Can I save data from my 8T?


gryphusZero

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May 15, 2021
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On my 8t that has unlocked bootloader and xiaomi.eu MIUI11 ROM I wanted to add root (magisk).

I did most stupid thing today along with not making backup of my data.

I did not come here first, but now I know that I should, so I foolishly installed disabled dm-verity and now I am stuck on boot screen.


Please tell me there is some way to recover data from the phone or undo the installation of dm-verity disabler.



EDIT: saved data (at least what I could save) with twrp's mtp
 
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gryphusZero

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May 15, 2021
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so just for the reference if someone does the same stupid thing as I did, here are the steps of what I did to restore the phone and data completely to previous state:
  • made 'data' partition backup in twrp
  • went to mount and enabled MTP to transfer the data to my computer (just copy/pasted whole 'Internal memory' folder), along with twrp backup folder
  • flashed stock ROM with fastboot, not twrp, be sure that you don't lock your device (just select "clean all" on the bottom of mi flash tool)
  • flashed twrp on the phone again because i lost it
  • copied custom rom to phones memory
  • flashed custom rom, wiped dalvik cache
  • turned on the phone, did minimal setup
  • went back to twrp and restored 'data' partition
  • wiped on advanced wipe just dalvik cache/ART
  • pasted back whole internal folder and merged it with the existing one