Any way to retrieve files from Soft-bricked phone?Support


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  1. beertha

    beertha Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    My Captivate wont go past the Galaxy S logo screen anymore and the bottom buttons stay lit.
    I can get it into recovery mode but I would like to save some pics and vids that I have on the internal SD card.
    Anyway to save files before I Odin flash this thing?

    Droid explorer sees the phone but wont show the paths/files.

    Any help greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. Jack45

    Jack45 Well-Known Member

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    Well, this may seem elementary but - what the heck.

    I tried a hot reboot program the other day that locked up the phone and lit up the four soft buttons...as is the case with your device. I performed a highly-sophisticated battery "pull and replace" procedure and then started the phone normally.

    Have you performed a battery pull? Make sure women and children are at a safe distance.
     
  3. beertha

    beertha Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I gotta pull the battery everytime I want to get it into recovery mode, so yes I have been pulling the battery many times.
    The update prob killed my phone because it kept trying to update every 4 hrs and I have the Uleash the Beast/ OCLF / Battery Circle mod. I didnt want to update but it kept trying to do it.
    Anyways I was on a 10 day vacation when my phone crapped out on the 7th day (It sucked to not have a phone while going to theme parks) so I would like to retrieve some of the photos before I reflash the firmware.
     
  4. beertha

    beertha Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Someone at XDA helped me realize that Odin does not overwrite your internal flash and simply writes what it needs to- so all my pics and vids are intact.
    I just Odin backed to JF6 and retrieved all my vacation photos and vids all is well.

    - thanks Jack45 for trying to help me out.

    I owe whoever made Odin a big thank you.
     
  5. velcroman

    velcroman New Member

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    Beertha - I have exactly the same problem with my Galaxy S, and have some important audio recordings on the internal memory. I know it was a long time ago, but do you remember how you used Odin to fix your phone?
     

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