I don't know if I'm posting this on the right website or not, but I'll try anyway.
I recently brought a Google Nexus 7 (non-SIM version). I've used it for around 3 months now and everything was working as normal until I left my battery to die whilst browsing online. The battery died overnight. In the morning, I charged my Nexus while attempting to use it at the same time.
What I found at first was that the device would boot right up until the lock screen, but the device would state there was 0% battery and shut down. I then continually powered the Nexus a couple of times just to make sure it wasn't a minor hitch. Then, I noticed that the Nexus was actually looping from Boot to the X to the lock screen then back off. At one point, it was going to a static fuzzy screen then holding there.
I did a little research and tried to boot it up via the Volume up + power method. After I tried this, the multi-colored X just holds on start up. It shows the white Google logo, then the Nexus logo and hangs there. I found out that the device could be "Soft bricked" and needs some sort of wipe.
But here is my main concern: I never thought the device would break after three months, so I never really backed up any photos.
I really would like to find a way to access the folders on the Nexus while it is soft bricked or fix the device without losing the photos. I'm even prepared to rip apart the device voiding any warranties and look for the memory card or whatever is inside. Under normal circumstances. I would just accept a loss, but these photos are of my baby where I haven't had my camera at hand. It has photos of her first moments, so they are worth a lot in sentimental value.
If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it. I would appreciate the time and effort spent solving this problem. Thank you.
P.S. I have no idea how technical stuff works on a deep level :(