[Q] Factory Reset S3 Needing Internal Memory File Recovery

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By sjcuk7, Junior Member on 3rd June 2014, 11:16 PM
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Please can anyone offer some simple answers and advice for me and my situation

Due to poor advice I optioned to get over a "Damaged Memory" screen by choosing the 'Reset' button, the advice said all files could then be recovered by various 'recovery software tools' available. Now I find that my version of Android has no option to float the 'internal' memory to a PC as 'removable storage' only the irritating MTP transfer thing!

So my question is...

Is there any simple way to enable UMS for the INTERNAL drive on the phone?

BTW I should say I have tried a UMS re-enabling apk but this only makes good UMS for EXTERNAL drives, NOT INTERNAL.

The only thing I can I think of is to take the firmware back to before the 'wizards' at Samsung removed the UMS option, though to be honest I don't know if the internal drive was ever mountable in Windows as a 'removable drive'.

FYI My device is not rooted.....yet!



PS: I did try the DR.Fone for Android recovery software, which seems perfect but it couldn't connect via UMS so found nothing.
4th June 2014, 12:20 AM |#2  
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Internal is an emulated memory, cannot be mounted as UMS regardless of root.
4th June 2014, 12:32 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by dxppxd

Internal is an emulated memory, cannot be mounted as UMS regardless of root.

Sorry I need to be completely clear here......

Are you saying there is ABSOLUTELY no way of recovering ANY data from the factory reset INTERNAL memory?
4th June 2014, 10:47 AM |#4  
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It is possible to dump the entire partition to your pc, go search and read those who have tried.

Trying to find the files afterward is like trying to unscramble eggs, but software on your pc would be able to access the partition at least.

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