1. AC Question's Avatar
    I started receiving notifications from Goole Photos yesterday that my pictures were being uploaded to my account. I don't want my photos uploaded there. So I went into settings and turned off the synch setting (which I'm baffled as to how it got turned on to begin with) then deleted all my photos. I thought I was only deleting them off Google Photos but it permanently deleted them off my phone! I was not using an SD card so they were only stored own the phone's internal storage.

    I've tried running a couple of data recovery programs (and enabled USB debugging) but they were unsuccessful in even getting to a "Scan" phase. The Dr. Fone Android program seemed the most promising but it wanted to temporarily root my phone in order to run the scan and the rooting process was unsuccessful. I also tried running Kingo to root and that was also unsuccessful.

    Does anyone know of a way to recover these deleted photos? (Preferably without rooting).

    Thanks.
    ShevoyV likes this.
    08-03-2017 07:03 PM
  2. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Frankly, I would say your chances of even minimal success are very close to nil. That is just the way the Android OS works.

    As to why you would have wanted to disable Google backup in the first place, well, quite frankly, I don't understand that one either. Do you really believe that your phone will survive forever and never crash or get lost/stolen? Do you also believe in fairies and leprechauns hiding pots of gold at the end of rainbows?

    Seriously, I cannot tell you how many times I have read a post here and in other forums from someone who has lost "irreplaceable" images of children, deceased parents, pets, their dream vacation, and on and on.
    08-03-2017 07:40 PM
  3. Thacy's Avatar
    AFAIK, it is impossible to recover data from phone internal memory without root. You may back up your whole phone data and keep trying other root tools. There are quite a lot, like Kingroot (not kingo), WinDroid Toolkit, etc. Find more at Safely Root Android.
    You could also root your LG manually, but it is more complicated, which means more risky. Unlock bootloader, install TWRP, flash SuperSu. You may find a detailed tutorial on the internet by yourself. Keep in mind that only follow the tutorial that exactly for your phone model, not even a variant of the brand.
    If you don't like root, you can always unroot an Android phone.
    08-03-2017 07:46 PM
  4. ShevoyV's Avatar
    You can recover these photos before 60 days by going back to photos in your phone after words when your in photos you click up the top left where you see three little lines for E.T.C ||| when you touch that you going to see other words ther you should click on trash and you will see your photos that you have deleted hold on them for 3 second and you will see recover back and you will get it back. Remember before 60 days
    08-03-2017 07:51 PM
  5. Randy Ohio's Avatar
    Good discussion. I just restored several photos that had been accidently deleted ; wish I had known about this before. I'm using the native Galllery App. It says that pics will be permanently deleted from Trash after 7 days. Go into Gallery, press the 3 lines upper left next to Albums, under Manage select Trash and it displays your deleted pics. Select what you want to restore, it will ask which folder to restore to, select one and it's there. Pretty cool!!
    08-04-2017 07:44 AM
  6. dlbenz's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies (i was the creator of this thread).

    Unfortunately I do not see any Manage tab or any Trash bin when hitting the 3 lines next to Albums in the app. So I think I'm out of luck there.

    N4Newbie I have personal reasons for not wanting to back mu photos up the cloud that are unique to my set of circumstances but I regularly back up my photos by importing them manually onto my computer (about once per month). Unfortunately I had just returned from vacation prior to "permanently deleting" them earlier this week. Yes, I realize this was operator error and I may have to live with the consequences.

    I think my best option is to root the phone but I'm having a tough time there too. Has anyone successfully rooted a Verizon LG v10 (vs990)? What is the simplest way to do this?

    Thanks.
    08-04-2017 12:27 PM
  7. N4Newbie's Avatar
    dlbenz,

    I understand. My comments about backups were not directed specifically towards you but the more general audience.

    As for rooting your phone, the problem with this is that you cannot do it "after the fact" because part of the rooting process is to totally and irretrievably wipe every binary bit of your phone's memory.

    So, yes, you can root your phone now to provide some possible protection against future issues of this kind, however it will not help at all in retrieving your lost images. In fact, it will ensure beyond any doubt that you cannot recover them.
    dlbenz likes this.
    08-04-2017 12:42 PM
  8. gipper69's Avatar
    Frankly, I would say your chances of even minimal success are very close to nil. That is just the way the Android OS works.

    As to why you would have wanted to disable Google backup in the first place, well, quite frankly, I don't understand that one either. Do you really believe that your phone will survive forever and never crash or get lost/stolen? Do you also believe in fairies and leprechauns hiding pots of gold at the end of rainbows?

    Seriously, I cannot tell you how many times I have read a post here and in other forums from someone who has lost "irreplaceable" images of children, deceased parents, pets, their dream vacation, and on and on.
    Well, some of us prefer not to have Google photos snooping every image. Remember, once in the cloud, you no longer have real assurance about where the data goes. You just have to trust that the next merger or ceo change won't do a data ream. The cloud autosynch change is another example that every update can have undesirable changes in settings.

    The original poster is likely SOL. His experience is an object lesson on making sure that one understands the scope of a command, and has a recovery strategy for critical data.
    08-05-2017 07:50 AM
  9. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Well, some of us prefer not to have Google photos snooping every image. Remember, once in the cloud, you no longer have real assurance about where the data goes. You just have to trust that the next merger or ceo change won't do a data ream. The cloud autosynch change is another example that every update can have undesirable changes in settings.

    The original poster is likely SOL. His experience is an object lesson on making sure that one understands the scope of a command, and has a recovery strategy for critical data.
    IMO, privacy of any kind is a thing of the past. Might as well just embrace the good things that are available to us and ignore the dark side.
    08-05-2017 04:24 PM
  10. maxfield034's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that.

    It is always suggested that you must make backup and then only press on Delete button, you never know that you are actually deleting it permanently from the device.

    But, you can do some search in Play Store for some photo recovery software. May be you can get one that can help you to retrieve your photos.
    06-19-2018 12:25 PM
  11. kixfan's Avatar
    Since this thread is so old I doubt anything will help at this point. LOL
    06-19-2018 12:33 PM
  12. Billy Beckham's Avatar
    Most Android data recovery tools require a root access since the application needs to perform a low-level interaction with the device while performing the recovery operation. In addition, rooting an Android device enables users to gain privileged control over various Android subsystems. Hence, it is understandable that most Android recovery software ask a root access.
    For the users who lose their wanted photos without any backup, their only option is to use a professional recovery tool to get back the lost files. Here I would like to strongly recommend you one powerful software- MobiKin Doctor for Android. This program allows you to extract the deleted or formatted Android data like photos without rooting the device.
    06-24-2018 09:01 PM
  13. Emily Baker's Avatar
    To avoid data loss, some users would select to sync their LG V10 data with Gmail. Then in this case, you can easily retrieve the lost files from Gmail. And as well all know, Gmail does not ask a root access all the time. That is to say, you are able to restore the deleted files from Gmail backup without rooting. But how to perform this recovery process? Just go with the tutorial below:

    Step 1. Login to the Google account on your LG V10 and you will see a list of all your previous devices.

    Step 2. Next, you need to select a device that you've used to store the lost files and tap on it.

    Step 3. After that, you can simply click on the button Restore to get back the saved data.
    06-25-2018 08:51 PM

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