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I have a samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0, and I forgot the password. I want to save my photos and videos but I am not sure whether a factory reset will do. Any suggestions?

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You can try installing a custom recovery and make a backup of the entire system. The backup will be a file that's like a zip/rar/etc. Then you can get your files that way.

Take a look at http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_p3110 If you have the WIFI version of the tablet.

Take a look at http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_p3100 if you have the GSM/SIM Card version of the tablet.

As with anything, You do this at your own risk.

  • A factory reset will not wipe the internal storage. And why should /system be backuped if he wants to save /data/media??? – Thomas Vos Jun 29 '15 at 6:38
  • Hmm I was always told factory reset would wipe everything. And I guess I should've mentioned this in the answer. But with custom recoveries you can include the internal storage. Which would save what he wants. – jer3my Jun 29 '15 at 7:12
  • @SuperThomasLab is right that why would internal storage be deleted during Factory/Hard reset? But the point applies to devices and Android having 4.4+ only IMO. For my 4.2.1 your revision 1 fits correctly. – Firelord Jun 29 '15 at 7:13
  • Yeah I could of sworn at one point factory resetting a phone would have erased everything. – jer3my Jun 29 '15 at 7:16
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    A factory reset wipes /cache, /data and doesn't wipe /data/media or /external_sd. – Thomas Vos Jun 29 '15 at 7:16

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