How to recover deleted photos and videos from internal memory of android phones

Important: android 4.0 has brought some change to the file system that prohibit the photo recovery software from recognize the internal drive. Though recover deleted photos from android 2.3 phones is still possible. For details please read Android 4.0 and what it means to photo recovery

To save your time, suppose you already know how to recover deleted photos but failed to get the photo recovery software to locate the internal memory of your android, this is a shortcut: making sure your android is not under debugging mode, which restrict the computer or file recovery program from accessing the internal storage, scanning or recovering files. To turn off the debugging mode, go to settings on your phone, then application-development, tick usb debugging. After that connect your android with computer, the software should be able to recognize and allocate the internal memory a drive letter, the rest photo recovery process is pretty straightforward, scan the internal storage, locate the deleted files and recover the wanted ones.

The complete guide to recover deleted photos from internal memory of your android phone

Android phones utilize internal memory and expandable storage to store files, the notable ones like the Samsung galaxy s2, support both sd card expandable and internal memory, the Sony Xperia arc s, a little lean on the internal side with only 1 GB of memory while support sd card storage, HTC one x, with only internal memory on board. Photos or videos deleted from your android, no matter from internal memory or sd card, are recoverable, since a delete command only flagged the memory block where the deleted files stored as available for use, it doesn’t actually erase or destroy any pictures or videos. You can no longer see the deleted files because the pointers to those files are removed from the file allocation table, but the actual data is intact.

Note: avoid taking photos or videos to keep the internal memory from being overwritten.

Follow the step by step guide to recover deleted photos or videos from the internal memory of android.

Download photo recovery for android

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Install and launch the software, then connect your android phone with computer, note to make sure phone is not under debugging mode

When connected, pull down the notification bar on your phone and click “connect to usb”.

In the software menu, select media drive to scan. In advance scan, you can specify the file type and volume sectors where the software will be working on

choose media drive

In the scanning result, preview the files and locate what you want to retrieve.

internal memory

The photo recovery software handles all kinds of android handsets, including, Motorola Droid Razr, Samsung galaxy s2, galaxy s3, galaxy note, galaxy nexus, Xperia lines, HTC one x, one s, lg optimus, and more.

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