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throwaway_0122

What is the actual model of this phone? There are other variables that determine the process and likely success of recovering data from old Android phones


AndreiGamer07

Samsung galaxy express 2


arcaine2

> I want to recover them, but I don't know how to make a full system image. I tried with TWRP but it creates .win files. If you have the TWRP installed, just boot into it, and to `adb pull /dev/block/mmcblk0 mmcblk0.bin`. This will create a full memory chip image, and work on that image. Even though it's an older OS, recovering data prior to the factory reset is rarely possible, and while it may still be able to carve out some older pictures etc, the only viable solution would be to use NAND protocol on desoldered eMMC chip, and even then it's not guaranteed.


AndreiGamer07

I scanned the image with R-Studio but didn't find much. Anways, most of the files were backed up so it's not a big deal.


sabin_M1

If you had Android 12, system-wide encryption was probably enabled so there's no way to recover the files (unless you break the encryption somehow). Btw what sort of things did you forget to backup? I am looking to do a full wipe when A13 releases.


AndreiGamer07

It had Android 4.4. Trying to recover multiple files (photos, documents etc.) including Whatsapp backups.


sabin_M1

To be honest I don't really know much about recovering files from phones, but you could try to transfer files with adb pull if it's detected on a PC when you are in TWRP.


AndreiGamer07

Have you even read my post?


sabin_M1

Yes, I'm just trying to help. You didn't mention if you wiped another ROM so it's possible that you could just transfer the files if the device is detected.


AndreiGamer07

I mentioned wiping in the very first sentece