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How to connect Android phone's internal storage to computer

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:19 pm
by 1400700226
This question has been bothering me for a long time.
The Android phones connect computer using MTP, which can do nothing.
How to connect Android phone to computer as a disk? Then I can use data recovery software to scan it.
I have a Xiaomi MI3, I have to wipe the bootloader, and then the phone become a disk, but you only have one chance to connect(You have to reflash all the phone's system to make the phone boot when you disconnect it from computer).
Some one hit me to make a disk image, but I think it is impossible - usually a phone has 64GB memory, and the speed of make a image is about 4MB/s :oops: It need to much time to recovery several photos......
My English is poor, so I don't know how to describe my problems, sorry..

Re: How to connect Android phone's internal storage to computer

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:03 am
by pclab
Try to first install the phone's USB drivers. Maybe it get's detected.

Re: How to connect Android phone's internal storage to computer

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:31 pm
by 1400700226
pclab wrote:Try to first install the phone's USB drivers. Maybe it get's detected.


I have installed correctly, it detected as MTP...

Re: How to connect Android phone's internal storage to computer

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:26 am
by Jared
A lot of phones you can't recover data until you first root the phone. If the phone is new, there might not be a known root method yet. I know I've had a few where I simply had to tell them to put their phone aside until the technology catches up if they want the data back.

Re: How to connect Android phone's internal storage to computer

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:26 pm
by 1400700226
Jared wrote:A lot of phones you can't recover data until you first root the phone. If the phone is new, there might not be a known root method yet. I know I've had a few where I simply had to tell them to put their phone aside until the technology catches up if they want the data back.

My Android phone is already rooted, is there some way to connect?

Re: How to connect Android phone's internal storage to computer

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:52 am
by Jared
You mentioned in an earlier post that you are able to image the phone memory, so you obviously have access to the memory then I assume? It may be slow to image, but scanning for lost data will take just as long if not longer if you do it directly from the phone. 4Mb/s might sound slow, but should finish in about a day. So what's the problem? You'll have to do it to locate lost data anyway.

Re: How to connect Android phone's internal storage to computer

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:16 pm
by 1400700226
Jared wrote:You mentioned in an earlier post that you are able to image the phone memory, so you obviously have access to the memory then I assume? It may be slow to image, but scanning for lost data will take just as long if not longer if you do it directly from the phone. 4Mb/s might sound slow, but should finish in about a day. So what's the problem? You'll have to do it to locate lost data anyway.


I make image using adb shell dd, and use net to transfer, so the phone is still power on, I think that will destory data...... So I want to connect phone to computer, like connect a hard disk.... I think if connect as a disk, it will be much faster, at least 20M/s....

Re: How to connect Android phone's internal storage to computer

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:14 am
by serenaclairegreat
What kind of android phone you are using? download the USB driver for your phone and it should be able to connect.

Re: How to connect Android phone's internal storage to computer

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:08 pm
by HaQue
serenaclairegreat wrote:What kind of android phone you are using? download the USB driver for your phone and it should be able to connect.


scroll up:
1400700226 wrote:
pclab wrote:Try to first install the phone's USB drivers. Maybe it get's detected.


I have installed correctly, it detected as MTP...

Re: How to connect Android phone's internal storage to computer

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:17 pm
by serenaclairegreat
well, what's your phone brand? every brand has the sync app. Samsung has Samsung Kies. HTC has sync manger. try to download the right one for your.