Questions tagged [restore]

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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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?" Please help me!

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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My old phone can't detect my new phone

I've got the following: An Android 9 phone with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC enabled. An Android 11 phone with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC enabled. The phones are right next to each other. Both are ...
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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 Samsung Email App on my mobile phone (Galaxy A31 model SM-A315F), as it was setup as a pop3 account, then I changed it to an imap account, but all the ...
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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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Restore data from local storage for 2nd WhatsApp (Samsung Dual Messenger)

When switching from Samsung Galaxy Note9 to Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, for my WhatsApp dual app (Samsung has the option to have 2 WhatsApp in 1 phone. This problem is occurring for 2nd WhatsApp called ...
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Recover messages after a factory reset on Samsung phone

Recently, I factory reset my Samsung Android phone and I lost some important messages. Can I recover them? If so, how?
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Restoring Text on samsung phone

I'm not a tech person, and have a samsung android phone, i really need to restore my automatically deleted msgs from a particular contact. Help!!
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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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How to duplicate Android system completely? (system+data+apk+language+device owner)

I buy some Android tablets from China. I want to copy my existing configuration + sys + apk to 300 new tablets. ADB backup/restore doesn't restore configuration and APK on Android 8.0, why? I could ...
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Restoring Google One apps backup to a different but non-new phone

Typically, on a new Android install, you'll have a "welcome" process that allows you to elect to restore a backup from your Google account (if one exists). Is there some way to install the ...
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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 doesn't recognize backup from Google Drive

I have seen some questions about WhatsApp chats but sadly, I haven't seen something like this popping up. I had a backup of my WhatsApp to my Google Drive with my phone number. When I checked it, it ...
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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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Copy and restore an Android app including its cache/data

How can I move an Android app from 1 phone to another phone, including its cache/data? I have an app with some in-app data that I don't want to lose, I want to just take a snapshot of the app and data ...
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Restore SMS messages from Google Drive backup to new Android Phone

New Samsung A52 to replace S10+ with bad charge port. Did full restore upon initial setup, but SMS messages didn't come through. All call history did come through though. My backup on Google Drive ...
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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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How can I connect all my email accounts into one searchable index

I have many emails under gmail, yahoo, an various others like my college. Im having a really hard time getting my life organized trying to filter through over 259,000 emails all scattered an mixed in ...
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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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Any way to access Google Drive Backup?

I recently lost my phone and bought a new one. unfortunately I've bought one of those new Huawei phones that come without GMS. Now i still want to restore my google drive backup of my lost phone. I ...
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How can I restore a backup made using samsung switch onto an LG phone?

My Samsung A51's screen broke; I got the purple screen of death. I was able to backup up the data using Samsung Switch before the screen was completely taken over by the purple ooze. However, I ended ...
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Whatsapp - Cannot restore from a local backup [duplicate]

today I made a mistake on my Samsung Galaxy note 10+ Phone: my daughter deleted the app. When I took the phone back, I noticed that whatsapp was no longer more installed on my phone. When I ...
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Whatsapp not doing local backup restore! (not Google Drive) [duplicate]

Today I decided to reset the phone. I got all my backups. At the same time, I copied all the files of WhatsApp to my computer completely. now i copied Whatsapp folder to phone memory. I installed ...
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How to restore whatsapp data from local storage? [duplicate]

I have tried multiple options to restore data from internal storage. Unfortunately, none of them has been successful. Every time I get prompted to google drive back up even though I don't have any ...
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Device stuck in boot animation after reverting to LineageOS 17.1

I tried to update my OnePlus One to LineageOS 18.1, following my usual procedure: do a full backup (boot, system, data excl. storage, cache) with TWRP then flash the new image, along with the zip ...
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Samsung "My Files" app: where is trash?

Situation There is a Samsung A10 with Android 9. Some files are deleted by My Files app. I tried to find its trash tool by this post: Open my files. Tap the 3 vertical dots in the upper right corner. ...
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WhatsApp update erased the chat history. What has gone wrong and is there any way to restore it?

Seems like WhatsApp update has erased all my WhatsApp history. Is there any way to get it back? (Without paying for third party tools, if possible) I bought a new Android phone (Realme 7 Pro) and ...
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How to get back media if media not restored during restoring without affecting recent chats and media?

So I backed up my whatsapp a month ago and then while restoring I was not able to find a wifi source so it just stopped restoring media, only the chats were restored. Now after a month use I have more ...
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Contacts app on new phone is not pulling in contacts from Google Account

According to Google help: If you save your contacts to your Google Account, they automatically show on your phone after you sign in. My wife got a new Google Pixel 4a and successfully added her ...
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Recover data from Samsung Galaxy A40 after factory reset

I’m trying to recover data (especially the contacts and photos) from a Samsung Galaxy A40 that was recently factory reset. Syncing data to the Google account was disabled, so that route wasn’t ...
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How can I recover my deleted messages? [duplicate]

I'm a symphony i110 user.unfortunatly I deleted some sms which was important.now how can I get those back?
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How to use -user argument to android backup utility bu sucessfully

I would like to restore an android backup to a secondary user. If I run from adb shell bu help, I see this output: sunfish:/ $ bu help backup [-user USER_ID] [-f FILE] [-apk|-noapk] [-obb|-noobb] [-...
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Restore android google drive backup after factory reset

I have google drive backup. I am using android 10 on nokia mobile. I did factory reset / erase all data. during set up I skip restore backup. I check on google drive. I have backup on 23 February. But ...
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Sparkasse S-pushTAN app keeps crashing after restored with Titanium Backup

I'm a long time user of Titanium backup but recently I discovered that when I try to restore an app about 50% of the apps are not getting correctly recovered. After the restore the app always force ...
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Factory reset Huawei mate 20lite doesn´t work

I have a Huawei mate 20 lite, ago a time a switch the screen for a generic screen, actually the new generic screen works fine I never get an error with the touch, the problem is that ago a time I ...
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How do you list all apps in an adb backup .ab file?

I did a backup of my phone and produced an .ab file G:\phonebk>adb backup -apk -shared -all -f backup.ab WARNING: adb backup is deprecated and may be removed in a future release Now unlock your ...
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Forgot encryption password, too many wrong password attempts = wipe: Can I image my phone to "get more password tries" by restoring an image? [duplicate]

Forgot my Android encryption password, only have 10 tries left before data wipe, how can I backup my phone to get 10 more tries if I don't manage to find the password within 10 tries? For context: ...

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