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How to Recover Deleted Files from Internal Memory on Android?

Traveling with your newly bought Samsung Galaxy S5 and taking a lot of beautiful photos with this portable device during your trip. You just have no time to insert an external memory card so that these pictures are all saved in your S5 internal memory and of course you still have no time to backup them to your computer. Unfortunately, due to a careless hand slide, you deleted these precious photos, or important videos, contacts or text messages from the internal memory on your S5, or your Android phone was unlucky got a failed power off or system crash, which causes data loss issue in your phone. Is there a way to get back lost data from Android internal memory? Need not worry, this tutorial will guide you on how to undelete files from Android internal memory.

Internal memory from an Android phone or tablet doesn't show as the external drive when you plug in your Android device to computer. Therefore, data saved in Android internal memory card is invisible and inaccessible via the USB connection, but actually they remain intact until a new file takes up its place. To rescue lost or deleted data from internal memory, you need to do something special. You can draw support from third-party Android Internal Memory Data Recovery software to retrieve data back from Android phone/tablet internal memory.

Get back everything from Android internal memory:

Text messages and contacts are two typical data types stored in Android phone internal memory card, and Coolmuster Android Data Recovery (for all Windows versions) or Coolmuster Android Data Recovery for Mac, is among most widely used applications to accomplish the data recovery task from Android internal memory card without any trouble. It is specially designed for Android users to retrieve their deleted data like contact phone numbers, SMS, text messages and more from Android internal memory. The fast scanning and speed of recovery enable Android Data Recovery gains traction in the similar software market.

To get back lost materials from internal memory or media card of an Android phone or tablet, you can follow the steps below. Before the recovery, you need to root your Android phone at first.

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Steps to Restore Data from Internal Memory on Android Phone/Tablet

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to the PC via USB

Connect your Android device with computer through a USB cable after you get the Android Internal Memory recovery software downloaded and installed. The connected device will be detected by the app and bring up a window asking you to enable USB debugging on it. If you did it before, you can skip to the next step.

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Tips: Not only Samsung mobile phones, the software also supports other Android devices, including Motorola, HTC, LG, Google, Sony and so on.

Follow the instructions as below to set the USB debugging on Android phone/tablet:

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"

Step 2. Analyzing and explore your Android internal memory

As the USB debugging is opened, your Android device will be detected by the software and all the internal memory data will be shown on the interface and categorized in folders like "Contact" and "Message" on the left column. Click each folder and preview the contained files and data on the right window.

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Step 3. Preview and recover data from Android internal memory

Select the files you want to recover and tick the checkbox in front of them. After that, click the button of "Recovery" on the right bottom to kick off the recovery process.

Additional Suggestions:

1. To retrieve deleted files like photos, videos, music, books and more from Android external memory, you can turn to Data Recovery for help;
2. Keep a backup of all your important data from Android device;
3. Stop using your Android phone or tablet after data loss;
4. Carefully check the data when you need to delete useless data from the Android device.

By the way, if you need recovering lost text messages and contacts from Android phone only, you can fully depend on Android SMS+Contacts Recovery.

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