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How to Recover Deleted Photos from Samsung Galaxy Y

Want back my photos on Galaxy Y!

I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Y a few months ago. Yesterday, when I prepared to export photos from the Galaxy Y to my computer, it failed and asked me to format the SD card on my phone. I still didn't create a backup. I guess formatting would be the only way to overcome this issue, but I don't want to lose those photos. How can I recover those photos on my Galaxy Y?

If you format the SD card, the cost is losing all photos and videos on it. The best way is that try to recover the photos and the videos and save them to your computer before you format the SD card. To do this, you can use Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android. This is an Android data recovery program enabling you to recover photos and videos from lots of Android phones. Also, it allows you to recover messages and contacts from your Samsung Galaxy Y.

Download the free trial version of the software below to have a try now:

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Note: This software supports lots of Android phones, you can check the list here. For Galaxy Y users, you need to root your device before you start the recovery.

Steps to recover deleted photos from Galaxy Y

To get started, run the program on your computer after you download and install it. The program's primary window will be like below.

samsung galaxy y photo recovery

Step 1. Get your Galaxy Y connected to the computer

First of all, make sure that you've enabled USB debugging on your device, and then connect your Galaxy Y to the computer. If you didn't enable USB debugging, you can do it by following the way 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"

recover photo from samsung galaxy y

Step 2. Scan your Galaxy Y for photos on it

Then you'll be here when the program detects your device. Click Start on the window below to let the program analyze your device before scanning it.

samsung galaxy y photo recovery

After the analysis, you'll receive a request from the Superuser Request on your phone. Please click the Allow button to let it go. Then click Start on the window below to continue scanning your Galaxy Y.

samsung galaxy y photo recovery

Step 3. Preview & retrieve deleted photos from Galaxy Y

You need to wait for a moment till the scan finishes. Then you can preview recoverable data in the scan result after the scan. As shown on the window below, you can click Gallery to preview all found pictures on your device one by one. Then choose what you want to get back and save them on your computer by clicking Recover.

recover photo from samsung galaxy y

Note: You can also preview the contacts and the messages in the scan result, and recover them selectively to your computer.

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

Download Win Version

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