My mom passed tonight and there are some photos of her on this old phone I have. Losing them is not an option but I only have 1 attempt left on the lock code before it factory resets the data so I can't attempt that or do the Google account unlock or anything.

I read a bit about yodot or something that may be able to help, but I wanted some help from the experts before I dive in and screw it up because like I said if I mess this up I will be absolutely devastated.

I really hope you guys can help me out. Thanks in advance, I really appreciate it.


If adb is on then you have a chance to recover data from the device.

  1. Install adb and fastboot drivers in your Computer.
  2. Connect your phone with an USB cable
  3. Open terminal and enter adb devices
    1. If it shows your device then you can extract any file by entering adb pull path/to/file
  • Doesn't ADB require USB Debugging? If so, Developer Options has not been enabled on this device and neither has USB Debugging. I heard about flashing a custom recovery ROM or something without losing the files. Is this a possibility? – DanL Jul 24 '17 at 17:38
  • I haven't tried it and I will not recommend it to you – Deepak Gangwar Jul 24 '17 at 17:40
  • @DanL try to boot into stock recovery and then connect it to pc. I think either adb or file transfer is possible in this state – Deepak Gangwar Jul 24 '17 at 17:42

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