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[Q]How to recover deleted video. Not rooted S3.

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By fakematt, Junior Member on 8th October 2012, 03:15 AM
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Hey guys,

A friend of mine got a video on his phone deleted by another friend and was just wondering what options are there to recover it. I did a bit of research and found out that the new OS 4.0+ changed the USB mass storage system and is not letting windows manage it anymore. I've looked at multiple data recovery softwares already but I don't think its the software that I need help with, more like I need help with certain configurations or work arounds to be able to mount the phone's internal memory. Thanks ahead of time.
8th October 2012, 08:43 AM |#2  
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It's gone yo. You cant recover it.

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8th October 2012, 12:41 PM |#3  
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Try using this, no guarantee it will recover your file but worth a try.

No way to recover unless you are rooted.

I recovered some pictures but never tried videos
Last edited by greenflaw; 8th October 2012 at 12:58 PM. Reason: didnt notice you mention not rooted
8th October 2012, 02:53 PM |#4  
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dang.. i'll do some more research and give that app a try. thanks for your input guys and if i find a solution.
9th October 2012, 11:34 PM |#5  
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Have you ever heard about sgh i747 unlock? My friend can not use at&t i747 unless removing network lock from AT&T?

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16th October 2012, 11:14 PM |#6  
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Sorry I have no idea what that is. I've tried my other option with trying to run the software on a mac instead but no luck. If anyone finds anything please feel free to drop a message here. Thanks!!
16th October 2012, 11:41 PM |#7  
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I am afraid i don't remember where i saw the thread but i have seen where some dev's have managed to create methods to mount the internal flash memory through the external flash bus and also mount them as mass storage devices in windows, i'm pretty sure they were in the development sub-forum. As far as the actual recovery if you can get the internal memory mounted in such a way that data recovery software is able to see it (MTP or Mass Storage) from windows you are still looking at a crap shoot. Given the fact that people have been able to recover deleted software tells us pretty conclusively that when a file is deleted in android it is simply allocated as free, the same as a conventional hard drive. As long as all the sectors the file(s) in question occupy have not been over written then a recovery is possible (still not guaranteed).

EDIT - Here is the thread i was talking about regarding mass storage.
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3rd April 2014, 04:06 AM |#8  
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You can recover deleted videos from non rooted S3 with android data recovery software, see this solution: non rooted android phone data recovery

It helped me before. hope this helps you too.
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