Working with data recovery software for tablets can solve most of the problems related to logical failures which are faced by the systems today. After successful launch of iPad by apple in 2010, many other companies like Samsung, Dell, Sony and others have joined the “brand-wagon”. Though most of the features are common among these brands, every system is said to have its own unique set of file systems and OS architecture. They run on Android, Windows, Linux and Mac OS systems which extend their functionality into three layers in the system, namely the disk area, OS buffers and the user space. Disk and OS buffers are usually locked by the security features of the tablet while the user space is left open for applications to run.
Data from the disk passes through the OS buffers and reaches the user space and you will be able to interact with the system through the user interface provided. Corruption can occur in any of the three layers affecting files, applications and folders. Most of the data recovery software apps focus on recovering user level files and folders. The other important area which needs attention is the hardware layer which can fail due to mechanical, electrical and logical reasons. Logical failures are mostly corrected with the help of data recovery software apps, while mechanical and electrical failures need the intervention of hardware tools for repair and restoration. If your tablet is facing any hardware issues, it is better that you consult a professional data recovery expert to get them fixed. Any DIY operations in this area could lead to further complications and render the stored data permanently inaccessible.
We have a team of hardware experts who can handle hardware failures like head crash, motor seizure, platter misalignment, spindle issues etc. Besides we offer solutions for logical drive failures like corrupt file systems, partition and data deletion, accidental format and overwriting of partitions etc.
Hardware tools for tablets
The storage system used in cases of tablets mainly consists of SD cards and internal memory drives which are said to be the scaled down versions of HDD in PCs and laptops. Most common causes of hardware failure in cases of tablets are damage of Booting and File Allocation system, electrical short circuits, firmware collapse and mechanical component malfunction.
Boot sector Damages
Boot sector of tablets is made up of tracks and sectors which in turn get connected to the File Allocation Table FAT) areas. It is susceptible to mechanical failures due to stress factors. Development of stress is a gradual process and it may take many months before transforming into critical issue. Bad sectors start accumulating during this period. If you observe carefully you will be able to notice the symptoms like slowed down booting, strange noise from the system while OS gets loaded, frequent black out and reboot etc. Corrective measures taken at this time can save your tablet from boot crashes.
Analysis of internal drive can be done with the help of drive diagnostic hardware tools. They have a USB interface which can be connected to the tablet directly. You need to power on the tablet while test is being conducted. You can take the help of a professional data recovery expert to get the diagnosis performed. Generic steps involved in the process are listed here.
- Testing person connects the tablet with the diagnosis tool via USB ports. In cases of inaccessible USB ports, he may take out the drive and physically place it into a reader slot with USB port.
- Diagnosis tool has an internal firmware which scans your tablet drive for boot sector problems. All the detected hardware bugs are listed out. Many of the tools have options for fixing the bad sectors. If the If some of the tracks cannot be corrected, data is moved from them is moved onto other tracks and bad ones are marked. The drive will be made bootable and ready for use. If the hardware tool is unable to rectify the problems, the technician will try to recover the data from FAT sectors with another hardware tool. He will use a secondary medium for restoring the data and discard the corrupt drive as it can no longer be used.
Electrical Short Circuits
They can damage the firmware connected to your internal drive like the PCB. Some of the common causes are burnt out fuse, failure of converter component etc. In such cases the technician will try to locate the failed component with the help of a multipurpose diagnostic meter. It can detect failed components and burnt fuse by using the voltage differences as measurement standards. In most of the cases components are replaced. In case the entire board needs to be replaced, he will use a donor board and copy all the contents of failed board onto it for regenerating the ROM service area. If this process is found to be unsuccessful, the drive in your tablet needs to be replaced. . He will use a secondary medium for restoring the data and discard the corrupt drive as it can no longer be used.
Data Recovery Software Tools
Software tools can be sued for correcting most of the logical failure problems with your tablet. OS corruption, SD card black-media, virus issues and deleted files are some of the most commonly encountered problems.
- Change the settings in your tablet from the Settings menu. You can find a sub menu named Applications. Click on that and select development. Within that you will be able to find an option for USB debugging. By default it will be in OFF status. You should turn it ON so that external system can be sued for debugging the tablet.
- Now you can connect it the tablet to a PC with a compatible OS for your tablet. Install the file recovery software into the PC and run it. Select the tablet drive as target and run the recovery option from the software. You can restore the corrupt and deleted files into the PC. If the tablet OS is corrupt you can find options to fix that too.