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Data restoration (computer technology), returning data from a backup to its original location or to its successor. In android data means applications, settings and documents.

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How do you extract an .ab file to .tar?

For 2 days, I've desperately been trying to recover a very important, accidentally deleted text conversation from Message+. Let me say, I know NOTHING about tech! After trying questionable softwares ...
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Cloning a Xiaomi Note 10s

I had been assaulted twice in the last 6 months, looked into the barrel of pistols and had a guy wielding a knife in front of me. Their goal was to take my phone off me. I had more money in my pocket ...
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How do I restore just one app's data with adb?

I used adb backup -f DailyBeanBackup.ab com.bluesignum.bluediary and it made a backup file and I want to try restoring it but when it asks for my password it says This will replace any data currently ...
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Restoring device settings from "Cupcake" malware app

I launched the Cupcake malware application from https://github.com/dmitrijkotov634/Cupcake that changed my settings, not only the visual part, but also the more systemic one. I restarted the phone and ...
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Restore WhatsApp data to respective chat locations [duplicate]

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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Nandroid backup/restore alternative(s)?

I'm running Android 13 on a device for which there is no TWRP nor OrangeFox recovery module: it's a Pixel 7 Pro. I'd like to perform the equivalent of nandroid backup/restore, and I'm wondering if ...
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How to restore Contacts from a filesystem backup?

I make filesystem backups of /data/ and am trying to restore my contacts. Contacts appear to be stored in /data/data/user_de/0/com.android.providers.contacts/, specifically its database/contacts2.db. ...
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How to restore SMS from Google One backup

My Google Pixel 5a suddenly stopped working and I bought a Moto g84 as a replacement. I used the "without device" restore which reinstalled my apps but I don't have any of my SMS messages. ...
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How to retrieve lost calendar data?

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. I've lost all the data on my calendar. I manually typed everything in the calendar that came on the phone. I don't use the Google Calendar app, but I've noticed ...
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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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Manually backup and restore individual Bluestacks instances?

I am looking to see if anyone has successfully figured out a way to manually backup and restore Bluestacks instances. I am not asking about Bluestacks backup and restore capability as this does not ...
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How to restore WhatsApp backup file? [duplicate]

My phone's screen is broken, but I recovered the SIM card (phone number) and WhatsApp backup file: msgstore.db.crypt14 (using USB debug). I don't have a WhatsApp backup on Google Drive. When I open ...
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WhatsApp's chat history restore failed, trying to restore from local backup also failed

On the 14th Aug morning, when I opened WhatsApp, it was saying to restore chat history: Restore chat history Something went wrong with your chat history. Don't worry, you can restore your chat ...
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I can not import IDs or restore my accounts from Microsoft Authenticator - How I can fix this?

Because of a problem I need to import IDs and I entered the 12 words recovery phrase as one long string but I always get error from jwt file say file is encrypted. I tried also to use my main email ...
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Recover Notifications on Android 10 [duplicate]

Is there a way to recover a dismissed notification from an App? Using a 3rd party App usually requires future history since the notification was dismissed before the installation. Possibly in a cache ...
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Can't restore /data (non-gsi)

Redmi 7A (Pine). Some LineageOS ROM was working for years, but I decided to update Magisk via the app, that was a big mistake... The system failed to boot so I backed up only /data without /data/media ...
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How do I restore deleted video? Xiaomi forces me to log in to their cloud when I open the Gallery's trash

An important video from my wife's phone was deleted by accident today. I want to restore it. The phone is Redmi 5 plus, Android 8.1.0, MIUI Global 11.0.2. When I go to Gallery, instead of opening the ...
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How to download all photos from Google Photos into device?

I wanted to do a factory reset. I made a backup of my device using "Setting" → "Accounts and backup" → "Google drive" → "Back up data" → "Back up now" ...
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How can I restore my SMS messages from google drive or samsung cloud backup?

My previous phone is damaged. I have created backups to Google Drive and Samsung Cloud. I see that Messages are backed up to both cloud services, but I cannot access the content of these backups. How ...
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Why can't banking apps be backed up and restored?

Last night, I messed with the system and lost everything. Had to wipe the phone and do the whole ceremony that comes after. But the worst part was not restoring every single app, or restoring the ...
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How to access WIFI passwords in android backup?

I have backups from my previous android phone in my Samsung Account as well as in my Google Account. I do not want to restore the entire backup to my new phone, I just want to read the passwords ...
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How to recover files from a healthy microSD card in Android?

I accidentally deleted important documents (about 100 PDFs) that weren't backed up yet from a 64 GB microSD card, which is used as the primary storage in my unrooted Android 9.0 smartphone. The ...
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full adb restore not restoring [unencrypted] .ab file to bootloader unlocked Lineage device

This is a follow-up troubleshooting question to this one here in this very same forum. After repeatedly confirming the connection through both of adb devices -l and fastboot devices -l tantamounting ...
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WhatsApp crashes after restoring messages

My phone is a Moto G7 with an adopted 64 GB card. My WhatsApp constantly shows a message about something went wrong with your chat history, and I mean constantly, almost daily. I do the trick of ...
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How to add Samsung Galaxy backup to a Xiaomi (different Android) phone?

I had a Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) phone but its display was dying, so I managed to get a backup of the phone through the Samsung Switch app to my laptop. Now I got a new Xiaomi phone and I want to add ...
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Does native Android have a backup solution similar to iOS?

Does native (i.e. unrooted, non-unlocked, non-jailsomehowbroken) Android (later versions of it) have a backup solution similar to iOS (what used to be called iTunes backup, whatever it's called now) ? ...
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Where should I put my Xiaomi backup file in order for it to be visible to the restore system?

My phone is MIUI Global 12.0.8, Android version 10 (QP1A.190711.020). I did a BAK file of some apps which I created using the backup mechanism of my phone directly. I access the backup and restore ...
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How does one backup a Fire HD's entire system as is (like a PC "image", and after having been modded with Fire Toolbox) and restore it?

My parents play slot machine games, but they continually lose their play money and require me to factory reset their tablets to reset the default amount of money. Clearly, this takes a while to do ...
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Restoration of TWRP full system backup fails due to /data format

Device: Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), a.k.a.: SM-A320Y OS: Android 8 TWRP: 3.6.2-9 I created backups of the following partitions: Boot System System Image When restoring either of them, I get the ...
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Restore whatsapp Backup in unexpected hidden/inaccessible location

Device: Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro OS: Android 12 I need to restore a (local) backup of Whatsapp. Contrary to what Whatsapp sais, it is not stored in: /sdcard/Whatsapp/Databases nor in /internal ...
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WhatsApp restore problem: "Unable to restore your chats from this backup. Do you want to restore your chats from an older backup?"

I tried all day to move my WhatsApp from a phone to another. I had everything backed up, but when I verified on new phone, I realised that I forgot the password and the encryption key to restore from ...
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"copy phone data" is not working

When you have a new android phone, it asks you to copy data from old phone. However, restored apps behaves as if it was installed freshly(i.e. welcoming screen, tutorials, etc.). I reviewed other ...
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Can't restore (Nandroid backup) data partition (using TWRP) because boot gets stuck on "Phone is starting..."

I embarked on a planned factory reset and hence started the procedure with a Nandroid backup (via TWRP) of all available partitions. Following the reset, after restoring the data partition from the ...
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Backup and restore app data via adb

I have a app installed on my old phone with a lot of settings and data that I want to transfer to my new phone. So I tried using adb backup: $ sudo adb backup -f org.secuso.privacyfriendlynotes.ab -...
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Help interpreting logcat messages related to BackupManager Restore

Appreciate any help interpreting the following logcat messages from an adb shell bu restore command. 06-11 19:41:35.342 1450 3609 I BackupManagerService: Beginning restore... 06-11 19:41:35.342 ...
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Manually-modified ADB backup file cannot be restored on a different device

While there are tons of posts about ADB, I think we can all agree it is an elusive beast. Therefore asking if anyone can shed some light on the following: The objective is to backup data from an app ...
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Where and how to get POP3 emails off Samsung Phone?

I recently did a backup of my email account using the Samsung Email app on my mobile phone (Galaxy A31 model SM-A315F), as it was set up as a POP3 account, then I changed it to an IMAP account, but ...
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How to restore purchases in an app that is no longer available on Google Play

A good friend of mine played a game called "Cordy" years back. The first three levels in Cordy could be played for free, the ones after that you had to unlock via In-App purchase. Back then, ...
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How to check which installed apps have been taken off the google play store?

Each time I restore my apps using my Google account I find out that some apps were just left out; the apps were no longer available on the Google Play Store. How can I confirm that all apps installed ...
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Completely restoring all partitions on my phone to factory after flashing custom ROMs?

I own a xiaomi phone for 2 years on which i flashed several roms and vendors via twrp. When i lately wanted to go back to stock (more accurate the stock rom the phone was released with, miui 10 pie) i ...
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How do I add an icon for an installed application to one of the MIUI app icon screens?

My friend is using a device running MIUI 12.5.1. They have installed some app, and then some kind of magic happened, in which they were told by the device that it would be cleaning up / removing icons ...
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Whatsap not detecting phone local backup of chats when reinstalling whatsap [duplicate]

I am hoping you can help me. I had WhatsApp version 2.21.8.17 on my POco F3 phone, it stopped working and has never backed up WhatsApp chats to Google drive, so I was forced to update the whattsapp to ...
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WhatsApp on two phones

I installed WhatsApp 2.11.431 on LG G4 phone with Android 8.1 Oreo, made a backup with Helium and ADB, after that reinstalled the latest version, and everything is ok, continue working as usual. To ...
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Soft bricked my Samsung Galaxy j2 Prime. I need help!

First of all, I must clarify I'm not tech savy, I have some really basic knowledge but it's the same as nothing. I will do however try to follow up. The problem: I followed this guide on how to ...
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How to restore android phone from Google cloud backup to a new phone when unlock pattern is not recognized?

I broke my phone (Android 10). I have a new phone (Android 11). I tried to restore data from Google cloud backup, but it asks for the unlock pattern of the old phone. I know the pattern, however, I ...
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How do I extract photos from a .bak file created from a phone backup?

I want to extract some important photos from a .bak file. I created a backup of my phone using Wondershare Dr.Fone software and now I have lost my phone, but luckily I have the backup on my laptop. ...
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adb restore pauses indefinitely when source phone has SD card and target phone has none

I ran an adb backup like: adb backup -apk -shared -all -nosystem -f /tmp/android-backup.ab The backup progress screen stopped showing any progress, as did my adb logcat | grep BackupManager. A few ...
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How to restore Google backup on Android 8.1.0?

My Android 11 'phone just died. I had Google Backup running. I have an old Android 8.1.0 device lying around, which will do until I can buy a new 'phone. There's lots of advice out there, but it all ...
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Backup app's fingerprint data and restore

I have one app on my device locked with fingerprints. I want to back up this app, delete it, and restore it again without a need to log in again. So it should work again with fingerprint without any ...
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In an attempt to install custom rom on my lenovo k6 note ,i have baked up using entire phone using adb backup , how can i restore my phone

in an attempt to install custom rom i wiped my OS on my lenovo k6 note now its not starting but it is going into twrp recovery mode. is there any way to flash stock rom or any other OS i have tried ...
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