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Samsung's tenth flagship Galaxy phone, released in March of 2019. Shipped with Android 9.0 (Pie).

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Saltwater fried my logic board but I need my photos back

I was away on holiday in Greece and sea water got into the back of my phone and fried the logic board (according to the phone repair guy I took it to). It was stuck in a boot loop and turning on and off for a while before it eventually gave up and wouldn't turn on. I am clutching at straws here but is there any way I can dismantle the phone and see if I can access a specific part of the board where things might be stored and attempt to recover the photos from my phone?

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@tojaert I've heard you are a phone magician, any ideas?


@gsilentstorm thank you for the beautiful epithet :) but I gave my love to Apple and unfortunately I don't have enough knowledge about android brands to propose an effective solution. However, I'm sure your data is out there somewhere and someone just need to reach for it.

- fingers crossing Gemma


Thanks Bert! Managed to somehow resurrect it last night and got my photos and videos back 🥰


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the part that stores the photos is paired with the cpu and the data cannot be extracted without the memory chip communicating with the cpu so the board needs repaired or the cpu and memory chip transplanted to a working motherboard. what country are you in gemma

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Hey Daniel, in a crazy stroke of luck last night (after having been told by a phone repair shop in Greece that it was unrepairable and theyd had it for 3 days supposedly tryint to fix it) I managed to get the phone to come on and used a USB mouse to unlock it and transfer all my data so I've managed to get my photos and videos back from my holiday as well as lots of other stuff I didn't think I'd be able to! Thank you though ❤️


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Gemma S will be eternally grateful.
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