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How to Recover Deleted Files from Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus

HELP! I accidentally deleted files on Galaxy Nexus :(

I need to recover photos on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4gLTE! I have the Verizon Galaxy Nexus version of the phone. I read online that files aren't permanently deleted until they need to be over written and can be recovered. Is there anything I can do?

Yes, you're right. Files you deleted are not permanently gone until they're overwritten by new files. You can perform Samsung Galaxy Nexus data recovery on your computer. Be careful:  any improper operation may cause your previous photos lost forever. Thus, it's very important to use a reliable recovery tool.

If you don't have any idea how to do it, I've got two recommendations: Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android. It's trustworthy and supports the recovery of contacts, messages, photos and videos accidentally deleted on Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Besides Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S, It's also available to other Samsung devices, like Galaxy S, Infues, etc.

Try the free trial version of this Galaxy Nexus data recovery software now.

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Note: You can view supported Android devices here before you perform the recovery.

Step 1. Connect your device and enable USB debugging on it

First of all, connect your phone to the computer via a digital cable. Then launch the program, and you'll get the main window as follows.

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If your phone can't be detected and the program's window shows like below. You need to enable USB debugging on it. There are three ways to devices running on different Android OS versions. Choose the one for your device and follow it to enable USB debugging.

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"

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Step 2. Start to scan your Galaxy Nexus for lost data

Then, you can start to scan your phone for lost messages, contacts, photos and video. Click "Start" to begin.

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When the program finished the device analysis, it's the time to scan your phone now. Meanwhile, a "Allow" button will pop up on your phone's screen. You need to click "Allow" to permit the next action, so that the program can continue to scan your phone for deleted data on it.

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Step 3. Preview and recover messages, contacts, photos and video from Samsung Galaxy Nexus

After the scan (it will take you quite a long time), you'll get a recovery report as follows. Here you can check all recoverable data including SMS, contacts and photos. Videos can't be previewed before recovery. Mark those you want and click "Recover" to get them back with one click.

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Note: Don't save the recovered data on your Nexus S/Galaxy Nexus or the memory card again. Find another place for it like on your computer or other external disk, for safety's sake. If you want to import your contacts, photos and video back to your device, you can use Wondershare MobileGo for Android, which lets you manage contents on your Android device effortlessly, including messages, contacts, photos, videos, apps, etc.

You can recover data from Samsung Galaxy Nexus now. Download the free trial version of this Galaxy Nexus photo recovery software below to have a try.

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Vadim, Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android currently fully supports Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0.2 and 4.0.4. For your 4.2.1, you can use it only when your device was rooted before.
Vadim
I tryed full version but it is not working, it constantly breaking connections on a middle of scan. I have Galaxy Nexus running 4.2.1. I did bought full version of Wondershare Dr.Fone and looks like it is not working for me. If you can help it will be great.
Selena
Adam, you can try to root your device first, and then use the program to scan it.
Adam
Done my research; the Galaxy Nexus running 4.2.1 has to be unrooted for file recovery to work. Mass Storage Mode doesn't exist on this model anymore and it's required for this software to work
Selena
It's not a free program. The free trial version provided to let you check if your lost data can be found or not, before you purchase it.
Simple User
It's scam. It says "Try the free trial version" and lies you. Spent hours to download, install and run the scan. Once I am ready to recover the data, it forces me purchase the product. Why do they even use the term "Try the free trial version" if they don't offer you to try?

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