Well it is really normal if we accidentally deleted our data whether we root it or not. If you are now experiencing this kind of mistake, don’t panic, we are here to help. The most important thing you have to do after doing this mistake are do not save anything else to your device or switch it off, and turn off your Wi-Fi and 3G/4G connection so that no automatic updates occur before recover your lost data on Android.
How to get back lost data on unrooted Android
If you don’t really understand qhat is “root” means, it is indicating that you are not rooting your android. The most obvious thing to do usually is checking the trash, which files you’ve deleted from your gallery until it’s emptied, after that connect your phone to a PC and run a file recovery app.
There’s one little problem with that: post-Ice Cream Sandwich versions of Android discarded the Mass Storage Protocol, it makes your internal storage look loke a flash drive, so how much you have tried and tested recovery methods won’t work any more. But, don’t worry as I said first, we are here to help.
If the file you are searching for were on your memory card, you can use a Micro SD Card Adapter to attach your microSD via USB. After that download Recuva (it has paid or free version, you can use both), Recuva is a program to recover files. There are also another similar program such as Coolmuster or Wondershare Dr. Fone , but we suggest Recuva, it is a great tool.
Important Note: Most of these programs will work in memory formatted as FAT32, NTFS or similar. If your memory card format is not recognized, just copy its contents to your computer, reformat the memory card as FAT32 and then discard the copied files back on it to continue the process.
If you follow our suggestion to run Recuva, the first thing you need to do is select the type of file you want to recover: Pictures, Videos, Music, Documents, etc. The option to restore from a specific location is available and you can set a specific folder to attempt recovery from. Remember that Recuva will display locations it can actually recover data from. Just follow the instructions in the program.
Important note : after recovering your deleted files, please save them on a different device from which they were originally lost: because sometimes it can cause conflicts and deter recovery. So if you recovered files from your smartphone, record them on the hard disk of the PC and then transfer them over later, once they’re safe and sound.
If the file were on your internal storage, first you have to enable the developer options in Android, directly go to Settings > About Phone > Build Number (or your phone’s equivalent; for example, on a Galaxy S5 it’s Settings > About device > Build Number) and then tap Build Number section seven times.
After that directly go into Settings > Developer Options and enable USB debugging. Now you are able to use an app such as Wondershare Dr Fone to scan your device.
How to get back lost data on rooted Android
First you have to download Undelete. And then select the storage device from which you want to gain back your data (can be internal or external memory). After that scan the selected device. The process will take between several minutes, depend on your memory size and the amount of stored data. After the process is finish, it will present you retrievable data in several tabs: Files, Pictures, Music, Videos, Documents and Files. Recovered data returns to its original place, before they were lost or deleted. This option only work partially (if you have a problem with your memory). In that case, you can continue to the Recuva steps above, or you can use Wondershare or another root recovery program