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    Angry Help! Recover lost photos no root!!

    I accidently deleted a photo and I'm really pissed to find out you can't access the mass storage mode on a Samsung Galaxy S3 without it being rooted first. I just don't know what to do. I've searched all over and everything I find is an "easy" fix and will recover your photos BUT only if your phone is rooted first. Well mine is not.

    So next my question is, if you root your phone won't you lose all the information on it? So basically I'm screwed right? Because I can't root my phone and then recover?

    I've never rooted my phone so I wouldn't even know where to start. I just feel so screwed over right now. Does anyone know of a way to recover accidently deleted photos without rooting first?

    I have this software installed right now, but it can't access my phone because I can't set it to be mass storage mode.

    Remo Recover for Android - Recover deleted files, photos, music & video files

    Help! Please!
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    This App won't help this time, but to avoid future accidental deletions I use "Dumpster" from the Google Play Store--> http://goo.gl/kbBVh
    It essentially acts like a Recycling Bin on Windows.
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    Along with Dumpster: http://market.android.com/details?id...loota.dumpster you should use something like Cloud Drive: http://market.android.com/details?id...uddrive.photos (automatic backup of your pictures/videos; 5GB free).

    I'm not sure about your information regarding Mass Storage Mode - my phone is rooted and has the same PTP/MTP modes. Anyway, depending on what method you use to root, you may have all of your data intact.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
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    Interesting - that website doesn't say anything about Android - it only mentions iDevices.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
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    Default Re: Help! Recover lost photos no root!!

    Quote Originally Posted by derek murphy1 View Post
    I used SmartPhone Recovery Pro Smartphone Recovery Software | Enigma Recovery quick easy pen drive got all my stuff back pics and messages and more
    looks like its only with iphone

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    Along with Dumpster: http://market.android.com/details?id...loota.dumpster you should use something like Cloud Drive: http://market.android.com/details?id...uddrive.photos (automatic backup of your pictures/videos; 5GB free).

    I'm not sure about your information regarding Mass Storage Mode - my phone is rooted and has the same PTP/MTP modes. Anyway, depending on what method you use to root, you may have all of your data intact.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    Could you tell me the best way to root that would save my data (or hopefully save it)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by darcygavin View Post
    Android comes with a default integration with drop box. Meaning all your photo's gets uploaded automatically to dropbox unless you disable it.
    First I've heard of this - when did this start? I've never had anything automatically uploaded to Dropbox.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Help! Recover lost photos no root!!

    DiskDigger http://market.android.com/details?id...ech.diskdigger requires root but it may be worth rooting to be able to recover lost pictures.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by lily415 View Post
    If you photos are stored in Samsung Galaxy S3 memory card, you can use Photo Recovery software to scan the phone and recover lost photos.
    Is that free and do you have to have your phone rooted? I dont know how to root my phone and im freaking out because I lost ALL my concert pictures and videos and I dont know what to do and I cant pay 50 just for my pictures even though they are priceless to me
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    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by gracebow View Post
    I dont know how to root my phone
    You can check out http://towelroot.com - select the lambda symbol, download and install the apk file, then run it and follow the instructions.
    Then you can try DiskDigger http://market.android.com/details?id...ech.diskdigger

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdithaJane View Post
    1) Connect your phone to the computer through USB in USB mass storage mode or connect the SD card through a card reader and use a PC or Mac based photo recovery program to recover photos directly from the SD card.
    2) Connect your phone to your computer through USB and use a program called Android Photo Recovery. This can recover photos from the phone's internal memory but is not 100% compatible with all Androids.
    The title of the OP says no root. If he or she has everything with MTP there is no mass storage device. Anyone correct me if I am wrong? I cam across this topic bc I am having the same issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gracebow View Post
    Is that free and do you have to have your phone rooted? I dont know how to root my phone and im freaking out because I lost ALL my concert pictures and videos and I dont know what to do and I cant pay 50 just for my pictures even though they are priceless to me
    I am having the same problem. I lost info after "Uploading Software Update." After that my phone went into a sort of boot loop. I couldn't boot past Samsung screen. Yo make a long story short, I got it fixed, where a Samsung tech pushed the lastest 4.4.2 software on my s3 Kit kat. I lost everything. Also with this, it does not have a Mass storage- my old software did before the update! I tired using Dr.phone- doesn't support my phone.
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    Default Re: Help! Recover lost photos no root!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassery94 View Post
    without my permission, my boy friend just formatted my phone card and erased all my friend photos. It was really depressing.
    Something he had no right to do. Kick his arse out, and find someone that respects your privacy.

    AC App on SGS3
    Samsung Galaxy S3 4gLTE

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