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Data recovery from broken Android tablet possible?


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 09:52 AM

 I have never worked on a tablet before, can anyone tell me how to recover data from this HP Touchpad's HDD please? Far as the owner knows, it powers on but no video.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 23 December 2015 - 09:57 AM

I remember this device. It launched and then HP stopped sales after a few months.  It uses NAND flash RAM for storage, no hard drive. Good Luck.

 

You can see the specs here.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_TouchPad#Android



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 10:02 AM

It's my cousin's first tablet so I am hoping I can help him out somehow, appreciate the info.



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:01 AM

When you say it is broken, do you mean it does not turn on. I found this on youtube. Not sure if it will help or not.

 

Edit: It is a hard reset but the uploader says the data is still retained. I can't confirm that though.


Edited by JohnC_21, 23 December 2015 - 11:02 AM.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:20 AM

Yes, does not turn on but waiting on my cousin to bring the cable.



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 02:53 AM

Yes, I think it is possible to recover data from your broken tablet, you can plug your HP Touchpad into computer with cable, and recover your data from your PC.



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 04:12 AM

Maybe you can buy a screen replacement. The 32Gbyte storage is soldered on chip. Not sure if there is any type of JTAG connectors to pull all the data off it.

 

Found some steps to crack it open..here



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 08:54 AM

Thanks for the info, still waiting on the cousin.



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 10:35 AM

Every Android device I've ever dealt with allows itself to be used as though it were an external drive when plugged in to a PC.  All smartphones I've ever owned (all LG models) do this as a matter of course.

 

I can't imagine you won't have direct access to the user data and be able to copy off whatever you like.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:17 AM

Solution 1: First of all, if your phone won't turn on at all, restart it by pressing the Power key for 10 seconds. If the problem still remains, try the second method.
 
Solution 2: Sometimes your phone does not switch on just because it is run out of power. Having it charged for a couple of hours and see whether it goes back to the normal state. If this measure still doesn’t work, try the final one.
 
Solution 3: Press the Volume Up, Power and Home button simultaneously to boot the device into Recovery Mode. Scroll down the main menu via Volume key and select "Factory reset/Wipe data" by pressing Power button.
Note: The third method will delete all the data stored in your phone if you haven't backed them up before.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:50 AM

I don't know whether it can or not, maybe you can use Broken Android Data Extraction tool to help you do the data recovery from broken Android tablet. And it may be possible to get them back. Usually, data like contacts, text messages, photos, videos, etc can be easily recovered. Good luck to you. 



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Posted 02 March 2018 - 07:19 AM

you can try DiskDigger Pro file recovery apk app

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.defianttech.diskdiggerpro






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