Any help would be greatly appreciated
I own a Samsung Galaxy S2, running android version 4.1.2 (unrooted). I never had an external SD card inserted therefore the problem below is related to internal storage on the phone.
I recently plugged my phone under USB mass storage mode onto a laptop that prompts me to encrypt external USB storage devices. I accidently clicked “enter” to encrypt, but immediately – within seconds – unplugged the USB wire from the computer.
I now get a notification on my phone that says “Damaged USB Storage – USB Storage is damaged. Try reformatting.”
Storage does not recognise my internal storage at all. (see image attached)
Trying to connect via USB mass storage to PC does not work. (see image attached)
Other thoughts: The drive never got encrypted (99% sure). I think the problem may have happened because I removed the USB while it was in some operation.
What I’ve tried so far, and failed:
Connecting via USB mass storage to PC.
Connecting via USB debugging.
Tried both above options in Safe Mode and regular mode.
Tried to re-encrypt/decrypt the drive (computer doesn’t even recognise anything to encrypt/decrypt).
Tried to check disk for errors using chkdsk in command prompt on PC. It says “Cannot open volume for direct access”
What I would like is to recover my data from the internal storage on my phone. I haven’t tried formatting as my main goal is to recover the data first.
Thanks for your help!