Recover data on Bricked Meizu M3 Note

N00b question

I wanted to change the default orientation on my Meizu M3 Note.

Rooted the phone using KingoRoot.

Followed the following method as described here - http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/67648/how-to-change-android-default-natural-orientation

Dowloand in playstore : Root Browser
Dowloand in playstore : ES File Explorer

2/
Open Root Browser and go to : system folder.
Then show file : build.prop and touch it long time.

in menu choose : Copy and past file in your internal or external sd card.

3/
In Root Browser open build.prop copied file with ES File Explorer
Then modify entry : ro.sf.hwrotation=0
Must be 90 to setup default landscape mode :

ro.sf.hwrotation=180

In ES File Explorer save build.prop file.

4/
Open Root Browser, go to system folder.

Delete (by menu) build.prop file.
FOR SECURITY BACKUP THIS FILE or SYSTEM BEFORE.

Go to your sd card and copy build.prop modified file.
Past it in system folder.

Touch build.prop long time and set Permissions to rw-r–r-- (0644) :
READ -> Owner -> checked
READ -> Group -> checked
READ -> Others -> checked
WRITE -> Owner -> checked
And lets all others entry unchecked and click OK.

5/
Reboot. That’s all.

Worked fine. Screen was inverted.

New Problem

The touchscreen input is not rotated according to hwrotation. So anything displayed on top-right corner of the screen can be accessed by clicking on bottom-left.

Anyways, I somehow was able to copy the original build.prop saved on SD card and restarted the phone hoping all would go to normal.

Instead, the phone stuck at Flyme rotating balloon logo.

All info I have read so far tells me that if I re-flash the phone using update.zip then I will loose all data stored on phone.

I wish to recover my data from the phone.

Okay I am able to do the following

  1. Boot in Fastboot Mode
  2. Boot to restore Mode.
  3. Stuck at rotating logo Mode.

Is there any way I can access the root directory of the phone and copy all data to my windows PC.

Thank You

Meizu Pro 5

In recovery mode : “adb shell” when connected with USB to computer. Adb is binary from Android sdk and maybe need to install it

A Step-by-step would be most appreciated.

I am downloading Android Studio and same should have the ADB shell.

Once in recovery mode and connected via USB. I have access to recovery partition which is empty. No files.

What Next?

Meizu Pro 5

Try log as root (“su” in shell) if empty, then you won’t be able to recover any data

Once again N00b

A Step-by-step most appreciated

Meizu Pro 5

Enter these 3 steps
*adb shell (enter)
Once connected :
*su (enter)
*ls /system (system)

Then look for Unix shell commands with Google : cp is for copying files

Okay downloaded SDK tools

C:\Users<USER>\AppData\Local\Android\sdk\platform-tools

Copied the ‘platform-tools’ folder to c: and renamed SDK.

ran command prompt (cmd)

cd\sdk

Following commands entered with phone connected via usb cable to PC running in “Fastboot mode”

fastboot devices

adb shell
error: no devices/emulators found

Meizu Pro 5

Means no drivers installed (windows) or/and USB debug enabled (phone settings)

last edited by Kikounet95

I had come across the same situation before. At that time, one of my friends recommended me to use Android Data Extractor to extractor data on bricked Meizu M3. It’s really useful. Hope you can recover your deleted files as easy as me.

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