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Root HCT One M8 for Data Recovery

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Jul 23, 2021

So, my parents' phone recently had all the text messages disappear, and I'm hoping there's a way I can recover the messages for them. I've tried a few data recovery tools, but they only found recent texts from after the rest were lost (about a day's worth).

I wanted to do a deeper scan of the file system, but those tools don't seem to work without root access to the phone.

I've tried the various apps that promise one-click rooting, without any success. Most other information I've found says that rooting the phone via other (non-exploit) methods will result in the data on the phone being wiped.

Are there any other options available here? I've done PC data recovery, but I'm new to phones.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!