Fifth generation of iPhone. Repair of this device is straightforward, and requires screwdrivers, prying tools, and patience. GSM/CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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How can I retrieve pictures from water damaged device?

I recently was fishing and got caught up in a storm my iphone got wet and sat in rice for days. It only works on a charger plugged into the wall but have no service and cannot connect to wifi. I have pictures on there of some great fish I caught and would wish to get them onto my new iphone. I have tryed plugging it up to the computer but the apple symbol just comes up for about 10 seconds then dies, it just does that over and over. My pictures are all on there when it is plugged into the wall and some I will never be able to recapture. I really apprieciate the help

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basshunter, unless you get to fix your iPhone, there is really not a chance for aDIY'er to get anything from the memory IC's. Rice is great first aid but does not prevent corrosion or any other failure. The very first thing that you want to do, is to stop plugging your phone in, or trying to start it. Disassemble your phone using this guide. Clean everything with a high grade isopropyl alcohol, do not forget the connectors. Use a soft brush to clean it with as well. This guide shows you how to clean an iPhone. It was written for a 3G but it is still pertinent to cleaning yours. Check for any missing, burned, or otherwise damaged components. Once cleaned, replace the battery. Remember that the batteries are smart batteries, they do a lot more than just store energy:-) Re-assemble your phone and re-evaluate for further, if any, damage. Hope this helps, good luck.

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try putting it into dfu mode and then if iTunes recognizes it that shows that there is still communication. if iTunes recognizes it use dr.fone to get your pictures off.

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just wondering if you've used this download yourself? 63people rate it only 2 stars..not a great recommendation and the only actual review says it's pretty pants.


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