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How to Recover Text Messages from Broken Android Phones

by Angie , Sep 14, 2016

People usually use text messages to contact with others for its convenience. However, when people accidentally drop their Android device on the floor or into the water, their Android phone get broken and they cannot read text messages on Android. Fortunately, with Android File Extractor, people can recover their text messages easily. Just see the following steps and extract files on Android phones.

Android File Extractor- a helpful tool for data extraction

To extract SMS on Android, Android File Extractor is a useful tool. You can try it to recover your text messages from broken Android devices.


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Step 1. Run Android File Extractor
Firstly, install and run Android File Extractor on your computer, connect your broken Android device to the computer with a USB cable. After that, select "Data Extraction (Damaged Device)". And then choose the file type to be scanned. In this case, you need to choose "Messaging" to recover messages from broken Android. If there is any other needs, you can also choose Contacts, Call history, WhatsApp messages & attachments, Gallery, Audio and more.

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Step 2. Choose Fault Type
In the below window, one is "Touch doesn't work or cannot access the phone" and the other is "Black/broken screen". Since we need to recover messages from broken Android phone, choose the second one.
choose the fault type

Step 3. Select Device Name and Device Model
In the following step, you need to choose the correct Device Name and Device Model for your broken Android phone.

choose the device name and model


Step 4. Enter Download Mode
you can follow the instructions on the below window to get your Android phone into the Download Mode.

Enter the download mode


Step 5. Preview and recover text messages
Android File Extractor will scan your phone automatically. After that, you can preview and choose the text messages that you want to recover.
recover messages from broken Android

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