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I have a Sensation XE which is not rooted. (hboot 1.29, android 4.0.3)

I found a recovering method in the highest ranked answer in this post: How can I recover a deleted file on Android?.

From the above post, it's necessary to root my phone, but for some reasons, I don't want a permanently root.

Is it possible to follow steps 1~5 in this post [GUIDE] Juopunutbear S-OFF NO HTCDEV UNLOCK | ROOT (1.2x HBOOTS)--NEW: ONE CLICK ROOT to temporarily root my phone, ...

1.get this temproot-sensation-windows zip file

TEMPROOT ZIP

2.Extract temproot-sensation-windows.zip into a directory on your computer.

3.Plug your HTC SENSATION/XE/4G into your computer via USB. (keep the connection in "charging" mode) Recommended: Plug your device’s USB cable into the back of your computer if you’re using a desktop PC.

4.Enable USB Debugging on your HTC sensation. Settings >> Develop Options >>USB debugging (checked)

5.Double click temp_root.bat to run the script and wait until it completes. Don't touch the device during the entire process.

and then follow the steps 1~3 in the highest ranked answer to recovery the deleted files in my phone?

  1. Find out on which block device the file was on. Via mount
  2. Acquire and image of that block device with dd: dd if=/dev/<blockdevice> of=/sdcard/image bs=4096

3.Get a data recovery forensics tool and let it search /sdcard/image for the lost file. You can of course try to run multiple tools on the image. Formemost and Scalpel are a good start.

  • If you try, you will find out. As long as you don't reboot the device between temp-rooting and image-aquiring, this should work I'd say. – Izzy Jul 4 '13 at 9:00
  • You should be able to access some of the files on the internal hard drive. I think it will be next to impossible to get a full image of the hard drive without root. Android won't want you snooping in some of it's high-security folders like /boot – John Jul 5 '13 at 7:57

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