1. AC Question's Avatar
    I am running Nougat 7.0 on a samsung galaxy s6 edge and my phone was frozen for a while. I tried to reset my phone and accidentally deleted EVERYTHING from my phone (contacts, music, photos, videos, apps, etc.) Can I recover this data somehow without using a root? I've tried multiple different PC downloads but none of them work on my MAC. Please help! I had over 1200 songs, 500 photos, 300 contacts and many more important things that are now gone! I don't know what to do!
    07-21-2017 12:33 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Doing that accidentally is not easy because of the messages that come up warning you about what will happen if you proceed. If your personal data was not backed up, I don't see that there's anything worthwhile that you could try, with or without rooting, but I may be wrong.
    07-21-2017 01:57 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Contacts are kept in a database, but go to Google Contacts, More, Restore contacts, and you should be able to restore any contacts deleted within the past month.

    Music, photos and videos are individual files, and the phone has to be rooted to restore them. (Any Linux device [and Linux is the operating system for Android phones] is the same - you have to run su to undelete files [and "running su" is the same as "getting root on an Android device]. The app requests it by calling su, the superuser app [SuperUser, SuperSU or whichever one you'd have on your phone] just keeps track of which apps you've allowed to use su. [So if a virus tries to destroy your phone, you say "no" and it can't.]))

    Apps are installed, you can't delete them, you'd have to uninstall them. If they're deleted from your home pages, just go to the app drawer, find an app that's missing from a home page, long-press it and, while keeping it pressed, move it to the home page.
    07-21-2017 04:35 PM

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