02-09-2014 11:40 PM
It's to bad,When I am updating System,Mobile phone is power off,I lost my Samsung Galaxy S4 contacts,text message and some file,these Contacts ,Text message is so important for me,Do you know how to retrieve these lost contacts and text message from my Samsung Galaxy S4?I hope get your helps!thanks~
02-10-2014 12:46 AM
I happen to know the method to recover Samsung phone contacts and text messages, you can do as the following:
Step1: Connect Samsung Galaxy S3 to Computer
Now, please connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 with your PC. If it is the first time you do the connection via USB cable, you need to enable USB debugging on your phone firstly. Here is way to do the set:
1) For users of Android 2.3 or earlier, please follow “Settings” < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
2) For users of Android 3.0 to 4.1, please follow “Settings” < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
3) For users of Android 4.2 or newer, please follow “Settings” < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
Step2: Scan Samsung Galaxy S3
Before scanning your Samsung Galaxy S3, the Coolmuster Android SMS+Contacts Recovery tool need to analyze your device. Please click “Start” to begin it. Then please click “Allow” on the screen of your device to start scanning your Samsung Galaxy S3.
Step3: Recover deleted text messages on Samsung Galaxy S3
After a few minutes, messages and contacts existed on your Samsung Galaxy S3 will all be displayed on the screen of your PC. You can preview them before you do the recovery. When find the ones you want to recover, please click button “Recover” to output them to your computer as an HTML file.
02-10-2014 7:49 AM
If you were using your Android device the way it was intended (default settings) then contacts should be synched to the cloud via your Google account (Gmail). When you enter your Google login info during setup on any new or reset device, the contacts should then automagically sync back to the phone.
Texts are a different matter. It would be cool if the recovery tool suggested in the response above works. But if the info was so important to you, why weren't you backing it up? I use the app SMS Backup+ to backup my SMS messages to Gmail.
02-11-2014 5:41 AM
There's also always Kies - which does work to backup/restore samsung devices.
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