I recently had to pull all of the data off a doomed phone.
I had not previously installed any kind of backup, like Titanium Backup, and obviously doing so would have required a device wipe, thereby defeating the purpose in the first place.
Seems like my only option was to draw things off on an external SD card/drive. However I discovered Samsung SmartAwitch, which I had never used before, which allegedly allows you to create an entire backup of the device that can be emulated on a new one somewhere. Supposedly this preserves all of the app data.
I have a lot of Joplin notes saved on this phone, more than a Year's worth. It is still semi operable, but I cannot currently find a way to export that info off the device, since it is on the Android Workspace side. I'm kind of at a time limit as to how long I can keep attempting since it is running on some borrowed parts.
I am wondering if all this information will be saved in the Smart Switch backup, the notes are encrypted, or if those keys are specific to a certain physical device and therefore the notes will be unusable. If it is the first, I will just attempt to retrieve the notes later, knowing that they have at least been preserved there.
(I cannot test this at the moment, since my replacement phone is not a Samsung and I don't have a spare Samsung device anywhere)