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HELP! I accidently deleted my photos on Galaxy Nexus :(

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gannarayn, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. gannarayn

    gannarayn Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I need to recover photos on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4gLTE

    I have the Verizon Galaxy Nexus version of the phone. I read online that files aren't permanently deleted until they need to be over written and can be recovered. I tried a few file recovery apps from the android market, but they all require the phone to be rooted. I'm afraid that if I root the nexus the internal sd portion will be wiped and there will be nothing to recover?

    Possible solutions?
    Finding the folder where deleted files are stored and recover them from my computer?
    Searching for deleted photos by file extension type?

    Thanks thanks thanks to anyone who responds.

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  2. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    I don't have the phone, but I _might_ be able to help(?).
    I doubt it, but on a long shot did you copy the files to your computer?

    In any event, _maybe_ 'recuva' will do it for you. Google 'ccleaner', it's a piriform program and then you'll also see their data recovery software. And even if this doesn't work for you, ccleaner is a pretty good piece of software to have on a PC.

    good luck
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  3. gannarayn

    gannarayn Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for trying.
    -Did not save the files on comp. Galaxy Nexus has this thing where they auto sinc your photos to a gallery on google plus.. but I turned off auto sync so no backups at all lol -__-

    -I did try multiple recovery softwares like recuva... but for some reason they won't let me select the portable Galaxy Nexus drive. It registers as a separate portable device and won't seem to let me select it like how u would select an E:/K:/h:/etc drive
  4. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    do you happen to have a picasa acct ?
  5. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    Where's my triple thanks? That's the real reason I responded. Just kidding. Sorry recuva doesn't work and I hope you do find a solution. If and/or when you do please go ahead and post it here for the rest of the readers.

    good luck
  6. Foolish Mortal

    Foolish Mortal Well-Known Member

    Is your phone rooted? This (or it's pro version) may help.
  7. gannarayn

    gannarayn Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys just wanted to update you on this thread.

    Didn't get the files recovered, but had one photo I sent to a friend.. so it's nice I have at least one photo that was my favorite :)

    From now on, I am leaving my pictures on auto sync with google plus in case anything happens again!

    Phone wasn't rooted cause I just got the phone at that time, but I rooted it anyways and tried the Hexacomb app and some other app to see if it would work on the Nexus... the apps wouldn't work at all. Not sure if they even loaded properly on icecream sandwich. Oh well, at least now I have a rooted phone hah. (For anyone who is going to root your phone.. remember to back up any files or contacts cause your phone's memory will be wiped/reset back to factory conditions!)

    I still wonder if I could of recovered the files from computer programs like recuva... main issue why I couldn't even attempt it though was because all data recovery programs would NOT seem to DETECT the Nexus device as a storage device when I tried to browse/select/find the drive from the recovery program.

    Thanks again* to all thouse who responded lol.

    Anyways I'm very happy with the phone. Still wish the US version would have an expandable SD card slot so that I can put unlimited movies and such on it. :p

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The Galaxy Nexus release date was November 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.65" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4460 processor, and 1750mAh battery.

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