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macattack 03-14-2012 06:37 PM

Locked out of android phone and need help recovering files.
 
I forgot my pin code to get into my Samsung galaxy s II. I've called Bell and they said the phone is now completely locked and I'll have to do a factory reset, which will delete everything. How can I recover my files before I do the reset? I had the auto connect thing turned off so when I connect it to a linux system via usb it doesn't automatically pull up the files. Normally I would have to unlock the phone and hit connect with usb in the phone itself, but I can't do that now cause im locked out of the phone.

So how do I gain access to the files on my phone?

eSelix 03-14-2012 07:58 PM

You can use ADB tool from Google. It is in platform tools. There is also a graphical utility QtADB which has functionality of copying installed applications and browse filesystem.

macattack 03-14-2012 09:21 PM

I was following the instructions here

http://www.madteam.co/2011/10/10/qta...veryone-needs/

but when I ran qtadb I get

error: There was problem while checking for updates

I hit ok and then I'm left with a window that says connect your phone with a refresh button

eSelix 03-15-2012 07:17 PM

You need to have ADB from Google and Java from Oracle. Do you have installed them? ADB is in platform-tools which can be installed by Android SDK

GamezR2EZ 03-20-2012 05:23 PM

You should be able to reset the pin via your Google account.
Your situation may be different, but you can normally do it with your account info.

I have also had success with ScreenLockBypass

Is development mode enabled?
If not, then adb is out of the question.

frankbell 12-29-2013 09:01 PM

If your phone has a micro-SD card and you have files on it, remove the card, put it in a adapter, and jack it into your computer. You might be able to mount it on the computer and copy any files on the card to your HDD.

Johnsimith 12-20-2015 09:59 PM

Did you backup your Android with Google Gmail? If you do it, you can easily restore your data from Gmail. If you look for a data recovery for Android, you probably should look into a paid tool if your data is important. How about this one: Mobiledic Android Data Recovery, it can deeply scan your Android phone and recover all lost data from device.

I tested it, it works fine with my Samsung Galaxy S5.
Take a look at how to retrieve data from Samsung.

If you do find a free one, please do share with us.

ondoho 12-21-2015 02:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frankbell (Post 5088768)
If your phone has a micro-SD card and you have files on it, remove the card, put it in a adapter, and jack it into your computer.

this.

betachild 12-21-2015 04:44 AM

The phone is locked or unlocked? Rooted or unrooted? I am sure the method 100 works but i did followed the tutorial(recover deleted photos from s5) to recover deleted files from my Galaxy S5. However, i can access my phone via usb debugging and got it rooted before. My suggestion is to give it a try and to see whether it works or not.

schneidz 01-05-2016 12:23 PM

this mite work:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=971768

Kolpoiu 05-26-2016 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by betachild (Post 5467089)
The phone is locked or unlocked? Rooted or unrooted? I am sure the method 100 works but i did followed the tutorial recover deleted photos from s5) to recover deleted files from my Galaxy S5. However, i can access my phone via usb debugging and got it rooted before. My suggestion is to give it a try and to see whether it works or not.

Also works on internal files?


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