Complete & Free Android Data Recovery Without Root

This guide offers you a complete Android data recovery solution without gaining root access. EaseUS data recovery software makes it possible for Android users to recover lost or deleted Android photos, songs, video files, text messages, and contacts from Android SD card and internal memory without root.

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"Please ROOT your Android phone before doing the recovery". This message will pop up on your Android phone when you attempt to recover deleted or lost photos, songs, video files, text messages, and contacts, and you will feel annoyed. Don't bother anymore if you're reluctant to root the device.

EaseUS provides you with a way to perform Android data recovery without gaining root access, which helps keep your warranty.

The Risk of Rooting An Android Phone

With the development of Android data recovery technology, most Android data recovery software in the market can restore mistakenly deleted Android files and lost data.

Due to the strict computer protocol and Android data protection mechanism, users first need to root their Android to gain the authentication of data recovery.

However, some users are reluctant to root their phones, taking the risks on their own:

  • No product warranty
  • No free after-sale service once the device gets ruined due to hardware or OS failure
  • Serious data loss after rooting with unknown tools

So, what's the best way to completely restore lost Android data without rooting the phone? EaseUS software can help you by restoring lost data from Android SD card and internal memory. 

How to Perform Android Data Recovery Without Rooting

It's common to see people using microSD card on their old Android phones as the internal memory in the new versions of Android devices to store important personal data such as photos, videos, songs, text messages, etc. The ways to restore lost files from Android SD card and internal memory are different. Choose the right method and rescue your Android data immediately.

Note: Whenever you lose files or data on the Android phone, stop using the phone and don't save any new files on the device.

Method 1. Restore Files from Android SD Card without Root (for Old Android)

If you lost pictures, video files, music, or some other applications on the Android memory card, you can perform the recovery by using free data recovery software like EaseUS Data Recovery Free Edition on your Windows computer.

PLUS: The solution given here is only applicable to the users who use an old Android phone with a memory card, where the lost data was stored.

Here’s what you'll need to recover Android SD card data without root:

1. A working Windows PC that can install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Tip
If your lost files on the SD card are larger than 2GB, upgrade EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to a pro version.

2. An SD card reader so that you can connect your Android SD card to the computer.

Step-by-step guide for free Android SD card data recovery:

Step 1. Connect the memory card to your computer and launch EaseUS memory card recovery software on your PC. The SD card will be listed under the Devices section. Choose the SD card and click "Scan" to start looking for your lost data.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. The software will generate a quick scan and then a deep scan. The deep scan is powerful enough to find all lost files that even lost file names. After the scanning process, you can check and filter wanted files in this program. Click "Filter" if you are looking for a specific file type, like photos, documents, videos or emails...

select the memeory card files

Step 3. You can directly double-click the files to preview the content. After this, you can choose wanted files and click "Recover" to restore them to a secure location on your PC or other external storage devices.

recover memeory card files

So this is the whole process to rescue lost data on your Android phone without gaining root access. If your lost data was stored on the internal memory of the phone, refer to Method 2 below.

Method 2. Restore Lost Files from Android Internal Memory without Root (for New Android)

When you lose files on Android internal memory, turn to professional Android data recovery software for help. We'd recommend you try EaseUS MobiSaver for Android App.

It enables you to directly scan and restore lost internal memory data such as Android photos, videos, text messages, etc. back on the phone without a computer. It has a feature of Backup and Restore that can selectively back up data on the Android phone. With this feature enabled, you can directly scan and restore recently deleted files without rooting.

# About Rooting Android Phone 

NOTICE: If the Backup and Restore feature is not turned on, to fully scan the Android device and restore the permanently deleted files, you still need to root the Android phone. Also, you can follow the video here as a guide to root your phone.

# Step-by-Step Guide: Data Recovery in Android Internal Memory

You can download this software on your Android phone and follow the tutorial video or the guide below to restore your lost Android data right away:

Step 1. Launch the app on your phone and tap "START SCAN" to start scanning lost photos and videos.

Android photo/video recovery without PC.

Step 2. Deleted photos and videos now appear on the screen.

Restore deleted photos/videos on Android phone without PC.

Step 3. Tap on settings. You can set preferences so the software can scan and display certain file sizes, file formats, etc.

Step 4. After the scan, select the displayed files and tap on Recover. Then tap on the eye icon. All the recovered photos and videos are kept there.

Lost photo and video recovery on Android.

If you want to restore lost Android internal memory data to a PC, you can apply EaseUS MobiSover for Android for help. It allows you to fully scan and restore Android internal memory data in only 3 steps after rooting. 

Tips to Protect Android Data

In addition to knowing the emergency rescue solutions of restoring lost Android data, what matters more is to learn some ways to protect your data on the Android phone. The best method is to back up your Android phone data. 

Here we'll list a few practical and useful tips for you to try:

1. Back up data with Android phone backup settings

Automated Backup: Open Settings app on Android phone > System > Advanced > Backup. 

Manually Backup: Open Settings app on Android phone > System > Advanced > Backup > Back up now > Continue > Select items for backup.

2. Back up data to Google Drive

  • Go to Settings > Personal > Backup and reset, and select both Backup my data and Automatic restore.
  • Go to Settings > Personal > Accounts & Sync, and select your Google account.
  • Select all listed boxes to ensure that all available data is selected.

3. Use Android backup software 

You can look for Android backup software or apps in the Google Play Store. Or, you can try the new backup feature in EaseUS MobiSaver App that allows you to back up Messages, Call logs, etc. with just one click. 

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Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.

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