Former Writer · Dec 2, 2012 at 01:00 am

Restore Galaxy Nexus Internal Memory After Bootloader Unlock Wipe

Most are aware that unlocking the bootloader on Nexus devices typically wipes the /data partition. You can sometimes root without unlocking the bootloader, backup data through a root-enabled app, unlock your bootloader, and then restore your data. However, most would prefer not to go through that hassle. Now, you can unlock as normal, and get that wiped data back.

XDA Forum Member Wartickler released a method for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus that restores the data after it’s wiped. As Wartickler explains:

Usually the operating system will just delete the reference pointer in the index that says that a file exists with such-and-such name and it’s located at this position on the hard disk / memory location…The issue is that data recovery tools need an actual mounted drive in order to dig deep and unearth those funny pictures of cats you so tragically deleted by accident. These newest batches of phones don’t have external SDcards which are super easy to mount as drives. Internal memory mounts as MTP/PTP which is not treated as a mounted drive and cannot be scanned by these data recovery tools.

Thus, a method was created to scan those drives and recovered the data. The method is for the Galaxy Nexus, but should actually be compatible with any device with an internal SD card. While it is for use on Windows 7, it should be easily translated over to Linux. It’s a pretty long process, but after following it, users will be able to use their favorite data recovery tool on their devices to recover the lost data.

For the full instructions and more info, check the original thread.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Former Writer

Former Writer is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View Former Writer's posts and articles here.
Mike McCrary · May 28, 2015 at 01:43 pm · 1 comment

I/O 2015: Google Announces App Link Enhancements

During the Google I/O Keynote, VP of Engineering Dave Burke announced that the Android M Developer Preview will include improved application linking features. Under the current system, Android is limited in its intent system when applications link to other applications, displaying the 'App Chooser' dialog box for the user to select how the link is handled. In the M Developer Preview, developers will be able to add an AutoVerify ability to application links, which is a line of code that verifies the app making...

XDA NEWS
Faiz Malkani · May 28, 2015 at 01:40 pm · no comments

Google Announces its IoT platform titled ‘Brillo’

A few days ago, a leak highlighted Google's foray into the Internet of Things space, and Sundar Pichai has just confirmed it by announcing Project Brillo at Moscone West during Google I/O 2015. Project Brillo is essentially a simple operating system with only the core stack on board, such as the kernel, HAL, connectivity, device administration and BLE. Project Brillo will run on an underlying communications layer called Weave, which will employ standardized scheme to ensure that all connected devices...

XDA NEWS
Aamir Siddiqui · May 28, 2015 at 01:38 pm · no comments

Android M Adds “Doze” Deep Sleeping

Android M has answered the call of battery by adding in a deeper sleep implementation than existing deep sleep. This comes in the form of Doze. The feature make use of the devices sensor to smartly recognize when you have left your device for an extended period. During this period, wakelocks will be minimized. However, you can still continue on receiving higher priority notifications. Needless to say, this does have a tradeoff of not having up to date syncs across...

XDA NEWS
Share This