Photorec on iphone partition mounted thru ifuse

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Photorec on iphone partition mounted thru ifuse

#1 Post by pierre1313 »


I am trying to recover photos on my iPhone 6S and feel like I have made great progress, being able to mount the iPhone on Ubuntu 17.04 and see the disk as /media/iPhone, however, it seems ifuse is not setting all the disk parameters and I am getting the following error :

> photorec /media/iPhone
> Unable to open file or device /media/iPhone : Inappropriate ioctl for device

Any suggestion ?

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Re: Photorec on iphone partition mounted thru ifuse

#2 Post by cgrenier »

iphone doesn't provide direct/sector level read access.
Recovery from iCloud Backup is the usual method to recover data from an iphone.