iPhone 3G/3GS/4 Undelete Photos/Videos Datarecovery

I found this technique listed in many places which shows you how to use a common Linux tool "dd" to dump the raw partition of your iPhone.

I give credit to this site for showing me the correct way to dd from the iPhone, I never thought to try it in the other direction: http://log.ijulien.com/post/182804914/iphone-3gs-data-recovery

Requirements

1.) Jailbreak your phone

2.) Install OpenSSH on your phone

Steps

*WARNING - make sure that you don't mix up the if= and of= commands, if you make that mistake your iphone will either be bricked and you will lose data for sure.

1.) From your computer (from the shell/terminal) run this command (*Note you must run it from your computer and not your iPhone, otherwise it won't work):

Correct Command: ssh root@youriphoneipaddress dd if=/dev/rdisk0s2s1 bs=1M | dd of=iphonebackup.img

This command is posted all over but doesn't work: dd bs=4096 if=/dev/disk0s2s1 | ssh user@192.168.1.125 ‘dd of=iphonebackup.img'
/bin/dd: opening `/dev/disk0s2s1’: Resource busy

2.) Recover with testdisk/photorec

Just point photorec to the image, and it will ask you a few questions and do the rest.

I was able to recover a lot of things but some .mov files don't play, I believe they may be alright but I need to find a way to fix the header (the header seems to be missing so they won't work).


Tags:

iphone, gs, undelete, videos, datarecoveryi, technique, listed, linux, quot, dd, partition, http, ijulien, requirements, jailbreak, install, openssh, commands, bricked, shell, terminal, ssh, youriphoneipaddress, dev, rdisk, bs, iphonebackup, img, doesn, disk, user, lsquo, bin, rsquo, resource, testdisk, photorec, mov, header,

Latest Articles

  • Aruba/HP/Dell IAP Wireless Controller Common Default Passwords
  • Debian, Mint Ubuntu how to remove package and associated config files
  • Linux Grub not booting the intended kernel solution in Debian, Mint, Ubuntu how to specify which kernel to boot by default
  • QEMU KVM Keyboard Problems Not Working Right Repeating Characters, Ctrl+C Copy and Paste not working right when using PS2 mouse in guests Solution
  • Linux how to compile binary with static sharedobjects embedded instead of dynamic to use on multi-distributions and avoid glibc compatiblity issues
  • /bin/sh: msgfmt: not found error solution on Linux Compilation Ubuntu Debian Mint Centos
  • Mikrotik RouterOS CHR/ISO Basic and Quick Setup Howto Guide
  • qemu 4 compilation options
  • CentOS 7 8 PXEBoot Netinstall Not Working Solution "Pane is dead "new value non-exisetnt xfs filesystem is not valid as a default fs type"
  • CentOS 6 EOL yum repo won't work Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base Solution
  • CentOS 7 8 How To Disable SELinux
  • Wordpress How To Add Featured Image To Post in Hueman Theme
  • kdenlive full reset how to erase all config files
  • CentOS 7 8 yum error Trying other mirror. To address this issue please refer to the below wiki article
  • Microsoft Teams Linux - Calendar Doesn't Work Missed Meetings!
  • Scanner not working in Linux Ubuntu Fedora Mint Debian over the network? Use sane-airscan!
  • How To Boot, Install and Run Windows 2000 on QEMU-KVM
  • bash cannot execute permission denied
  • Huion and Wacom Tablets How To Install in Linux Mint / Ubuntu and make the stylus work properly
  • ffmpeg how to cut certain parts of video out