glitches in the encryption?

To make a long story short I needed to root my phone and didn't notice the warning that unlocking the bootloader erased all contents of the memory. I contacted a data recovery company and told them ...
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How to recover video that was cut off due to being out of space?

I have an HTC One phone. I was filming a video and in the middle of it, it stopped recording because I ran out of space on my phone. It says that it does not support playback of this kind of video. I ...
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Galaxy Note 1 - Hangs on start up screen

This is the most tragedic thing ever happened to any of my electronic devices... My phone was dead (naturally) battery charge was zero as I was outside waiting for a friend. I wanted to charge it for ...
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Restoring apps and files after flashing a custom ROM

I recently flashed Adnroid 5.0 custom ROM by NamelesROM on my GT-i9300 S3 Samsung. I did backup my ROM by TWRP and the ROM i installed now (NamelessROM android 5.0) worked fine and i am happy with the ...
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Parallel Space game progress file location

I've been using parallel space on my Android device for a while now but it's been having an issue with logging in to the Google Play services and thus backing up my game progress becomes hectic. I'd ...
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How to extract .backup files created by android stock recovery?

I'm using Coolpad note 3 lite, running Android 5.1. I created internal memory backup using stock recovery. Files were created in this format: userdata_yyyymmdd_HHMMSS.backup = 2GB ...
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I had saved my important photos and videos in NQ Vault App but unfortunately deleted data

I have a Micromax A99 Android device. I saved my important photos and videos in the NQ Vault App WITHOUT USING a Google account, but now am trying to recover lost data. It's showing data is not ...
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Connect to Android phone stuck in boot

I would like to access the data from my Android phone stuck in boot. Is it possible to connect using ADB or anything any this stage? Details: I have a Huawei Mate 20 Pro purchased April 2019. I ...
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Is there any way to activate MTP connection on a phone with broken screen?

My phone's screen is broken and when I connect it to my laptop via USB it is in "Charge only" mode. I need to get my data out of the phone so I was wondering if there was any way to activate "MTP" or ...