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14th January 2020, 02:15 AM |#30121  
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Is there a way to use a custom image instead of blurry preview of background in recent apps view ?

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It would require decompiling, editing, then recompiling and instling at least one of your system apps. Not an easy task for the uninitiated.

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14th January 2020, 02:47 AM |#30122  
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So, I recently deleted photos from my Moto E4 that I did not think I would need. Using diskdigger, I was able to retrieve the photos (and a few videos), but I could only view the thumbnail of said photos, and the results were very pixelated, obviously. In order to get the full capacity of my photos, diskdigger required that I root my phone. I would prefer not having to do this. Is there another way around this? I am currently unable to afford any sort of purchase, and I am even unable to perform a free trial of any sort. Furthermore, if there be no way to circumvent without rooting my phone (which I understand is risky), would someone direct me to a complete guide to rooting my phone, a Moto E4? I have researched this whole afternoon in an attempt to find a reliable way, but I do not want to do something brash without consulting people who are smarter than me first. As a final note, due to the somewhat sensitive nature of the photos, I do not want to ask someone whom I know personally for assistance.

I know this is alot of perameters and contingencies, but I trust that some of you will know what to do.

A couple of questions;

Is your bootloader unlocked?

Are you under the impression that there is a cost to root, or are you referring to a pay-to-recover service?

What is the model number of your device?

If your bootloader has never been unlocked, then rooting is not an option. First you would have to unlock and that will fully wipe the device.
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14th January 2020, 03:48 AM |#30123  
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A couple of questions;

Is your bootloader unlocked?

Are you under the impression that there is a cost to root, or are you referring to a pay-to-recover service?

What is the model number of your device?

If your bootloader has never been unlocked, then rooting is not an option. First you would have to unlock and that will fully wipe the device.

a) No. At the time that I deleted files that I did not know that I would need later, I did not know that I would need to root the phone later and need an unlocked bootloader.

b) I had seen some photo recovery software that required that I spend a few hundred dollars to perform the scan.

c) The model number is a Moto E4, if I understand your question correctly.
14th January 2020, 05:19 AM |#30124  
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@AComplete Beginner ,
i believe what ktmom needs is located in settings > about phone > model #. i.e. XT1670 , XT1671 , etc. (or whatever the model of Moto E4 you have).

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14th January 2020, 05:28 AM |#30125  
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@AComplete Beginner,

@mrrocketdog (whatever does that mean ) is right about the model number.

The idea I have is to find, or make, an insecure boot.img that can be used to allow you to pull the raw data from your internal storage (user data partition). Then you could try photorec to recover the image(s).

If you are actively using the phone, the odds of recovering go down since there is write activity on that partition.
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14th January 2020, 06:15 AM |#30126  
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@AComplete Beginner ,
i believe what ktmom needs is located in settings > about phone > model #. i.e. XT1670 , XT1671 , etc. (or whatever the model of Moto E4 you have).

Oh, okay! I have a Moto E4 model XT1765.

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@AComplete Beginner,

@mrrocketdog (whatever does that mean ) is right about the model number.

The idea I have is to find, or make, an insecure boot.img that can be used to allow you to pull the raw data from your internal storage (user data partition). Then you could try photorec to recover the image(s).

If you are actively using the phone, the odds of recovering go down since there is write activity on that partition.

I am not actively using the phone as I recently upgraded. I know the photos are still there because I can use diskdigger to grab the thumbnails of the photos, but it requires me to use a rooted Android to retrieve the full quality photos. The thumbnail photos are only a few KB and very poor quality.

1) How do I make an insecure boot.img? I apologise for my complete noobishness.
2) How should I attempt a photo rec thereafter, and what should I use to do that?
14th January 2020, 10:25 AM |#30127  
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Hi, guys.
Is there any way to back up an app which has split apk ?
I tried with TB, it successfully back up the app but always failed on restoring
14th January 2020, 03:13 PM |#30128  
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Hi, guys.
Is there any way to back up an app which has split apk ?
I tried with TB, it successfully back up the app but always failed on restoring

Give Split APKs installer a try. I don't have first hand experience with it though.
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14th January 2020, 05:55 PM |#30129  
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I am not actively using the phone as I recently upgraded. I know the photos are still there because I can use diskdigger to grab the thumbnails of the photos, but it requires me to use a rooted Android to retrieve the full quality photos. The thumbnail photos are only a few KB and very poor quality.

1) How do I make an insecure boot.img? I apologise for my complete noobishness.
2) How should I attempt a photo rec thereafter, and what should I use to do that?

Ok, since your bootloader is locked, an insecure boot.img won't help either. Your bootloader will not allow booting up it, even through fastboot which is how it would be done. Temporarily booting instead of installing.

Photorec is a program that is very good at retrieving images.

You're rather struck as you must have access to the user data partition, but without root, you can not get access to the user data partition.
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14th January 2020, 10:29 PM |#30130  
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I am not actively using the phone as I recently upgraded. I know the photos are still there because I can use diskdigger to grab the thumbnails of the photos, but it requires me to use a rooted Android to retrieve the full quality photos. The thumbnail photos are only a few KB and very poor quality.



1) How do I make an insecure boot.img? I apologise for my complete noobishness.

2) How should I attempt a photo rec thereafter, and what should I use to do that?

Those thumbnails are probably in cache, recovering those does not necessarily mean that the actual pictures can/will be recovered because the thumbnail can be present in cache while the actual picture is not actually present in your data partition, as in, completely gone, including the remnants that "should" be left behind after deleting. Those remnants "could" no longer be there if other data has been overwritten where the pictures were stored or if the data partition has been wiped/formatted. Android has a narrow window to recover deleted data, it isn't as readily recovered as it is when recovering data from a drive on your PC.

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15th January 2020, 03:09 AM |#30131  
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Need to know if my note 8 has been rooted. Here is my phone info . Android 9 / Pie / API 28
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Build Number: PPR1.180610.011.N950USQS7DSK6
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Http User Agent: Dalvik/2.1.0 (Linux; U; Android 9; SM-N950U Build/PPR1.180610.011)
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