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Yesterday I accidentally delete some very important photos fron the internal memory of the sony xperia z C6603, 4.4.2, 10.5.A.0.230, How can I Recover them? The RECUVA software doesn't find the rute to the internal memory of the xperia z. Can anyone help me?

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If you're rooted, then you can try DiskDigger. I haven't used it myself, but I've seen it recommended in several places before.
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very sorry to inform you that
as far as i know, there is no way you can recover data from internal storage

earlier this year i did the same thing
accidentally deleted over 1000 very important trip/work photos from my internal storage
i tried all free / paid data recovery software both on android platform and PC
none worked...

so i send the phone to 3 different professional data restore company (here in australia)
all gave me the same answer, "can not be recovered"

according to the data restore tech, Xperia Z (or most Sony mobile for that matter)
uses a different file system (or protocol, or something... forgot exactly what) then other android OS mobile
to be able to recovery data from mobile internal memory
they need to extra a "image" file off the entire phone, via a interface of some sort
from my understanding, it's similar to making a ISO / ROM image data of a DVD or a game

however
the current interface for extracting / making image file from a mobile dose not work with the file system Xperia Z is using
therefore the data could no be recovered in any way what so ever

just to save you a bit of time, i can assure you none of the recovery software on Android / PC will work with internal memory
(how ever the external SD card will work as i have tested, that is, with both Android / PC recovery software)
you could still try sending to a recovery place tho, they usually don't charge you unless they could at lease make that image file
maybe the interface was updated with in the last couple month


best luck my friend,
hope you have more luck then i
Unit-00: Sony Xperia Z L36H C6602
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Unit-02: Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 (i think is LTE? it's running Australia Optus 4.3 Firmware)
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The internal SD card simply uses ext4, which is a common filesystem in Linux based systems and Android devices. Nothing special about it.

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U should mount internal sd in msc mode with Doomlord sd card mounter and finally use some software to recover data from ext4

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U should mount internal sd in msc mode with Doomlord sd card mounter and finally use some software to recover data from ext4

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has this method been tested and work?!?
Unit-00: Sony Xperia Z L36H C6602
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After upgrade to kit kat i lost my photos etc. on formated internal memory. I tried recover data's but no luck, with deleted files should be simpler. Be careful with mounting in msc mode in win (os wants format ext4 non readable partition)

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has this method been tested and work?!?
Yes. I mounted it with that app and on my pc used Recova to scan the partition (which was labelled as unformatted because only Linux supports that disk forma, but Recova didn't care). Ended up with thousand upon thousand of temporary picture files that had been deleted, lol. It comes completely uncategorized in folders etc so it can take some time to sort thru. Sorting by biggest filesize is probably a good idea.
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Yes. I mounted it with that app and on my pc used Recova to scan the partition (which was labelled as unformatted because only Linux supports that disk forma, but Recova didn't care). Ended up with thousand upon thousand of temporary picture files that had been deleted, lol. It comes completely uncategorized in folders etc so it can take some time to sort thru. Sorting by biggest filesize is probably a good idea.
awesome!!
thanks for the confirmation
Unit-00: Sony Xperia Z L36H C6602
System: Official Taiwan 4.4.2 KK 10.5.A.0.230 (Rooted with towelroot)
Unit-01: Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 GSM
System: CM11 - Android 4.4.4 20140627 Unofficial-P1
Unit-02: Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 (i think is LTE? it's running Australia Optus 4.3 Firmware)
System Official Australian Optus 4.3 JB I9505XXUEMK9
 
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Yes. I mounted it with that app and on my pc used Recova to scan the partition (which was labelled as unformatted because only Linux supports that disk forma, but Recova didn't care). Ended up with thousand upon thousand of temporary picture files that had been deleted, lol. It comes completely uncategorized in folders etc so it can take some time to sort thru. Sorting by biggest filesize is probably a good idea.
Awsome! Thankyou very much!!

Let me resume, now, I have to find a LINUX computer, then mount the interrnal memory with Doomlord sd card mounter, and finaly conect the xperia z to the Pc though an usb, then the linux recognice the internal memory ext4, and use recuva to scan it. Isn't it?
Does the xperia z has to be root? if so, do you know a non agresive method to avoid the rebriting over my deleted photos in internal memory?
thankyou.

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