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Re: [tlug] Recovering Data from a Dead Tablet

On 2017-08-01 11:14 +0100 (Tue), Darren Cook wrote:

> P.S. I sat on my beloved Nexus 7, and wanted to get some files off. In
> my case it would start, I could see through the cracked glass, but touch
> was dead so I couldn't log in. The frustrating bit was without logging
> in, the USB connection to the computer (that would've given me access to
> the files) was not being allowed.

Are you sure? I'm pretty sure I tested and found I could use a USB
mouse and keyboard at the login screen of my Nexus 7 (2012). You were
using a USB OTG[1] cable, right?


> (There is no useful conclusion to the story: I didn't try getting it
> repaired, as whatever was on there was not worth the cost; I also never
> tried opening it up.)

I had to open up my Nexus 10 to replace the battery. It's pretty fiddly.

On 2017-08-01 12:19 +0200 (Tue), Francois Cartegnie wrote:

> I'd say the opposite and they use eMMC like any other cheap tablet,
> which googling for "emmc tjc tablet" seems to confirm.

Oh, wow. I'd not heard of that standard, nor that MMC could be
anything other than dog slow. Well, that does make sense though, and
sounds more likely to me now than a discrete drive in really cheap

On 2017-08-02 09:12 +0900 (Wed), CL wrote:

> I tried to connect the device to a Lubuntu desktop system using a USB 
> cable with a charge / data link switch on the connector and it could not 
> be found.

I'm guessing that the "charge/data link" switch just shorts the data
pins (D+ and D-) on the connector or something like that, but I
wouldn't trust it. Just use a regular USB cable and keep an eye on
your kernel output (`dmesg -w` before you plug it in) to see what it
manages to detect, if anything.

Curt Sampson         <>         +81 90 7737 2974

To iterate is human, to recurse divine.
    - L Peter Deutsch

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