Hello there everyone,
I was hoping I might be able to get some advice here, as while delving the internet for solutions I noticed that everyone here appears to be an especially friendly bunch
I'm sorry if I don't explain enough - this is my first Android phone, and I'm a bit of a noob!
Basically, I've got a Galaxy s2 I9100, on Orange UK. I've had it about a year and a half now, maybe a bit less as my first handset developed a weird inky-screen problem. o.o
It's not rooted, and as far as I know running Gingerbread.
It was all fine (if a bit slow/crashy) until yesterday, when while uninstalling some apps to free memory the main screen went blank except for the notification bar, which kept saying 'unexpected error, click here...'. Clicking it did nothing, and apart from the bar, it was unresponsive. I removed the battery and rebooted it, same thing. Thinking I had done something silly (I tried to be careful and only remove games, though I think I removed 'font changer' thinking it was something I downloaded? Could that cause issues?) I did the same thing again... and then it didn't go past the 'Galaxy S2' splash page.
It's been stuck on that loop since, only once by sheer fluke it booted, though it was still in the same 'black screen' and error message state - could still 'quick reply' to a text though, oddly enough.
Now the part where I'm really kicking myself is up until recently it was in USB debugging mode, which i stupidly turned off to try and get an app to work (that was one of the solutions) >< so now of course, I can't back up any of my internal storage!
My external SD card filled up last summer and so I chose to use the internal sd (I think?) to save photos and videos on to continue as it had a lot of space. External SD card is backed up... but of course, like an idiot, the internal isn't... *kicks self in corner of shame*
So I guess my question is: Is there any way I can recover my photos and videos from the phone's internal memory? The USB storage/internal sd/whichever it is? Sorry that I'm not certain - I've done a lot of googling and heard all different opinions ><
If not, will doing the Recovery Mode (Volume up, home, power button) factory reset/data wipe kill all those pictures and videos etc? *sob*
I'm pretty desperate - I need the phone working, but there is a lot of important pics on there and if possible I really don't want to lose them. I'm scared about going into the store in case they just wipe it (lame I know!) plus I wont be able to go in until Friday.
TL;DR: Phone in boot loop, need pictures from internal storage D:
Any help would be so appreciated - thank you very much!