Sony Xperia arc, Deleted photo and video recovery
Xperia phones are always the most beautiful ones around, and the beauties aren’t skin deep. The Exmor R sensor packed with the Xperia lines make the phones very capable devices for recording memorable moments in life. If you carry one of these beautiful phones around, and unfortunately erased the beloved photos and videos from it for whatever reason, don’t panic, there are ways to recover the deleted files from your Sony Ericsson Xperia arc, Ion or play.
The instructions to recover deleted photos, videos from Sony Xperia arc
First download photo recovery for Xperia arc.
The deleted files are not actually erased, they remain where they have been until the newly captured photos or videos come to overwrite and take their place, with the photo recovery software, you can bring the deleted files back.
Connect your phone with computer and launch Xperia photo recovery software.
Update:If you are using Xperia arc s, Xperia S that came out equiped with android 2.3 then get updated to android 4.0 ICS Cream Sandwich, this part can become a bit tricky. If you haven't find the drive letter that in the software "select drive" menu, that means your phone is connected with the computer in MTP mode, a new USB coonection mode introduced with the android 4.0 update. to connect the xperia with computer in USB Mass storage mode, go to Settings -> Xperia -> connectivity-> USB connection mode, set as USB mass storage mode.
Select file types to scan
Now scan your phone
Check the deleted files, if you have not taken any more photos and videos after the deletion, the deleted files can be easily recovered by Sony Xperia photo recovery.
Recover deleted photos from Sony Xperia phones.
Frequently asked questions
My Xperia phone is Sony Xperia S running android 4.0, while connect with computer, the internal storage is not recognized, what to do?
Android 4.0 brought some changes to the file system and the way how android OS interacts with computer. As you may noticed that there’s no limitation for the space where you can install apps, the whole internal storage now is available as rom. That means the system files shares storage with media files, and android tend restrict third party software from snooping around where the system files are stored. So photo recovery can’t recover deleted files from internal storage of android 4.0 phones, in our case, the Xperia S.
Update: now there’s a solution to recover deleted photos from internal memory from android 4.0 phones, by turning the whole internal memory as a massive .RAW file and convert the file to a VHD. This solution requires a rooted Sony Xperia phone, the practice is geeky and time consuming, with potential hazard to brick the Sony Xperia, proceed with discretion.