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Support Have deleted all folders/files. How to recover?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vwgolfman, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. vwgolfman

    vwgolfman Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 10, 2010
    Hi please can somebody help me?.......

    I purchased an unlocked and unbranded Samsung Galaxy S i9000 from Amazon.

    After playing around with it for some time, installing all sorts and getting to know how to use it I decided I would perform a factory reset to "clean" it before continuing to use it "properly".

    Before performing the factory reset I navigated to "My Files", selected delete, then selected every single folder and file and deleted them.
    I then performed the factory reset.

    Now I am missing 4 images which were available as wallpaper in "gallery" and probably several other files/folders.

    I thought the factory reset would return the phone to its original state and reproduce any folders/files I may have deleted in the process. I thought they might be stored in a hidden "partition" or similar which I had no access to.

    Anyway my questions are how can I restore my phone to its original state and which other files/folders would have been present initially but have now been deleted by me?

    Many thanks for any help.


  2. Beards

    Beards Well-Known Member

    May 14, 2010
    Snr Consultant Surgeon
    Chesterfield UK
    Have you tried the 3-Button Recovery Mode?
    With the phone switched off, press and hold together Vol Up/Home/Power.
    Now wait several seconds and on the screen you will notice you can do a number of things... Look at Factory Reset & SD Card.
    Select these one by one and afterwards select the top selection named ReBoot.
  3. dkalleck

    dkalleck New Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    I tried this reboot and it gives me different options.
    Reboot system now
    reinstall packages
    delete all user data
    delete cache data

    reinstall packages doesn't work because it says i am missing the update file from my sd card

    where could i find this file?
  4. Darth Perses

    Darth Perses Member

    Jan 8, 2015
    Come over 6,000 views and only 2 replies in this thread. I having the same with him, if someone kindly enough. Can you tell me how to fix this ?
  5. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Retired and loving it.
    Oklahoma grasslands
    I am going to suggest that you use Kies 3.0 and then apply the latest update for your model phone. That should overlay a completely new image for you and then you can continue to do what you want.
    => * Kies | SUPPORT | SAMSUNG
    Verizon Galaxy S5, KK 4.4.4, ART
    MyPhoneExplorer saves your tailbone

    Nova Prime, Textra, Blue Mail, Qi wireless equipped
    MacroDroid senses Screen off, turns Wifi & Data OFF
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  6. frosthax1

    frosthax1 Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Modding Guru
    sounds like when you were playing with your phone you prolly rooted it and you deleted files in the system or / folders

    guess what.these are your hidden or should i say normally undeletable hidden partitions you speak of.if you remove anything from these the factory reset will not find them to recover,because you removed them from the phone

    that or whatever you think was part of the setup on the phone really wasnt part of the setup at all and just added on the unbranded phone.eitheir whitch way

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