I managed to recover pictures from an iPhone with a fried Tristar chip
My cousin brought me his dead iPhone 5S (iPhone #1) to me. He told me that the battery had ran out, and the phone wouldn’t come back to life, after charging it. I took the phone and poked around with it. I started by disconnecting the battery, and see if the iPhone turned on (the iPhone would normally turn on without the battery when plugged in, but it will spontaneously reboot). That didn’t even happen. There was no signs of life, nothing.
Then a relative also had me take a look at their 5S that has a malfunctioning touch ID (iPhone #2). I took the battery from iPhone #1, and charged it on iPhone #2. Then, put it back on #1, and that brought the phone back to life. Still, it wouldn’t charge or be recognized by the computer. Most likely, the Tristar is fried.
Told my cousin this, and he didn’t care about the phone any longer. Just wanted to get the pictures off the phone.
Since now, I got iPhone #1 to boot. I searched for an app that will allow me to transfer pictures wirelessly. Ended up with “FE File Manager”, which allowed to connect to a shared folder on my laptop. While the app was downloading, I took the time to setup file sharing on my laptop. Once done, I simply configured the app to connect to my laptop.
Once that’s all done. Was able to connect and access my shared folders. From there, I had the option to copy the Camera Roll to the shared folder on my laptop.
Was able to recover about 1300+ pictures from the iPhone., this way.
Thought I post this, while pulling the pictures off the said iPhone (as we speak). Just in case someone has the same problem, they’ll find this.