I have been reading around on the forums and havent been able to find a suitable fix for my phone.
First of all- Im not a huge fan of updating apps and such due to not having the best success with compatibility after the updates. Also I am NOT a developer or anything, have never rooted my phone or flashed ROMs because I never really understood it and didnt want to brick my phone. That being said im not a idiot when it comes to technology either. I know how to use linux a decent amount tho i dont because I own a mac and havnt had a "x86" computer for sometime
Back in December I was having problems with my phone so I took it to Sprint and got a replacement. I dont usually use my phone for internet while im at home (because I use my computer) and overlooked the setting that updates apps over wifi.
So fast forward a few months- I went to Europe for the first time this winter for a ski vacation and when i connected to wifi over there, my phone just started updating everything and started making my phone act wierd. It would freeze up for a while after boot after entering my password and it would take 15-30 minutes to unfreeze. I got used to it working like that. Besides i was only using my phone for basic internet stuff and taking pictures. I wasnt making any phone calls or anything. The day before i came home I tried to connect to a wifi network and in the network settings under wifi it said "error" and then immediately shut off and rebooted. That was the last time my phone was usable. From then on it is just stuck in a continuous boot loop. I have to remove the battery to stop it. When it tries to boot it goes through the animation process to the "now" part of the "welcome to the now network" animation during boot. I have messed around with the safe mode and other boot options in the boot menu but nothing seems to work.
I DONT WANT to hard reset my phone yet because ALL MY PICs are on the Internal memory of the phone from my trip. I know now that this was a stupid idea to have them on the internal memory. My SD card was getting full and had like 7 gigs internally so i saved all my pic there. My phone was also encrypted with the pattern password (yes i enabled it).
Is there any way to get my pictures off the phone? I dont know what build version, kernel etc... or any of the other technical information is.... Please help!!!! thank you