Introduction: How to Recover Files From Android Without Root

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First of all, root is the process of getting superuser control for android device. When you faced android data loss, technical app would be the best method. In the mean time, it is required to root android phone or tablet to scan internal memory. That is why some people may have the thought that it is hard to recover data from android without root. In fact, Jihosoft Android Phone Recovery will unload that burden for you as it will root for you. This app can recover deleted or lost photos, contacts, call logs, videos, audios, WhatsApp, Viber messages from HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony as well as other android device. The detailed step will be showed at below.

Note: Before android file recovery without root, please do not use android device after data loss in case of overwritten. That means turn off WiFi/3G/4G connection to avoid automatic update, stop taking new photos, save new data at your device, etc.

Step 1: Download and Install Jihosoft Android Phone Recovery at Your Computer.

You could download the Windows version at: Android Recovery, download Mac version at: Android Recovery for Mac. After download, you will be lead to install the app at your computer.

Step 2: Select Data Genre That You Need to Scan

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After installation, run the app at your PC. You will see the interface show you four options: “Multimedia”, “Database”, “WhatsApp”, “All”. Tap One of it according to your own demand.

Step 3: Identify Android Phone or Tablet by Computer.

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First, connect your android device to computer via USB cable. Then, turn on USB debugging at android equipment.

If the app failed to identify your equipment, install related USB driver at your computer.

Step 4: Scan Android Device and Expect the Result

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After identification, click "Start" for scanning. Please be patient about the process.

Step 5: Preview Data That Listed on the Result.

You will be able to review all the details of desired data.

Step 6: Recover Data From Android Without Root.

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Mark those data that you want, then tap “Recover” to fulfill android data recovery without root.


TrishaF10 (author)2017-11-28

hello. i'm stuck at the scanning phase just before recovery. I can't seem to scan pass around 10%. it just stops and I see zero items in gallery about 10%. plz help

mario_dunsheel (author)2017-05-14

Thanks for posting this guide. I seriously feel that Google should also provide some utility like iTunes to backup and restore Android data. I recently lost my important text conversations, photos, videos and third-party apps data like WhatsApp chats while I was trying to install custom ROM on my Galaxy S7 android. You might not believe but I tried every single solution (free and few paid ones as well) I found on Google to get back my data. Unfortunately, most of them were useless.

Then, I came across this article and followed the instructions mentioned in this guide and luckily I got about 60% data back. It asked me to root to get more data back but I didn’t try because I already got the files I was looking for. It was an experience!

You are right on this. There should be some in-built app to backup Android data on a regular basis.

Rebecca Walsh (author)2017-08-06

Everyone knows that
there is no Android recovery tool can recover deleted files without rooting
device in the market, so here we’d like to recommend a safe and clean Android
data recovery tool called Primo Android Data Recovery to help you out. Just use this tool to start scanning and recovering if
you have rooted your phones before, otherwise you need to follow the simple
instructions to root your device first. Let’s keep reading this post to know


Add it's totally FREE for all Android users. And works well on both Windows and Mac computer.

charles_smith (author)2017-05-06

You can also use iMoresoft Android data recovery program. It can recover all types of data like contacts, sms, photos, etc. from Android device. It is availbale for Windows and Mac too.

SakineM (author)2017-04-29

I stock in first step. the program doesn't recognize my phone while usb debugging is on and my pc show my phone. even I install it's driver.
is it work for one plus 2 and android 6 and up?

AlanS149 (author)2016-10-05

Great post.

I am looking for method that allows me to recover deleted data on Android phone without rooting my phone. I will try this. I also find another article on this site that shows Android users how to recover deleted data on Android.

Thanks anyway.

deadpupet (author)2016-05-11

The program looks promising. However, it doesn't work for you, you can take a look at Androidphonesoft Android Data Recovery. it also works on Windows and Mac. Here is a demo on how to recover sms. You can also use it to recover other types of data such as contacts, photos, etc...

WilliamM211 (author)2016-04-29

Thanks a lot for the helpful guide ! Last time I accidently lose my my data on Windows I was kinda shocked . I new there are many special tools to recover files , but still :) By the way I used this software if someone's interested, very simple and quality tool at the same moment.

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