While rooting is quite controversial, Android data recovery, especially internal memory data recovery, usually requires devices to be rooted. It is absolutely more convenient to recover lost data from rooted phone, but many people need to restore deleted files from unrooted Android phone because of the lack of rooting solution or the risk of rooting by themselves. Whatever, you’ll learn how to recover data from Android phone or tablet with or without root from this tutorial.

How to Recover Data from Rooted or Unrooted Android Phone

If you’re an experienced Android user and get your Android phone rooted already, then there is nearly nothing needed but a random Android data recovery tool. However, if you’re afraid of rooting your phone by yourself, you can use iReparo Android Data Recovery which will try rooting your phone temporarily and recover data from it. This program won’t do anything harmful to your phone or data even if it fails to root your handset, so you can try it without worries.

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iReparo Android Data Recovery is the best choice for retrieving deleted data from rooted or unrooted Android device. Here are main features of this Android data recovery tool.

  • Recover contacts, messages, call logs, photos, videos, audio, documents, WhatsApp and Viber.
  • Support all popular Android devices, like Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nexus, etc.
  • Provide file types and formats filtering options to find your lost data quick and accurately.
  • Allow full and free preview for recoverable data and files.

Download and install the recovery tool to computer and follow steps below.
Step 1. Run iReparo Android Data Recovery on your computer.
Step 2. Select file types for recovery. Or choose Multimedia for file formats filtering first.
Step 3. Connect phone to computer via USB cable.
Step 4. Follow onscreen instruction to enable USB debugging and grant root request.
Step 5. Scan data from the connected handset.
Step 6. Preview and Recover data and files from rooted or unrooted Android phone.

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Once the recovery is complete, you’ll be able to open the exported folder and check all the recovered files.

How to Recover Deleted Files from Android without Root

If you don’t want to root your phone or there is no available rooting solution for a latest Android device, you can recover deleted data from Android SD card without root. File recovery can recover files, like photos, videos, audio and documents, from SD card. It is also capable of undeleting files according to specific formats. Just connect your Android SD card to computer with a memory card reader and follow instruction below.

Step 1. Install and run File Recovery on your computer.
Step 2. Click “Recover Lost Data”.
Step 3. Find and select your SD card from the storage device list.
Step 4. Choose “Start Scan” or “Advanced scan”.
Step 5. Wait for scanning.
Step 6. Preview and select files, then click “Recover” to restore files.

Recover Deleted Files from Android without Root

In addition, you can also recover data from Android without root by restoring files from backups if you have. Nevertheless, you’ll still suggested to root your phone and recover data from SD card on rooted Android. Rooted Android phone can be even safer if you follow security tips for rooted phone.