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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Broseph, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. Broseph

    Broseph Newbie
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    Deleted. Long story short, accidentally factory reset thinking it wouldnt delete my data and said F--k it. Never mind, appreciate all those who tried and gave their time to help , especially all your advice bc . Take it easy.
     


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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    you can make a nandroid backup.....pretty much bakup everything it asks for. the only problem it will backup the fact that you can't boot up into the os. so restoring the backup is not an option......how you pull out the data that you want is not something i have the experience with. but the data will be in in the nandroid backup......how to access that, i have no clue
     
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what data do you need?
     
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  4. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator
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    Ok ok.. I THINK I have an idea. Try to pull an mmcblk0.img.. now unfortunately, it'll pull EVERY PARTITION from the WHOLE device and you'll have to unpack it with something like @SuperR 's Kitchen (I've actually successfully done this myself with some nougat 7.1 devices, so it might work for you. Now 1st off, download Samsung drivers from Samsung so that the PC recognizes it for what it really is, should make everything a bit easier as well. Now you have several kitchen options here, but the only one that works for Windows is the paid version ($20, I think..) but that one also works on ALL Windows, Mac, Linux systems and goes back to Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich to now (Android 11). As for the free ones, they're all Linux and you'll either have to install that is somewhere on your PC, use someone's else's PC with Linux, or use one of the Mint/Ubuntu4Kitchen's to make a "liveboot USB". I recommend the Mint4Kitchen to ppl who're used to the general design of Windows, which has all drivers and pkgs are preinstalled.
    Here's a link to make your choices. Personally? I prefer Mint4Kitchen myself and use Mint Cinnamon almost exclusively (less confusing, tbh). This method has been absolutely flawless for me so far, might just take some tinkering on where ya pull to (I would right-click on the desktop to open terminal, also inherently tells the PC WHERE ya put said file when done.. then use the kitchen to unpack it into different folders to peruse data.. I do apologize for forgetting about this method but it certainly works. Now, depending on the size of the mmcblk0.img vs the PC speed, just pulling or unpacking the .img can take quite a few minutes to an hr (phone storage is getting huge these days but yours shouldn't be too bad, honestly).. hope this is doable for ya. One last thing, when ya go to unpack the mmcblk0.img, you'll get some silly error that it can't find something (like build.props) but don't worry, it'll be 100% unpacked anyways, was just looking for something it normally sees in /System that it won't find in the the other 30+ partition folders. As for SMS/MMS (texts), you won't ever see them in this but the contacts will actually be in your Google account (if it was ever connected to a Google account to begin with). Hope this helps..
     
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  5. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator
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    One last thing... Make sure TWRP is booted before doing the mmcblk0 pull
     
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  6. Broseph

    Broseph Newbie
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  7. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator
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    Photos, you already have access to from TWRP, ya said. Just make sure TWRP is booted and connect to PC. Should give you an option popup on the PC for internal and/or external storage, you'll want to choose internal folder tho.. Notes would likely be somewhere in that Android folder, inside another folder the notes app made ( like.. Android/notes-something.com/data). As for contacts, it isn't in there. It'll be listed in the Google account, that can be accessed by a regular browser and sign into Google from there.. :mustachedroid: Androids have automatically uploaded contacts since near it's inception, so if you can't sign into the mentioned Google Dashboard account from your PC, this probably isn't your phone and I'm subsequently done advising you further. I have given you all the tools necessary to do what you've asked. Good luck and have a nice day. :batdroid:
     
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  8. Broseph

    Broseph Newbie
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  9. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator
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    Understandable Then try downloading Samsung's drivers for your device and reboot PC, that should give you at least MTP capability with the TWRP booted. It apparently thinks it's looking at an Alcatel and is having difficulty communicating properly. May even have to remove the Alcatel drivers but I really think the samsung version will give you priority.. Wait a second.. which version of Windows are you using? (Makes a ridiculous difference, actually) if you don't see anything pop-up on USB connection with TWRP booted, try looking at the drives on pc (C: , D: , E: , F: , etc) one of them has to be the device that's plugged in, hopefully you'll have better luck. I've always had existential problems outta windows so I rarely ever use it. Try that liveboot Mint4Kitchen USB thing I mentioned earlier cuz Linux doesn't ask for the drivers as near every driver is already installed in its massive kernel that runs the distro.. boot into that and as soon as you plug in the USB, should see what I've mentioned or actually a phone icon labeled Samsung, to go from there
     
  10. Broseph

    Broseph Newbie
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  11. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!
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    Sorry if I missed something, I only had time to skim these long walls of text...

    In twrp have you gone to the "mount" menu then select "enable mtp"?

    Apologies if that's not the exact wording but I haven't been in there in awhile and don't have twrp permanently installed to be able to check right now.
     
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  12. Broseph

    Broseph Newbie
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    #12 Broseph, Oct 28, 2020
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  13. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    That's what I thought.

    Paragraphs are your friend, that's what I tell my students. :thumbsupdroid:
     
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