Bootlooping/bricked XT876 – possible to save the contents of /mnt/sd/?
I turned my old DROID3 on recently after having left it in its night dock for about 8 hours charging, same as I've done with the thing for the 6 months until that morning, when the phone went into an irrecoverable bootloop.
By "irrecoverable" I mean VZW said there was no way at all to recover any data whatsoever tough bananas kid the sd card is removeable except that it's not so why didn't you back up your sd card to your external sd card every day? (Somehow some of these guys got a penchant for sounding stupid as rocks while making you feel somehow dumber, & it's been over a year since I entered a VZW store w/o a little bit of the red mist descending.
(at least for once getting a new one was no problem; VZWers around RVA simply need look to the east end of 295... & the BS stops there! Mechanicsville is like heaven compared to every other store I ever been into:)
So here's my question: what do I need to do to save the data off the internal sd card /mnt/sd/... ? I've given up on everything else, I just would like to be able to image and/or merge the data on there with the data on here, my new Droid 3.
The old D3 is so damaged that the VZW techs between Petersburg & DC are all flummoxed, brain-damaged, paid to act like it, or know more than they're letting on. I've found my way into the boot-recovery option menus using the power & volume-down key/power & both-volume-keys tricks with plenty of success: once I reach there, though, I'm lost.
I would post more details (& will post more gladly in exchange for yr generous assistance in salvaging what VZW ought to be doing for free (or at least Motorola … this wasn't an issue when there really was only one SD card. I'm used to a Kafkaesque bureaucracy of victim-blaming, but there's only so far they can push this). To repeat: my phone is bricked; nothing works except the menus accessible via the power & volume buttons. Those work fine.
I just want the contents of my /mnt/sd/… folder back in my hands. There are company secrets, other info that VZW is being dangerously cavalier with. I know this isn't the place to ask for a complaint line where someone actually takes those complaints & at least pretends like my time has some sort of value, or that their malfunctioning products' fault's having cost me lots upon lots of money… It would be nice for VZW to at least start to pretend they care if their customers live or die or not. When my old DROID2 was on its last legs & posed a genuine health threat (if I have a medical emergency & it takes 10 mins to dial 911 & then reboots, then don't expect my boss to just pay out workman's comp & shut up. The D3 has been a dream in that respect; dial and it dials like a real phone! No minutes of lag!
Lastly I apologize for rambling & I apologize for the vagueness of my complaint/request -- I will be keeping an eye on this all day, & I've scuppered the day socially so that I can hopefully recover that SD card's data intact. Heck, even if I screwed something up & can only pick at scraps, I'll take those. I can image the drive and try and practice my forensic analysis/recovery techniques.
Apologies for the newbieneshness, I'm not from around these parts.
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