How to Recover Data Files from a Broken Smartphone

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Have you ever broken your smartphone? Are you worrying about losing all the data like your photos and other memories once it got repaired? Do you know that there is a chance to recover all the data from your broken smartphone before sending it to repair? Yes, we can recover all our data from the damaged smartphone by following these simple steps.

Steps to Recover Files from a Broken Smartphone

To recover data from your broken smartphone you should take the help of your computer. Before starting, we must activate the USB debugging in the configuration of the Android device, to make sure that the smartphone is recognised by the PC.

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It can happen that even if the smartphone is connected to the computer we cannot find the data that we are looking for. Do not worry, there are a number of very useful programs to solve these types of problems such as Wondershare MobileGo Android, Recuva, and Remote Recover. You can choose any one of these programs.

Wondershare MobileGo Android and Remo Recover are two easy-to-use PC applications. We have to just follow few simple steps to reach our goal of recovering data.

  • Start the program
  • Connect your smartphone to the computer through a USB cable
  • Wait a few seconds . . .
  • Once your device is recognised, select the storage location for the data
  • Next, select the files you want to transfer
  • Wait for the transfer to finish

Recuva program is little more complex but a more powerful program to use. It is able to recover files, images and other data deleted by accident. To recover data with Recuva these are the steps to follow:

  • Start the program
  • Once opened, select the file type to recover
  • Select the folder to search the files/backup on the device
  • Click on the Next button
  • Select the data to recover from the damaged unit
  • Press Retrieve to begin the recovery operation

Recover data from broken screen Smartphone

If the Mobile falls on its screen and does not respond to the touch

The Smartphone still looks good but does not respond to our touches as it has fallen on the screen and now it is impossible to control? This is one of the most common cases. The smartphone device is on, but the screen is black and does not respond when we touch it. Do not worry, although the screen is broken we can recover the data and files.

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For terminals that support the USB OTG protocol, the screen can be controlled thanks to the computer mouse. You have to connect the mouse, or it will be perfect if you connect both mouse and keyboard to your smartphone through a cable or USB OTG connector. Once you have connected you can see the mouse pointer and is ready to click. The smartphone device can be used as a computer.

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If the screen does not look very good or is off

Another option is to take control of your smartphone directly from the PC is through apps. There are applications like AirDroid with which we can take control of the smartphone. But, you need to have these applications installed before dropping your device or breaking it accidentally.

The Co-founder of Cyanogen, Koushik Dutta, has developed an application with which we can control our smartphone from a computer. For this, you must install the application on the smartphone, from Google Play logged with your account from the computer. Now install the Chrome add-on, the drivers, plug in and control.

Another alternative is  Droid @ Screen. With it, we have the opportunity to see the screen of the Android device on the screen of a computer as one more window. To use it we need few things:

  • Have the Android SDK installed (it comes with Android Studio)
  • In a command window in Windows (run> cmd) point where the Android SDK is with:  set ANDROID_HOME = C: installation path android-sdk
  • Have the USB drivers for the Android device installed
  • Connect the Android device via a USB cable to the computer with USB debugging enabled
  • Run the JAR file that we just downloaded with the command:  java -jar droidAtScreen-1.2.jar

After a few seconds, a window with the screen of your smartphone appears.

Backup copies: prevention is better than cure

Our smartphones contain a series of very sensitive data that it is convenient to insure. There are several ways to do this: hide the files that you want to protect, block applications to restrict access, use guest mode, make backups in the iCloud or put passwords to applications.

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The best way to ensure all the data contained in our smartphone is to make a backup periodically. That is, save a copy of the data to be able to recover even in the case of losing the device.

There are several applications to make backup copies on Google Play with which we can transfer data and make a backup on our computer. By following a few simple steps, our data will be safe. Easy Backup is a simple application that allows us to save our data in the cloud or on the SD card.

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That is it! Once you have done the backup, your data will be safe. I hope this article helps you to recover your important data like photos, files, etc from a broken smartphone easily. If you have any other queries regarding the above method, let us know them in the blow comment section. We will get back to you as soon as possible to solve all your queries.
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Do you have any other tricks to recover data from a broken smartphone, with the screen broken or not turn on?