1. jimmyju's Avatar
    Hi there.
    I have lost files of my Oneplus 5 with Android 8.

    Does it make sense to root my phone now and then run a recovery tool? Or will there be no chance of finding anything as the phone will be wiped during the root process.

    Thanks a lot
    jim
    07-10-2019 07:06 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Since it's a matter of unlocking the bootloader, everything will get wiped, so you won't be able to recover anything. (If you're ever going to root a phone, as soon as you get it is the time.)

    If you still want to, though, see https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/g...d-more.548216/ Everything is correct, except the link to TWRP, which is https://twrp.me/oneplus/oneplus5.html
    07-10-2019 02:10 PM
  3. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Android is encrypted by default now, even if you don't set your own PIN/password. So I doubt you'll be able to recover any data after a factory reset.

    In fact, this is the exact reason encryption is now default. They did a study years ago on factory reset, but un-encrypted phones that people had turned in, and discovered an alarming amount of recoverable data. This was seen as a big security/privacy concern, so now it encrypts on the very first boot of the device.
    07-10-2019 02:32 PM
  4. jimmyju's Avatar
    Thank you for the clear answer.
    07-12-2019 04:46 AM

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