How to Recover Contacts from Broken or Dead Android Galaxy S4?

23 June 2013, Comments: 1

When your Android Galaxy S4 is broken, what is the most important thing of it you want to get back. I think for most of people, it must be contacts. Because it maybe is the only relation between you and other persons. If you are foreseer, you may have made a backup of these contacts before. However, if you are not, is there any way to help you to get these contacts out of the broken or dead Android Galaxy S4?

In this case, you may need an Android contacts recovery tool to get them back. Here is my recommendation: Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android, which enables you to restore all contacts from Android devices to your computer. It not only helps you to get back contacts, messages, photos and video in hand, but also the deleted ones. It’s so safe and reliable without editing, modifying or leaking data on your phone.

Please download the free trial version of the Android contacts recovery software below:

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Note: This program does not support all Android devices, so it would be better to check whether your Samsung device is suitable before using via Android Devices & Android OS.

There are 3 simply steps to retrieve lost contacts from broken or dead Android Galaxy S4 in 3 steps. Please make sure that your broken Android can be started and detected by your computer, or the program doesn’t work for you.

The primary window of Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android just likes below.
broken android Contacts recovery

Step 1. Check USB debugging before making your broken Android phone connected with your PC

You need to check the “USB debugging” before making your broken Android phone connected with your PC. Or you will see the interface as follows.
There are 3 main means of enabling USB debugging below according to your device.
android phone usb debugging mode

  • 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"

Note: If the Window above does not change after enabling the USB debugging, you can try to turn it off and then turn it on again

Step 2. Analyze and scan your broken Android for contacts on it

The program will find your broken Android and a window of the content on broken Android will turn up on the screen. Move your mouse to “Allow” and left click. Then click “Start” on the window to begin analyzing the data on your broken Android . Check you phone and confirm that the battery is more than 20%.
recovery for dead android phone
broken galaxy s4 contacts recovery

It will take you a little time to wait for the scanning. An order from the Superuser Request will turn up on the screen of your phone. Click the “Allow” button to permit it. Sometimes it’ll appear several times. Just click “Allow” until it disappear. Then click “Start” on the window of the program to start the scanning.

Step 3. Check and recover contacts on Android broken phone

Then you can check the deleted contacts in the result of scan. You can preview all the contacts by clicking the button “Contacts“ on the left column. Check the ones you want to regain and tick “Recover” to go forward. You can also get back messages, photos and videos by choosing the relevant button in the left column and saving them all on your computer with one click.
recover dead Galaxy s4 contacts

Note: There are two kinds of messages found here, the existing ones and the recently deleted ones with different colors. Ticking the button on the top “Only display deleted items” can help you to separate them and find out the ones you want quickly.

Please download the free trial version of the Android contacts recovery software – Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android to have a try:

Free Download $49.95 Purchase


One response on “How to Recover Contacts from Broken or Dead Android Galaxy S4?

  1. [...] When your Android Galaxy S4 is broken, what is the most important thing of it you want to get back. I think for most of people, it must be contacts. Because it maybe is the only relation between you and other persons. If you are foreseer, you may have made a backup of these contacts before…. How to Recover Contacts from Broken or Dead Android Galaxy S4? [...]