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Recover Data from Broken or Damaged Android Phone

Introduction

Let's suppose that you dropped your smart phone to the ground by accident, and the phone's display screen is cracked; Or if the Android phone is broken or dead due to other reasons like virus attack in the daily life, how to extract the saved contacts, messages or even more files from the damaged Android phone completely? How to restore all your precious memories like photos, videos, etc. on the phone? Troublesome, right? Now, here is an ideal solution for your reference to recover data from broken Android phone.

As it is known to all that people like to save lots of important or privacy information in their Samsung, HTC, Motorola or other smart phones for entertaining or business needs. But when your Samsung, HTC or other phone's screen broke up by accident, you may eager to find back all your important data like contacts, messages, photos, etc. from the damaged or broken device, right? But attention please, unlike media files like photos, videos, etc., contacts and messages are always stored in the phone's internal flash card, and it is can't be taken out and used in other device just like the SD card does. Thus, when your phone is broken without backup, and you can't find an effective way to extract or restore the saved data on the device, then you may lose them permanently. Tragedy, right? However, a good news here is that you can ask for help from a 3rd-party application to retrieve deleted data from broken Android mobile phone easily.

Here, we kindly recommend a reliable yet professional Android Data Recovery software for your reference: MobiKin Doctor for Android or MobiKin Doctor for Android (Mac). It allows users to scan and recover their lost, deleted or formatted data like contacts, SMS, photos, videos, music, and other files from Android smart phone or tablet on PC/Mac respectively. And it can works well with device from almost all popular brands, like Samsung, Motorola, LG, Sony, HTC, ZTE, etc. No matter the lost data is saved in the phone's internal or external memory, MobiKin program can help you find them back easily. What's more, the program is a standalone tool, that means it can be performed while you're offline, and you'll never worry about that your personal information will be leaked out.

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Video Tutorial

Tutorial: How to Recover Lost Files on Broken Android Mobile Phone?

To begin with, you have to install the program on your desktop computer. As you can see, Windows and Mac version are available here, just get and install your needed one to your PC or Mac, then follow the same steps below to recover lost data from damaged Android devices as you like.

Connect your Samsung, HTC or other Android phone to the computer, and run the program. Then you'll see an interface like below: 1) If your phone have been rooted and opened USB debugging before, then the program can detect and scan your device successfully; 2) If you haven't rooted and enabled USB debugging, you need to root the Android device and follow below ways to enable USB debugging:
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
3) 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".

Then, click "Refresh" button to detect your device again, and if you're going to restore data from the phone's internal/external memory simultaneously, you'll be also required to turn on USB storage on the device. After that, you only need to wait for the end of the scanning process, because the program will categorize and display the scanning results in the program just like below:

Preview the scanning results and find your target files, mark them one by one. After that, you can hit "Recover" button on the top menu to start recovering data from broken Android mobile phone immediately.

Tips: How to Backup Android Data on Computer to Avoid Losing Data?

You never realize how important to keep a backup of your Android data until you lost it. When it comes to backup your Android phone on computer, the easiest way is to use the professional Android backup tool - MobiKin Assistant for Android or Assistant for Android (Mac Version). It is fully capable of backing up any Android file to computer, such as contacts, text messages, photos, videos, music and even apps. The following steps tell you how to backup Android on computer with the Assistant for Android:

1. Click the download button as the following shows and then plug your Android device (Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, etc.) to the computer.

2. Move your mouse to the left side panel to select certain contents, like contacts, messages, videos, photos, app data, etc. or it is possible to choose all.

3. Preview and select the files you want to backup and hit on the "Export" button from the top menu.

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