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  1. jimmy ju

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    Hi there.
    I have lost files of my Oneplus 5 with Android 8.

    Does it make sense to root my phone now and then run a recovery tool? Or will there be no chance of finding anything as the phone will be wiped during the root process.

    Thanks a lot
    jim
     

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    There will be no chance at all if the phone is reset during rooting. This is because the storage is encrypted, and the encryption key won't survive a reset. Hence the data will look like garbage to any recovery tool.
     
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    Thank you the clear answer.

    Is there any way to recover deleted data of a non rooted phone?
     
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    How did you lose those files? What kind of files were they? Do you know where they were located?
     
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    You can take a backup of your device and then root your phone. It would be better.
     
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    A backup will not include the deleted files (unless it's a full disk image, in which case do you have a way of doing that on a non-rooted phone?).
     
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    @MoodyBlues
    Have described in a previous thread already. Basically after coming photos over with windows - I deleted 'somehow' all media containing folders in the internal storage. and thats including hidden ones like .ota or .mcs
     
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    It might be better to add this thread's question to the other thread. That would give everyone a clear picture of what you're dealing with, and make it easier to respond with something helpful.

    Just a thought. :)
     
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    Thanks you.
    Just as nobody even mentioned recovery there I thought it might be confusing.
    Anyway have posted an update on the other thread now.
    Guess this one can be closed.
     

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