Lost pics in Camera Roll - Photo recovery in iPhone 4 - Recovery Software for Mac ?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MCPaulyB, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. MCPaulyB macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011

    I recently upgraded my iphone 4 from iOS 4.2 to 5.0, and in the process of restoring my iphone, my photos and some other settings (some email accounts and phone number "favorites") were not restored. I'm very upset about the pictures....I've lost about 7 months worth.

    Before I performed the upgrade, I backed up my iphone, however it appears that the backup did not backup my pictures, as I used some third party software to see if there were pics in the back-up which there was not.

    I don't sync my pics with iphoto, because I have previously restored my camera roll from a backup several times in the past, with no issues.

    What are my options to find all these lost pics? PS - I use a Mac to sync (but I also have a PC).

    1) Is there a way to go back to older version of my back-up file? Like from a couple days ago? It looks like itunes only stores a couple backup files. Do you think I could find older/deleted/overwritten versions with file recovery software?

    2) Is there any file recovery software that can look on the iphone's hard disk for these "deleted" picture files? In the past, I've used file rescue software on an SD card to retrieve deleted pics, and it works flawlessly.

    3) With regards to #3 above are there any jailbroken apps to help make it easier to explore the iphone from a computer?

    Any help is appreciated!!
  2. Blue4Ever macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    Same problem, back-up hasn't worked as part of iOS update and lost some important photo's. Any help to get them back is most appreciated.

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