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[Q] Need help in recovering photos from Nexus 5

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By vishnukkanth, Junior Member on 3rd March 2014, 12:51 AM
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Accidentally i did factory reset of my Nexus 5 without taking backup of my photos ( these are my kids photo's - the most important thing in my life)

i tried using multiple photo recovery tools, nothing is working as the NEXUS 5 is not connecting as USB Mass Storage drive.

These are most precious photo's of my life, please help ASAP.
 
 
3rd March 2014, 01:01 AM |#2  
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I'm afraid there is not a way to recover data. Most of the data recovery utilities on windows require usb mass storage which the Nexus 5 does not support.

There have been many threads about this and I've yet to see anyone successfully recover anything after a wipe.

Perhaps you can use a cloud backup of some sort in the future. (Google+, Dropbox, Facebook, etc.)

Sorry.
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3rd March 2014, 01:01 AM |#3  
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I'm afraid there's no way to get them back. You didn't back them up to the cloud? Use Google drive or Dropbox in the future.
3rd March 2014, 01:05 AM |#4  
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Try this app... https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ech.diskdigger

It worked for me in the past. A little confusing to use, but I figured it out.

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3rd March 2014, 01:07 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by vishnukkanth

Team,

Accidentally i did factory reset of my Nexus 5 without taking backup of my photos ( these are my kids photo's - the most important thing in my life)

i tried using multiple photo recovery tools, nothing is working as the NEXUS 5 is not connecting as USB Mass Storage drive.

These are most precious photo's of my life, please help ASAP.

This things happen to anyone, But sadly the lack of USB Mass Storage in the nexus makes it incompatible with most recovery tools via PC.
For now, feel happy that your kids are healthy and enjoy older pictures of them before the ones you lost.
From now on, You will make frequent backups. for sure.
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3rd March 2014, 01:22 AM |#6  
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Is there an option if i connect the nexus 5 to Mac machines ?

Any option of rooting and recovering ?

If there is an option to break the phone and get it.. an ready to do that as well.
3rd March 2014, 02:20 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by vishnukkanth

Is there an option if i connect the nexus 5 to Mac machines ?

Any option of rooting and recovering ?

If there is an option to break the phone and get it.. an ready to do that as well.

I am truly sorry, but I think they are lost forever. In the future, I would suggest using Dropbox or Google+ for automatic camera uploads to the cloud.
3rd March 2014, 02:52 AM |#8  
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Sign into G+ and see if it prompts you to add/back up photos

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3rd March 2014, 03:02 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by Kreateablaze

Try this app... https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ech.diskdigger

It worked for me in the past. A little confusing to use, but I figured it out.

Sent from my SGH-I317 using xda app-developers app

Should in now try rooting the device and try with this app ?
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