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Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

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F2FS partition does not mount, fsck.f2fs does not resolve. I want to recover the files

I made a backup of my phone's userdata partition with the command (because the /data is not mounting): dd if=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/userdata of=/usb_otg/userdata.img I need the files that are ...
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How to fix bootloop (C5 PRO SM-C5010)but saving USERDATA

my device C5 pro (SM-C5010), Android 8, Fully STOCK ,knox not tripped, firmware: dont know exactly as i am on bootloop but it is Hong Kong. ​PROBLEM: I remove cache memory from recovery but then it ...
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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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How can I decrypt an encrypted SD card (HTC Evo 4G) on a different device?

I encrypted both my phone and SD card upon purchasing my HTC Evo 4g LTE. Recently the phone died (would get to the login screen and then reboot). After a factory reset the SD card shows up as ...
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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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On a non-rooted device, can adb access any files that an Android file manager cannot?

An Android app I was relying on did not save its data. I'm hoping that perhaps the data is located in a cache or temporary file. The device is not rooted (and is running Android 7.0), and I've ...
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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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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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How can I get as much data as possible off a phone with broken USB?

I have a BV7000pro running Marshmallow (according to the specs - it's off now for a good reason that will become clear soon). It stopped charging after a period of very poor battery life, so I bought ...
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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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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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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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Asus zenfone selfie in boot loop. USB debugging off. Std recovery mode accessible. No data backup. Anyway to recover data?

I've an Asus zenfone selfie with some version of android 6.0. A few days back my phone shutdown on low battery like it happens often. But ever since, its been going into a boot loop. I've pretty ...
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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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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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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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Exporting call records with phone call recordings from Mega Call Recorder Advanced app

This is a long-shot, but I really hope someone can help. I was using the Mega Call Recorder Advanced Android app to record phone calls for quite some time. Its official package name was com....
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Is data recovery possible in encrypted phone? [duplicate]

I need a suggestion! Tomorrow I am giving my phone to service centre for repairing my broken camera. I am feared that whether they can access my files or not? My phone is on android 10 out of the box ...
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Does Wiping Data/Internal SD in TWRP Remove files Permanently?

I am selling my Moto X Play and want to make sure all my personal files were permanently removed from the device. I did a Factory Reset from within the OS twice and noticed that my photos would ...
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Can I enable USB debugging and recover data via PC from a phone with broken touch?

One of the possibilities is attaching a mouse via an OTG adapter and enable USB debug from there. Or just replace the touch screen, of course. At the moment, I don’t have an OTG adapter and the cost ...
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How to shred deleted files to prevent data recovery?

Is there a good way for shredding my Android's free space to ensure data cannot be recovered? I want to permanently shred my deleted files in free space. I have heard of secure eraser and ishredder.
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Retrieve DCIM folder deleted from internal storage, no backup on Google and phone is unrooted [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted files including photos from file manager. I tried multiple recovery apps like Dr. Fone, disk digger, etc. but nothing seems to work as my thumbnails, cache and everything from ...
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Half dead screen, trying to recover data (device not showing in file explorer)

I have a somewhat old Samsung S7 Edge phone which (strangely enough) has only the lower half of the screen not working. This is, the whole screen lights up and displays everything, but ONLY the lower ...
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My SD card got damaged [duplicate]

iam unable to format it not use it. i need an app that will help me recover my data please anyone can share light to this. Thanks in anticipation
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Getting lost chrome android data back

My mom uses my android phone sometimes, and I guess yesterday or the day before she had reset one or more of my apps, including chrome, since all my open tabs and history is gone. I was not syncing my ...
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Notes and Contacts Recovery (Huawei P6 Android 4.4)

I have a Huawei Ascend P6 with 4.4 Android sutcking on the start up logo. I have many important notes (saved by default notepad app) and some unsynched contacts in there. so I have access to the ...
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Retrieve data from not working BlueStacks

An old version of BlueStacks showing the following error and now I can't access my data: BlueStacks App Player. Error: CodeTitans.JSon.JSonReaderException: Invalid token found('<' at 1:2) Can ...
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How to recover deleted photos which are shown as 0 bytes by data recovery softwares?

A relative of mine accidentally deleted the "DCIM/Camera" folder with all her photos, and asked me if it's possible to recover them. I copied the 'userdata' partition (ext4) to a VHD image at once ...
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How can I get files off an Android phone without the ability to get into the phone?

I have a phone the touchscreen of which does not work, and so I can't do anything like switching on debugging, or accepting notifications to share data, but the phone has no password and I can connect ...
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asus phone data recovery with broken screen

I have Asus Zenfone selfie but the screen is broken and black and unfortunately USB debugging is not yet enabled.is there any way to recover data from it .please help. thank you
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Can you help me recover my accidentally deleted videos?

I have a Nokia 2.2 smartphone runnig Android 10 ( a hateful piece of software from my opinion). From 16 GB of storage only 2 are available for the user and it's shrinking even more with every new ...
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How can i get back my files from userdata dump (dumepd via LGUP)?

A while ago i soft bricked my LG V30, then before i flashed a new Rom i created a LGUP dump which gave me lots of files includung a 54 GB userdata file. The phone is currently up and running with the ...
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WhatsApp restore stops halfway through importing chat messages

I have a problem with restoring a WhatsApp backup made to transfer the messages from one phone to another. First, I followed the advice I gave here myself after I ran into WhatsApp backup/restore ...
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Periodic filesystem consistency checks are probably a good idea. Do current Android devices ever do them?

Let me start out by giving you some general background information. My actual question is at the very bottom of this post. Background, part 1: Journal replays vs. consistency checks. Please assume ...
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Are pictures lost forever if using TWRP to wipe data?

I have the following problem: I accidentally deleted an important picture and tried to recover it; Using DiskDigger (without root) I only find the low quality version of the picture - I read that I ...
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Does Android disk encryption use device-specific keys (such as IMEI or model) to encrypt the disk?

This question is about how disk encryption for Android 6.0 works. In short: Does Android 6.0 disk encryption use any device-specific keys (such as IMEI or model) to encrypt the disk? In detail: I'm ...
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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 ...
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Get the actual app's data files location [duplicate]

tl;dr One of my apps stores its data in some weird place that isn't covered by Google backup. And thus it was not restored after the latest system recovery. I've lost all my data for that single app. ...
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a process deleted some vital folders and files how do I track it down

admittedly I am rooted on a phone with unlocked bootloader & a Havoc custom GSI rom Android 10 I have hidden magisk root from all applications - every application except the ones that need it ...
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SNote and TWRP manual restore problem

This is my first time posting here and I am not sure how to best classify this question with tags, so please excuse me. Here's the problem: I have backed up the data partition with TWRP and then wiped ...
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How to recover lost/deleted images [duplicate]

So basically it went like this: 1.) I plugged my phone to my laptop and transferred all my photos. 2.) After having successfully copied the pictures, I deleted them on my phone via the laptop then ...
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Photo recovery but for a renamed photo with .BAK extension

Seems like most extension based file recovery apps on playstore only supports for rooted phone. Most photo recovery works fine but the file I deleted was renamed with a .bak extension. So I wonder if ...
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How to permanently delete data on an android phone including images videos and etc..? [duplicate]

I have and android phone and I usually delete images and also delete them from trash . But I always can recover deleted items by using third party recovery apps like diskdigger and all deleted files ...
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Encryption: can't decrypt data after rom downgrade

I downgraded an Android 10 custom rom while I had encryption enabled (rom). Basically I dirty flashed a previous minor version of the rom via TWRP (with just a simple "wipe cache/dalvik"). ...
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Recover files from Samsung Galaxy with black screen

How can I access the files on a phone that has a black screen? When I connect to my PC it only recognises the phone as a portable media player and I can't see any files. Is there any way I can get ...
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How can I transfer the numbers from my old Android phone onto my new iPhone if I lost the old Android phone?

I lost my old android phone. Decided to try out an iphone just to get literate. I'm wondering what the process is for transferring my contacts from my old android phone (which i don't have access to) ...
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How can I find / transfer a single app's data files to a new phone? (unrooted)

I just got a new phone and I was able to have almost all my apps and data transfer over without an issue. Neither phone has root access. But a couple apps (a game, a cocktail app) didn't transfer ...
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recover text messages

I have an Huawei running the latest Android. I accidentally deleted some Very important text messages and they haven't been backed up. Is there anyway I can retrieve them?
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How can I recover deleted calendar events?

I had duplicate events from syncing so I deleted what I thought were the correct set but it turns out I deleted the ones from my Outlook calendar which in turn deleted them from my Outlook calendar ...
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A question on how precisely Whatsapp backup works

I am not really sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I will give it a go. So, recently, when I wanted to resend someone a video that I had previously sent them, I got an error message ...

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