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Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

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Deleted System folders data/system/users/0

I wanted to delete my wallpaper on my android 7 TV-box, but when I used some file explorer for this purpose, it deleted some important file(s) by mistake in /data/system/users/0 and I could not ...
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how can i restore my data after double reset in samsung galaxy tab 10.1 [duplicate]

well what actually happened was the market app on the device was not responding after a factory reset. so i reset the device the second time hoping that the problem my vanish. so i wanted to restore ...
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Data deleted after encryption - recoverable?

My device (Android 8.0) is encrypted with the default encryption (no startup password). As far as a I know, when I have data on my phone and factory-reset the phone, the data is unrecoverable, since a ...
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Micro sd card partition strategy for Android (context of wear leveling & data corruption)?

The primary issue relates to bad blocks / clusters and it happens to be android platform. This is a Sandisk 128gb (leave this link - it is not an ad). Some cards indicates other problems like memory ...
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File recovery on bootloader unlocked Pixel without flashing

I have a first generation Google Pixel the bootloader of which is unlocked and is running stock Pie. I need to recover deleted files on it because a move operation got effed up by ES File Explorer ...
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SD card had bad sectors after chkdsk. Is that Logical or physical ?and path from here

This is about data corruption on android . The primary issue relates to bad blocks / clusters and it happens to be android platform. So this is a super user and NOT android enthusiast question. ...
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How to restore WhatsApp data from SD card or internal memory and not from Google Drive?

I changed phones and installed WhatsApp on the new one. I have a backup database file on an SD card and the same file copied to the internal WhatsApp folder and Google Drive. However, during install, ...
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Lost all Chrome tabs after crash. Can i recover them?

After a chrome crash i lost all open tabs. They were nearly 100 tabs. They are not in the history since i used to delete history. In the "recent tabs" option, there are only 3 or 4 tabs out of the ...
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Rooting Sony Xperia xa2 ultra

I permanently deleted my "DCIM" folder from my internal storage while connected to my pc using a usb cable, before unlocking the bootloader and factory resetting my phone and rooting my phone and ...
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Is possible to read the memory from my phone (S6) in recovery mode?

I have a problem with my Samsung S6, it restart continuously in a loop, I can see the home screen and interact with it but only for 5 or 10 seconds before it boot again. I think the only solution ...
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Seemingly dead Sony Z5 Compact gets detected as QHSUSB Bulk

My 2 year old Z5c (E5823, non rooted, official Sony Nougat update) died while updating some app, and doesn’t show any signs of life since then. Connecting the charger doesn’t turn on LED indicator, ...
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Data recovery from Android internal sdcard [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted my phone's internal sdcard's /storage/emulated/0/ content, trying to delete a symlink I had created pointing there. All of the Android data recovery apps I've found only ...
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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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How can I restore deleted pictures from Android (LG G5, Android 7.0)?

I was looking at my phone pictures from my PC and I accidentally deleted them. I've looked on my PC trash but they are not there and I can't find them in my phone either. Is there any way I could ...
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How can I access/retrieve data from an SD card formatted as internal storage from my PC?

My phone's screen broke and I would like to retrieve the data on the external SD (which was used as internal storage). Using KDE's partition manager tool I can see on my Linux Mint 19.1 that this is ...
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Is there a Google Play app that can be pushed to a device with a broken screen to retrieve data without user interaction?

I'm at my last resort with a OnePlus 6 with a broken screen, with the only remaining option being to order a replacement screen to get back into the phone to retrieve the data. Before I go that route, ...
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What is the best way to ensure adb access if a screen breaks?

I just broke the screen on my OnePlus 6, which doesn't allow adb debugging until you change the USB Connection Type to 'MTP' (via the screen), and their repair service states they will wipe any device ...
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Question about recovery log

i got a brand new nokia phone a few days ago. The phone and box was in new condition except a tiny bit of dirt/gunk on one of the metal rim/side of the phone. This got me thinking as to whether the ...
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Phone turned off for empty battery. Now it gives “No command”

My non-rooted phone (Morotola MOTO G5s Plus, bought just 2 months ago) just reached the 1% battery and automatically Powered Off. I charged it for some hours. Tried to turn it on but just the flash ...
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How to restore data from Google Drive?

My Samsung Galaxy SGH-T99 broke recently. I can see the backup of my data on Google Drive. I will not repair the device and want to restore my data. How can I do that? Please provide guidance.
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WhatsApp crypt9 backup but I don't have the old phone or SIM anymore

I have my WhatsApp crypt9 backup but I don't have the old phone or SIM anymore. Can I restore the chat history to my new number with any possible way
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I see incorrect photo when accessing Android via USB

I see incorrect photo when accessing Android via USB. It's different from the one, I see in telephone itself. If I copy this photo to desktop, I get wrong image. If I move photo to desktop, I loose ...
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Galaxy S7 - How to back-up stored email mailboxes with ADB?

I've been through several threads on Stackexchange / XDA to find a solution that yet eludes me for the following task : As we all know, when we create and email account with our android devise and ...
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Android devices using same Google account reported lost. Is there a way to recover contacts, photos and other important data

My friend and I were using the same Gmail to use huawei android devices. I didn't know he was using mine till I erase all data of his phone through security section in manage account settings.as he ...
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Unable to Decrypt SD Card after reboot my Samsung s7 Edge?

I moved my important files in Encrypted SD card from my Phone & removed SD card for reboot the phone. After complete the reboot i am unable to find my files in encrypted SD card. When i put my SD ...
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Clone userdata from xcover-3 to xcover-3ve g388f -> g389f

I have some very special questions for you. My friend gave me a broken xcover-3 g388f. He wants the data on it, so I "Chip off" the internal memory and read it out with a chip reader. Now he came to ...
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Root file access without root

I am using a samsung geo neo 2 smart watch i found recently i ran into a big error with it and in an effort to reset it every time i try to on this phone it keeps trying to refrence a local save which ...
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How to repair an android device after partially formatting its root directory

My phone is Samsung Galaxy SM-J7 and it's rooted. I heard a linux command which could format the entire operating system from root directory (I do not want to mention it here). I've been curious to ...
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Options for recovering user data off of unrooted Motorola Android in boot loop

My phone started to boot loop*. It is a Motorola Droid Turbo (xt1254) running Android 6.0.1, and this is a snippet from the recovery screen: Device is LOCKED. Status Code: 0 Software status: ...
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How to view recovered (deleted earlier) images?

I, sometime ago, formatted my memory card, and few days later I recovered the data in it. I then copied the recovered data to memory card again. However, I am unable to see many photos in my computer. ...
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How does “Recycle master recycle bin” app recovering deleted files ? [closed]

There are many apps that recovers deleted data(images, video, PDF) i.e Disk digger , Dumpster e.t.c and these apps also ask for root , but here i want to know the process/methodology of simple ...
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Galaxy S7 Edge - Change USB Mode in Phone that Will Not Boot

I've done a few hours worth of research and have been unable to find a clear answer. Hoping something in the community here might be able to help: Verizon Galaxy S7 Edge (Oreo with latest Verizon ...
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Why can't I see Android storage as a partition on PC?

I'm trying to recover accidentally deleted video from HUAWEI P10. I use Ubuntu so I tried to recover it using photorec. The problem is that I can't see mobile internal storage or SD card storage in ...
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Can I bruteforce adoptable-storage SD card to recover data?

I got an LG G4 (locked bootloader, no root), on which I enabled adoptable storage on with adb a few months ago. Today, I tried to put a SIM card in the first SIM card slot, which was under the SD ...
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Is my device unrecoverable without factory reset? - com.andoird.phone stopped

Yesterday I took my Xiaomi Mi A2 from my pocket and saw a warning screen (text-only) telling me the device couldnt start and if the issue persisted I might need to do a factory reset and wipe all my ...
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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 to recover data from a device with broken touch screen and no OTG support?

A friend of mine owns a ZTE T84, also known as the Telstra Tough Max. Unfortunately, he dropped the phone and cracked the screen which resulted in a non-responding touchscreen. The screen itself does ...
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WhatsApp DONT prompt to RESTORE from local storage, against what WhatsApp FAQ says in its website

I ran into this weird situation, where : I backed up my Whatsapp to local storage, inside : Databases Folder Then I changed my Whatsapp Number ( To another New SIM ) Format my HTC Phone ( HTC E9 plus ...
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Only image files are showing up in my folder when I view my phone's files on the computer

I need to transfer some sound recordings from my Samsung Android phone to my computer, however when I view the phone's files on my computer, only image files (.jpg, .png, .bmp, etc.) are visible. No ....
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KitKat exploit for reading fils in /data

My Motoroa Droid MAXX is running a version of Android that has no rooting method. All I want to do is read Chrome's backed up file of tge list of open tabs. Does Android 4.4.4 have any known ...
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ADB: Phone is not recognised but Ubuntu 18.04 recognises it

My LG G3 phone (phone is rooted; OS is Android Fulmics) is recognised by my laptop when I plug it in. The laptop is running Ubuntu 18.04 and I can easily copy data from and to my phone. I have ...
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Need Data off of a Locked, Unrooted Nexus 5 Stuck on Pre-Android Logo Splash Animation

Alright, this is a long shot, but I really would like to get my data off of my old, soft-bricked phone. It's a Nexus 5 (running Android 6.0.1), which has never been unlocked or rooted. It gets stuck ...
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Recover hidden pictures from my system

I am currently using Calculator Vault to hide my photos and would like to recover all my photos. But my system does not want to start since this morning. I have the password with which I lock it. ...
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How to recover gmail address

So, Awhile back I got a new phone and my number changed. I went to My Google Account page but It would not let me sign in to change my number. Been 5 months now..but It is still logged onto an older ...
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Data recover/transfer from a disk image

Situation. I have a .img disk image file obtained from a .vmdk file via a virtualbox conversion, the latter being created by an Android 4.4.2 emulator. I'm trying to recover some app data and transfer ...
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By accident, factory data reset on wrong phone. Still possible to recover photos?

-Is there a way to recover at least some of the photos after factory data reset on S9 +? -Background: My sister gave me a Galaxy S9 + as a birthday present. Wonderful birthday party, took great photos ...
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How do I import my contacts from broken Galaxy S7 to new S7?

My Galaxy S7 got water under the cracked screen and now the screen is completely blank but the phone still works. My contacts are not backed up on Google or SD or SIM card. All PC programs that can ...
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What are my options to recover data from my water damaged phone?

My phone(Wileyfox Spark+, rooted and on COS 13, TWRP recovery) fell into water, and i got it out a few seconds later. I immediately took out the battery, sd card, sim, and lid, and left them in the ...
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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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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 ...