1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have a bricked G2. It will open FastBoot, but FastBoot doesn't completely work right. Or, I can get it into Recovery mode, where it gives me the option of a factory reset.

    I have data (pics, vids, docs) on the device that I don't want to risk overwriting, so I'm trying to avoid writing anything to the device. I want to recover those files.

    Is there any Windows- or Ubuntu-based software that can scan this bricked G2 for files? Final note: the files were deleted recently before the bricking, so most of them will still be there, not overwritten, though deleted.

    07-03-2015 12:28 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    07-03-2015 01:45 PM
  3. trmnshwrx's Avatar
    No ADB. (I'm the OP.)
    07-03-2015 03:07 PM
  4. trmnshwrx's Avatar
    I mean, it apparently boots into FastBoot, and that's it. I can't seem to connect it via ADB at all.
    07-03-2015 03:08 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Then you're probably going to have to reflash the ROM and lose everything, unless you're willing to pay a few hundred dollars (at least) to have someone JTAG the phone and pull the data off. (How much it will cost depends on how much data there is - it's a manual process and can take days - or even weeks.)
    07-03-2015 03:58 PM
  6. trmnshwrx's Avatar
    If I hold volume buttons or go through Recovery Mode (and cancel) before fastboot loads, I get a different number, like:
    [830] Fastboot mode started
    [2050] Fastboot mode started
    ...Does that mean anything?
    07-03-2015 10:29 PM
  7. trmnshwrx's Avatar
    What's the magic trick to get fastboot to connect? I have the LG drivers installed on my computer, I have fastboot on my computer, and when I plug the phone into the computer, it boots into fastboot...but the computer still doesn't see it! What's missing?
    07-03-2015 10:41 PM

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