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How to Recover Deleted, Lost Data from Samsung Galaxy S4/S3/Note 3/Note 2

How to recover/restore deleted data from Samsung Galaxy? It's a problem that bothers many Samsung Galaxy users. Unfortunately, Android doesn't come with a trash bin that allows you to restore deleted files. Is it impossible to recover lost text messages, photos and contacts from Samsung Galaxy?

samsung galaxy data recovery

Yes, positively! You can not only recover deleted data from Samsung Galaxy, but also recover data from Samsung Galaxy after factory reset, updating Android, rooting, etc. The only thing you need is the Tenorshare Android Data Recovery tool.

Recover Lost Photos, Contacts, Text Messages with Samsung Galaxy Data Recovery

The Samsung Galaxy data recovery tool is a great data recovery tool for all Android devices running any Android OS such as Android M (6.0), Android Lollipop (5.1/5.0), Android KitKat (4.4). It can help you:

  • Recover deleted, lost and even formatted data from Android phones
  • Get back files from SD card and also from phone's internal storage
  • Offer preview of recovered photos, videos and music files
  • Recover data from Android devices after factory reset, updating Android, rooting, etc.
  • Support data recovery for major brands of Android samrtphones and tablets

As we're talking about Samsung Galaxy data recovery, we list some of the Galaxy smartphones Tenorshare Android Data Recovery supports.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Samsung Galaxy J
Samsung Galaxy S4 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy Exhibit
Samsung Galaxy S3 Galaxy S Blaze Samsung Galaxy Ace and more

How to Recover Deleted, Lost Data from Samsung Galaxy

How to get deleted files on Samsung Galaxy back with the Tenorshare Android Data Recovery tool? The tutorial below is the answer to your question.

Download and install Tenorshare Android Data Recovery on your laptop/PC and run the software.

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1: Connect Your Android Device

android data recovery

2: Enable USB Debugging

For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".

usb debugging

For Android 3.0-4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

4.0 usb debugging

For Android 4.2-5.2: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for 7 times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Go back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

4.2 usb debugging

For Android 6.0 or newer: "Settings" > "About Phone" > "Software Info" > tap "Build number" 7 times in rapid succession > Back > "Develop optoins" > turn on "Developer options" > "USB debugging".> 6.0 usb debugging

3. Start Scanning

After your device is detected, click "Allow" when an app Superuser Request pops up on your device's screen to allow the program super user authorization. Then click "Next" on the software screen.

start scanning

Choose the files types you'd like to scan when the "All File Type" pops up. Then click on "Next".

choose file types

4. Preview Files on Android Device

After scanning finished, you can find all the files including existing and lost ones (shown in red) are listed by category. You can filter lost files by ticking "Only display the deleted items" and choose any type of file to preview them before recovery.

preview files

5. Recover and Save the Files

Tick the files you need to recover. Click "Recover" to recover and save the lost files on your PC. For photos and videos, they are saved in their original formats; For contacts, text messages and call history, they are saved in .txt, .xml, .xls.

recover android files

Note: By default, Android Data Recovery will automatically access to the highest authority of your phone. If it fails, please root your Android device firstly.

Related Read: For those in the mood to change from Android phone to iPhone, you may want to learn how to transfer data from Android phone to iPhone, which will give you a brief guide.

Background Info: Why is Deleted Data on Samsung Galaxy Recoverable?

When photos, videos and other data on Samsung Galaxy are deleted, or when memory card error happens and files are lost, all the data still remains on your Samsung galaxy smartphone and tablet. Only the files entries in file table, just like the table of contents of a book, are deleted, and the space is made available for new files. As long as you do not save other data to your phone and overwrite the original data, the lost data are recoverable.

/ Posted by Jenefey Aaron to Android Recovery Tips Follow @Jenefey Aaron