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    Hi,
    I have Samsung Android cellphone with only internal memory(phone memory). All photos were deleted. So, I need a program to recover them?
    My cellphone specs are as follows:
    Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE.
    Android version:4.4.4
    Note: there is no SD card. Only there is phone memory onto which photos deleted were saved.

     

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    Could anyone please reply to me?
     
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    Here's something you can try. First, stop using your phone because every thing that writes to the phone's memory is potentially overwriting your pictures making them unrecoverable.

    You can try a program like Recuva on a PC where you plug in your phone as a storage device ad then ask Recuva to scan for deleted files. Unfortunately there are varying reports of success and I'm not sure that the files can be recovered without root.

    I will say that there are loads of articles out there about this type of situation and the general consensus from legitimate sources is that the for-pay services border on scams. Unless the service is recovering bits from the device hardware and reassembling them (this kind of recovery may be possible but cost $thousands), don't pay anyone for file recovery. You won't be happy.
     
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    Thanks a lot,

    I tried installing the program Recuva on HP notebook PC where I plugged in my phone as a storage device and then I tried running Recuva. However, when I was asked to where to scan for deleted files, I selected "On my media Card or iPod". But unfortunately I was faced with "No drivers were scanned, because none matches with filters". (screen shot below).
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    Then, I ran the Recuva gain, then tried to select "In a specific location'. However, when browsing for 'Phone' media, I didn't find it listed although it was plugged as storage device. (Screen shot below)


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    Okay, if deleted files were found, where should restore/recover them? I can be asked to where save the recovered files?
     
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    Wherever you have access so you can copy them to a safe location. Normally they are restored to the file location they were deleted from.
     
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    Could you please go back to my same post since there are new edited things I added? I have not found that Recuva recognised my phone although it was plugged as a storage devices. See screen shots.

    Can I be able to assign a letter for the phone while it is plugged as a storage device in order for it is shown as a drive?
     
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    Can you browse the files on the phone with the PC? If the phone is encrypted, then I don't think revuva is going to be able to find anything.

    I hope someone else who has more experience with Recuva or other options might be able to give some better advice.
     
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    If Windows didn't prompt you to install the necessary driver to be able to detect and mount your phone as unique, lettered volume, no program, Recuva or otherwise, will be able to 'see' your phone either. Try manually installing the driver and once your phone is detectable, try running Recova again.
    https://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/
     
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    Thanks a lot,
    Yes, I can browse the files on the phone with the PC? (Look at this screen shot below)
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    However, when trying to browse the phone device root from within the Recuva, I didn't find it listed. I think there Recvua is not designed to scan phone devices.
     
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    Thanks a lot,
    I have the very latest version of Window 10. Thus, if there were some drivers needed I think win 10 would install them.
    Also, I think my cellphone was detectable, or otherwise why there was a phone icon shown in my windows explorer while it was plugged.
     
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    You have to be careful here. Just because the phone is detected, doesn't necessarily mean you can access the file system. I also see that you are running Android Kitkat (4.4) which had some pretty aggressive permission restrictions. Unless someone with some direct experience with Recuva can tell you otherwise, I don't know if this solution will work for you.
     
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    Thanks a lot,
    You meant with Android Kitkat 4.4
    with seeing that I stated my Android version:4.4.4???
    If so, my other LT mobile has Android version 5.1. But it is also not detected by Recuva.
     
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    Ugh ... I ran across this article. You might want to read it.

    Of course there's no guarantee that this will work either, but it's worth a try.
     
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    Thanks a lot,
    Could you tell me:
    1- what is the MicroUSB? I only have standard USB on my HP notebook.
    2- if I connected my phone into a standard USB, it will be shown as an external with assigned letter?
    3- if my Android version is outdate(version:4.4.4) or earlier, then this cannot work with me?
    4- if yes, then I cannot update my android version? If not, what is the other solution?
     
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    Micro USB is the tiny connector (on the right) that plugs into your phone.

    [​IMG]

    Is that version 7? That current for most phones.
     
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    Thanks a lot,
    No, my cellphone Android version says version:4.4.4)? So, once connecting it into my pc, I didn't see it was being assigned with a letter. So it wasn't turned as an external drive. So, once running Recuva, I didn't see that my cellphone was recognised as drive at all. Thus, that means that way cannot work with me? I cannot update my Android version?
    Do I need to have phone drivers installed??? I think win10 will have them installed automatically?
    But, also my other LT mobile has Android version 5 (look screen shot below.(Also, I have tried updating system, but I was notified that it was up to date). But, it is also not recognised d by Recuva.
    Screenshot_2017-10-25-23-37-22.png
    I THINK RECUVA CANNOT RECOGNISE PHONES. I never ever came across a phone connected into a pc being assigned a letter.




    Here is the key "you can connect your phone to your PC via a MicroUSB cable, and select the USB Mass Storage option on your phone (pull down the notification bar at the top of the screen and tap the USB icon). ". I couldn't see any USB Mass Storage option on my cellphone?
     
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    When you plug in your phone to your PC do you see this icon in the notification bar?

    [​IMG]

    If not, then you might have a charge-only cable. Try a different one. I would also recommend unplugging the phone from the PC and then reboot both the phone and the PC and try again.

    If you read the article I linked, you will see that the USB mass storage option was removed from Android with version 4.4.2 so you probably wouldn't have the option to enable mass storage, but onlt to enable MTP or PTP move. While these are both file transfer protocols that let you browse and copy files from your phone, I don't think Recuva works with either of them.
     
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    Thanks a Lot,
    Yes, I see the same photo as you posted. However, I don't see it as an external drive. Which means Recuva couldn't recognise my cell phone although it is connected as a storage media.
    But, also my other LT mobile has Android version 5.1 (look screen shot below.(Also, I have tried updating system, but I was notified that it was up to date). But, it is also not recognised d by Recuva.
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    I THINK RECUVA CANNOT RECOGNISE PHONES. I never ever came across a phone connected into a pc, and it is being assigned a letter whatever android version.
     
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    The problem is that the devices are not connecting as mass storage after Android 4.4.2 which means 5 won't work either. Recuva is looking for a volume to mount as storage and there just isn't one.

    Sorry this didn't work out for you.
     
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    Thanks a lot,
    First of all: You think all Android versions after 4.4.2 up to the latest version disabled connecting phones as mass storage. If yes, then which Android versions still enable connecting phones as mass storage?
    Secondly: you think I even cannot try to use the EASEus’ MobiSaver for Android. for my Android version 4.2.2? If yes, this free version of EASEus’ MobiSaver for Android. will recover my photos deleted or will onl just show me which photo files could be recovered. And If I need to recover them, then I will need to purchase the full version.
    Please help me to recover those photos for free or at least for a reasonable price if I must pay for....

    P.S. for my curiosity since I am confused with connecting a phone as a storage device which will only enable MTP or PTP move, but will not mount my phone as unique, lettered volume and as a mass storage which will allow me to access the file system and mount my phone as unique, lettered volume, what differences are there between connecting a phone as storage device for transferring data and as mass storage in which I can access the file system?
    I wish that I could have seen an Android phone connected as mass storage and mounted an unique, lettered volume.
    Were all options, the USB Mass Storage option, MTP or PTP option, shown in the earlier version of Android versions once Android phone got connected to a pc with using a DATA USB cable. However, now the USB Mass Storage option was removed from the Android later versions after 4.2.2?
     
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    Moreover, I tried running MobiSaver for Android. Although rooting my phone exhausted me, and then eventually rooted it successfully, MobiSaver for Android didn't find my important deleted photos?????? It found only some icon photos and some very few camera photos.
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    Do you know any other Android Data Recovery software?
     
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    This is why I can't make recommendations for this problem. There are many tools like the Easus one that makes claims to be able to do this, and a suspiciously large number of people who pop up in forum threads to recommend them (often never posting anything else) but don't answer questions. However, verifiable reports of success are much harder to find.

    I'd not swear that USB Mass Storage would be available if you could downgrade to below 4.4. My previous phone originally came with 4.1 and never supported UMS. The shift to MTP being the transfer protocol happened early in Android 4, though some manufacturers may have retained UMS as an option for longer.
     
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    Thanks a lot,
    You are quite right about many data-recovering program companies calim that their products can recover the deleted data efficiently. But, if the result would be like Easuse MobiSaver for Android, then no efficiency at all.
    Moreover, I only want you to confirm to me if I had let MobiSaver for Android rescan my phone, I would get more data to be recovered than the first one.
    Also, some claim that USB mass storage option will be available on Android version before 4.2.2.
    But, you removed that claim, and removed the claim of a phone connected into USB could be mounted with an unique lettered volume. Which means Recuva is absolute nonsense to recognise a phone connected into a PC.

    P. S. I can downgrade to below 4.4. If, yes, how to do?

    Finally, I think,then, deleting data on phone's internal storage will never be recovered.
     
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    It is becoming exceedingly difficult to answer your questions as you are asking for more specific things about your particular phone. I do not have that phone, nor do I have any experience with it. I cannot confirm anything. While I understand how things are supposed to work, often they don't work properly or there are unique issues for a single model phone.

    While it's admirable that you want to educate yourself and learn the processes and techniques of modifying Android devices, I don't think there's much more I can offer here. You might consider taking a course at a local trade school or college where you have an instructor who can provide hands-on experience.
     
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