Recover Deleted Photos & Videos from Android without Root

When you accidentally deleted photos and videos on Android phone but don't want to root the phone, don't worry. Follow this page, with the help of EaseUS file recovery software and Android data recovery software, you can successfully retrieve lost photos, videos from Android external memory card or internal memory without root.

Table of Contents

Is Android data recovery without root possible 

With the increasing popularity of Android phones, data loss disasters also occur more and more frequently due to accidental deletion, virus attack, memory card errors or some other reasons.

Fortunately, there is a lot of third-party Android data recovery software that can help Android users to retrieve their lost data. However, all these software require users to root Android device before data recovery. 

Most Android users feel reluctant to root the device as it violates the warranty. Some manufacturers won't take the responsibility if the rooted set was ruined or damaged, even the causes are non-artificial factors, such as hardware failure or OS errors. 

So, is it possible to perform Android data recovery without root? Yes. Read on and you'll find two reliable methods that will assist you in resolving this issue with ease.

Method 1. Recover deleted photos and videos from Android SD card (without root)

Most Android phone and devices allow users to add an expanded memory sd card into the cellphone, extending Android memory. And many of them tend to save multimedia files like photos, videos, music files, etc. on the card. If you are one of these people, losing photos, videos, etc. on Android memory SD card, don't worry.

EaseUS data recovery software enables you to recover data from Android phone memory card. You don't need to root the device at all.

EaseUS data recovery software can only recover data like photos and videos from Android memory cards.
Files like text messages and contacts which are saved in the internal memory will not be recovered. Professional Android data recovery software can help.

Now download this software and learn how to recover deleted files from an Android memory card with ease.

Step 1. Connect the SD card and start scanning

Connect the SD card to the computer via a card reader. Then launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, select the SD card and click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Select the photos you want to recover

Wait until the scanning completes and then select the photos you want to recover. To locate the items faster, click "Filter" > "Pictures" > Check lost files via tree view. Or type file extension on the search box.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover photos

Click "Recover" and choose a location on another device to save the photos.

Recover lost data

Video Tutorial: Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card

Method 2. Recover deleted photos/videos from Android internal memory (without root)

When you lost photos or videos, you also have many options, including restoring lost photos from Google photos, android backup, or using Android data recovery software for help.

Follow to recover your lost Android photos and videos with ease:

# 1. Recover lost photos/videos from Android backup

If you have created a backup of valuable files like photos, videos, contacts, etc. on your Android phone, you can effectively get them back without rooting the device:

  • Step 1: Go to "Settings" on Android phone, tap on "Account".
  • Step 2: Sign in with your account and password.
  • Step 3: Tap "Backup and Restore", click "Restore".
  • Then select the backup which contains your lost photos and videos to restore.

Wait for the recovery process to complete, you can reuse the lost files again on your phone again.

# 2. Restore photos and videos with Google Photos

If you used Google Photos to manage your photos and videos on Android phone, you can restore the deleted items within 60 days from Trash:

  • Step 1: Open Google Photos app on Android phone, tap "Menu" at the top left.
  • Step 2: Open the Trash, select the photos and videos you want to restore.
  • Step 3: Tap "Restore" at the bottom.
  • Photos and videos to go back to the original location on your phone - the photo gallery, Google Photos library, albums, etc.

# 3. Restore lost photos/videos from Android internal memory (root required)

If you had no backup and didn't use Google Photos to manage photos and videos on Android phone, your last option is to use reliable Android data recovery software for help. Also, rooting the device is required.

Rooting Android phone will violate the warranty provided by the cellphone producer and you may not be able to receive a new system update. 
If the lost photos, videos matters more, you must stand this and root the device for further file recovery.

Here is a tutorial video to root your device:

After rooting the Android phone, you can apply EaseUS Android Data Recovery to restore the lost photos and videos on Android phone with ease. Both Windows and app version can help.

Was This Page Helpful?

Updated by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

Read full bio

Written by Roxanne

Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created multiple posts on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, Mac, etc. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interest.

Read full bio

Product Reviews

TrustScore 4.7 | 323 reviews
  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a powerful system recovery software, designed to enable you to recover files you’ve deleted accidentally, potentially lost to malware or an entire hard drive partition.

    Read More
  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we have 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.

    Read More
  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro has a reputation as one of the best data recovery software programs on the market. It comes with a selection of advanced features, including partition recovery, formatted drive restoration, and corrupted file repair.

    Read More