Recover Lost Android Data Without Root Access [Guide]

If you have mistakenly delete some photos from your device album or even wipe everything of your device gallery, then it is rather very bad thing for any body who have some important photos, videos of your last trip or a farewell party of your colleague. So don’t worry we have something for you that how easy this is to recover lost Android data, no matter what device you hold in your hands. The key point here is that act fast because if you late in recovery then chances are low that all of your photos will recover completely.

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First thing here is that switch off your device data connection and Wi-Fi setting. Because there is chance of data overwriting, which lead to low data recovery. As long as the start point of your data is not overwritten then the chance is there that you can easily recover your deleted photos back.

Recover Lost Android Data Without Root Access [Guide]

You must check everything trash of photo app, which retain all the deleted files unit it is emptied. After this connect your device with computer and then run file recovery application.

Even so, there’s a little issue with versions released prior to Android Ice Cream Sandwich due to Storage Protocol device internal storage behave like a flash drive, so recovery methods will not work anymore. Don’t get panic, because we’ve a alternative to for this.

If you are looking for files on memory card, attach your microSD card via Micro SD Card Adapter. Download a free version of Recuva for recovery purpose.


After downloading and launching the Recuva, you need to select type of files to recover e.g. photos, music, videos etc. You can even select the specific location to recover from.


If the deleted files were on internal storage then don’t worry, it will be there. Just enable the developer option by navigating the Settings -> About Phone -> Build Number (you can find it from Settings > About device > Build Number) and then tap seven times this build number.

After doing this enable USB debugging from Settings –> Developer Options. You can use the application such as Dr. Fone for scanning device.

If have a root access then:

  • After launching it select the storage internal or external, and scan the selected device
  • Depends on storage size it would take 10 to 15 minutes
  • After scanning the deleted data will be displayed in several tabs, videos, photos, music, documents etc
  • Just recover it, the file will recover in previous state.

That’s it the you have successfully recover lost Android data with couple of easy steps.