How to recover deleted photos and videos from Samsung galaxy s2

Photogs wouldn’t be disappointed by the Samsung galaxy s2, being equipped with one of the finest smartphone camera sensor around, it produces crisp and sharp shots. The android kind stores the photo and media files on a type of storage which is more recovery friendly than say… iPhone’s. If you accidentally deleted some photos, videos or other media files from Samsung galaxy s2, or formatted the media storage, don’t panic, check out the article and bring the deleted files back.

The deleted files can be brought back is because they are not permanently erased, deletion only flagged the storage of the deleted files as being available for overwritten.

So, avoid overwriting the memory until deleted photos recovery is performed. That means, do not shoot. 

Then download deleted photo recovery for Samsung galaxy s2. The software is simple and efficient in undelete/recover deleted photos, videos and audio files.

Connect the phone with computer, launch photo recovery for Samsung galaxy s2, select the drive, there will be two drive letters assgined to the internal storage and external sd card by the computer. If the internal storage is not assigned, it means that your phone is connected with the computer in MTP mode, which should be USB mass storage mode. To change the USB connection mode, go to settings on your galaxy s2, then application - development, turn on USB debugging mode. Then, Back to the Home screen, tap settings-wireless and network-USB setting, tap "Mass storage". The photo recovery software should then be able to recognzie both the internal storage and sd card.

Note: if you have updated your Galaxy S2 to android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and either SD card or internal memory is not properly detected, please read how to enable USB mass storage mode on Samsung Galaxy S2

Select the file types you'd like to bring back, Samsung Galaxy S2 capture images in JPEG format.

After scanning, a list of folders indicating each file format will be displayed.

To preview a file, simply click on it.

Recover selected photos and videos from Samsung galaxy s2.

Feel free to leave a comment if there’s any further problems.

Frequently asked questions regarding deleted photo recovery from Samsung Galaxy S2

  • Internal memory/SD card are not detected by the photo recovery software, what went wrong?
  • To get the photo recovery software properly delete and assign drive letters to sd card and internal memory, the settings of the phone should be calibrated to meet two conditions. USB debugging mode on and USB setting set as mass storage mode
  • Deleted photos are not showing in the scanning result, is there a problem?
  • overwritten may happen when new photos and videos captured after the deletion, that will make the deleted files gone forever
  • How to change usb settings as USB mass storage mode on android 4.0 Samsung Galaxy S2
  • When your galaxy s2 connected with you will notice that there are only two options to connect, MTP and Camera, in both mode the Stellar Phoenix photo recovery or any other third party photo recovery tool will not be able to detect the drive. No worry, USB storage is still available on android 4.0, we just need to know how to find it.

    How to enable USB mass storage on android 4.0 Samsung Galaxy S2

  1. Go to settings on your phone
  2. tap Wireless and network
  3. USB utility, then USB cable connection mode
  4. Connect storage to PC
  5. Turn on USB storage

After this the Stellar Phoenix photo recovery will be able to detect and allocate both internal memory and sd card a drive letter

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