I've downloaded 'Disk Drill' to search for the photos and it informed me that I have to root the device for 'Disk Drill' to work. I've tried both with Kingoroot and Kingroot to root the device, both failed.

How to root an LG Q6? Or, if there is another way that doesn't require rooting, how can I search for the deleted photos?

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    Regarding Kingoroot and Kingroot: Why are the rooting apps not working anymore?, so looks like there's only the traditional hard-root method left (unlock the bootloader, flash custom recovery, flash su binary). However, looks like the bootloader doesn't seem unlockable. Last is How to manually root a phone? if it's anything possible. (I can't comment on file recovery since I've never tried it)
    – Andrew T.
    Jan 29, 2022 at 7:47
  • unlocking bootloader will perform factory reset and wipe encryption keys. you can't recover any data afterwards. your only chance is flashing magisk patched boot.img on locked bootloader. this requires firehose programmer and deep flash cable (some devices must disassembled to find test point)
    – alecxs
    Jan 29, 2022 at 8:16
  • even then chances to recover deleted files are nearly zero. try to search hidden .trashcan instead (see app in comments)
    – alecxs
    Jan 29, 2022 at 11:30


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