Though Samsung galaxy s5, s6 are becoming more and more popular, more people tend to get the newest Samsung mobiles. However still a large group of users, including me, having the old but great Samsung galaxy phones like Samsung Galaxy S3, S3 mini, S4, and S4 mini.
Well, no matter which Samsung phones you are using, let’s get down to today’s main topic: How to recover data from Samsung Galaxy S3/S4(mini). Many Samsung users may have encountered such a problem: important text messages, photos, contacts or video lost/deleted accidentally, and no backup files are available. Don’t worry, you still have chances to get the lost files back as long as you act fast enough. Read on, this post will guide you to retrieve deleted text messages, photos, contacts from Samsung galaxy S3/S4(mini), as well as restore videos, musics in clicks.
Samsung Galaxy S3/S4 Mini Data Recovery:
In fact, you need to turn to a third part s3/s4 mini recovery tool for help since you don’t have backups. You might have already found some recovery tools over the internet, right? Nothing found? Luckily, here is a professional one prepared for you: Jihosoft Samsung Data Recovery. This is a powerful recovery tool to recover deleted/lost files, like photos, SMS, contacts, call history, videos, musics, WhatsApp messages and more documents from Samsung Galaxy s3/s4/s5/(mini).
Simple Steps to Recover Delete Files from Galaxy S3/S4 Mini
Step 1: Run the Galaxy S4 min data recovery tool - Jihosoft Samsung Data Recovery. You will see a starting window which guides you select specified file type. You'll have 3 options to choose: “Multimedia(photo, video, music)”, “Database(contacts, messages, call logs”, “WhatsApp Messages/Attachments”, choose one to selectively scan the files, or you can simply click “All” to continue.
Step 2: In this steps, you may meet a window that shows “Connect Phone to PC/Mac. Please connect your android device to PC/Mac via USB. ....software”. Just connect your Samsung to your computer and let the device be detected. After that, you will see “Identify your device, enable USB debugging...”, you can follow its prompt messages to enable developer options to let the program access your phone. When this is done, you will see a “Start” button, tap it.
Step 3: Scan, preview and recover data on Samsung. You may need to wait for a while for the scanning process. The scanning time depends on the size and type of the files that is being scanned. After the scan finishes, you can freely preview the recoverable files one by one to check its quality. Mark the wanted data and tap “Recover” to save them on your computer as CVS, TXT, and HTML file.
That's it. Congratulations, you've done.
Note: This galaxy s3/s4 (mini) recovery tool only works on recovering data which haven’t been overwritten. Thus, don't use your phone once the data lost.