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12th November 2019, 03:18 PM |#44161  
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How to do it? I already have the screen zoom settings lowest and the font size lowest too.but still it's too big for my liking .. I have tried changing the dpi setting but that doesn't do what I'm after

Does anyone know?
12th November 2019, 04:43 PM |#44162  
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How to do it? I already have the screen zoom settings lowest and the font size lowest too.but still it's too big for my liking .. I have tried changing the dpi setting but that doesn't do what I'm after



Does anyone know?

It depends. what model number do you have? What android version do you have? Rooted? Not rooted? Stock? Custom ROM?

Info man, give us as much info as you can.

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12th November 2019, 05:07 PM |#44163  
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If you can get a qcomm 9008 port connection, you should be able to use that to potentially unbrick your device.

Do some searches for how to unbrick qcomm devices using the various qcomm 9008 unbrick methods.

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I have tried that, and I have came across a couple but I just don't know how much of it applies to my Nokia 8 (since they flash different phone models) and also the potential of my data being wiped.

Wouldn't you think or agree that a backup of everything before carrying such procedure is recommended??
12th November 2019, 05:48 PM |#44164  
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I have tried that, and I have came across a couple but I just don't know how much of it applies to my Nokia 8 (since they flash different phone models) and also the potential of my data being wiped.



Wouldn't you think or agree that a backup of everything before carrying such procedure is recommended??

I would agree.

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12th November 2019, 06:41 PM |#44165  
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I have tried that, and I have came across a couple but I just don't know how much of it applies to my Nokia 8 (since they flash different phone models) and also the potential of my data being wiped.

Wouldn't you think or agree that a backup of everything before carrying such procedure is recommended??

You are bricked or you are trying to backup something? Also your bootloader is unlocked or atleast is unlockable?
12th November 2019, 07:21 PM |#44166  
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I would agree.

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Excellent!

Thus my question still stands, if I am able to do a full dump of the EMMC, will I be able to extract my contacts and messages from this?

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You are bricked or you are trying to backup something? Also your bootloader is unlocked or atleast is unlockable?

I am bricked and trying to backup (before doing anything radical to my Nokia 8). I've done nothing to my phone, everything is stock, so no idea if this bootloader is unlocked or unlockable

My backup to cloud was switched off, none on the Sim card, absolutely everything is on that phone (very important contact info and SMS messages) :'(
12th November 2019, 08:39 PM |#44167  
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It depends. what model number do you have? What android version do you have? Rooted? Not rooted? Stock? Custom ROM?

Info man, give us as much info as you can.

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12th November 2019, 08:42 PM |#44168  
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Excellent!

Thus my question still stands, if I am able to do a full dump of the EMMC, will I be able to extract my contacts and messages from this?



I am bricked and trying to backup (before doing anything radical to my Nokia 8). I've done nothing to my phone, everything is stock, so no idea if this bootloader is unlocked or unlockable

My backup to cloud was switched off, none on the Sim card, absolutely everything is on that phone (very important contact info and SMS messages) :'(

Ok, this answers the question; ever that you bought it as new then your bootloader is locked and most likely also you didn´t enable USB debugging before so now you have less ways to recover the data.

Depending on the level of brick damage you have some possibilities to recover what you want, it´s mean that if some essential partitions get corrupted the data just disappeared and no way to bring them back.

In the past I have a relative that could recover them by dissasembling the unit and dumping them, this was done for a technician of course with the help of some box prepared for that, it´s mean that just with qualcomm 9008 that you refer I don´t think that would be possible so all the software (without convenient hardware AKA box/dongle, etc) is not enough to do it from those that I know like Qualcomm Downloader/emmc downloader or tools available out there for normal users and the main reason behind is that a device in this state is very unresponsive and must to be forced to get some info from it.

You can take a look on here https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...orage-t3949588 but I´m not sure that it´ll work, just showing you some direction. If this method didn´t work then no more way that to send it to a technician with the required equipment for that.
13th November 2019, 02:25 AM |#44169  
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Ok, this answers the question; ever that you bought it as new then your bootloader is locked and most likely also you didn´t enable USB debugging before so now you have less ways to recover the data.

Depending on the level of brick damage you have some possibilities to recover what you want, it´s mean that if some essential partitions get corrupted the data just disappeared and no way to bring them back.

In the past I have a relative that could recover them by dissasembling the unit and dumping them, this was done for a technician of course with the help of some box prepared for that, it´s mean that just with qualcomm 9008 that you refer I don´t think that would be possible so all the software (without convenient hardware AKA box/dongle, etc) is not enough to do it from those that I know like Qualcomm Downloader/emmc downloader or tools available out there for normal users and the main reason behind is that a device in this state is very unresponsive and must to be forced to get some info from it.

You can take a look on here https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...orage-t3949588 but I´m not sure that it´ll work, just showing you some direction. If this method didn´t work then no more way that to send it to a technician with the required equipment for that.

Ohhh man, I have never felt so down and depressed after reading a forum post. Yes I understand "that's life" and I should've backed up etc and etc. but despite the situation being fragile and bad, I didn't think I was close to being hopeless!

I can't remember if I enabled USB debugging, but what I do remember is allowed USB reading of the internal storage, so I can access my photos, audio clips, documents, all from downloads too. Even the ability to place my own music albums (only done recently since I need to burn calories at the gym).

The level of brick damage was described here in my original thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nok...nsive-t3993959
But I will quote my problem here, and please you tell me the diagnosis
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I am having some serious issues now with my Nokia 8 of just only 11 months!
Still in pretty good condition, yes it may have had a drop here and there with a rubber casing

Just a couple nights ago I decided to go on my phone (3:30am pprox.) unplug from charger and was just scrolling through facebook via. Chrome and noticed it the whole app froze, and none of the buttons/touchscreen was responsive, didn't even want to lock. Just thought casually to force power off by holding the power/lock button for maybe 10 seconds and thus it did turn off. Straight afterwards I tried turning it on and to my surprise it didn't turn on, even holding the power button for a good length of time, to no avail.
No lights on the panel and didn't even recognise the charger.

I researched here and there and tried the different "holding down" button combos (Volume Up/Down and Power Button) but absolutely nothing!

I thought it was probably stuck on a boot or something, thus I went ahead and removed the screen (will need replacing unfortunately) and disconnected the battery ribbon cable, and after a minute and plugged it back in, hoping that it will finally power on. Nothing changed.

I am now left absolutely scratching my head and almost exhausted my options as I have been left without a phone, missing out on calls and messages for work and now really worried doing the button combos might've erased my phone's data/memory!

Yes, in my original thread too I was recommend to look into "Miracle Box", a box or device you hook your phone to, and software will do its wonders.

While I think it's good, I still feel it's something I have to resort to and (as well for many others) would need to resolve this if they can get the device to recognise Qualcomm HSUSB in the device manager. I'm really clinging to that hope.
QHSUSB_BULK

I've had a look at your link to the general guide, and it seems very plausible. I'm just very very shaky right now, as much as I want to explore all areas, I really on't want to do anything wrong that would hamper my chances in retrieving my contacts and SMS messages. At this point I'm fine with the loss of photos, I don't have anything memorable stored, cause I don't have friends.

Greatest apologies for the lengthy post, I sincerely hope to hear back from anyone! 🙏
13th November 2019, 05:13 AM |#44170  
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I can't remember if I enabled USB debugging, but what I do remember is allowed USB reading of the internal storage

It´s not the same, definitely you didn´t otherwise you´d remember it so this is done intentionally (with a specific purpose)

Anyway this don´t lead you to anywhere so you have locked bootloader, no root so no way to dump through adb commands.

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The level of brick damage was described here in my original thread

No way to know for certain the level of brick till you try to recover it using EDL/download method. It could be that the motherboard is actually totally damaged due to an overheat just to give you an example but again just trying to flash something in bricked mode you´ll know this.

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Yes, in my original thread too I was recommend to look into "Miracle Box", a box or device you hook your phone to, and software will do its wonders.

As I said before I don´t think that a dumper tool without a proper hardware can do the miracle so this would be the better option at the end....BUT try searching for some dumper tool and just can tell you how you can guide you about which tool could work for you.....:

Your device according this site is powered by a snapdragon 835 https://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_8_sirocco-9087.php so the Mobile Plattform is MSM8998, then if you find some tool and a list of devices supported although is not specifically your device you´ll have to check that some of them have also the same specs at this point.

You can try to dump any partition that the tool could claim to be capable and this by itself doesn´t have to erase nothing (don´t fear about your data) but this will depend in how reliable the tool is.

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While I think it's good, I still feel it's something I have to resort to and (as well for many others) would need to resolve this if they can get the device to recognise Qualcomm HSUSB in the device manager. I'm really clinging to that hope.

QHSUSB_BULK

This is the right status detection for qualcomm download mode; not QHUSB_BULK that is an old Q9006 but a Qdloader 9008 as the images reflect. But don´t open in this window but go to PC/Administrate and open Device Manager to get a better vision on the drivers installed and you´ll see your device detected under PORTS (COM and LPT)

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I've had a look at your link to the general guide, and it seems very plausible. I'm just very very shaky right now, as much as I want to explore all areas, I really on't want to do anything wrong that would hamper my chances in retrieving my contacts and SMS messages

.

The way is very clear and the chances are there.

First you need to do is search for a dumper tool and try to dump I think specifically userdata partition so you have to take in account as I said before that this by itself can´t damage your device.

The next would be seeing if the tool is compatible with your MSM otherwise the tool can´t do it.

What´s the next?, pc recognised it, it´s ok but the tool doesn´t recognice it; it´s not so good.
At this point you´ll determine how many tools you want to try before to take the next step...
13th November 2019, 05:21 AM |#44171  
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Ohhh man, I have never felt so down and depressed after reading a forum post. Yes I understand "that's life" and I should've backed up etc and etc. but despite the situation being fragile and bad, I didn't think I was close to being hopeless!



I can't remember if I enabled USB debugging, but what I do remember is allowed USB reading of the internal storage, so I can access my photos, audio clips, documents, all from downloads too. Even the ability to place my own music albums (only done recently since I need to burn calories at the gym).



The level of brick damage was described here in my original thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nok...nsive-t3993959

But I will quote my problem here, and please you tell me the diagnosis





Yes, in my original thread too I was recommend to look into "Miracle Box", a box or device you hook your phone to, and software will do its wonders.



While I think it's good, I still feel it's something I have to resort to and (as well for many others) would need to resolve this if they can get the device to recognise Qualcomm HSUSB in the device manager. I'm really clinging to that hope.

QHSUSB_BULK




I've had a look at your link to the general guide, and it seems very plausible. I'm just very very shaky right now, as much as I want to explore all areas, I really on't want to do anything wrong that would hamper my chances in retrieving my contacts and SMS messages. At this point I'm fine with the loss of photos, I don't have anything memorable stored, cause I don't have friends.



Greatest apologies for the lengthy post, I sincerely hope to hear back from anyone!

I'm not sure if granting USB access to internal storage is enough for the level that you are trying to access. Granting access to internal storage is pretty much only access to /data/media. You are trying to retreive data from areas that are not considered "internal storage".

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