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Sometimes I come across tools like DroidKit which promise to recover your data from Android phone without root. I do not understand, how they obtain raw binary access to internal storage over USB only. Or is it just a marketing trick when in reality they just mounting only external SD card to local computer and perform recovery on it?

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  • Check the user guide. It does root the device for performing something called Deep Scan. At least the software author is honest enough to mention this in the guide at least.
    – Firelord
    Mar 26, 2023 at 14:51
  • scam. it's impossible to root a device and recover files for various reasons
    – alecxs
    Mar 26, 2023 at 15:34
  • @Firelord, thanks for this reference! But what about quick scan this tool offer? Is there any Android API which lets do data recovery?
    – AseN
    Mar 26, 2023 at 17:03
  • android.stackexchange.com/q/233452
    – alecxs
    Mar 26, 2023 at 19:47
  • @alecxs it might be a scam but with levels/grades. On Android versions, where as of now it is easy to get escalated privileges by using exploits, it might be possible to temporarily root the device (run the exploit and keep changes non-persistent). So it could be that this software fails to root let's say Android 12 or 13 but it could be able to do so on an Android 5 or 6 or 7 device. // Or it might just be a complete scam like you said.
    – Firelord
    Mar 26, 2023 at 21:43

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