[Q] Flash memory imaging / file recovery

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By ultim8um72, Junior Member on 5th July 2014, 06:35 PM
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My wife has managed to delete her entire camera roll album from the gallery app on her Moto G (unlocked Tesco's version, 16Gb), so I have been looking to see if there is any way to recover the images. So far I have had no luck and a trawl here reveals nobody else that has had success... I take it is impossible due to the device mounting via MTP etc...

Is there any way to look at the flash memory at a low level without rooting? If not is there a non destructive method to root the phone? Is it possible to create an image of the phone memory as a disk?

Thanks Guys!
6th July 2014, 12:20 PM |#2  
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Red face Answered my own question!
I used two posts on here to solve this (hopefully! It is still backing up the flash memory to an image file). (This gives you tethered root to the Moto G). (Tells you how to capture the flash memory as a .raw file and hot to convert this to a vhd).

These two got me to the point of successfully talking to the phone and pulling the data off.

If this works as expected then I will confirm later...

This did indeed work (I recovered 2500+ pictures and 21 videos). The only tripping point was that the main partition that I wanted access to on the VHD I created was readonly so I struggled to quick format it... I found this snippet that helped me...

list volume
select volume X (X = the number of the the volume you want)
Attributes volume clear readonly

So you can (albeit with a lot of fiddling) recover your data from the phones memory (This works on the Moto G running KK 4.4.2).
Last edited by ultim8um72; 6th July 2014 at 05:19 PM. Reason: Confirmed : Solution worked!
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