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Smashed up iPhone - best way to recover data?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bigbong, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. bigbong

    bigbong Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    My iPhone 4 was being a bit difficult (losing connection even when standing practically on top of a base station) and I tried to repair it DIY style by repeatedly smashing it in the wall. Surprisingly this did not improve the matter. Instead it seems to have caused a tiny little bit of damage to the screen (I can still see a bit of the top left corner but the rest is entirely white).

    Couldn't care less about the phone, it's evil, but before I continue smashing it to bits, I thought I'd better try to back up some of the data. First of all the contact details. But also, if at all possible, notes and data in applications (I have some pwds stored in a "password app").

    Any recommendations for doing this? Right now I'd prefer to buy another brand other, Samsung or anything rather than another iDevil. So the best option would be something that would show me the data on my computer rather than just backing up the data as such. But any suggestions appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. HereComesTheDrop

    HereComesTheDrop Junior Member

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    I'm not sure if you can install Icloud on your phone without being able to see it, but that app can automatically move all your information, pictures and contacts to your other devices via wifi. I too have tried to fix phones with the wall method. haha
     
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    Get another iphone and open both, see if you can put flash memory chip of smashed on to working one? just a suggestion Google for tutorials.
     
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  4. Tim Roth

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    use iCloud or backup from iTunes. Just connect it and it's all done by itself, basically!
     
  5. bigbong

    bigbong Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks. I tried iCloud but can't get the damn thing to backup notes. Also app data doesn't seem to be available there?

    Saved my contacts this way though, which was a major relief.

    Thanks!