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How to Restore Data from Broken or Dead Samsung Galaxy S/Note?

Is it possible to restore data from a damaged Samsung mobile?

If your Android phone, such as Samsung Galaxy S5's Screen broke up, you may eager to get back all important data like contacts and text messages from this damaged Samsung phone, especially when you didn't back up your Android data. The simplest way to recover data from broken Samsung is by using a data cable. But unlike media files like videos, music and photos saved on the external memory card in a mobile phone, contacts and text messages are placed on the internal memory, which is also an essential part of your Samsung mobile phone. Bad news is that you are unable to take out the external memory card from a broken phone and use it on another device. Therefore, to get back data from broken Samsung phone screen, you can only draw support from 3rd party Samsung data recovery software.

Part 1: How to Retrieve Contacts/SMS from Broken Samsung Phone in Steps?

Here in this article, we kindly recommend you a reliable file recovery application for Samsung: Coolmuster Android Data Recovery (for all Windows versions) or Coolmuster Android Data Recovery for Mac, which empowers you to recover lost, deleted, formatted, corrupted and damaged contacts and short messages from any Android phone. Prepare work you need to do: free download and install this Android data recovery software on your computer first. It will scan your Samsung phone's internal memory card and SIM card directly and help you find all your wanted contacts and SMS. Coolmuster is easy and safe to use. Nothing on your Samsung phone would be modified or leaked.

Coolmuster Data Recovery works well with most of Android mobile phones and Android OS, including Samsung Galaxy S6/S5/S4/S3/S2, Galaxy Note 3/2/1, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Ace and so on. Please download the free trial version of the Android data recovery software from the below buttons. To get the highest chance to retrieve your lost Samsung phone data, you'd better not use your Samsung phone for anything after you lost data on it, to prevent recoverable data to be overwritten by new files.

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Step 1. Run the program and connect Samsung device to PC

To begin with, free download and install the Samsung data recovery software on your computer. Run it and connect your broken Samsung phone to the computer with a USB cable. Open the USB debugging on your phone if you didn't do it before:

For Android 2.3 or older, Go: "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"

After setting the USB debugging, the software will detect your Samsung phone automatically.

Restore Data from Broken or Dead Samsung Galaxy S/Note

Step 2. Scan for the lost text messages on your phone

The program will guide you to the second step instantly. Here, all data the program finds on your device are displayed in categories, like contacts and messages. Choose the file type on the left and preview the contained data on the right. For the Samsung phone contacts, you cannot only check the phone numbers, but also name, company, job title, Email address, etc.

Restore Data from Broken or Dead Samsung Galaxy S/Note

Step 3. Recover data from your broken Samsung Galaxy

Check carefully and mark the contacts and SMS messages you want to recover. Then, click on the "Recovery" button to bring out a path choosing dialog for saving the recovered Samsung data. After that, the recovery will start at once.

So after finishing above 3 simple steps, you can get all your wanted contacts and text messages back from any broken or dead Samsung phone easily and quickly with the help of Coolmuster Android Data Recovery. Just give it a try:

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Part 2: How to Recover All Samsung Data with Lab.Fone for Android?

Want a full-featured Android data recovery tool to recover not only text messages and contacts, but also photos, videos, music and more from Android mobile phone? Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android or Lab.Fone for Android Mac is worth trying! Its free downloading buttons are provided in the below and you can also take a look at its primary interface as below:

Instructions of using the Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android:

1. Download, install and launch the Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android on your computer;

2. Use a USB cable to connect your Android phone to the computer;

3. All detectable file types are displayed on the left, just click to open each category to view all contained data;

4. Preview and select the deleted files you want back and click the "Recover" button.

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Part 3: How to Backup Your Broken Samsung Data on Computer with Android Assistant

You can frequently back up your Samsung phone data on computer in case of losing them on the device. Coolmuster Android Assistant (for all Windows versions) or Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac is a right-hand tool to help Android users to transfer files, such as SMS, contacts, photos, videos, music, apps, etc., from Android cell phone to computer and vice versa. It even empowers you with the full ability to manage your Android files on computer (Mac or Windows) directly. Following is a 3-step guide to show you how to use the Android Assistant to backup Samsung data on computer.

Step 1. Connect phone to computer and run the program

To start with, you should connect your Samsung phone to your computer via the data cable and launch the Android Assistant. Once the connection is successful, the phone will be detected by the program.

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2. Scan and preview Samsung data

All files in your phone’s memory, SIM card, as well as your SD storage card will be scanned out and displayed in the left panel. You can open each category and preview all the stored files in details.

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3. Choose output path and ready to export

Mark the data you want to copy to your computer and then press the "Export" button on the top menu. Customize a save location as you want and Android Assistant will transfer the selected Samsung data to the specific location.

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