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Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

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How to copy / modify data from a soft-bootlooping Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100)

The Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) I have at hand was turned off after getting hot during standby. When trying to start it again, it was in a bootloop: Like usual, it first shows "Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-...
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Recovery approach for lost partition and encrypted F2FS

The Problem and Mystery My ZTE Axon 7 [Android 7] inexplicably wiped its emulated storage area /storage/emulated/0 while retaining all installed applications, albeit with settings wiped clean. There ...
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Does Android 8 has journaling enabled in its ext4 files sytem?

Android 8 uses stackable file sytem called sdcardfs, which emulates FAT32 on ext4 on the data partition. Does sdcardfs recognize the ext4 file system and journaling? In other words, files written ...
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Twrp recovery for mtk6763 (a/b) infinix note 5

Please i need help so much. My device dont have developers, and we don't have any custom recovery for this device, i don't have any idea to port twrp since recovery included in boot.img, also i don't ...
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Backup data from android device (Xiaomi mi A2)

I need to backup data from my android phone. OS is broken (unknown reason). see attached sreenshot https://i.stack.imgur.com/znSXR.jpg I can't enter bootloader - device stucks. That's the only options ...
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Can I recover files after factory reset if I root after resetting?

Device: ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ml OS: Android 5.0 Notes: Not rooted, USB debugging not enabled, no custom recovery My phone's storage got too full after recording too many videos and I backed them up ...
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Recover media from Android backup files

first time I ask a question here so I'll try to explain myself at my best. English is not my native language, so please bear with me. In 2017 I had an Asus Zenfone 2 that got bricked plus it doesn't ...
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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 phone gallery. It is claimed that "apparently" it reduces file storage. But WhatsApp still has to store media in ...
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Is it possible to recover apps removed from Google Play?

I recently discovered that on my new phone (the old one died suddenly because of eMMC failure) some apps are no longer on Google Play. They are not incompatible with device; they are not listed at all....
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Not Rooted Huawei Device, Android 4.4.4, Locked Out. USB debugging not enabled One is huawei. h60 -L01 Second is CHM-U01

Thanks for your time. I have a huawei phone which isn't rooted and USB debugging isn't enabled. Furthermore, I am locked out. Please suggest any remedy. I have searched out the whole internet but ...
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Media recovery and rooting my phone

I have an LG G6 (LG-H870) with android oreo 8.0.0, kernel version 3.18.71 I want to root in mainly to recover a couple videos I've deleted. If there is a way to recover the videos without root that ...
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Recovering Files from Broken Screen Nexus 5x

I have a Nexus 5x that has an unresponsive and broken display (screen displays colored lines and doesn't respond to any touches) that I am trying to get files off of. I can't seem to get my computer ...
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How to make a complete factory reset, without anyone being able to retrieve my data?

I will have a few Android phones that I will have to let go. I would like to make a proper clean wipe of the data, without no one being able to retrieve them, and do a factory reset. I have read ...
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my phone is not working. How can I get my contacts?

My phone is not working. How can I get my contacts from it? I have tried everything to get them. Drying the phone in rice. But the phone still will not work. I need my contacts.
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Recover manually deleted call history

I was looking for an outdated third party call backup app which does not update instantaneously at the deletion of logs via the default phone app. Would that be necessary or is there any other way I ...
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Nexus 5 stuck on OS loading animation, pressing Volume-/Power only shows fastboot for a second, adb shows nothing

This is the normal LineageOS loading screen, which I had until yesterday: Problem: Since yesterday, only one circle is going from right to left, forever. In other words, it never reaches the 3 ...
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How can I prevent unrecoverable photo deletions on Android without a cloud service?

I don't want to set up Google photos to back up to the cloud for privacy reasons. Recently I noticed that with the default Android camera app, and the default Google Photos app, the "Trash" is only ...
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I rooted my phone and its memory got deleted. Is that normal? Any way to recover=

I rooted my phone, a HTC, and its memory got deleted. This was the fourth telephone I rooted and I can not recall it has happened before so I was a little sloppy when I read the warnings displayed ...
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Transfer WhatsApp messages from an iPhone to OnePlus 6T

I have just changed over to the OnePlus 6T after years of being on the iPhone. I am trying to copy over my WhatsApp messages from iPhone to the OnePlus. However, only 4 over the conversations have ...
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How can I get all my files off my phone without USB

I have an "Essential" android phone that is rooted, has terminal and supersu installed, but will not acknowledge that it is plugged into a computer rather than an AC charging station. lsusb on the ...
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Can user data be recovered after formatting and flashing stock ROM?

I am exchanging my old Android L phone for a new one. I have formatted the whole phone including bootloader and flashed its stock ROM using SP Flash Tool twice. I hope my data has been overwritten. ...
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Recover cached website data

I went to settings then sites and downloads then manage website data and deleted cached info. Can I restore that info? in Samsung Internet browser on a Samsung tablet?
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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? [duplicate]

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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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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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 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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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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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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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: Official ...
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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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