Android mobile encrypted SD partitions

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
Forum rules
When asking for technical support:
- Search for posts on the same topic before posting a new question.
- Give clear, specific information in the title of your post.
- Include as many details as you can, MOST POSTS WILL GET ONLY ONE OR TWO ANSWERS.
- Post a follow up with a "Thank you" or "This worked!"
- When you learn something, use that knowledge to HELP ANOTHER USER LATER.
Before posting, please read https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf
Post Reply
Message
Author
leitner
Posts: 2
Joined: 22 Nov 2019, 16:00

Android mobile encrypted SD partitions

#1 Post by leitner »

My Moto G3 USB data connector failed and its 16GB SD was encrypted (which I didn't realise at first). TestDisk found partitions named Android_Meta and Android_Extended so I followed the defaults and 'Wrote' the Extended partition as Primary, which was then recognisable by Windows, but of course proved unusable. Attempts to reverse the writing so I could at least see pictures on phone failed, as TestDisk can not now find the Meta partition even on deep search. Is there any way to undo the changes to the SD card?

Sponsored links

User avatar
cgrenier
Site Admin
Posts: 5241
Joined: 18 Feb 2012, 15:08
Location: Le Perreux Sur Marne, France
Contact:

Re: Android mobile encrypted SD partitions

#2 Post by cgrenier »

If you have the testdisk.log file, it should contain the location and type of the previous partition.
Copy this file to keep it unmodified.
Run TestDisk, Analyse, Quick Search, use 'a' to manually add each partition one by one.
Once it's done, check the partition type of each partition (ie. Primary) and on next screen, choose write and confirm.

leitner
Posts: 2
Joined: 22 Nov 2019, 16:00

Re: Android mobile encrypted SD partitions

#3 Post by leitner »

I'm afraid I didn't select logging. Is that the only possible method of recovery?

Post Reply