1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Phone crashed ave Nov 29 samsung update and won't charge or power on. I need to get pictures off internal memory. Tried multiple tools but since there is no power, the computer doesn't see the phone when connected via USB.
    01-01-2021 04:11 PM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    Unless the phone is booted your chances are pretty slim. There are a couple factors - the device may be encrypted, that encryption is not unlocked unless the phone is booted to the OS and you've unlocked it. While the phone COULD charge from a computer, it doesn't provide power to the storage chip(s) unless the phone boots.

    Consider this a lesson - if the files/pictures are ones you MUST have, have multiple copies. All of my irreplaceable pictures are stored in 4 places - my Mac, the Time Machine backup of that Mac, the off-site cloud backup of the Mac and an SD card that I've placed aside and labeled for each big trip I've taken.

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    Laura Knotek and B. Diddy like this.
    01-01-2021 05:35 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    If you had them backed up to Samsung cloud or Google drive/photos the sync with that and can access from computer, other then that I'm afraid no.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-01-2021 05:47 PM
  4. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    You can't access the internal memory unless you can power the phone up and unlock it. It's designed this way for security reasons.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-01-2021 07:07 PM

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