Unique problem, WALD 3GS, couldnt do anything except restore, need data!!!
Hey guys, ill get right too it.
I have a 3GS. It has iOS 4.2.1. Facebook was slow so I deleted it, upon reinstalling, the install hung. I rebooted only to get WALD. The only way to get the computer (win7) to recognize it was to put it into either DFU or Recovery Mode.
I tried creating a custom IPSW with make_noerase_ipsw_r1.exe that was floating on the net. This created the noerase-restore ipsw, but iTunes wouldnt accept it because it wasnt signed. I tried signing it with iFaith but that didnt work, iFaith didnt like the ipsw. However iTunes wouldnt even recognize legit IPSW's. So iFaith was used to make a legit iOS 4.2.1 IPSW signed, and that was used to restore (format) the iphone. Now it boots just fine.
Heres the prob, we have 6 months of new notes, pictures and phone numbers since last backup. If nothing else, I'd like to recover the pictures.
NOTE: the 3gs WAS NOT ever jailbroken previously. I have since jailbroke it with greenp0ison still on 4.2.1 to gain access to the root file system. This is the only reason I have JB'd this phone.
I have read about creating a disk image using ssh, and dd but to no avail.
So basically Im sitting with a factory fresh, 4.2.1, jailbroken iphone, but I dont want to use it and risk overwriting the "deleted" data because I know the data is still there, just waiting to be recovered.
In windows or linux for that matter you could always look at the deleted partitions and see what data was on them, as long as you hadn't started populating the disk with data. I have not put any files on the iphone, other than the restore, and jail break.
Ideas? Like i said, if all i could recover was the pictures id be happy.