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need to retrieve photos/memory from damaged iPhone 4

phone got really hot so dropped it when i picked it up the back glass was completely cracked/shattered, now phone wont turn on anymore unless i connect it straight to mains charger & then it displays the screen you have when you first turn on for the first time to sync to computer, i have tried to sync to computer but the apple logo comes on & off as if it's trying to come on, im not so worried about the phone i just want to get the photos i took while camping if that's possible

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did you ever find a fix for getting your photos off the phone? I am having the same problem and if you can refer me that would be helpful.

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Your battery had a dead short. Be glad it didn't blow up. Apple is going to give you a new phone and not give you your data back, so weigh your odds. If you value your data, change the battery out, sync it and consider the phone scrap. Opening it and changing the battery will void the warranty and Apple will not service it, so do this knowing that full well.

If you value the warranty over data, go to Apple. They will replace the phone, but you lose your data.

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thank you for helping, ive managed to get phone to connect to computer but itunes wont let it sync unless i restore phone but that means i'll lose my data & i need the photo's i have on the phone

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no as i was camping so didnt take laptop with me to sync at night :(

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shawn, you'd better send it to the repair shop first to check if it can be fixed or not. If yes, you can try some data recovery apps to see if you can use this kind of apps to recover your pictures or not. Read the following article to get more information, you also learn some methods when your iPhone was damaged::http://bit.ly/1mvyGCB

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Use iRip to get stuff from iPhones & iPods.

http://thelittleappfactory.com/irip/

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If you sync your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud before and make backup, it is two ways for you to recover the photos from iPhone.

I: Directly Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone 4/3GS

II: Recover Photos from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS from iTunes Backup

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If you have the backup data then you can recover the deleted photos in iPhone 5. For recover deleted photos follow the below steps.

Steps to follow to recover the deleted photos in iPhone 5 :

1. First of all turn on the iPhone 5.

2. After turn on locate the backup application where you got stored.

3. So, open it by double tap on it.

4. Now find and go to the photos folders.

5. Here select the photos which you want to recover.

6. After selecting tap the options and click the restore option.

7. After restore check the photos recovered or not in your iPhone 5.

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The battery will sometimes keep a phone from turning on. I would disconnect the battery and then plug it in to iTunes to see if it turns all the way on. If it comes up with a connect to iTunes symbol, i have had success before by using tiny umbrella to kick it out of recovery mode. If that doesn't work i would disconnect everything from the board (camera, digitizer, lcd, earpiece cable, etc.) besides the dock connector, a sort in any of these unnecessary components can potentially cause the iPhone to not turn on.

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A custom ramdisk with ssh may allow you the get the stuff off your iPhone http://www.sinfuliphone.com/archive/inde...

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If you still had failed to recover your photos through your iTunes or iCloud, it seems that you still could connect your iPhone to your computer, so try to get the help of data recovery software which could help you to scan your data of your damaged phone, then it could recover your data selectively according to your need.

Read this article to learn how to retrieve photos/memory from damaged iPhone 4. Hoping it will work for you. good luck to you.

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