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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by William David, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. William David

    William David Lurker
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    Desperate to recover audio file - Legal reasons.
    Have poured over the forums and apps and don't see anything.
    I was using an old backup phone 2014 Samsung w/ ANDROID 4.3 (Galaxy Ace Style)
    Was using native android 4.3 VOICE RECORDER app.
    After end of recording session, I hit "cancel" instead of "save".
    Would it have been stored anyway, even though I hit "cancel", since it was recording for 20 mins or so? or would that be held in RAM and then deleted when I hit "cancel", and therefore gone for good?
    PHONE: SAMSUNG SM-S765C from 2014
    4GB / 512MB RAM
    ANDROID 4.3 2014
    Thank You!

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Until you save, it would have been in a temporary buffer in RAM. Which was cleared when the recorder app exited. Nothing recoverable.
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  3. William David

    William David Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I see. But something like a 3hr recording would not have room in bufffer? So it seems in some cases it would be actually recorded while live? I'm being harassed by a psycho person and just had the recording I needed, but panicked when the screen saver closed on it and pressed the wrong button. Literally punched my self for doing this.
  4. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    The odds that a 3 hour recording, in a 'waiting to be saved' cached data state, is very, very unlikely when it involves only 512MB of storage. A three minute audio recording maybe (still not very likely) but a 3 hour audio file, even if it's mono, 8kbps will be such poor sound quality it will mostly sound like a muffled static.
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