Questions tagged [data-recovery]

Questions asking how to recover lost or inaccessible data.

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How to recover data from phone with black screen?

My Samsung Galaxy S6 recently display doesn't work anymore (apparently it's water damage or something). The problem is, I want to extract my photos but it's like shooting targets in the dark. I've ...
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Recovering Deleted SQLite Records on Disk

I'm trying to access the raw screentime data that Android tracks - located in /data/data/com.google.android.apps.wellbeing/databases/app_usage on my OnePlus 7 Pro. My problem is that the database ...
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how to remove pattern lock in a rooted android phone?

My Xperia is Running on RR-16 OS I have added 6x6 pattern unlock, it's been months I touched it so I forgot the password is there any way to remove the pattern lock through ADB, I also have TWRP ...
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Data recovery for Pin-Locked Samsung with no debugging mode enabled

I do have phone Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F). This phone is 5-digit PIN locked; which is lost. There is no debugging mode enabled and it's not linked to samsung account (tho I know google accounts ...
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Pin-Locked Samsung with no debugging mode enabled (need data recovery)

I do have two phones (both samsungs - first A40 (SM-A405FN to be precise) and the second - Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F)). Both of those phones are PIN-locked by a PIN number I do not know. (The first one has ...
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Corrupt weird files in Android Folder of SD Card after data transfer to PC

I had a 32GB microSD card and I transferred a few files to my computer using the SD card reader, but when I inserted it in my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SMT230_NU a separate folder named "Drive" was created ...
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Huawei's Safe not found, how to recover the files?

I have Huawei Y5 (2019) running on Android 9 Pie, and I'm using its built-in Safe to secure my photos. I made a Safe, put some photos in it, and made a password and it was working good. Now, when I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to boot from download mode into recovery mode

Two days ago when I was going to use my Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 tablet I noticed it was off, but minutes before it was on and working, so I tried pressing the power button and nothing happened, ...
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How can I access the contents of the main disk on my Android device, for data recovery purposes?

I'm trying my best to determine a method of recovering some deleted data on my Samsung S5. I've used tools such as Recuva in the past to recover files on flash drives and devices of that nature. ...
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cannot recover data from or unlock my phone Lenovo Z2 plus

I needed some data from my old phone Lenovo Zuk Z2 plus (Z2132) but I have forgotten the lock screen PIN. I tried a lot of recovery software, but all of them had a pre-requisite to either have the ...
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Android data disappeared

I got an Android Tablet (Samsung SM-T800). I recently went into Download Mode (holding down some keys during startup), just to check if options for factory reset are available. I canceled out of ...
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Broken Phone - Google Authenticator inaccessible - Switch Internal Storage To New Phone

I have a Snapped phone. (Huawei p8 Lite ALE L02) That has very important google authenticator codes on it. The only way I seem them as being salvageable is to replace the internal storage from this ...
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How to recover lost data after a factory reset in samsung note 3 SM-n900 series?

My Samsung Note 3 SM-N900 series got stuck in the bootloader loop, due to which I had to do a factory reset. The good thing is that my smartphone is out of the bootloader loop after the reset but all ...
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How to pull files from almost bricked android device? (Common suggestions didn't work)

I'm new to super user, so please be nice. My mom has an Odys Rise 10 android (lollipop) tablet, which now fails to boot. All it is doing now is to boot into recovery mode. Before I try to do a ...
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Where do Sony Android phones store deleted pictures?

I was thinking to copy the specific file to my PC and scan it with third party application. Is this possible?
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Restoring deleted video on Android Marshmellow

I accidentally deleted a video on my Nexus 5 running Android (6.0.1) Marshmellow. The device uses internal storage only. I'd like to recover the video and from what I already know from the Internet, ...
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Recover photos from locked Android (Galaxy S5 Verizon)

My mom passed tonight and there are some photos of her on this old phone I have. Losing them is not an option but I only have 1 attempt left on the lock code before it factory resets the data so I can'...
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How to bypass lockscreen Android Marshmallow?

After Updating to Marshmallow my PIN is no longer being accepted, USB Debugging is disabled, no root, bootloader is locked, what can I do? Is there anyway to get the data off the device, aside from ...
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Undo failed encryption?

I am on Android 6 (AOKP), TWRP installed, and Xposed/Xprivacy. I wanted to encrypt the device from the settings dialog but apparently that failed - it just sits there with the boot animation doing ...
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Retrieve photos from half booting tablet

Last week I retrieved an Android Tablet (an Asus Transformer Pad tf300t). Now it does not want to boot-up. To be honest, I don't really care about the tablet itself, but the photos on it. I can boot ...
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All my Internal Data Has Been Removed Without Reset.. Help?

When i had charged my Device in morning in Switch-off Mode after Charging i had Boot up the Device (Device Details Below).. I got all my internal data Gone.. All Internal Apps, Apps Data, Music, Video ...
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Pull data from disabled device

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6, with a completely disabled screen. I want to pull recent images and data from it. USB Debugging is enabled, but the phone needs a passcode for me to access its' data. Is ...
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Wipe Data on Locked Phone Stuck in Boot Loop without Recovery

I am returning a Project Fi Nexus-5X device that went into a boot loop but want to wipe all my data off it before shipping it back to Google Fi. However: the device is oem locked any fastboot erase (...
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Remove lock or enable usb debugging on non-rooted phone?

So my little sister locked herself out of her phone which was not rooted, had no recovery software (Cwm, Xrec, etc.) installed on it, and has usb debugging and auto-mount disabled. We don't know the ...
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How can I decrypt / move the adopted storage from my SD card?

Apparently the SD-card in my phone was a fake. It reports 32Gb, but it only seems to store 16Gb. Now, I had that thing in my phone for a couple years now, it worked great, but this morning my ...

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