Android is one of the biggest chefs that made the smart phones kitchen to smell yummy and serves the users with variety of delicious recipes at free of cost. Android is an open platform that any body can download, edit and update the stack of operating system on any device. This made the mobile and software industries to take a turn towards it.
Building data recovery App for Android
Though billions of applications are developed for smart phones on android platforms, “data recovery app” is still an out of reach fruit. This happens because the android operating system makes use of a stack of software piled up altogether. As to say the fact, there is no specifically designed file system for android. Instead it makes use of file systems developed or provoked by the mobile applications and device industries.
Where the road ends:
It uses variety of file systems, each with unique purposes and specific working strategies. Android at the base use “Yet another file system (Yaffs)” acronyming that it supports all the incoming file systems and provide rooms for it.
To be successive in the field of data recovery from storage devices needs a defined file system and its internal working strategy. So that the app can traverse its foot print and rebuilt the data structure successfully. Android deploys two different memories called internal memory and external memory.
Why external memories can and internal cannot?
The in-depth variance that separates them is, supported file system provided by the manufacturing companies. For example that different devices has different internal memories like Samsung galaxy ACE 2.2 has FAT16 where the Google Nexus S make use of Ext4 file system. It shows that a unique recovery application is not possible at means.
With respect to the external memories like memory cards and other mobile storage drives are not built in a way to support different file systems. For example a Bluetooth file system OBEX FTP has nothing to do with the memory card. The main purpose of the memory card is to store the files in bit value. When the file is prompted it just needs to provide access to the file. That’s all.
If so recovery is possible in external memory, how?
Normally the external memories make use of ExFAT and FAT file system. Both the file systems were widely used in supporting FTP call process. But to recover data from storage drives requires maximum cache memory to traverse and rebuilt the internal structure of data. This is not possible with the .apk files. But when the Android device is connected with PC with high cache memory and register memory than mobile devices recovering internal memory is possible. Hence, Android data recovery is possible if you connected your Android device to PC and then use a utility to recover.
On connecting the external memory with PC via USB we need a recovery tool that resides on the PC and recovers data from the external memory card. But at the same time it should be independent of the internal device memory as well. One of the tools that support this thing is Remo Recover for Android.