1. Bob Yaheadtothis's Avatar
    Month ago a malicious party (real human, not hacker etc...) decided for their own foul reasons to factory reset my blackberry 8520 in order to destroy evidence etc... i'm just wondering if there's any way to recover the data that WAS on the phone, and is probably still there (i've had the phone switched off since that day, around sept/oct last year) now that it's been factory reset? The reset was achieved by (I believe) purposefully entering the incorrect password 10 times when i'd left the phone alone... thus it's back to "setup wizard" when I switch it back on... anyone have any clue?

    Particularly interested in:
    1. Pictures
    2. BBM's (probably gone with RIM issues by now anyway)
    3. Whatsapp messages
    4. Memo Pad notes
    5. Voice Recordings.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Some of this is personal.
    Some of this has a far greater significance.
    05-30-13 07:39 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Your only hope of getting anything back is if you had a recent backup to restore to.
    05-30-13 07:46 PM
  3. Bob Yaheadtothis's Avatar
    Unfortunately I have/had nothing - there's no way of getting at/to it?
    I may be able to ask someone studying forensic computing.... would that be worthwhile?
    05-30-13 07:47 PM
  4. Carrilly's Avatar
    If you are Android user, you can Recovering data from Factory Reset.
    You can directly scan your device to recover your Android data.
    11-05-13 10:17 AM
  5. thedustytaco's Avatar
    If you are Android user, you can Recovering data from Factory Reset.
    You can directly scan your device to recover your Android data.
    That is soo not revelant..
    11-05-13 10:20 AM
  6. anon1727506's Avatar
    The entering an incorrect password doesn't just reset the device, it does a security wipe. Note sure how many times it overwrites the data with zeros, so it might be possible for a forensics lab to recover something. But if the device was encrypted... that is a different matter.
    11-05-13 10:26 AM

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