How do I get the phone working for data recovery?
So, my LG G4 (H810) locked up, died and no longer turns on. At this point the phone is over 1 year old and is almost certainly out of warranty (or any "hidden" warranties). Neither AT&T or LG are probably going to help and I am likely limited to OOW repair. I have a 509K* phone, so mine is one of the early ones that are known to fail.
The problem with this is it'll not only cost more to send the phone to LG, but they will not get me any data back. The problem is I have pictures of my deceased cat on the phone and I will lose those forever, so I want the data more then I want another phone (I can replace the phone, but not the final pictures of my cat). I also don't want another LG G4, since LG may have botched the revised models and those may fail just as badly as the 1.0 phones.
The other problem is I encrypted the phone, so the data on the NAND flash isn't usable without the decryption key. Is there any known faults with this phone that are common if the phone does not turn on?
Is this a good question?