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Restore Formatted Android Phone data back?

by Fabian15261 / January 15, 2014 11:08 AM PST

Hey, everyone there! I am looking for a practical way to restore my Android phone photos, videos, text messages and other files back. Three days ago, I just formatted my phone by chance and all information on the memory card was gone. But, some of them were still precious and useful for me. So, I was wondering to restore them all back. But, I didn't know how. Do you have any suggestion? How can I restore them all back? Thank you in advance!

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Try the following steps:
by Berton2515 / January 16, 2014 10:32 AM PST

I have ever also followed the following steps to restore all my formatted camera memory card data back successfully. You may also take chances:

Step1. Stop using this phone or inner memory card in case that any new file would rewrite your original data.

Step2. Insert this phone to your computer and prepare to restore needed data back.

Step3. Select a data recovery tool to rescue all your lost data back. In fact, I have tried many free data recovery tools online like Recuva, 4Card Recovery and iCare Data Recovery Free, etc.

Fortunately, I have also restored all my wanted data back completely with the second free tool:

In short, no matter which one you decide to use, you'd better act carefully in case of any wanted data loss.

Step4. Save and back up all the restored data on a different memory card or drive in case of data recovery failure.

Note: No matter what happens in the future, you should always be careful about your data and back it up well.

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Thank you!
by Fabian15261 / January 20, 2014 10:40 AM PST

Thank you for your clear and detailed directions!
They work perfectly on my phone memory card, especially your linked free tool which finally restores all my wanted phone data back.
Thank you!

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The usual
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2014 4:51 AM PST

Is that I take the memory card over to a PC and try Recuva.

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