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Blackberry 7250 VZW 7250 OS 4.2.x. Have two choices to recover blackberry data. One is to attempt to restore OS into device and hope the data is there to be backed up and restored. The other alternative is to send to a specialist like Seagate or Drive Crash. Thoughts? Details follow below.
Blackberry fell into water. After cleaning and drying out briefly came to life but stopped at unlock screen(something done before) said drained shut down. Eventually got it to boot up screen flickering and then died. After removing battery and letting device dry out attempted to hook up to desktop manager. No luck. Removed battery and was able to get to mount in application manager by quickly application loader. The loader did not detect OS and wanted to reinstall.
Do I reinstall the OS and hope there is data to recover or hope professionals can find the data? What is the downside of the OS to device reinstall
Data trying to recover are some saved messages that have no other copy of
Off the bat once you reload the OS you lose any and all data that was formerly in the phone. At the point you're at all you can really do is hope that it will revive itself with the uncooked rice trick or I like the oven trick myself but it can be a little risky for most people.
I hate to say it but there is not a whole that can be done at this point.
How long ago did it take the plunge? (you should have left it for at least a couple of days) - given how tight the cases are on the 72xx series, I would have been more prone to leave it alone for a week to dry out.
BES_Noob is partially right...with the exception that OS and App's are normally written to seperate, specific areas of memory. Still, if it's saying that there's no OS, then it's highly probable that your contact list, etc, may be gone.
If you haven't left it long enough to ensure it's dry, remove the battery and give it several days....then see if you can't see it enough to back up some data from it.
If you can't do a recovery after giving it several days to completely dry out, then you won't cause any additional harm by reloading the OS.
I'd be quite surprised if there are companies that can restore data from BB's encrypted memory.
You can relaod OS and it will backup data if there is data to backup. The problem here is it sees no OS to begin with.
Originally Posted by BES Noob
Im not too concerned if its revived itself except for just long enough to pull off any data through backup.
Letting it dry got me to this point could even connect it. Heard about rice trick and really believe it as many seem to cite it
This should do it if you have any backup files.
use your latest back up file.
I just did a test with the trial, not sure if you'll need to purchase to transfer all.
go download the trial version of this.
ABC Amber Blackberry Converter. Google it. (I cant post links)
open your .ipd backup file with it.
select 'contacts' or whatever else you want to save.
look below the list of contacts that opened and select 'export file' and select the file type. (.csv is recommended)
hold 'ctrl' and click each contact. ( I couldn't find an easier way)
click save as.
Originally Posted by COVMACHINE
Thanks. This is very useful for the future and good to know.
As for this go around unfortunately I don't have a recent backup that contains the data I need. Thought I did but did not.
If you think it's dry enough, then I suggest you let DM load the OS. (then assess how much you can see afterwards).
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