Okay so i ended up having to do a factory reset on my phone and lost everything, because i never backed anything up, will from now on, and this particular phone doesn't have an SD card. It's saved on the phone. I had over 1200 pictures and I know there is a way to get them back because i've read several forums that stated so. I just need to know how to do this.
So i searched the site for a while and could not find anything on how to get back information (really only pictures) after I Reset my phone back to factory. For some reason or another my phone would not allow me to sign in through Gmail even after talking with Google on the phone and confirming my email my locked phone would not unlock.
So my phone starting having issues after an update; Google play wouldn't start and kept crashing. In one of those stints my phone actually restarted. It rebooted to the white screen of despair (the one with the droids): tried to shut off phone as I didn't want a reset since I hadn't backed up stuff recently. Boom - phone restarts completely reset! Is there a way to salvage my pictures?
First lets understand what a factory reset does. It removes all USER DATA and restores the phone back to factory settings providing that the phone is not rooted. User data is defined as apps, call logs, contacts, and anything else the user has placed in the phones memory. Stuff that is on the SDCARD is not affected by a factory reset.
I was out with friends tonight. I took a couple of pictures and set the phone down. I went to pick it up and it was off. I held down the button to turn it back on. When it came back on, it had all of these re-booted programs asking if I want to do x and y, push here, etc. Just like when I first got the phone.
Hey everyone, I am having a little problem... I recently did a factory reset and when the phone booted back up all the files photos and folders that were there before the reset are still there. I have tried to do it from cwm with the code from the phone and from backup and reset in every case all the folders and photos and music remain.
After reading that others have the same issues as I do with ICS (bad battery life, wifi connection problems, and the phone being sluggish) and a factory reset is the "fix" for this, I went ahead and did a factory reset. Surprisingly, the phone had automatically backed up everything..