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  1. Don Matteson

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    My samsug s7 has binary data on it. I am looking for information on what places is the binary code stored. ? this code is ether data like pictures and contacts or its the code that makes the phone work. (the operating system)
    In a perfect world i could record all this code to a usb thumb drive. Zeros and ones are easy for digital deviced to copy. This is what digital devices do are best at doing. !
    my goal is to find ways to identify and copy and store this data to a file on a usb storage device and then later restore this binary data back.
    I have a samsung s7 that i can experiment and learn with.
    Thank You !!!
    Don
     

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    If the data are in an unprotected file then you can copy them. So I don't see any problem there.

    Interpreting them will depend on knowing what they are. Unless you have a starting point you'll be very lucky to stumble across the way of decoding them. Computers tend to refer to data as "binary" when they don't know how to interpret them (all data stored on a computer is binary really so it doesn't really tell you anything to call them that).
     
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    but how will he decode binary codes assuming a file of 3gb how will he do that
     
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    He's not said anything about 3GB files.

    In fact he's been quite unclear about what data he's referring to: he talks about data being on the phone but then as if he doesn't know where. The statement that "this code is ether data like pictures and contacts or its the code that makes the phone work. (the operating system)" is ambiguous: it could mean that he knows it's one thing or the other (in which case I'd expect him to know which), or it could mean that he just doesn't know what it is, in which case it doesn't have to be any of the things suggested.

    That's why I restricted my answer to "copying shouldn't be a problem" (because anything you have read access to you can copy - I genuinely don't understand what the problem is there). But if you just have a blob of data with no clues as to what it contains there's very little chance you'll be able to work it out from the contents themselves: patterns of 1s and 0s have no intrinsic meaning unless you know the format that was used when creating them. You should be able to tell if it's ASCII easily enough, you could try reading it with a few common apps in case it's one of their formats, but otherwise your best hope is that what the file is called and where it is stored gives you a clue as to what it contains and how it's likely to be formatted.
     
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