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Recovery of wiped iphone data
Asked by Jstenhouse
Posted Mar 10 2011 04:58 PM
First time posting here but i thought i would ask the pros.
I recently came back from a conference which i took a load of important videos and photos at. When i came back home i tried to import the photos and videos onto my computer so i could use them for work.
Itunes said i needed to update my iphone, so naturally i hit yes. After updating itunes said that the phone had an error and it had to be restored. So with out having any other options because the phone wouldnt seem to work i hit yes.
Everything was wiped!?
Ive looked in the itunes back up folder and can not see any of the recent photos, videos from the conference not to mention all my business contacts and notes..
The question im asking is - Is there a way to recovery data from an iphone 4 after it has been deleted.
I havnt sleept for days because ive been doing a bit of research..
Heres some info i found
"Now you are probably wondering how its possible to retrieve photos off your iPhone that you've already deleted. Well to give you a quick answer, your iPhones hard drive is very similar to a computer's hard drive. And just like a normal hard drive the iPhone doesn't delete media or pictures off its hard drive permanently, instead when a file is deleted its space is just listed as available and new re-usable space."
From - http://ezinearticles...ack!&id=2613581
Ive tried the program which is mentioned on the above web site but it doesnt even pick up the iphone when it is plugged into the computer.
So my question to everyone is, is there a way i can forensic recover the data as it sounds like it is still on there but just "hidden"
Also my iphone is displaying 14gig of data used when i plug it into the computer but i cant seem to find where this 14gig of data is on my iphone which makes me think it has been moved/hidden to another location on the harddrive of my iphone.
Answered by macnlos
Posted Mar 11 2011 06:36 AM
IMPORTANT: you should be talking to Apple or a data recovery specialist.
If the os on your phone is intact and just in recovery mode (DFU) then there are utilities available to break out and it MAY be accessible. Here is a link to someone who documented getting out of DFU.
Proceed at your own risk, I still will reccomend talking to Apple or a specialist. What is above is the only thing I can think of.
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Answered by Alejandro Ramirez
Posted Jan 23 2012 09:01 AM
You are out of luck. iTunes does not create a backup of your photos or videos automatically.
Going forward I suggest you use one of the following options to keep backups of your photos and videos:
I don't own an iPhone anymore but my wife does and she is using option A.
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Answered by Bright Choice
Posted Jul 17 2013 03:16 AM
Two Solutions for iPhone Data Recovery 1. Restore from Backup If you have backup for your personal data on iTunes, you can restore from the backup. 2. iPhone Data Recovery Software If you don't backup your files on iPhone previously, then it might be tough to recover. However, by using a third party iPhone data recovery software, you can recover data from iPhone with ease on computer.
Answered by CoraBertha
Posted Mar 06 2014 12:00 AM
If you have ever synced before, you can use the iTunes Backup Extractor Software to scan and extract iTunes backup to recover contacts and photos from your iPhone 4S.
If you don't synced, you can only directly scan and recover deleted contacts from your iPhone.
Answered by Nathalineda
Posted Mar 06 2014 11:34 PM
You can recover data from iPhone directly with some iPhone Data Recovery tool if you have no backup before losing your data. But thing will be solved easily if you have backup.
When you synchronize your iPhone with iTunes then it automatically create backup of all data. As you say that you deleted your backup by yourself, then it can not be recovered with any manual method. There are also some reason by which stored data is deleted or corrupted due to some problem like storage disk failure, system problem and many more.
Check more about:
How to recover data from iPhone
Answered by mogobie
Posted Mar 06 2014 11:54 PM
Notes: Please Completely DELETE ALL your data and personal information safely before selling your iPhone, or gift to your friends and relatives.
To permanently wipe iPhone data before sell or give away to a friend or relative,you must to use a iPhone Data Eraser tool.
The iPhone Data Eraser is the best iPhone data eraser to permanently wipe all personal information the iPhone before selling your iPhone.No only wipe Personal data permanently,but also supports delete contacts, messages, photos, videos, apps, account info, passwords and other hidden data stored on iPhone, iPad and iPod.
If you want to recover iPhone data,you can use a data recovery for iPhone.