Is there any way to get the data out of a Samsung phone that will boot into Odin Mode / Download Mode but won't boot into Recovery or anything else?

  • @alecxs Does S7 have EDL mode? I guess not because mine is Exynos. This says "The decrypting bootloader capability for Exynos processors enables unlocking, as well as full file system and physical extractions from popular Samsung devices." Is there something similar I can put on my phone to dump out the internal storage? – endolith May 26 '20 at 12:23
  • This says "Samsung does not use the Qualcomm EDL mode even in its Qualcomm-equipped handsets...Instead, Samsung implemented its own proprietary programming protocol called Odin. Odin can be used to read the (encrypted) content of the device. ... For many Samsung models, one can use one of the engineering boot images leaked from Samsung or one of its service facilities...These engineering boot images are developed and signed by Samsung proper; they allow full, unrestricted access to the device storage." – endolith May 26 '20 at 12:40
  • you did find a useful site, thx for clarifying – alecxs May 26 '20 at 17:18
  • So if this has ENGBOOT for S7 Exynos, then I could burn that to the phone and somehow extract the device storage from it? – endolith May 27 '20 at 3:08
  • members on xda claim it is not a trusted source, and it's not clear it is for exynos, but yes you can flash eng boot + twrp (odin may wipe userdata after flashing, heimdall does not) but the problem remains you probably can't boot any other than download mode. and you can't extract data in download mode, only flash ROMs. can you add picture of download mode screen? – alecxs May 27 '20 at 7:45

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