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Old 03-14-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 03-14-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 03-14-2012, 09:21 PM   #3
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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
 
Old 03-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 03-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 12-29-2013, 09:01 PM   #6
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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.

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