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Two Available Methods to Do Nexus 5 Data Recovery with Ease!

Part 1: Is It Possible to Do Nexus 5 Data Recovery?

Google Nexus smart phones are popular all over the world. Thus its related topics attract your attention. Nexus data loss issue is a typical representative: after you delete some important files from your Google Nexus phone, is it possible to get these deleted data back?

Take Nexus 5 data recovery as an example.

If you delete some files from the Nexus 5, these items will not be wiped from your Google Nexus phone immediately. The spaces they occupy are just marked as empty, and any new data can take up these spaces. Before the deleted files are overwritten by new data, you still have the chance to find these deleted items back by using a piece of third-party Android data recovery software.

In addition, if there is an available Google backup file, you can also choose to restore your Google Nexus 5 from the Google backup.

Thus, you can see that there are two possible methods for you to do data recovery Nexus 5. Which method is suitable for your own situation? In the following part, we will introduce these two methods in detail, and you can choose one method accordingly.

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Part 2: How to Recover Data from Nexus 5/6/5X/6P

Method 1: How to Recover Deleted Files from Nexus 5/6/5X/6P with MiniTool

If you have never backed up the data on Nexus 5 to your Google account, your best choice is to use MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android to recover your deleted files from Nexus 5.

Tip: this Android data recovery software is equally applicable to Nexus 6/5X/6P.

MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android offers you two recovery modules: "Recover from Phone" and "Recover from SD-Card". With these two recovery modules, you are able to retrieve your lost and deleted messages, photos, music files, contacts, call logs, and more from your Google Nexus phone and tablet, as well as SD card.

Some of you are not familiar with this software. Don't worry. If you are using Windows 10/8.1/8/7, you can download and install the Free Edition of this software to your computer to have a try first. Here, this freeware allows you to retrieve 10 files of one type each time.

Then, we will tell you how to operate these two recovery modules to do Nexus 5 data recovery in detail. Please keep on reading.

Module 1: How to Recover Data from Nexus 5/6/5X/6P Directly

If you want to get the deleted Android data back from your Google Nexus 5/6/5X/6P directly, you need to use the "Recover from Phone" module.

As to this recovery module, here are some matters you need to pay attention to:

1. You need to prevent the deleted files from being overwritten by new data. So, after you delete some important files by mistake, please stop using your Google Nexus 5/6/5X/6P as soon as possible.
2. When you are using this software to do Google Nexus 5/6/5X/6P data recovery, you need to close any other Android management program to guarantee the normal operation of this Android data recovery software.
3. If you want to use this software to detect the files on your Google Nexus 5/6/5X/6P successfully, you need to root your Android device in advance. How to do this job? Here is a related guidance: How to Root Your Android Device?

Then, it's time to show you the detailed operation of this recovery module. Please keep on reading.

Step 1: Connect your Google Nexus 5/6/5X/6P to the computer via USB cable, and then open this software to enter its main interface as follows. Next, you should click on "Recover from Phone" module to continue.

recover from phone

Step 2: If the USB debugging of your Android device has not been enabled, you will see the following interface. Actually, there are different steps for different Android versions to enable USB debugging. If you don't know how to do this work, you can choose the corresponding version in this interface and follow the detailed steps to complete this job.

enable usb debugging

Step 3: If you connect your Android phone to this computer for the first time, you will see the interface as follows which prompts you to allow USB debugging.

Here, you need to do this operation on your Google phone: check "Always allow from this computer" option (if you are using your personal computer, we suggest checking this option. Thus, you can skip this step when you want to do Nexus 5/6/5X/6P data recovery in the same computer next time; but if you are using a public computer, you can keep this option unchecked to keep your personal data on the phone safe) and tap "OK" on the screen of your Android phone.

allow usb debugging

Step 4: Then, you will see the "Device Ready to Scan" interface as shown below. In this interface, you can see a lot of information, such as the types of files you can retrieve with this software and two scan methods.

If you only want to recover the text data including contacts, messages, call logs, and WhatsApp messages & attachments, please check "Quick Scan" method. Under this scan mode, only the text data types are checked, and you are able to uncheck some of these data types according to your own need.

quick scan

If you want to retrieve the media data such as photos, audios, videos, and documents, you need to check "Deep Scan" method. Under this scan mode, all the data types will be checked by default, and you are not allowed to uncheck any data type.

deep scan

Just check one scan method according to your own situation and click on the lower right corner button "Next" to begin the scanning process.

Step 5: After the scanning process, you will see the scanning result in the following interface. Here, you can see that the data types are listed on the left side of this interface. You can choose one type from the list and view its items in this interface.

For example, if you want to recover photos from Nexus 5/6/5X/6P, you can click on "Camera", "APP Picture" and "Picture" from the list to view its items. As to Nexus 5/6/5X/6P photo recovery, you can also refer to this official post: Detailed Steps to Recover Deleted Photos of Android - MiniTool.

After that, you can check the files you want to recover and click on "Recover" button to select a proper location on your computer to save these items.

scan result

After these simple steps, you can directly open the storage path to use these recovered items.

Here, you need to know that the Free Edition of this software has some limitations, and you can see the detail in the following table.


If you want to get your deleted files back from Nexus 5/6/5X/6P without these limitations, you can choose to upgrade this freeware to an advanced version.

Module 2: How to Retrieve Deleted Files from Android SD Card

If you want to retrieve your deleted files from your SD card of Google Nexus 5/6/5X/6P, you should use the "Recover from SD-Card" module of this software.

Here, you should know that you are unable to connect your SD card to your computer directly. You need to firstly insert it into a card reader and then connect the card reader to your PC.

Step 1: Open the software and then click on "Recover from SD-Card" module from its main interface to continue.

recover from sd card

Step 2: Then, you will see the SD card is listed in the following interface. Just select the SD card and click on "Next" button, and the software will start its scanning process.


Step 3: It will take some minutes to finish the scanning process. After that, you will enter this scan result interface as shown below. The rest operation is the same as "Recover from Phone" module and we will not repeat it here.


Similarly, if you want to recover more files without limitations, you can get an advanced version from the MiniTool official site.

In addition, MiniTool also offers you two another pieces of data recovery software to retrieve files from your Nexus 5/6/5X/6P SD card - MiniTool Power Data Recovery and MiniTool Photo Recovery. For more information about these two data recovery programs, you can read this article: How Do You Recover Files from SD Card Android?

Method 2: How to Restore Nexus 5 from Backup

When you are using your Google Nexus 5/6/5X/6 P, to keep your data safe, you can choose to back up the content, data and settings to your Google Account. And then, when data loss issue happens, you will be able to restore your Nexus 5/6/5X/6P from your Google backup. Even, you can restore your backed up data to another Android device.

Here is a related article which introduces this method as well as some other useful information in detail: How to Restore Backup from Google Account on Android Phone?

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Part 3: How to Back up Data on Nexus 5/6/5X/6P

You can see that data loss issue always happens unexpectedly. To keep your data on Nexus 5/6/5X/6P safe, you can choose to back up your data on Nexus 5/6/5X/6P. Generally speaking, there are two ways to back up your Android data: in addition to the above-mentioned method to back up your data to your Google Account, you can also choose to transfer the data from your Nexus 5/6/5X/6P to PC. In this situation, MiniTool software can help you to do this job.

To transfer data on the Android device to your computer directly, you need to use MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android. At the same time, MiniTool supplies you with two available tools to back up the data on the Android SD card to your computer with ease: MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android and MiniTool Partition Wizard.

To solve Nexus 5/6/5X/6P data backup issue with these two programs, you can refer to this previous post: How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Effectively?

Part 4: Bottom Line

From this post, you can see that Nexus 5 data recovery is possible if you own MiniTool software.

1. If you want to recover your deleted data from Google Nexus smart phone directly, you need to use MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android and its "Recover from Phone" module.

2. If you want to retrieve data from your Nexus 5/6/5X/6P SD card, you can use "Recover from SD-Card" module of MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android, MiniTool Power Data Recovery, and MiniTool Photo Recovery.

When you are facing Nexus 5/6/5X/6P data loss issue, just choose one data recovery tool according to your own situation.

At the same time, we also recommend you to form a good habit of backing up your data on Nexus 5/6/5X/6P regularly to keep these data safe.

Finally, should you have any question when you are using MiniTool software, please feel free to contact us by writing an email and sending it to [email protected]. Of course, you can also leave a message on the following comment zone. Your related solutions and suggestions are also appreciated here. Thank you!