What steps should be taken if the good authenticator lost backup codes?

455    Asked by Anil Mer in Cyber Security , Asked on Apr 7, 2022

 I'm slightly confused about obtaining Google Authenticator backup codes. I can find my Google Account backup codes at: https://myaccount.google.com/signinoptions/two-step-verification But I have no idea if those are the ones I should use to restore Google Authenticator and recover all attached accounts in case I lose my phone.


Answered by Andrea Bailey

Regarding the case where the google authenticator lost a backup case, SO i found out lots of people lost their GA id, can't open their accounts I found out the easy way to crack it down. First you need to download DB BROWSER FOR SQLITE and if you had android reset and had backed up the android data files in your computer (which you must do before resetting). Move to FILE MANAGERANDROIDDATAcom.google.android.apps.authenticator2DATABASEDATABASE file in your backed up files (before resetting). If you had installed a custom ROM then you can get the file by going into file manager wrpdatacom.google.android.authenticator2databasedatabase file and copy that file and save it somewhere else or on the desktop. Now open that downloaded software DB BROWSER FOR SQLITE. Open that database file using software, move to database structure, select ID file then move to browse data at the right site tab, voila you get your id and even backup code (16 digits).



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