How to Restore Contacts/SMS/Photos from Damaged Android Phone?

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Tracy King updated on Feb 04, 2021 to Android Data Recovery | How-to Articles


This article will provide you easy and effective solution to help you extract and restore data from damaged Android phone. If your Android phone got drowned, phone screen broken or even died, don’t worry. Just follow to find solutions and get your personal contacts, SMS, photos etc out of damaged Android phone right now.

Can I recover contacts, SMS, photos on a damaged Android phone?

"Hi guys, do you know how to recover data on a damaged phone? My Samsung S7 yesterday dropped to the ground and the whole screen was crashed into pieces and the phone also got damaged.
I took it to the repair center and the stuff there told me it would cost me quite much money to repair the phone. And they cannot even ensure that they can 100% repair the phone. Then I decided to buy a new phone. What about the data in my damaged phone? All the contacts, text messages, photos and videos are all saved in the damaged old Android phone. Do you know how to transfer contacts, SMS, photos etc from a damaged Android phone to a new phone?

Are you having a similar problem that you find no way to move, transfer or extract personal data from a damaged, broken or drowned Android phone to a new phone? Relax! Here in this article, you'll find two methods to get your problems solved right now:

1. Recover lost contacts, SMS, photos etc from SD/SIM card on damaged Android phone;
2. Download Android data recovery software to restore data from Android phone;

Note: Charge your damaged Android phone, leaving enough battery on the phone;
If your phone got drowned, turn off the phone, dry it first with cold wind (not hot wind) and turn the phone on.

Part 1. Recover contacts/SMS/photos etc from SD/SIM card on damaged Android phone

When you accidentally broke and damaged your Android phone, don't be panic. Do remember to keep charging the phone and leave enough battery to let it continue working.

Then you can try below tips to rescue part of your personal data such as contacts, photos etc from your SD memory card and SIM card:

  1. Remove SIM card and SD card from the damaged phone;
  2. Connect the SIM/SD card with a new phone and save your contacts, photos etc on your new Android phone;
  3. If you cannot remove the SIM card or SD card to a new phone, try to directly connect the phone to your PC with a USB cable;
  4. Once it can be connected to the PC, you shall be able to read internal storage on your damaged or broken Android phone;
  5. Open internal storage folder, and copy wanted data such as Music, Pictures etc file folder to your PC and save those data on your PC.

After this, you can transfer or import those data into your new Android phone and reuse those data again.

This is a free method for you to transfer or restore only a part of data from damaged Android phone to new device. If you are lucky enough, you may be able to get all data back. 

Part 2. Download Android data recovery software to recover data from damaged, broken Android phone

To ensure your data's security, we advise you to back up your Android device regularly since data loss can happen anytime and anywhere. To avoid the crushing feeling that comes with data loss, we advise you to download a professional EaseUS Android data recovery software on your computer. It supports you to effortlessly transfer and restore lost data including contacts, text messages, call log, photos or videos etc from damaged or broken Android phone within 3 simple clicks.

You can simply download this software - EaseUS MobiSaver for Android for damaged Android phone data recovery now. Follow below guidelines to recover whatever you've lost on your Android phone with Android 7.0/6.0/5.0 right now.

Tutorial: 3 steps to recover contacts/SMS/photos etc from damaged Android phone

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to computer;
Install and run EaseUS MobiSaver for Android and connect your damaged Android phone to the computer with USB cable.
Then click "Start" button to let the software recognize and connect your device.
NOTE: As the software can only access the rooted Android device, you need to make sure that your phone has been rooted before recovery.

Recover contacts, SMS from damaged Android phone.

Step 2. Scan Android phone to find all present and lost data;
After connected your Android phone, the software will quickly scan the device to find all the existing and lost data including data. You can easily find contacts, SMS, call log, photos etc data you want by choosing the correct file types.

Recover data from damaged Android phone.

Step 3. Preview and transfer data from Android phone to PC;
Preview all found files one by one and then you can select out data you want to restore.
Finally, you can click "Recover" button to transfer and restore the selected data to PC once.

Recover contacts, SMS, photos etc from damaged Android phone.

After this, you have last one step to move on. It is to transfer to restored data into your new Android phone.

  • You can connect new Android phone with PC via USB cable
  • Import all old Android data such as contacts, SMS, call log, photos, videos etc into a new phone and reuse them again.

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