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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?

renal 08-16-2016 03:42 AM

I guess recovery software could help you in getting your data back , I would say yes there are a number of them available which can do this for you but you have be real quick with the recovering process, because further delay means that place where your data previously was gets over written by something else. You can use android recovery software to recover you data back. But do remember act fast over it and don't try writing something more over it otherwise the chances of getting your things back will decrease.


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