Get photos off of a water-damaged iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NikolasMason, May 19, 2009.

  1. NikolasMason macrumors member

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    I know this is a long shot, but my girlfriend dropped her original iPhone into water and it now doesn't do anything but restart itself constantly. She had a lot of photos on it that she really wants though, so is there any possible way to get them off?
     
  2. M.a.r.k. macrumors member

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  3. NikolasMason thread starter macrumors member

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    As in through iTunes?
    No, it doesn't even show up on the devices list currently. After she dropped it, it turned off, then went to the Apple screen, stays there for a few minutes, then turns off again and repeats.
     
  4. svndmvn Guest

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    Restoring would simply get the backed up stuff that's in the computer back on the phone, in which case I doubt you'd want to get the photos off the phone..
    You or your friend shouldn't have used the phone at all for a few days, it is actually useful to put it in a bag of uncooked rice for a few days. Unless it works I doubt you can get anything off it. Is it jailbroken? Some SSH could be possible in that case..
     
  5. dseig001 macrumors member

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    Either buy a new iPhone or restore another iphone using her backup, then pull the pics off of the working phone.
     
  6. M.a.r.k. macrumors member

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    okay, then i would try to get into safe mode/recovery mode -> where it tells you to connect the phone with itunes

    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=367

    edit:
    damn i thought you want to try to get it working, and not just rescue the pix, in that case shh may help i guess or restoring onto another iphone if the backup contains the pictures
     
  7. fratboy macrumors regular

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    ok try and put the phone is dfu. my iphone did this went i got water on it and it works FINE now.. ok hold home button and power button till iphone shuts off.. when it shuts off LEAVE IT ALONE for a few days ok dont touch it dont turn it on.. after that it should be dry .. then plug it in and try and use it..

    like i said SAME EXACT thing happened to me.
     

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