I have a Galaxy S3 Mini. I want to plug it into Linux and treat it like a hard drive or USB device so I can use Recoverjpeg to recover photos from it, and use dc3dd so I can take the image of the Android files. I tried to do it on Kali Linux but when I tried use the command:

fdisk -l 

I can't find it. Is what I want to do possible?


Newer Android phones don't act as USB mass storage devices, so you can't use PC-based recovery software on them. Those tools (and the mass storage profile itself) require that the phone gives the PC very low-level access to the storage, which simply isn't practical any more. Here's a longer explanation of why not.

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