Today android phones are coming with an internal storage which is called the internal sdcard. Because of this the need for external sdcards is vanishing day by day. But when your phone is factory reset you lost all the data stored in it while in case of external sdcard you have an option to save your data. If you accidently lost all the data stored in your phone then don't worry I have a solution to get it back. This trick will work on phones having mass storage mode support, if you are running android 4.1 jellybean and above then root your phone to get mass storage( the tutorial is different for different phones),
If you have accidently lost all your files, photos and videos from your phone then after this do not copy new files to the phone. This also include clicking photos and capturing videos. If you copy new files to the phone then you are actually reducing your chances to get back your deleted photos and videos and other files. In short just don't download anything to your phone, do not use the internet on your phone till the time when you get back your lost files back.
This trick will only work on android phones having mass storage mode and MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) options. If your device is rooted then you can enable mass storage mode on your android phone. After enabling mass storage mode you can get back deleted photos, videos and all files from the internal storage of any android phone.
Requirements 1. Recuva for Windows 7, Windows 8 2. A USB data cable.
Now Follow The Steps Below -Download and install recuva. While installation do not uncheck any option. -Now connect your android phone in mass storage mode. Connect it to pc a notification will appear in the phone, tap it to enable mass storage. -Now open My computer and you will see Removable disk. -Open recuva and click Next, on the next step All Files will auto selected. Again click Next. Then choose In a specified location and click Browse.Choose the removable disk or MTP disk here and click Next. -In next step put a check mark in Enable Deep Scan and click Start. -After scan is finished you will see the list of all deleted files. Green circles is means that file can be recovered while red circle means unrecoverable file. -Now check the box next to Filename to select all files. Click Recover on the bottom right and choose Desktop .Your deleted files will be recovered.
I have lost a few pdfs which I have been reading for weeks (!) on my Nexus 7 (Android 4.3). Via the reading history of my pdf reader (Moon+ reader) I can see that at least one file is still present in the cache under the following folder address: /data/data/com.google.android.apps.docs/cache/filecache2/c042587322c4a438463efbd2cc533cbf/mypdf1.pdf
How can I access this folder? When accessing the device via the Android File Transfer sofware for Mac, I don't see this folder. I have access to Android/data/com.google.android.apps.docs/files, but this folder contains no files but only another folder (called "pinned_doc_files_not_for_edit") which is also empty.
The lost pdf is still there, I can open it in the reader via the reading history, but I would like to access the folder to see whether other lost files (which are not in the reading history) are also still present. To be clear, the file which I can open is also not detected when searching the device for pdfs.
New to Android and new to forum. I came from Blackberry and liked to keep things cleaned up...unused apps/files etc. Now with my Motorola I1, I like to do the same. My question is, I came across a file on my SD card named .spmo file... Not sure what it is or for, and, can I delete it?
I lost my G1 a couple weeks ago (like an idiot) and had to buy a new one. I was able to get back all the apps I purchased before, but not some of the free ones. For example, fbook was on my old phone and it's not in the market anymore.
Does anyone have that app that they can email to me or does anyone know how I can recover my own?
I was using some buggy firmware for my android (LG GW620, running OpenEtna 6.1RC1 which is running Android 2.2)
I was running a lot of apps and presumable I was low on memory (not sure if this info was useful) when an SMS came in from an important person.
I saw the sms notification from Handcent SMS in the notification bar but when I clicked on it, Handcent opens to an empty screen with no message but just the number on top. Thinking that I might have clicked wrongly somehow, I pressed back which brought me to the screen with the list of SMSes. However, that latest SMS wasn't there at all! I tried the default Messaging app and it wasn't there too.
And it was then that I realized I should have at least taken down the number it was sent from. Now I have no idea what number it came from or what that message was about other than the first 3 words which appeared in the notifications bar when the message first came.
I've been googling for a solution to see if its possible to recover SMS but there seems to be no solution short of sending it for forensic services. Does anyone know how I can retrieve any info at all?
Alternatively, does Android keep a log file of all notifications that appears on the bar? If so, does anyone know where it is stored and if it can be recovered? I just need the phone number...
So all of the sudden my phone starts messin up on me, i go to my albums and see that i only have 20 pictures out of the 313 i had previously on the phone it would sometimes come up with all the original photos and everything in the album but now it's like just gone. How can i get them back? I put it as a disk drive to try and look for it but when i go into DCIM there's only like 10 files in there.
Recently i received a unbranded 7" tablet with ICS firmware which was locked permanently because of too many wrong attempts to unlock device. I used adb to break the lock and successfully booted it again for regular use.
First you require the following things: 1. usb debugging active on your device(if debugging is not on then you cannot use this method) 2. adb shell on your computer (follow this thread for adb [URL] .....) 3. usb cable to connect your device to your pc or laptop. 4. Usb debugging drivers if not installed from here [URL] .....
How to unlock: 1. connect your device to pc and install drivers. 2. open the folder where you installed the adb for dummies and search for adb.exe 3. right click holding shift on the free space in folder containing adb.exe and select open command window here. 4. typre following commands separately by pressing enter after each line:
adb shell cd /data rm -r data reboot
Your device will reboot and you will not have any password to enter and a free unlocked device again.
NOTE- this will not work on all devices but it will work on unbranded , chinese and local tablets . i confirmed this method on CHAMPION WTAB 7.2 AND KROSS tablet ics. Be careful not to delete the /data folder, you have to delete data folder under data folder(/data/data). so just enter the commands as they appear and it will be fine.
I'm trying to recover deleted photos from my android phone so I downloaded the Remo Recover for Android software. Problem is when I plug in my phone, open the usb mass storage, and click Recover Deleted Files, it says, "Android device not connected! A Cable might be unplugged!" My computer is recognizing the device, but for some reason it's still saying this but I know it doesn't have anything to do with the cable.
All pictures on my Samsung Galaxy S2 have accidentally been deleted. The files were on the mobiles internal memory & not a memory card. The mobile has not been rooted. Is there anyway to recover the files. I have read mixed messages online. Basic recovery software does not detect the mobile as they only look for physical external drives.
I think the connection between the body and screen broke. Nothing shows on the screen, and there's no touch input available. But the device is still able to power on, reboot, and is recognizable from my Windows PC. I'd made a fairly recent nandroid backup, so I'm not in an emergency phase, but there are some files and photos I'd still like to try to recover from the broken device. Basically just files on the internal SD card. I was rooted, running stock Android on the latest OTA.
I'm not very experienced with ADB, but have started to give that a shot. I've tried various ls commands, but am stuck at a point where I get an error. Using a console (Console2), I ran ADB, then used this command:
Code: adb shell ls -R /storage/sdcard0/ I got this error:
I'm not sure if this error is because I didn't open shell with root access. But when doing that, I run into other trouble because I'm not familiar with the linux-style commands. Another small issue I've bumped into is that when running the ls command on large file trees, the results are cut off by the console's 9999 line buffer.pull all the data from the entire internal SD card?
HTC One Does not have external sd card, only the "Internal Storage"
I was trying to multitask and ended up wiping Internal Storage through TWRP. Is there any app / process I can use to recover files? Undelete[app] errors out saying it's not a fat filesystem Disk Digger[app] only searches for specific file extensions, which would cover things like my TitaniumBackup & TWRP Backup files
When I plug it into a computer, it shows up as a Portable Device, and no problem that I've downloaded (Recurva / PCI / EUSUA) is able to search on portable devices, only physical/logical drives.
Is there anything I can do to attempt to get data back from the sd card?
I purchased an unlocked and unbranded Samsung Galaxy S i9000 from Amazon.
After playing around with it for some time, installing all sorts and getting to know how to use it I decided I would perform a factory reset to "clean" it before continuing to use it "properly".
Before performing the factory reset I navigated to "My Files", selected delete, then selected every single folder and file and deleted them. I then performed the factory reset.
Now I am missing 4 images which were available as wallpaper in "gallery" and probably several other files/folders.
I thought the factory reset would return the phone to its original state and reproduce any folders/files I may have deleted in the process. I thought they might be stored in a hidden "partition" or similar which I had no access to.
Anyway my questions are how can I restore my phone to its original state and which other files/folders would have been present initially but have now been deleted by me?
I thought i was messaging myself some videos of my 3 year old, but apparently they did not attach to the messages i was emailing myself... I deleted them... Does anyone know of a way to recover deleted video files?
I need to recover deleted files from my Android Tablet internal storage folder ( /mnt/sdcard ). This is mounted like a fuse filesystem. I've run Hexamob Recovery PRO from Android Market in my smartphone and it recovered very good some deleted files from my vfat storage folders (both internal and external sd card).
But the smartphone version is not running correctly in my Motorola Xoom because it don't detect internal storage (fuse). I asked to developers about a tablet version and they said me they are working in a tablet version but fuse file system is very hard to manage. Any other app to recover my deleted files from a fuse file system?
I currently have the Galaxy S4. When I switch from the Droid Charge to S4 i put my SD card into my new phone.During the week I was able to see all of my pictures on the new phone then on saturday 6/8 half of my pictures disappeared. I called Verizon and of course they are saying its a corrupt sd card.
This is what I did so far. I removed my SIM card and placed it into a card reader and attached it to my computer. On my PC I unhide the following
- show hidden files, folders and drives
-unhide empty drives in the computer folder
I went thru all folders and could not find anything.
I also looked at the device while the SIM card was inserted into the phone.