How Can You Do Android Data Recovery without Root Easily?
- Part 1: Is It Possible to Do Android Data Recovery without Root
- Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Files from Unrooted Android
- Part 3: Bottom Line
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Part 1: Is It Possible to Do Android Data Recovery without Root
When you encounter Android data loss issue, you must want to find a way to get the lost and deleted data back. Thus, you begin to search one solution on the internet. Then, you will discover that all Android data recovery programs require you to root your Android phone or tablet in advance if you want to recover data from your Android device directly. In this situation, you may want to know: is it possible to do Android data recovery without root?
Before answering this question, there are some matters you should know about rooting your Android device. Please read on.
The Advantages of Rooting Your Android Device
Rooting an Android device enables Android users to gain privileged control over various Android subsystems. To be specific, more often than not, Android users choose to root the Android device due to its advantages, for instance, it allows you to run special apps, and it can free up some internal memory for more apps & files. In addition, if you want to use a third-party Android data recovery tool to recover lost or deleted data from your Android device directly, you need to root the Android device in advance to make this software successfully detect the data on the Android device.
The Disadvantages of Rooting Your Android Device
However, some of you still don't want to root the Android device because it has some disadvantages at the same time. Here, we will show you the main disadvantages as follows:
1. Rooting will void your Android device's warranty
After rooting your Android device, the manufacturer's warranty will become void. Should any issue develop, even it is not caused by rooting, you will lose your Android device's warranty. In view of this situation, many Android users refuse to root the Android device.
2. It increases the likelihood of bricking the Android device
A 'bricked' Android device means the device is dead as a brick in your pocket. If this issue happens, you will be unable to use the Android device as usual.
3. It will bring higher risk of infecting viruses
Just like your computer, the Android phone is a target of viruses and malware. After you root your Android device, you will be able to flash your Android device's ROM by using custom programs. As a matter of fact, such changes to a program's code will cause your Android device to be susceptible to virus infection.
Therefore, some of you don't want to take risks to root their Android device.
Now, let's go back to the issue mentioned in the beginning of this part: is it possible to do Android data recovery without root?
Here, you should know that Android data can be saved on both the internal memory of the Android device and Android SD card. While, if you want to recover deleted files from SD card Android, you will not have to root your Android in advance. In this respect, to recover deleted files Android unrooted is possible.
Then, in the following part, we will tell you some available solutions to doing Android data recovery without root. You can have a reference.
Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Files from Unrooted Android
From the above introduction, you will know that, in this post, Android data recovery without root actually means SD card recovery for Android.
As to Android SD card recovery, the MiniTool team develops multiple data recovery software to do this job. For example, MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android is especially designed to recover Android data from Android device as well as Android SD card; MiniTool Power Data Recovery can be used be recover lost and deleted data from all kinds of storage devices, and Android AD card is included; in addition to these two programs, MiniTool Photo Recovery is able to retrieve photos and videos from Android SD card.
Then, we will show you the usage of these three programs in SD card recovery for Android field separately.
You need to insert the SD card into an SD card reader and then connect the reader to your computer. Then, in the following three solutions, we will not repeat this step.
Solution 1: Use MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android
Firstly, we will briefly introduce this professional Android data recovery software. It has two recovery modules: "Recover from Phone" and "Recover from SD-Card". Obviously, you should use "Recover from SD-Card" in this case. In addition, with this module, you can get these Android data back: photos, videos, music files, word documents, and more.
With the Free Edition of this software, you can recover 10 pieces of one type data each time. So, you can download this free software on your computer and have a try.
1. This software can be used on Windows 10/8.1/8/7.
2. It is a general rule that data recovery software can only recover lost or deleted data which are not overwritten by new data. MiniTool Mobile Recovery is not an exception. So, you need to stop using your Android SD card as soon as possible to prevent data from being overwritten.
Step 1: Launch the Software and Connect the SD Card Reader to the Computer
Open the software to enter the main interface. Then click on "Recover from SD-Card" module to continue.
You will see the following interface which informs you to "Connect Micro SD to PC". Just do it and click on "Next" button to continue.
Step 2: Select the Target Android SD Card to Scan
When you see this interface, you should select the inserted Android SD card you want to recover and click on "Next" button.
Then, the software will begin to analyze and then scan your Android SD card. This process will last a few minutes. Please be patient.
Step 3: Choose the Data You Want to Recover from the Scan Result Interface
After the scan process, you will enter the scan result interface as follows. In this interface, you can see the data types are in a list on the left side. You can just choose one type and view the detailed scan result in this interface. For example, if you want to recover deleted photos Android, you can select "Camera", "Screenshot", "App Picture" and "Picture" from the left list, and then view the scanned items. Then, please select the target items you want to retrieve and click on "Recover" button to choose a proper path on your computer to save them.
Here, if you want to only view the deleted items, you can switch this option to "ON".
You can see that with these three simple steps, you can easily recover deleted files from Android SD card.
Then, you need to know that there are some limitations (see detailed in this introduction: Limits in MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android Free Edition) in this freeware. But the advanced edition breaks these limitations. So, you can choose to get an advanced edition to recover more data from Android SD card.
Now, if you think this software can help you out to solve "recover deleted files Android unrooted" issue, please share it with your friends.
Solution 2: Use MiniTool Power Data Recovery
In fact, MiniTool Mobile Recovery is used to retrieve lost or deleted data from all kinds of storage devices, such as internal hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory stick, SD card, and more. You can see that SD card is the supported device. So, this software can fully satisfy your need to recover deleted files Android unrooted. Besides, its Free Edition allows you to recover 1GB data in total. You can also download this freeware and install it on your computer to have a try.
This software has five recovery modules (see the following picture). Among all of these five recovery modules, "Undelete Recovery" can retrieve deleted files from Android SD card; "Digital Media Recovery" is specially used to restore data from digital media, such as Android SD card; and "Damaged Partition Recovery" is designed to recover data in case that the storage device becomes RAW, formatted or damaged. All of these three recovery modules can be used to recover data from Android SD card, and you can choose one according to your own situation.
Here, take "Undelete Recovery" module for instance.
Step 1: Connect the SD card reader to your computer, and then open the software to enter the main interface. Next, click on "Undelete Recovery" module.
Step 2: The software will show you all the storage devices it can detect on the following interface. Then, please select the Android SD card and click on "Scan".
Step 3: Then, you will enter this scan result interface. Here, you can choose one path from the left list, and then view its items one by one. After that, you can check the items you want to retrieve and click on "Save" button to choose a location on your computer to keep these items.
At last, you can find your deleted Android SD card data on the specified storage path.
If you want to recover more than 1 GB data with this software, you can upgrade this free software to an advanced edition.
You can see that this software is also easy-to-use. Tell your friends what you get.
Solution 3: Use MiniTool Photo Recovery
Suppose that you just need to recover deleted photos and videos from your Android SD card, MiniTool Photo Recovery can help you.
The unregistered version of this software allows you to retrieve 200MB data totally. So, you can download this software on your computer to try it.
After installing this software, you should follow these steps to retrieve data from Android SD card.
Step 1: Connect the SD card reader to your computer and then launch this software to enter the main interface as follows. Next, click "Start" button to continue.
Step 2: The software will display all of the detected storage devices in the following interface. Here, you can select the target Android SD card and click on "Scan" button to continue.
Step 3: The software will begin the scan process. When it is finished, you will see the following scan result interface. Then, you can choose one folder from the left list and view its details. Next, please choose the target items you want to retrieve and press "Save" button and choose a proper path on your computer to keep them.
Finally, you can scan your recovered photos and videos on the specified path.
If you want to recover more photos and videos from your Android SD card with this software, you can choose to update this freeware to an advance edition.
In addition, this software devotes itself to recovering lost and deleted photos & videos from all kinds of storage devices. If you friends are facing related issues, you can introduce this software to him or her.
Part 3: Bottom Line
In this post, we tell you that it is impossible to recover data from an unrooted Android phone and tablet directly. But, it is fortunately that retrieving lost or deleted data from Android SD card doesn't require you to root the Android SD card in advance, and there are different kinds of data recovery software which are designed to do this job. Thus "Android data recovery without root" is possible to a certain extent.
Then, this post introduces three MiniTool Programs which can help you to do SD card recovery for Android: MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android, MiniTool Power Data Recovery and MiniTool Photo Recovery. All of these three tools have their advantages, you can choose one accordingly.
Should you encounter any problem when you are using our software, please feel free to contact us by sending an email to [email protected]. Of course, you can also just show the issue in the following comment zone. At the same time, your good suggestions and solutions are also appreciated here. Thanks in advance.