[Sprint] recover deleted photos?


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  1. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    Darn. I delete photos from my gnex. Is there a way to recover them? I tried recuva but because there's no external sd card, it does not recognize it.

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  2. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    That's unfortunate, and know the feeling. How exactly did you delete them? Manually or did you wipe internal storage?
  3. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    I may be offline when you respond, so if you deleted them manually, you may want to give this a try:

    How to recover deleted photos from galaxy nexus

    It can recover files, photos, and videos, from the internal storage, as well as the sd card on the GNex.
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  4. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    I thought I was deleting one photo and deleted all of the cameras photos. Thought there might be a way to mount as mass storage and use a deleted file recovery program. But maybe not even with root.
  5. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    Then you should be able to recover them no problem with the method I referenced in my prior post. Let me know how it goes.
  6. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    I googled reviews for the Stellar program you linked before I lposted this question and people reviewed it poorly, called it a scam. So I avoided it.
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  7. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    I'll do a little more asking around and post my findings here.
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  8. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    I also tried a program called Recuva but it could not see my gnex. And I tried an app called stickmount.
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  9. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    You can always download the free version. It'll show you a preview of the recoverable photos, if it does this successfully, and the photos you're trying to recover are very valuable, go premium.
  10. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

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  11. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a plan. I'll report back.
  12. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    Please do. Also, check out the other app I referenced; it got a decent rating overall.
  13. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    I'm trying the first one now.
    It's reading sector by sector. I think the scan will take hours but I'm hopeful.
  14. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Hope it works. All the file recovery programs I know of wouldn't likely work because they'd be expecting a SD card.... Good luck!
  15. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    Half way thru scanning with the Stellar Phoenix Recovery program this morning. So far it says its "recovered" 62 files. Could be working because I deleted around 100. I'm excited.
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  16. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    Def sounds like it's working....Keep us posted!
  17. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    well that was an expensive failure. The program recovered photos that had been uploaded by google as well as png, tifs, gifs, movies and musis but did not recover any photos that I deleted. Not sure if this program ever does work with internal sd cards. It took 18 hours to scan 900,000,000 sectors so I waited and waited and then had to go thru thousands of photos, maybe more. I have only had this gnex a month and only deleted about 100 photos. Oh well. The photos were of my awesome vacation to Tuolumne meadows. My sister was with me and she also took photos, so I do have photos of the trip by her. At least these were not photos of my kids and husband. Tomorrow I will look in to the other program and found a couple of others over at xda but i'm done for the day. Stupid internal sd card.
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  18. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Sorry that didn't work out for ya. I've got a possible start to a solution... but it's technical and long.... Long post below.

    Hmmm.... I'm wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to get a .dd file of the phone... If so, I likely know of some programs that'll be able to recover the photos. As long as the space hasn't been overwritten. I had a forensics class and file recovery was a part of that. With a sd card, you'd be able to mount it and issue this command (linux/unix)
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    2. dd if=/path/to/sdcard of=/tmp/SDCardDUMP.dd
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    Then you'd be able to use one of these couple of programs to search for deleted files.... well... maybe. I'm not entirely sure. See, a lot of them work on FAT32/NTFS file systems ($MTF) but I wanna say that a few of them would work in this situation (scalpel).

    I'll find a link thread about file recovery from a while back that might be helpful. But I do think that getting the dump would likely be the 'tricky' part. ....

    These links might be helpful, the bottom one is the one I was referring to above.

    http://androidforums.com/computers/484710-fixing-corrupted-jpg.html
    http://androidforums.com/computers/484240-recovered-data.html

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    Again, I'm pretty sure this will only work if you're able to somehow mount the phone in a way that works similar to USB mode.... I do not believe the MTP mode would work. I know I've had a helluva time getting it to work on my linux install. (ended up going the route of FTP if anyone cares ;))

    So, that's all I've got. And I agree, this internal SD is pretty lousy, but I suppose the idea is good (no file corruption by users not 'removing' their device before unplugging...)

    Best of luck!
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  19. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    If I saved TB on my pc before I deleted the pix would the photo be in the gallery app in the backup?
  20. Zeinzu

    Zeinzu Well-Known Member

    Depends on if you backed up only the apk or user data as well.
  21. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    I do both.
  22. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    No, I'm pretty sure they don't save with the app. They save in a separate folder.
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  23. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I looked a the backup I had of gallery. Photos are saved elsewhere. I just have to learn from this (backup pixs or upload) and move on.
  24. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    I have mine to auto upload to google+ at the moment thats all I use Plus for
  25. slyd

    slyd Well-Known Member

    I had mine turned off because I was using the Verizon 3g tower hack and wanted to minimize my usage...

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