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Okay, so my phone had to be completely erased a few months back (don't ask - the story is too long) because of a wrong pattern and pin code being input for way too many times.

Long story short, I've lost quite a bit of data, but not all of it. I had a very important photo set as a wallpaper back then and now it's still here, but I can no longer find the photo on my phone (I thought I had it saved somewhere, but apparently I didn't do that). Is there any way I could recover it? I've been left with only a bad quality copy on my instagram and it's way too important to lose.

My phone is running on Android 9.

  • If you can't find the image file there is still the option to use page free of app icons and create a screen-shot of your app launcher including the background. – Robert May 6 at 11:03
  • The phone keeps the wallpaper as an internal file, in a directory not accessible to non-root users. Even if you had root permissions, the wallpaper is just a low quality, resized version of the original, made to match your screen's resolution. – Death Mask Salesman May 6 at 14:40

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