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How to Recover Contacts from Broken Android Devices

Android broken screen: how can I recover contacts from my broken Android phone?

The screen of my Android phone was broken and I don't want it anymore, but I don't discard those contacts on it. How can I get those contacts out of my broken Android phone? I don't have a backup. It's SGH-I997.

Without a backup, you need to use a third-party Android data recovery tool to get them back. If you have an Android manager tool which allows you to export all contacts from Android devices to your computer, it will be a great option.

Don't have one? Then you need to find one. Here is a recommendation to you: Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android. It's the world's first data recovery software for Android users. You can use it to recover contacts, messages, photos and video from most of Android phones, not only deleted ones, but also those existing on your phone. It's totally safe and reliable, and won't edit, modify or leak any data on your device.

Download the free trial version of the Android data recovery software below:

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Note: Please check your Android device and the Android OS here before you perform the recovery. Not all Android devices are supported right now by Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android.

Steps of recovering deleted contacts from broken/dead Android

Important: Before doing anything, make sure that your broken Android can be started and detected by your computer, or the program doesn't work for you.

Now run Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android on your computer, and then you'll see the primary window of it as follows.

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Step 1. Get your broken Android phone connected to your PC

Connect your broken Android phone to the computer. If you have a screen lock passoword, you'd better enter it. After the program detects your device, it may ask you to enable USB debugging first. Just follow the way below to do it:

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"

When you do it, you need to disconnect your device. Please reconnect it after it's enabled.

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Step 2. Analyze and scan your broken Android for contacts on it

Then you'll see the window below after enabling USB debugging. Check you phone and confirm that the battery is more than 20%. Then click "Start" on the window to begin analyzing the data on your broken Android.

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The analysis will complete in a few seconds. After it, an order from the Superuser Request will pop up on the screen of your device. Click the "Allow" button to permit it. Sometimes it'll appear several times. Just click "Allow" until it doesn't appear again. Then click "Start" on the window of the program and it begins scanning your device now.

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Step 3. Preview and recover contacts on Android broken devices

Not only deleted contacts, but also all of those contacts currently on your broken devices are scanned out and displayed in the scan result. You can preview them one by one and decide which one you want. Mark them and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

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Note: Deleted contacts and existing contacts are displayed in different colors in the scan result. you can separate them by using the button on the top: Only display deleted items. Moreover, you also can recover and back up messages, photos and video on your broken Android device, if you have a need.

Download the free trial version of the Android data recovery software below to have a try:

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Note: Please check your Android device and the Android OS here before you perform the recovery. Not all Android devices are supported right now by Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android.

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Sorry to hear that. Only after debugging your phone first, you can use Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android later.
Any way to enable debugging blind? My screen functions by touch but doesn't show anything. I can unlock it by swipe but cannot see. I already purchased the software and really need the contacts/files.
chandra venkat kiran reddy, deleted files can be recovered only when they are not overwritten by new files. If you used your phone after deleting the data, there may be new data generated, and it can overwrite the deleted files. If this is the case, I'm afraid that the overwritten data can not be recovered by any way.
question here: i got 550 contacts in total,when i try scanning my galaxy ace s5830 mobile it shows only 222 contacts,that to maximum of google contacts,where are remaining contacts that are stored in phone?,y couldnt i restore all my phone contacts?and also my contacts storage was 1.27mb before restoring.....and i dint evev download or add extra files after contacts got deleted.... please give me a solution thanks in advance
It's the precondition to use Wondershare Dr.Fone.
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broken phone but you have to enable debuge mode !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
Ryan, can you tell me what kind of device and Android OS you use?
Question here. Why is it that the app only detected Gallery and Videos and it did not include the messages and contacts?I tried to tic the box for messages and contacts but it says it has already scanned the messages and contacts and yet nothing can be viewed from it. Any suggestions? Thanks.
I'm sorry but currently "Enable Debugging" is a necessary condition if you want to recover contacts from your Android phone.
Is there any other tool that doesn't required enable debugging??? My screen is completely down