HTC Incredible (v.1), running android 2.2. Luckily (or not), the phone is rooted. I did a bunch of research and found that a factory reset doesn't remove personal data, but memory wipe will. Selecting factory reset brings me to the Clockworkmod 126.96.36.199 recovery menu, which doesn't give an option to factory reset without memory wipe. I did a backup to a spare SD card and extracted the IMG files, but the pictures/SMS messages were not in there, though system data and application data were.
As almost a last ditch effort, i applied the latest CyanogenMod without wiping the device, hoping I could at least get to a point where the internal memory is mountable, but the CyanogenMod boot-loops as well. Sounds like hardware failure to me.
SO: does anyone know of a tool that can be loaded onto the device or accessed through windows/linux that will allow access to the internal memory of this device? Has anyone had to do this kind of recovery before?
CCNA, MCSA, MCTS, Sec+, Net+, Linux+, CEH