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Trying to recover data from water damaged 4s

I'm trying to recover the data on a water damaged iphone 4s. I completely cleaned this phone and replaced battery. iTunes does respond when this phone is plugged into a laptop,

But I can't get an image to appear on the screen, most likely a blown LCD filter (I have the logic board plugged into a screen and LCD that are known to work, not the one that was on the phone when the water damage occurred). Don't want to mess with trying to replace that so decided to try to pull the data off the phone and transfer to a new phone.

I've tried some of the data recovery programs but have come against a roadblock that I haven't; been able to get around. When using these programs, the program begins to scan the phone, but then a message appears saying that I have to "trust" the PC in order to continue the scan. Apparently this can only be done by hitting the "trust" button that appears on the phone screen. Well, I can't see this trust button because the LCD isn't working. Is there a way that I can bypass this? Any ideas or solutions will be greatly appreciated.

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Compared to other phones, iPhone is weak in waterproof. Most of the Apple users, including you must have such embarrassed experience: you dropped your beloved iOS device and made it water damaged. So were all your previous photos, contacts and messages gone forever? No, they are just temporarily missing. iOS Data Recovery or iOS Data Recovery (Mac) can help you restore your files.

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If you want to retrieve data from water damaged iPhone, you can retrieve the data from the backup in iTunes. The iTunes backup can be used for restoring your new iPhone, but if you want to view and manage the contents in the backup, we suggest you make use of third party iPhone data recovery software- iRefone for Mac. This software is used for recovering lost files from iTunes, iCloud backup and iOS devices including iPhone 4s.


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Chris there is not. You will have to fix it to gain full access.

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No, as the file system is encrypted, you will have to unlock the phone to decrypt your data then hit trust.

If you have icloud backup, you can just restore the backup on a new phone.

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Chris will be eternally grateful.
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