Data recovery from dead Android phone??
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    Data recovery from dead Android phone??

    John's phone is kaput. Just up and died yesterday. Of course the photos aren't backed up.

    It's an HTC One M7. He downloaded the software that's supposed to take the data from the corpse, but says it costs $60 or so (the free trial version is just to see what's on there.)

    Anybody else ever manage to salvage the memories from an old, dead phone?

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    In the flip phone days i had the charger guts fall out. I swapped with a fresh battery and could blue tooth my stuff slowly from old to new.

    Not sure if that is useful info, or if John's phone battery is removable, etc.

    Hthbbqetc

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    Me: There's no way to swap out your battery?

    John: There's no swapping out. There's nothing to swap out.

    Me: It doesn't have a battery?

    John: It would destroy the phone. Memory is hard-wire soldered so there's no removing that. Can't turn it on, can't access anything. Software won't show what's on phone.



    My old flip (LG Chocolate) had a tiny memory card/chip that could plug into my laptop. Picture quality might not have been amazing, but at least they were THERE.

    This is painful. Not that we take many photos, but those were pretty much it.

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    effing phones.

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    You could probably get them off, but you aren't going to be able to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    John's phone is kaput. Just up and died yesterday. Of course the photos aren't backed up.

    It's an HTC One M7. He downloaded the software that's supposed to take the data from the corpse, but says it costs $60 or so (the free trial version is just to see what's on there.)

    Anybody else ever manage to salvage the memories from an old, dead phone?

    so, is it worth the 60 bucks or not? I hada similar issue last weekend with a network backup drive. I went in through my router software and changed my password and it blew the whole drive away! We are talking about 7 or 8 years of backup, and saved data fro 10 years of previous. I was frantic, I d/l undelete software and is showed all the data that had EVER been on the drive as still there, it just blew awat the file allocation tablesor something. I paid the fee and recovered every file, some, 5 or 6 times. $80 and 5 or 6 hours later, I have it all back. I also have a duplicate backup now! A LOT of that data was flat out not available elsewhere.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

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    Not familiar with HTC phones, but I did find a tutorial on doing a boot into recovery mode:
    https://drfone.wondershare.com/htc/h...very-mode.html

    Have you guys tried that yet?
    I lost my phone number. Can I have yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_fuji View Post
    Not familiar with HTC phones, but I did find a tutorial on doing a boot into recovery mode:
    https://drfone.wondershare.com/htc/h...very-mode.html

    Have you guys tried that yet?
    As well as trying with it plugged in to the charger
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    Use the software (free version) to see if you can even access the phone. Dead phones, especially modern phones, have a lot of cryptography and security in place, so paying for the software before you know whether or not you can even recover is a waste of money.

    If you did enable security, especially full device encryption, you won't be able to access any data if the phone is dead.

    You are more likely to find help over at the XDA forums for your particular device.

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    take it to you carriers store, tell them if they can't recover the data for free you are switching carriers!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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