Recover Photos from Samsung Galaxy S3 Internal Memory

Is there anyway at to recover deleted photos from the internal memory?

Samsung Internal Memory Recovery

I just hooked my Samsung Galaxy S3 up to my PC via USB to transfer some photos from one folder to another on the device itself. Well, the USB cable got accidentally unplugged during the process, and I lost all the photos that didn’t have a chance to transfer before the device got unplugged.

Is there a way to retrieve deleted photos from the internal memory? My phone is rooted and I tried downloading "undelete" but then it told me that I didn’t have afat file system, and because you cannot select mass storage option on the Samsung Galaxy S3 you cannot format it. I have also tried copying all the files from my phone to my computer and running a photo retrieval recover wizard but no avail. Can anyone help???? Is there ANY way to do this on the Samsung galaxy s3?

I’ve spent several days for researching this issue, too. It seems it’s impossible to recover deleted photos, videos and other files from internal memory of Galaxy S3. However, until I found a program, a new android recovery tool that supports recover deleted files from internal storage of Samsung phone. For rooted Galaxy S3, it is quite possible to retrieve deleted pictures from its internal storage. What a fantastic program! OK, let’s calm down and I’ll begin with introducing the recovery tool.

The android internal recovery tool is called Dr.Fone for Android. It is quite a specially designed Android data recovery especially for Samsung phone and tab. It is capable of recovering messages, contacts, photos and video on internal memory and SD card inside of Android devices. It supports any rooted Samsung device like Galaxy S 4/3, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Nexus (GT-I9250), etc. For some models of Samsung phone, you can recover files from them even without rooting. You can check the detailed supported device models and Android OS, if your device is not listed, don’t upset, you can root it first and then use Dr.Fone for Android for recovering.

Download the free trial of the recovery software, start with recovery of deleted photos from internal memory of Samsung Galaxy S3.

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How to recover photos from Samsung Galaxy S3 internal memory?

Note: avoid taking photos or videos to keep the internal memory from being overwritten.

Follow the steps below to recover your precious photos from the internal memory of Samsung Galaxy S3/4.

Step 1. Install S3 Internal Memory Recovery and Connect your Device

When you run the program on your computer, you’ll see the primary window as follows.

main interface

Step 2. Connect Galaxy S3 to PC (enable USB debugging first)

Before connecting your Samsung Galaxy device to the computer, firstly you should enable USB debugging on it. There are the ways for devices with different Android OS:

  • 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"

Or you can just follow the steps on the main window of the program if you didn’t enable USB debugging. After that, connect your Galaxy phone to the computer and move to the next step.

enable Samsung Galaxy S USB debugging

Tips: If you’ve enabled USB debugging before, but still been stuck here, you can try to disable USB debugging and enable it again. Usually it works. Or you can click the button at the lower corner of the window: Opened? Next…. It also can direct you to the next step.

Step 3. Scan internal memory of Samsung Galaxy S3 for deleted photos

Click "Start" to begin data analysis. Here you need to make that the battery on your Samsung Galaxy S3 is not less than 20% to ensure the successful scan and recovery.

analyze Galaxy S3/4

Then the program will continue to scan your Samsung Galaxy S3. When you see the window below, turn to your Samsung phone and click "Allow" to allow the program super user authorization. Then click "Start" to continue the internal memory scanning process.

super user

Step 4. Preview & recover photos, videos on Samsung S3 internal memory

For photo and video recovery from internal storage, you need to spend some time on the scan. After that, you can preview and check those recoverable pictures one by one in the scan result screen. Choose those pictures you want to get back and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

recover photos from Samsung internal memory

That’s all! Now you have retrieved your precious pictures that you think lost forever. Is that amazing? I have successfully restored my pictures and videos on my Galaxy phone. As to contacts, messages, call history, this recovery software can also work.

Maybe you say you’re a Mac user, so sorry that this program has only Windows version. For Mac users, you can recover photos, video and music from the SD card inside your mobile phone by using a Mac Photo Recovery.

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