My Goal:

Recover data from the internal built in sdcard.


Samsung Galaxy s6 Edge, running stock Android 6.0.1 (No Mods/Rooting) Stuck in a bootloop, suspected failed update. ADB connects fine and I can transfer files to/from my computer using push/pill.

The Problem:

The bootloop takes around 15-20 seconds per cycle, and interrupts the Pull command. Making it impossible to complete the large transfer. It's even more annoying to know that my data is in fact there, intact and safe.

The Original Question:

Is there a way we can prevent the system from continuing to attempt a boot, just so I can use ADB Pull to get my data. (Then I'm good to factory reset)

Additional Info:

abd reboot bootloader doesnt work; it just restarts the phone, and it continues to loop. And havent been able to get there. I tried going to Android Recovery, cleared cache, but avoiding the factory reset to save my data.

  • I'm afraid no. Maybe take it to aftersale and ask if they can help you recover your data? – iBug Jul 31 '18 at 9:15
  • @iBug if aftersale can do it, then we can do it! There absolutely is a way, and your comment is sadly quite discouraging – phpN00b Jul 31 '18 at 9:26
  • Try booting into the recovery by holding down a volume key when it starts booting, and use ADB Sideload to flash a known good system image. Then it may boot normally. – iBug Jul 31 '18 at 10:03
  • @iBug When attempting to enter recovery mode, the device continues to enter the boot loop as though I have not pressed the buttons. I can get safe mode, but it bootloops also. I can get to Odin mode, tried flashing, still gave bootloop. – phpN00b Jul 31 '18 at 11:37

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