Android phone is formatted. Need to rescue pictures?

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  1. Briet454

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    Honestly, I didn’t know why I formatted my Android phone. Maybe I was really sleepy. Overall, now, all my stored photos on the inner SD card were gone. How can I rescue them back? Some of them are valuable for me. Thanks!
     
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    Did you have automatic upload (backup) to your Google+ account turned on?
     
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    Dear Briet454, recovering data off internal SD cards can be done but it's a very tedious process, it requires the proper recovery software - typically only the paid versions actually work but there may be a free one or two out there. It requires that the phone have USB Debugging turned on (in Developer settings), and that you have the proper drivers installed on your PC, as well as using the STOCK USB cable to connect. There may also be additional software that you will need to download and install such as the Android SDK and to use ADB commands depending on the recovery software and how it operates.

    I've been away from the data recovery world for a while, and never reallly did much in SD cards or USB drives, mostly did fixed hard drives. I never actually spent any devoted time in trying to do recover inside a phone like you're trying to accomplish but I know it can be done.

    The most important thing is that you don't install or write anything to the internal memory now. Any writing of data can overwrite what's still there and that can prevent the data from ever being able to be recovered fully.
     
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    As I know, it's possible to rescue pictures from a formatted Android phone. You can use a pro Android data recovery software. With it, all deleted/lost/formatted data like pictures from Android.
     
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    AccuRecover is a good app for recovering all your data. Give it a try...
     
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