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Do photos survive a factory reset (Android)?

I sold my old Oreo but I'm paranoid. I had about twenty old photos (nothing special) and I deleted them, even from the trash. Then factory reset. I recorded some blank videos and then a factory reset. ...
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Recovering Files from a Bootlooping Samsung Galaxy Stock S20 Ultra

I have a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra that I was using and it just rebooted and never stopped. I've gone into recovery mode and deleted the cache, then got into download mode and uploaded the stock ver 9 ...
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How to recover WhatsApp chat history?

My phone has been running low on space lately. WhatsApp gave me the low storage error and then crashed. After freeing a couple of gigabyte on my phone, I went back to WhatsApp, only to discover that ...
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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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Recover data from HTC One with dead battery

I recently found my old HTC One and wanted to take a look at the pictures on there. To my unpleasant surprise, the battery died and doesn't charge. I can still plug it in and it shows charging, but it ...
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Data recovery on boot-looped Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100

I have a boot-looped Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100, running the Android 2.3 Gingerbread it came with, unrooted and unmodified (although Optus-branded). The phone's battery depleted while the phone was ...
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Get back lost picture after flashing ROM

I'm guessing I know the answer to this but still wanted to ask. I picture got deleted and I would like it back. It was taken with the stock android camera. I flashed a new ROM and that's how it got ...
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Samsung A20e hangs at booting

My relative's Samsung Galaxy A20e smartphone got stuck while reading SMS. I wanted to help him and pressed buttons for reset, but only a black screen appeared, now it gets stuck at booting. I can ...
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Having no backup, how to recover Viber messages after reinstalling Viber?

I want to recover my Viber messages. By mistake, I deleted Viber from my phone and I didn't do a backup. Is there a way to get the messages back?
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How can I back up app data from an unrooted phone?

I’m trying to get normally‐inaccessible app data off my ageing Pixel 3 running Android 12. It’s OEM‐locked so unfortunately I can’t root it without losing the very data I want to try to back up. I don’...
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How to mount userdata while in recovery?

My Sony Xperia 1 V is using an unofficial build of LineageOS (rooted with Magisk) and after a few weeks of working fine, became stuck in a bootloop. I can access Fastboot and Recovery fine, and I ...
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Is it possible to recover deleted memos from Samsung Galaxy S7?

I partially broke my Samsung Galaxy S7, so I bought another one and used Smart Switch to transfer everything directly onto it via WiFi. After checking everything had transferred correctly, I decided ...
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How to recover data on a phone stuck in boot?

I know it is a common question. But I have been browsing the internet for the past 2 days and I can't find the answer to my specific case. So, I have a Redmi Note 5 pro Indian model. But for the past ...
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Getting app data off a huawei u8815/ascend g300 and wileyfox swift

I'm looking to get a copy of my personal data from some old phones and thought you may be able to help. Just some necessary info before starting. I have already tried to do this by turning the huawei ...
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Create an exact image of the internal storage

My relative lost all her photos by clicking on "format data" on her Realme 7 recovery menu (the one popping up at startup when holding together the volume down and power button - found out ...
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"Your data may be corrupt": /e/os booting into recovery and crashing on startup after running out of disk space

I am on a Fairphone 3 and run /e/os 1.9. Background I recently started to run out of disk space each time one of my apps (Signal messenger) started to create a new backup, as my free space was not ...
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Can I mount dead phone's partitions in VM?

Dead phone. Have all partitions saved/read off internal memory including data partitions, all not encrypted, phone was rooted. Android 11 custom ROM, crDroid. Need to mount data partition if possible, ...
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Where does WhatsApp store Images/Videos when Media Visibility is disabled?

WhatsApp has a Media Visibility feature which if disabled, hides the media files from the phone gallery. It is claimed that "apparently" it reduces file storage. But WhatsApp still has to ...
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Whether data recovery after flashing custom ROMs needs a copy of eMMC as a whole

The common guide for Android data backup and recovery is to make a copy of userdata, while I noticed that after flashing CM ROM all my devices (Oppo Find 7 MSM and Meizu Meilan2 MTK) contents of /dev/...
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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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Recover data on OnePlus [duplicate]

I'm trying to recover data from my phone cache or anywhere else my phone hides data from me. I have the new OnePlus 12 as well as my previous OnePlus 8t. I'm not tech illiterate, and I'm not a tech ...
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Website links on home screen disappeared after device reboot

I saved websites to my home screen on my phone. But for whatever reason, every time I update, it erases those websites that I save on my phone. Earlier today, I restarted my phone. When I restarted it,...
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Chats are no longer RCS after restore

I have Android 14 with root. I restored my text messages from a backup made with Swift Backup. Now no conversations are using RCS, even the ones that did before the restore. For example it's now ...
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Huawei P9 Lite stuck on Vodafone Logo

I found my Huawei P9 Lite (VNS-L210) and I wanted to see if it still has photos of my baby brother in it, but I can't. It's stuck on the Vodafone logo. In eRecovery mode, when I try to connect it to ...
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Access encrypted /data Partition over ADB and recovery (TWRP, LineageOS 16, Redmi Note 4)

I have a Redmi Note 4 (mido) Android phone with a broken screen: the screen lights up, but otherwise it stays entirely "black". I already replaced the screen, but with no luck - the cause of the error ...
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Any way to retrieve deleted phone contacts?

My wife has a cheap Android phone (Telstra branded, Blade A5 2020-T, Android version 9). For some unknown reason, for the last few weeks many names were duplicated in her Contacts list. So today she ...
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i've deleted a msgstore.db.crypt14 file recently and i need to recover it, i've tried many recover tools but they all failed, is there any method? [duplicate]

i tried many recovery software but they only recover some photos and videos or pdf files, is there an powerful recovery software that can recover database files ?, the file is 60MB and i deleted it ...
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Data recovery on locked out Infinix Hot 10 [duplicate]

I had forgotten my PIN on Infinix Hot 10. I am unable to get in without a backup. I got the phone new and didn't create a backup as a first-time Android user, which I had saved important notes in my ...
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Locked Samsung A51

My Samsung A51 has been locked since 28th of December 2023. My AHDH son changed my pattern and can’t remember the pattern. I have tried different patterns every day and can’t seem to unlock the phone, ...
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Need 2 files recovered from a wiped phone [duplicate]

I attempted to flash a Samsung S22 Ultra back to the stock ROM (which didn't work), but it did wipe the phone. I didn't realize this until the end. I never exported the backup of the contacts and text ...
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"Can't write to SD card" error message when trying to read from SD card

I've found from online that the "Can't write to SD card" error message often means the card is busted. I would back up everything into my OneDrive, but it doesn't even read anymore. I still ...
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PIN-locked Samsung A41 with dead screen - photo recovery

A friend gave me their Samsung A41 to see if I could recover some photos from it for them. They dropped it and the screen just doesn't work anymore. The phone seems OK but when connected to my Windows ...
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Permanently locked Tab S7

After using the pattern unlock too often, the tablet is now permanently locked, and I'm advised to contact Samsung customer service. They tell me, the only way to unlock is to factory reset and lose ...
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In fastboot mode my phone appear locked

My phone is Huawei mate 8 when i try to install a twrp is appear locked in fastboot mode & i cant unlock oem. I cant acces to my data. Any one have an idea about recovery data from fastboot mode. ...
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Huawei Y6 (2019) stuck in boot-loop after stand-by, how can I recover my data from the device?

My, completely unmodified, Huawei Y6 (2019) is stuck in a Boot-Loop since I wanted to leave the Stand-By a few days ago. Generally it's unresponsive, cannot be put into recovery mode either. Only when ...
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Undo Factory Reset on oneplus

My Kid has been playing with my phone while it was on lock screen, my kid did not have the access code but somehow don't ask my how he somehow managed to factory reset my onePlus 6T. I googled and ...
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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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How to recover deleted videos under this file .do0mo7bi1le1 [duplicate]

How can i recover videos in this file.
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How can I unlock the lock screen of my RealMe 9 Pro Plus without formatting device, or retrieve just the storage?

I haven't been able to unlock my Realme 9 Pro Plus phone with the passwords that I remember. And I'm not sure what to do next. I have always found it a bugging issue when my Realme phone asks me to ...
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Data Recovery from old Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100

Hi to all Android Enthusiasts! I have recently found one of my very first android phones, with many fond memories saved onto it. Now I can not access the phones data any more since I entered my ...
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Any way to recover data from a device that had its partition table corrupted?

So, I have this custom ROM that occasionally had a bootloop here and there. Usually, I wiped and reinstalled. Recently, the ROM became very stable, and if I just don't touch anything on bootup, all is ...
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Galaxy A51 stuck in ODIN mode after OTA update

Samsung Galaxy A51 received an OTA update last night - installed it, auto-restarted, loaded the Samsung welcome page, then loaded a bright blue screen with: ODIN MODE (AVB fail) SUPER: Build-id does ...
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How to recover files from Android device on bootloop?

I have an old Android device that is stuck on bootloop. I found on another website that you can use adb for this purpose. I installed adb and found the device through adb devices command but when I ...
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Recover data from pixel 4a with black screen

I have a Pixel 4a with completely damaged screen (it's 99% black) after falling. I can see it's on and ready to use as I recognize the background color and glimpses of things moving through the spots ...
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Transfer storage from stock recovery to PC

I made my backups and everything before attempting to upgrade to the latest security patch on my rooted phone (SM-G781B), but because of laziness ("it's gonna work 100%"), I didn't transfer ...
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Memories in Peril: Strategies for Data Redemption on Android 12+

I attempted to cut/paste the Camera folder, which was over 70GB in size, from my Samsung Note 10 to my PC. Copy/paste was taking forever, with a message saying "Preparing to copy files" for ...
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TWRP fails to mount data partition with error, says Invalid argument

I have a Fairphone 4 with /e/OS that I accidentally left a long download running overnight until the storage filled up. The phone also ran out of battery during this, and now it won't boot. The ...
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Recover data from Asus Zenfone 4 in special case

My Asus Zenfone 4 (ZE554KL) started to be slow and sometimes it crashed and restarted, and then it went back to normal. It stayed that way for months. Last week, the bar containing the buttons to ...
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When crypt14 file of WhatsApp database is deleted automatically after 7 days, is it possible to recover it in Android 12? Are they permanently deleted

I downloaded some data recovery apps from Play Store. They failed to recover my deleted data, but they show some hidden WhatsApp files like .status. Can they recover and steal my database file from ...
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How can I access my phone with a broken screen when TWRP decryption is unavailable?

Recently I broke the screen and digitizer of my phone and now want to be able to get my data off or even control it. While researching I stumbled upon scrcpy which gives you full access to your device ...

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