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How to recover lost data on Android (rooted or not)

Update: MobiKin Doctor for Android added

We've all done it: accidentally deleted photos, videos or files by accident. But don't panic. There are ways to recover your data. Time is always of the essence though: do not save anything else to your device or switch it off. And turn off your internet connection so that no automatic updates occur before you've had a chance to recover your lost data on Android.

Sponsored: MobiKin Doctor for Android

If you want the fastest and most effective way to recover lost data on Android then the MobiKin Doctor for Android is the ticket. With just a few clicks you will have your phone numbers, email addresses, messages, holiday photos, music and much more are back in your hands.

Your data is the most valuable thing on your Android device. Few things are more precious so you should be positive that you've picked a system that will safely and securely recover your data. MobiKin Doctor for Android puts everything on your computer in its original format for controlling in one view.

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Recover your lost data with MobiKin. / © MobiKin

This innovative program can be used with over 2,000 Android devices from Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony, Asus, and so many more. You can preview the contents before you recover them so you know exactly what you're recovering. This saves you tons of time and ensures you don't lose anything.

In addition to providing you with top-notch data recovery, MobiKin Doctor for Android is a superb professional backup tool. You can scan your device and see both existing and deleted data in a single view. Then you can transfer them as necessary and you'll ensure everything is backed up.

Sponsored: FonePaw Android Data Recovery

FonePaw Android Data Recovery is able to recover lost data easily within a simple interface that you can navigate quickly. It is an effective and effortless way to recover your lost data including contacts, text messages, call logs, photos and videos on your Android device.

This high-quality data recovery program works across multiple platforms and devices. You can search through Android phones and tablets from brands like Samsung, Google Nexus, Huawei, LG, HTC, Sony and many more. Now you are able to recover all of your valuable files by downloading the FonePaw Android Data Recovery system. If you want to know more about this program, you can also go to FonePaw for more info.

Now, download FonePaw Android Data Recovery and give it a try.

Download FonePaw Android Data Recovery now. / © FonePaw

Were you able to recover everything? Let us know in the comments.


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  • I have found nothing on recovery of my texts. I'm extremely frustrated.

  • Well I just tried both for a Galaxy S6, and both required root in order to work so I guess the title is a bit misleading :(

  • I didn't need any of that. I already had ASUS File Manager installed on my Wileyfox and at the bottom of the opening page is a link to Recycle Bin, which lets you see and restore deleted files without root access.

  • is there a way to recover Android phone if I accidentally wiped it from find my Android exactly how it was set up and everything or is it gone

  • using google/motorola Nexus 6 the program Mobikin only shows that all that can be undeleted are contacts and text messages of which there are none that can be recovered... i want to un delete videos and it dosnt show that as an option so MOBIKIN does not work and is useless.

    • Bastian Siewers
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      3 months ago Link to comment

      Hello Gergory,
      could you be more specific? Is the programm simply not showing the photos or is there an error message?

      We tried it here in the office and it worked fine.

  • Eric 3 months ago Link to comment

    this is a common problem for users best way around this problem is using an app for backing up all important files whether they files are photos or videos or PDF docs any and every file can be backed up automatically with Folder Sync pro simply instal that app and set it to back up using any cloud service then you simply link any folder on your device and then set it to sync to any folder on cloud, just make sure you only sync one way now if you accidentally delete a file you'll have a backup no root required you can sync every folder you can have really important files back up as soon as they're edited also can back up via wifi or mobile network

  • To save people a lot of time and stress, You will not be able to recover your deleted photos or data and these programs won't work without Rooting your phone; Which, in part, may no longer allow you to get updates from your carrier or your phone manufacturer and If your pictures were on your internal memory, then you are probably out of luck like me. Just take your existing pictures or any new pictures you take and back them up to a service such as Dropbox or Google photos. Or simply just upload them to your computer periodically so you can have copies. I had MUCH more details in this comment, but this site wouldn't allow me to post due to "Unapproved content" Bottom line being, these advertised programs won't work without your phone being rooted, Period! Photos on micro sd are Still salvageable with adpater pligged into PC and photo recovery sogtware. Sure wish I could have typed my entire comment.

    • what about viber deleted chat and not previously backed up? can it be recovered by one of these softwares after rooting the device?

      • I guess there is no absolute answer. But you can back up your current data first and try a recovery tool. I personally recommend iReparo, yes, another software . It is good at recovering Viber chats. You can have a try. The viber recovery function is integrated into WhatsApp module.

  • my phone, samsung galaxy s3 seems to have restart while i was taking pics & video at a concert & i think it said something about corrupt data or something & when it finally came back on my whole phone was wiped out, all my pics & apps i installed were gone, how can i get them all back? Thank you :)

    • If the photos were in your internal memory, then you won't be able to get them back unless you root your phone. If they were in a Micro SD card then you can purchase a Micro SD card to SD card adapter, then plug it in your computer and then these photo recovery programs may work. But, it sounds like your phone did a factory reset and that case it may have wiped all of the data clean but possibly not. Good luck

  • Rweethy 4 months ago Link to comment

    Surely, you can get your lost data back . This tips here rightly explain how to recover lost data from android phone .

  • EJYumul14 4 months ago Link to comment

    If I haven't rooted or backed up my Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and accidentally cleared my data for pictures, videos, and music, is there any way for me to retrieve my lost files? If so, what are my possible options? And Can I retrieve it right through my phone? Or would I need to use a computer as well? Please and thank you! I'm trying not to freak out.

    • You would need to use a computer as well with the phone plugged into the USB and USB debugging enabled which is in your settings but you have to access developer options. You can look that up on Google. But the main caveat is, you have to have your phone rooted for your to retrieve any lost data from your internal memory. It's a BS thing that Android does..and I love Android.

  • It was really Helpful!

  • I was testing "Android Device Manager" to find my phone location from my friend's phone. But my friend had accidently pressed erase button and in a second my phone blank out. I tried many software like DrFone,FonePaw etc. but no success. Can I get at least contact information. I have no backup of data.

  • Reyn 5 months ago Link to comment

    Nice share.

  • chayusiro 5 months ago Link to comment

    We may have saved a batch of important and precious files like contacts, text messages, photos and videos on Android phone, but these files are always facing the peril of loss because of accidental deletion, device formatting, restoring the factory settings, rooting, virus infection, etc. And this article is helpful for such problems.

  • wqqwab 5 months ago Link to comment

    Thanks for sharing, yes, we can still recover lost phone data with some mobile data recovery app, and most of them are very easy to use.

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