[discussion] where does snapchat store photos/videos?

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eko3484

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Here's a thought... Use a screen recording app instead of taking a screenshot. Will it still get reported as a screenshot?
 

Sinyc

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Here's a thought... Use a screen recording app instead of taking a screenshot. Will it still get reported as a screenshot?

Hmm. Looks like something changed. Did the normal routine as per the instructions on page 6 of this thread. and only the top 10% of the image is viewable the rest is just blank/blocks. Did snapchat change their encryption?
 

stepan12

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guys i forgot to take a screen shot its very important to view it again ://// help

s4 mini :(
 

xeroxnir

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Snapchat new decryption algorithm

Hi guys, I wrote a script to obtain a copy of the unseen images from Android Snapchat.

The script is at github.com/programa-stic/snapchat-decrypt

Snapchat 5.0.34.nn version now encrypt images with AES CBC using a random generated key which is stored in an ecrypted file named 'bananas' under the 'cache' folder. This file decryption key is predictable ( md5(android_id + 'seems_legit'). For more information about Snapchat innerworkings you can read the README.

Hope you enjoy it =)
 

groovyAJ

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Snapchat images

If you can't find the video folder, it's because it deletes it and the videos when they are not loaded. They are stored under /data/media/Android/data/com.snapchat.android/cache/received_video_snaps/ in mp4 format with a .nomedia file extension. As soon as you navigate away from the app, they are deleted, so I set up a tasker gesture to allow me to copy them while they are loaded.

As people said before, the images are stored in /data/data/com.snapchat.android/cache/received_image_snaps/ with the jpg.nomedia extension. If that folder doesn't exist, try making sure you've received and loaded a snapchat first. The images seem to stay until they're viewed.

Thanks for the explanation. I did find the video folder & as you said, the videos ended with a mp4.nomedia format. I tried copying them & renaming to .mp4 but the videos don't work. Also, I actually wasn't able to find the photos folder. I used a file manager. I really want to know where the images that I send on snapchat are stored? I am not keen on finding the received images but the ones that are sent. Would really, really appreciate your help. Thanks!
 

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So I tried to connect my phone to my laptop and search through the file tree, no luck, so instead with my phone folder open I searched *.nomedia and up popped all of my snapchat photos and videos.

unfortunately even though it allowed me to copy them to my computer, and renaming the file name to .jpg i am still unable to view any of them, they all have the files size which I would expect, but obviously I need a simple way to decrypt them on my laptop, suggestions?
 

zelendel

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So I tried to connect my phone to my laptop and search through the file tree, no luck, so instead with my phone folder open I searched *.nomedia and up popped all of my snapchat photos and videos.

unfortunately even though it allowed me to copy them to my computer, and renaming the file name to .jpg i am still unable to view any of them, they all have the files size which I would expect, but obviously I need a simple way to decrypt them on my laptop, suggestions?
You won't find a simple way. It is encrypted with a closed proprietary algorithm that corrupts the image after it is viewed. You could just use xposed with the right modual and it will save the images and videos in a readable format.
 

nikodem

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So there is currently no easy way of getting into the .nomedia files of the snapchat? I use SaveMySnaps usually for saving snaps (like to have my stuff archived), but it does not save pictures from the chat and I have some of these in .nomedia format. Help! ;)
 

zelendel

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So there is currently no easy way of getting into the .nomedia files of the snapchat? I use SaveMySnaps usually for saving snaps (like to have my stuff archived), but it does not save pictures from the chat and I have some of these in .nomedia format. Help! ;)
Use keepchat. This automaticlly save the pics. Mind you this will only work until 5.0 as xposed doesnt work on ART and most likely never will. Also Sanpchat is working on ways to prevent this and other things from working at all as it defeats the purpose.
 

Karakloon

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snapchat images n video

Like the previous poster said images are stored in /data/data/com.snapchat.android/cache/received_image_snaps. They are deleted when they are viewed though so you must copy them to your sdcard or wherever and change the file extension before viewing them. Videos are stored in /data/media/0/Android/data/com.snapchat.android/cache/tcs_pahn

Videos are at data/usr/0/com.snapchat.android/uv . similarly convert extension to .mp4
Another location is sdcard/Android/com.snapchat.android/cache.
Just move the image and video folder to another location on sdcard and change extension.

Have fun !!!!
 

Zak2g

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Possible but...

Make sure you open the SnapChat application and refresh your inbox before checking the following path:
"/data/data/com.snapchat.android/cache/received_image_snaps"

It is possible to find videos directory but they're not working or encrypted and i can find a way to make them work :'(
Internal storage>android>data>com.snapchat.android>cache>stories>received>videos
 

Felipcorrea

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I managed to follow all the steps but still didn't get how to discover the key for my file. Could I get any help with that?
 

mxoner

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How to download an image you sent through snapchat messenger

Okay before I start I'm relatively new to the de-encryption of snapchat nomedia files types, and through numerous attempts haven't had any luck yet. I have managed to get ahold of some of the nomedia files, and saved them as a back-up so I don't have to worry about losing them. The one question I have is that I noticed that many of you have said you can only gain access to the content (nomedia files) before you look at them, but what about downloading after you have already viewed the photo or video and saved said message with snapchats newest feature of saving messages. Since I assume the data is there how would I retrieve it, being its saved by snapchat messenger. I have a photo example hopefully it clears up.
link>>>>>>>postimg.org/image/biktaazfx/<<<<<<<<

In basic's how would I download the mickey mouse pic without a screenshoting it
 
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aneesh.b1

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Does anyone know how to decrypt the files with the latest version of snapchat?
 

rinjy

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can you please tell me, how to use this ruby script to decrypt the snapchat's images i am totally confused how to implement it? please describe
 

joaoabade

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Any news about this? No bananas file found on the newest version of Snapchat. No way to decrypt the .nomedia files. :(
 

BobbyB62

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I was able to read through the first 5 pages before my eyes started glazing over. I guess I should have started from the last page and read backwards hah.

Can anyone tell me is there a Tasker project core script that works with SC v9.0 to save photos and vids?

Thanks in advance. I'm willing to start and play somewhere, but I'd like to get as close as I can with code to the finished solution before I start playing as my skill set is not that strong.

Thanks !!
 

this_is_urgent

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Hello! I have found like 15 "Nomedia" files on my Samsung S7 using ES-file Explorer. I am looking for a snapchat video i sent like 2 months ago. Some people say delete nomedia files, and some say decrypt the nomedia files. I have no idea. If you have a solution, I really appreciate it. Post your email and I will contact you and transfer some money if you want. This is urgent.
 

See.Ferret.Run

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I have another question.. does anyone know how to decypher the dates of Snapchat files? Lots of these files just save on my memory with a coded name (i.e. numbers_morenumbers) and because i had to temporarily move them to my SD card and back, they got organised by name . So impossible to make estimates. Any idea?
 

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    I managed to decrypt a SnapChat. It was a relatively simple process.

    1. Load the snapchat in the app, but don't view it.
    2. Copy the .nomedia file from the "/data/data/com.snapchat.android/cache/received_image_snaps/" to your SD card.
    3. This part you may be able to do on the phone but I emailed the file to myself so I could mess with it on my desktop computer. Make a copy of this file just in case.
    4. Go to http://aes.online-domain-tools.com/. Change the input type to "file", upload the picture, set function to "AES", set mode to "ECB". CAUTION: It says on the website that data is transmitted over their network UNENCRYPTED!!! So be careful!
    5. Using the key Xzanthurus provided, "M02cnQ51Ji97vwT4", paste that into the "key" input area on the site. Press "decrypt".
    6. Once decrypted, download that as a binary file.
    7. Change the extension to ".jpg" instead of ".dat".

    There's your picture! (assuming you did everything correctly lol).

    Eric

    EDIT: For more information on getting the actual key: click here.
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    So I've went into the /data/data/com.snapchat.android/ folder, and it is only about 200KB, so the image/video files can't be stored there.

    I also noticed if you have a new message, and you close and open the app, it will have to redownload it. So it seems that snapchat is storing the images in the RAM.

    So I dumped the ram of my snapchat PID, using this method. I had to download a compiled gdb binary.

    I then used photoRec to scan all the *.dump files [I concatenated them all first, the file was about 100MB]. For filesystem I said "Other."
    All I got was one txt file. It seemed to be xml, and contained a lot of usernames of my friends, but that's all.

    If anyone has any input on the subject, here is the thread for it!
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    So I've went into the /data/data/com.snapchat.android/ folder, and it is only about 200KB, so the image/video files can't be stored there.

    Snapchat save picture under /data/data/com.snapchat.android/cache/received_image_snaps. You then have to copy and paste the file out of the folder, and rename the file extension from .jpgnomedia to .jpg

    I can not find where the videos are stored. That's how I found this thread.
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    If you can't find the video folder, it's because it deletes it and the videos when they are not loaded. They are stored under /data/media/Android/data/com.snapchat.android/cache/received_video_snaps/ in mp4 format with a .nomedia file extension. As soon as you navigate away from the app, they are deleted, so I set up a tasker gesture to allow me to copy them while they are loaded.

    As people said before, the images are stored in /data/data/com.snapchat.android/cache/received_image_snaps/ with the jpg.nomedia extension. If that folder doesn't exist, try making sure you've received and loaded a snapchat first. The images seem to stay until they're viewed.
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    Where can I find these files on my Samsung Infuse? I go into /data/data/com.snapchat.android/cache but the folder is empty.

    I have not had time to check this location, however I have sort of discovered a workaround. [HTC Rezound CM10.1]

    Ideally you should have a wifi toggle in the statusbar.
    Open snapchat and then click on your snaps, after it loads the images [It will say "Loading image..", then "Tap to view"], turn off WiFi. Then you can view the snapchats [pic or video], and before enabling wifi, wipe Snapchat's data.

    This way you can screenshot while offline and they will not know.

    Alternatively you can use TitaniumBackup. Backup app while logged in, after viewing snapchat offline, restore data from backup so you do not constantly have to login. :)