How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from Galaxy Nexus
Why need to protect your messages after deleting them
When you accidentally or mistakenly deleted messages from your Galaxy Nexus, and want to retrieve them, you need to protect your messages, actually your Galaxy Nexus well. Because the deleted messages are not really disappear immediately. They only become useless and invisible, waiting for new data to overwrite them. Once they're overwritten by new data, they'll disappear forever. The best way is stopping using your device for anything before you get them back. Then find a recovery tool to get into the recovery work immediately.
Perform Samsung Galaxy Nexus message recovery
Recovery tool you need: Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android.
As the world's first Android data recovery software, Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android allows you to recover messages, contacts, photos and videos from lots of Android devices, Samsung Galaxy Nexus included. Well, there is one thing you need to pay attention is that you need to root your Galaxy Nexus before using the program. At this very beginning stage, Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android doesn't support the unrooted Samsung Galaxy Nexus yet.
Download the free trial version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus SMS recovery software below:
Note: Please check your Samsung device and the Android OS here before you start. Not all Samsung devices are supported right now by Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android, or you root it first.
Below is the primary window of Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android.
Step 1. Connect your Samsung Galaxy Nexus to the computer (Enable USB debugging)
When you connect your device to the computer, you'll see the window below if you doesn't enable USB debugging on it. It doesn't matter, you can do it now.
Due to the different Android OS, the way to enable USB debugging on different devices varies. Choose the way suitable for your Galaxy Nexus and set it now:
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 setting it well, reconnect your phone. You can move to the next step now.
Step 2. Analyze and scan your Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Here, you only need to click the "Start" button on the window to let the program analyze the data on your Galaxy Nexus. It only takes you a few seconds.
After it, turn to your device and click the "Allow" button appearing on the screen of your device. When the "Allow" button disappears, switch to your computer and click the "Start" button on the window of the program. Now it scans your Galaxy Nexus for deleted messages on it. This scanning process will take you quite a little long time.
Step 3. Preview and retrieve texts from Galaxy Nexus
The program will generate you a scan result as follows. In the result, all found data are classified into categories. You can click "Messages" to read the details. Then mark what you want to recover and save them on your computer by clicking "Recover" at the lower right corner. The message file you saved on your computer is in the format of HTML, which is good for printing and reading.
Download the free trial version of the software below to have a try:
Note: Please check your Samsung device and the Android OS here before you perform the recovery. Not all Samsung devices are supported right now by Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android, or you root it first.