Complete & Free Android Data Recovery Without Root

Jean updated on Sep 16, 2020 to Data Recovery Solution | How-to Articles


This page offers you a complete Android data recovery solution without gain 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.

The Risk of Rooting An Android Phone
How to Perform Android Data Recovery Without Rooting
Restore Data from Android SD Card
Restore Lost Files from Android Internal Memory
Tips to Protect Android Data

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

Here, EaseUS provides you with an approach to complete Android data recovery without gaining root access, which won't void the warranty.

The Risk of Rooting An Android Phone

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

Due to the strict computer protocol and Android data protection mechanism, users need to root Android phone first for gaining 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 aftersale service once the device gets ruined due to hardware or OS failure
  • Serious data loss after rooting with unknown tools

So what's the probable way of completely restoring lost Android data without rooting the phone? EaseUS software will guide you to fulfill the task 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 micro SD card on their old Android phone, 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 lost files or data on the Android phone, stop using it 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 given solution here is only applicable to people who use an old Android phone with a memory card, where the lost data was stored.

Here, the following things are what you'll need to prepare to recover Android SD card data without root:

1. A healthy Windows PC that installs EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

If your lost files on the SD card are more 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. Select the memory card and scan

Connect the memory card to your computer and launch EaseUS card recovery software on your PC. Click "Scan" to start looking for your lost data.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Wait for the scanning process to finish.

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.

select the memeory card files

Step 3. Recover wanted files.

You can directly double-click the files to preview and see if the files are all right. 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

This is the whole process to rescue lost data on your Android phone without gaining the root access. If your lost data happened to be stored on the internal memory of the phone, refer to Method 2 here below for help.

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

When you lost files on Android internal memory, you'll need to turn to professional Android data recovery software for help. Here we'd like to 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 which 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 guide steps below to restore your lost Android data now:

Step 1. Launch the app on your phone and start scanning lost photos and videos by tapping "START SCAN" button.

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 to let the software scan and display some certain file size, file formats, etc.

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

Lost photo and video recovery on Android.

If you refer 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

Besides knowing the emergency rescue solutions of restoring lost Android data, what matters more is to learn some ways of protecting your data on the Android phone. And 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 listed, to ensure that all available data is selected.

3. Apply Android backup software for help

You can also search for some Android backup software or app in the Google Play for help. Or you can try the new backup feature in EaseUS MobiSaver App which allows you to back up Messages, Call logs, etc. within just one click. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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