1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    First post in a fit of desperation on what is probably a lost cause. Would there be any way to recover or view Incognito tabs lost during an automatic app update in the past 24 hours by snooping around Chrome’s local data / session cache / etc.?

    Assuming this sort of data isn’t completely nuked on leaving Incognito, I’ve read around some old posts to find something similar might be possible via ADB shell (which I’ve never used) using "run-as", "backup" or "push"/"pull" commands, but don’t know if any details of the 80-or-so tabs I’m looking for would even be there in the first place, let alone possible to access, extract and read. Another route that came to mind is tracing web traffic from my phone’s IP via my router, but this seems even less feasible. Frustratingly, Google must know what I typed into its search engine, but whether this is possible to isolate for myself or even Google themselves is anyone’s guess. I’m happy to spend time obsessively trawling through obscure logs as long as it’s theoretically viable.

    Running Oreo 8.0.0 on an unrooted LG V30+, Chrome is (now) version 69.0.3497.100.

    Many thanks in advance, any kind of help or advice would be much appreciated.
    09-19-2018 05:13 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Have you considered asking your ISP?

    09-19-2018 06:02 AM
  3. hallux's Avatar
    Well, that's kind of the point of incognito. The data is kept primarily is volatile memory, once it is no longer needed - POOF, it's gone. As incognito isn't usually linked to a particular account, Google wouldn't be able to associate the searches to your account.

    Unfortunately, seeing if the ISP can help (have a lawyer handy? likely need a subpoena even for YOUR account) is going to be your only chance, but even then they might only be able to identify that a search was done (and not the content).
    09-19-2018 06:26 AM

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