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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How to create a backup image (*.ab) of Android Device that is not booting up?

I am just a usual android user, owning 9-10 android devices. My Mom's Android device automatically turned off yesterday and while booting up again, it was stuck in the company Logo and was not ...
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How to clone android smartphones? [duplicate]

How can I easily clone android devices (apps, and their settings)? I have 1 phone that I need to clone to other devices. I know there is phone clone app by Huawei but that seems to work with Huawei ...
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Restore WhatsApp Data from Internal Storage on Moving for a New Phone

I have WhatsApp installed on my old Phone. WhatsApp is backup both to Google Drive and to the local storage. The Google Drive backup is for text chat and images only (The default). The local backup ...
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How can I restore deleted files from Internal storage with computer and without rooting the phone [duplicate]

I lost some files (Image and Video) from my phone's internal storage, lost means deleted in a kind of situation. How can I restore those files by a computer? Also I can't root my phone. Any ...
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How to sync Gallery folder from old phone to new phone? Google photos are restored, phone gallery is empty

I have a Redmi Note 3, and need to restore all of my data - contacts, photos, sms, call logs etc to Samsung M30. I have taken all the back up on Google account and Redmi account. When I got started ...
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msgstore.db nightmare on my WhatsApp

I have a 780 MB msgstore.db WhatsApp file that I recovered when my phone data was corrupted ( from the available image - data recovery software). now the issue is that I have the UN encrypted ...
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How to restore an app that backed up on my pc using kies to non samsung device?

I have backup of google keep app on my pc using kies from my galaxy s3. Unfortunately my s3 is hard bricked now. And i never synced it with my google account. So my question is it possible to restore ...
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App data backup on android devices to google cloud

I have a question about the backup into google cloud on android devices. When you do a backup into google cloud also app data from apps which supports that feature will be uploaded too. But I think ...
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3 Questions regarding restoring the backup of whatsapp from Google Drive

My phone Lenovo K53a48 stopped working on the 7th of June. I have a backup of all my WhatsApp messages until the 6th of June on Googe Drive. I installed WhatsApp on an Xperia M2. After I signed in ...
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Factory reset difference

Is there any difference between doing factory reset from Settings app or doing it from fastboot menu (also called Wipe data/ factory reset)?
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Restore backup.ab file on firestick?

I'm trying to restore a backup file onto a fire stick 2 using adb restore backup.ab, however the restore confirmation doesn't come up on the fire stick. The device is rooted and currently have twrp. ...
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programatically edit numbers from messages

Here is the issue i changed phones.. i before hand backed up calls and messages using sms backup and restore. everything went fine. I have the xml files i can see the messages and the numbers ...
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Restore LINE chat from Google Drive

I always back up all line chats regularly to google drive. When line is re-installed I tried to restore the chat but it says "No chat history backup found". Does anyone know how to deal with this?
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Different backup dates on 2 phones with the same number and Googledrive

I have two phones: A Samsung S8 which developed an issue with Android Pie but I took a backup to GoogleDrive before on 28 March 2019, and a reserve phone Samsung J5 with a GoogleDrive backup date of ...
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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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ADB backup and restore app data between device and emulator?

** = Edited on 03/31/2018 * = Edited on 03/25/2018 I have an application for which I'd like to transfer the app data from my physical device to an emulator on my PC. *The data consists of a single ....
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How to restore phone numbers from contact.list file to my phone

I made a backup using tunesgo software which turned to be a scam, I couldnt restore the backup I must to pay for them 40 dollars! I managed to extract the bak file using winrar but my Xiaomi mi max ...
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Does adb backup store all applications?

On my non-rooted phone first I did adb backup -all -apk -obb -f lenovo.ab and bit later adb restore lenovo.ab (both commands had no errors). Surprisingly I did not find quite a lot of apps after the ...
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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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how to restore whatsapp un-backup data.

I lost my phone 2 weeks ago & my last whatsapp backup in google drive was 3 months ago. How can i restore the recent data from whatsapp? HELP!
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I am Unable to restore my whatsapp chats while switching to new phone

i switched to a new phone. I copied whatsapp folders- Databasse and media to the laptop. The database file has correct name as suggested by whatsapp faq- msgstore.db.crypt and it is version 12 only. ...
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Restoring ownership in TWRP backed up data

So, my Nexus 7 (2012) is in a bootloop and I want to backup my data. Recovery (TWRP 3.2.3) works without a problem but I don't have a USB-OTG to do it and there's not enough space on the internal ...
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Huawei File Safe Stuck/not working

I have created a safe on the SD using the files app on my Huawei P20 Lite. It worked fine, until I decided to create a second one. Now, it no longer asks for my fingerprint, but for my password. After ...
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Google Drive backup not showing

I switched phones a while back but just noticed that even if im logged in with the same google account, I am not able to access my previous phone's backup. These are the backups in my GDrive: I need ...
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How to install apps with adb shell and how to backup device settings and restore to an identical device?

I am searching for days and I am really confused on what should I do and I decided to look for help here. I have a rooted by default Android device (box) and I have changed some of the device ...
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Is there a way to combine SMS from different Android versions

I'm looking for a proper way which will allow to combine SMS from two different devices with different Android versions. I took a look into this solution but it doesn't explain the step "4. Edit both ...
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How to restore SMS from sms.vmsg backup?

I made a backup of my contacts and SMS on an Android 6 phone with what I think is a stock Backup & Restore app. I ended up with two files: contact.vcf and sms.vmsg. However, my new phone (Android ...
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How to protect a system app's data from factory reset?

Is it possible to protect a system app's data from factory reset? For example: my phone is rooted. I choose to move the Tasker app as a system app. I want all the Profiles, Tasks, Scenes and settings ...
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Backup not listed to restore from on new Android device

I have 3 android devices synced to the same Google account: OnePlus One running Lineage OS 15.1 (up to date, not currently rooted) NVidia SHIELD Tablet K1 OnePlus 3T - new, in factory reset state I ...
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How to make a full backup and restore (including ROM) using Windows PC via USB?

This should be simple, but apparently, it is not. I want to make a full backup of my Xiaomi MI A2 (ROM, App, Data, All) to my Windows PC via USB. If there is a problem (boot loop, crash, anything), ...
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Is there a way to restore a Titanium backup from PC to a crashed ROM?

If I have complete Titanium backup copied to my PC (where I imagine the ROM is copied too). More than 200 files. Now I have a crashed ROM (boot looping). Is there a simple way to restore this ...
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Restoring /system but not /data within TWRP

I want to restore a TWRP backup on my Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F), to get back from a custom ROM (9.0) to Stock (7.0). Restoring /system goes fine, but TWRP throws an error when it comes to restore /...
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Can I use Titanium Backup to extract and restore user apps from a Nandroid backup of a different model?

Can I use Titanium Backup to extract and restore user apps from a Nandroid backup of a different model ? e.g., restoring user apps from a Galaxy S7's Nandroid backup on a Xiaomi MI Mix 2S?
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Unable to restore from drive

I have an old phone (Asus zenfone) that makes regular backups on drive. If I log on drive from pc I see the backup folder. I need to restore data to my new phone (Samsung galaxy s7 edge). The new ...
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What are physical partitions on Android device?

I'm new to Android system. I'm trying to understand how it is installed to internal memory to eventually have it fully backed up and capable to be restored. To accomplish it I need to know what to ...
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Retrieve data from Galaxy A3 with broken screen and touch

there is any possibility to restore data from my phone (Samsung Galaxy A3)? It has a broken screen and touch. I didn't enable a debuging mode on phone before. So programs like dr.fone or kies cant get ...
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Backup to Google Drive include account(s) information?

I have been experimenting with restoring backups to a freshly factory-reset phone but I'm noticing that not a single account beyond the initial Google Account is being restored to freshly restored-...
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File-based encryption security and backup/restore considerations

I'm evaluating making the move to file-based encryption on my device, but am having trouble finding satisfying answers to the following questions: Apps can place data in either a Credential Encrypted ...
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When I change my phone, will I be able to keep all my game progress in Dream League Soccer 2018 and my player purchases? how?

When I change my phone, will I be able to keep all my game progress in Dream League Soccer 2018 and my player purchases? If yes, how?
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How do I prevent current WhatsApp backup from overwriting previous WhatsApp backup on Google Drive?

I'm having a really bad week as far as my tech and I might have to do a factory reset on my phone. In the process, I discovered nearly all of my WhatsApp data has been wiped out (the conversations are ...
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Can a Google/Samsung backup be restored if the account holder is not logged in?

I am concerned about security on an old phone that I have given away, after resetting it. Smart lock won't make any difference, as it only applies to my home location.
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How to swap an encrypted SD card without losing data?

I have a Fairphone 2 running their OpenOS. It is Google-free and rooted. I have a 128GB SD card installed, added to the 32GB that comes with the phone. I suspect that my SD card might be failing. ...
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What is in a backup.ab file?

Using ADB tools for Android (my device had root), I executed the following command: adb backup -all After confirming the backup operation, I got a file titled backup.ab that is 350MB. A month later, ...
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How can I bulk install apps from market links without confirmations?

I'm searching an app (or whatever) in order to be able to re-install the apps I've currently installed, after performing a clean flash. I found apps that can list the apps installed in a file with ...
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Cannot Restore Data for Signal Messenger 4.16 with Titanium Backup

I have backed up and restored Signal with Titanium for years without any incident, up until now. The other day I was encountering a boot loop playing around with an Xposed module. I did a re-flash of ...
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When I uninstall WhatsApp from Android device, would my chats'/msgs' data stay on device?

so i made this stupid mistake of uninstalling whatsapp then giving away my phone without resting it to factory settings, so the other person now have my device, could he by a way or another retrieve ...
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Google Authenticator: Why does the backup code contain unallowed characters?

I want to restore my Google Authenticator entries but it's not allowed to enter the characters '8' and '9'. Is there a solution? Thanks for help!
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How to Restore notepad.db in Huawei P7 without factory reset

kindly advise the following. I have 2 huawei p7 phones, but only 1 sim card(used by the main phone ), and need transfer all the Notepad files to new phone. The Main one : although no problem access ...
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Why is my Android not restoring the app data from its Google Drive backup?

I'm testing a new version of our app that now supports Android Auto Backup (by targeting API over 23). I've managed to get the system to back up the app's data by leaving it overnight (two nights), ...
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I need to backup my contacts & information

I saved my information on gmail then lost my phone. I bought another phone but when I tried to restore my information from the lost phone I remove or delete my all information by mistake. Can you help ...