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Proven Ways to Recover Android Data after Factory Reset

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“HELP! How can I recover photos after factory reset? I'm so upset right now. A few of my apps weren't working (ten seconds after I would click to open them they would show me the loading page and then go back to the home screen, some right after I downloaded them, and some after some uses). After reading a million threads here and trying everything, I decided a factory reset was the way to go. I backed up my information and did a factory reset, but when I restored it I realised my pictures hadn't been backed up.”

Android Phones, including Samsung, Sony, Motorola, HTC etc., contain the Factory Data Reset feature. Many Android users might not know what to do with this feature. This post will show the users what will Factory Data Reset do and how to recover data from Android phone after factory reset.

Actually, the Factory Reset feature will be useful when meeting many situations.  For examples, when you plan to sell your Samsung Galaxy S5 or S4 with lots of personal data on it. When your HTC Desire or HTC One becoming very slow and you can’t fix it with other possible solutions. When you find your Sony, Nexus phone or LG phone freezes frequently and you have little chance of fixing it using other methods. Maybe wiping the phone clean and get a fresh start is the best overall option sometimes.

How to Recover Android Mobile Data after Factory Reset with backups?

When you do a factory reset on an Android phone, it will wipe all of the existing data from the device. Please remember to back up any data you want to keep first! If you want to do a factory reset on Samsung Galaxy S5 or Galaxy S4, you can find the options to Backup My Data and Auto Restore in the same screen where you can see the Factory Reset. You can backup your apps manually, or let the Google Cloud to do it. 
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If you haven’t backup your photos for Android phone, to recover photos after factory reset, you can choose Android Data Recovery, which is a professional recovery tool for you to get backup the loss data after factory resetting. Besides, you can also use this to retrieve the files like contacts, messages, videos, audios, documents and so on.

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Steps to Recover Photos after Factory Reset without Backup

Step 1. Connect Your Android Phone computer Via USB cable

Launch this factory reset recovery tool after install it to PC. Then this software will ask you to connect your Android phone to PC with a suitable USB cable.

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Step 2. Enable USB debugging on Factory Reset Android

To recover deleted pictures from a factory reset (Such as Samsung Galaxy/Note), you should first let Android Data Recovery scan your Android phone. Follow the guide on software and to enable the USB debugging on your device. You can choose the Android version to match.  

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Step 3. Allow Data Recovery Tool Scan Your Samsung Galaxy/Note

If you have enabled the USB debugging on your Samsung Galaxy/Note, click the "Next" button the interface to let the software analyse recoverable data on your device.
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If your phone has been rooted, you will get a pop-up screen about Superuser authorisation on your phone, just click allow to confirm it. Then on your computer, click "Start" to scan your device.

Step 4. Select the File Type and Scan Mode

To restore photos from factory reset on Samsung Galaxy/Note, here choose "Gallery" item only. This is the category for all your pictures on your Samsung Galaxy/Note. Click "Next" to let the software scan for lost pictures on it.
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After selecting file types to scan, select the scanning mode: "Standard Mode" or "Advanced Mode".  To save time, you can choose "Standard Mode"first.

Step 5. Preview and Recover Photos from Android after Factory Reset

The whole scanning process will last a few minutes. While going through the process, if you see the deleted photos you need, click the "Pause" button to stop the process. Check the wanted photos and click "Recover" at the bottom of the program. A pop-up window will appear; select the destination folder on your local drive to save the recovered photos.
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You will be able to preview the data before recovery. You can select any or all items or categories to recover to your computer. They will be exported from your mobile phone storage to your computer hard disk. If like, you can also import or transfer them back to your cell phone.

What is Factory Reset?

This feature can help you to erase all device settings, user files, third party apps, and associated application data. Basically it is a program restore of your mobile back to its original system state. If you do a Factory Reset on Android mobile, the mobile or tablet will be back to the condition as it was just shipped from the factory. Android Factory Reset can wipe any data from an Android device’s internal flash storage, thus you will lose any info saved in the internal memry, like contacts, messages, call logs, photos, videos, music files, documents, etc. Factory reset usually does not erase data or applications stored on external or removable storage. However you may have the option associated to erase the external storage of your mobile as well. 

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