Dead iPhone

plainjs

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Is it possible to retrieve photographs stored on iPhone in the event of death by drowning?

I'm still drying my phone out and will replace it if it does not come back to life, however I can't replace the pictures.

Can someone point me in the right direction as to possibilities for retrieval?
How/where is the data stored? SIMM card? Would water damage definitively destroy the data or is there hope of saving my vacation pictures?

Thanks in advance,

..john
 

ColsTiger

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I would store it in rice for a few days. The pictures won't be stored on the sim card and I doubt if there's any way to get to them if the unit won't power up.
 

jtesnani

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if your phone can't turn on, you can't retrieve the data. everything's stored on the phone's memory and has nothing to do with your sim card. unless you can turn it on, you're out of luck...

is your phone jailbroken? if so, hopefully ssh is installed and turned on, and by change your phone comes back to life, you can retrieve it from there, depending on your firmware:

1.1.2 or below: private/var/root/Media/DCIM
1.1.3 or above: private/var/mobile/Media/DCIM
 

Griffinaz

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Even if your phone isn't jailbroken you can still retrieve them once the phone powers on. On a PC you just connect it with the usb cable and in "My Computer" on your desktop you will see a listing below your drives that says "Apple iPhone". Double Click that and your pictures from your camera roll are right there. Then just copy them off.
 

ColsTiger

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Once again, if the phone won't power on you're pretty much out of luck. Sorry.
 

acosmichippo

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yeah, solid-state storage is nearly impossible to recover data from if it's damaged.

redundancy is the only way to keep data safe.