"Last night I factory reset my mobile phone, but forgot that I should've do a new backup. Wonder if there is any way for me to recover the deleted text messages from my Samsung I9300. Thanks in advance."—Jonathan
Indeed there are two ways that I will share with you. One is to use Android Data Recovery and the other is to use Myjad Android SMS Recovery. Both of them can restore text messages on Android, including Android 4.0, Android 4.3, etc. The situation above is not the only one they can be applied to. More cases, caused by rooting failure, ROM flashing failure, deletion and other unknown reasons , have all being taken into consideration by the designers.
Android Data Recovery and Myjad Android SMS Recovery are excellent tools used for data recovery. Text message is one of the retrievable types. Besides, most Android devices are supported. Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, to name a few.
Tips: Turning off your data immediately will do you good regarding text messages retrieve. Because those old data are still stored in the phone and can be restored with proper methods. But, once your new files write over them, the process is irreversible.
Tutorial 1: Recover Messages from Android with Android Data Recovery
Step 1. Have a Free Download and Connect Your Android to PC
Make sure your phone is left with over 20% power before you connect the phone and the computer.
Step 2. Enter Setting and Enable USB Debugging
The processes should be different on different Android operating systems. And in case you don't know how to do it, we list them below.
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "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"
Step 3. Tick File Types Which You Want to Restore
When you have done step 2, the software will ask you to choose what to scan. We can check Messaging and WhatsApp messages & attachments. And then click Next.
Choose one of the modes. Usually we can use the first one "Scan for deleted files". And now tap on Next. (You can press Back if any mistakes take place.)
Step 4. Allow the Superuser Request and Start to Scan
If you have root the Android device, the software may prompt that Android Data Recovery should be granted authority to continue Scanning. Then, tap Allow on your phone until it does not pop up again.
Step 5. View the Details and Restore the Ones You Select
Messages can be preview in the interface. Highlight them and you will see the contents on the right side. Tick your lost SMS or simply all of them, and click Recover to back up them on your PC.
Tutorial 2: Restore SMS from Android with Myjad Android SMS Recovery
Step 1. Download and install Myjad Android SMS Recovery. Connect your phone with a USB cable.
Step 2. Auto-scan Your Text Messages
Easy, isn't it? All the contents will be shown in the interface as long as the software recognize your Android. And the missing messages are in red color.
Step 3. Read the Items and Save Data in Your Computer
From the right side you can see what the message is. Check what is to be recovered and click Recover. Then you can decide which folder is to store the data.
Note: You can always stop the process or pause if in need.
Press Ok when it is finished.
Finally, one thing worth mentioning is that regular backup is definitely necessary. Don't know how to do it? Android Manager may help you, which is also a professional app.
Have a trial and you will know how useful they are. If you have problem, please leave it here. We will try our best to solve it.