1. jkannry's Avatar
    Blackberry 7250 VZW OS 4.2.3x. 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
    Last edited by jkannry; 09-13-08 at 01:27 PM.
    09-13-08 01:19 PM
  2. kvaughan's Avatar
    If you have a recent back up file you can reinstall the OS and then reload the backup file

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-13-08 01:40 PM
  3. jkannry's Avatar
    If you have a recent back up file you can reinstall the OS and then reload the backup file

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I should have made this clearer. I dont have a recent backup. If I did this would have been so much easier
    09-13-08 01:50 PM
  4. Branta's Avatar
    Sorry to bring bad news - If it has dumped the OS the flash memory has been altered/cleared and your data is almost certainly gone. Most likely it was done when it got wet or when you flashed it up without full drying. Water and live electronics are simply not compatible.

    There is a slim chance, a very slim chance indeed (probably <0.1% probability) that some data still exists in the memory. However I don't think you will be able to get it back or even investigate without very costly government-grade forensic methods only known to spook agencies. Put it down to experience, claim the insurance and next time remember to backup.
    09-13-08 03:05 PM
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