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How to recover data from broken Samsung Galaxy S7

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Samsung’s last year flagship phone, Galaxy S7 is still one of the best smartphones available in the market now. The phone comes with great specs. And the build quality is superior to most of its peers. But despite coming with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection for the 5.1-inch QHD AMOLED display. And the IP68 certificated water and dust proofing. The Galaxy S7 is still very fragile and tends to break easily as it is mostly covered with glass. Both on front and back. Even if you use it carefully, sometimes you just cannot avoid unfortunate events.

Broken screens are common and they are easy to get fixed. Go to your nearest service center and they will do the replacement for you. They will ask you to back up your data beforehand you replace your screen. As there is a high chance of data loss during the process. If you have not been a big backup fan. Then you need to recover the data from your phone.


The difficulty of doing this depends on how badly damage your phone is. If it is just some cracks on screen and your phone can still function. You just need to plug it into your PC. But if it is severely damaged, then the process can be a little complicated. Your data is important to you and I understand it. To make things easy for you, I have simplified the process to a great extent. Let us go through the methods on how to recover data from broken Samsung Galaxy.

Method 1: Recover Data via USB


You still access your Galaxy S7’s data by using your PC. By plugging in the phone via USB cable. The PC will access your phone and acts as a file explorer for it. You can access all the files on your phone even if your phone is broken. Before handing over your S7 for repair, move all data on your PC. This method will only work if you are still able to unlock your phone.

Step 1: Plug-in your Galaxy S7 to PC via USB cable.

Step 2: Open Phone folder.


Go to the File Explorer > Home and find your phone’s folder in the “Devices and Drive” section.

Step 3: Move Selected Data to PC.


Move all the data from your broken Galaxy S7 to a new folder on your PC. When you get your phone back after being fixed. Move the data back to the phone.

If you are not able to unlock your device, the PC will not be able to access the device. Then this method will not be useful to you. In that case, try the next method.


Method 2: By Using Android Data Recovery

If your phone is in a terrible condition. And you cannot even unlock your screen. Then Android Data Recovery is a program to recover files from your Galaxy S7, even if your phone is broken, dead, or locked. This software can help you to easily create a backup of your S7’s data. By using a sequence of physical buttons present on your phone to enter the download mode. And then all retrieved data is organized on the screen.

Step 1: Install and Open Android Data Recovery


Click on “Data Extraction (Damaged Device)”

Step 2: Choose file Types


Select the file types you want to recover.

Step 3: Choose the condition that Matches


Choose the state that matches your phone.

Step 4: Choose Device Name and Model.


Select your device’s name and model from the drop-down menus. Read the disclaimer if you want. Check the box and click on “Next”.

Step 5: Enter into Download Mode.


As mentioned above, power off your phone. And press the buttons in the sequence shown on the screen. You are now in the download mode. Press “Start” button to proceed.

Step 6: Recover the data


The software will first analyze the phone. Then download all data available on the phone. When the download is completed. Go through the recover data and click on “Restore” to create a backup of your phone’s data on your PC.


After you have recovered your Galaxy S7’s data. Now it is safe to hand the phone over to the service center. Even if there is some data loss during the repairing of your S7, you are covered as you have the backup. From next time it will be a better option. To protect your phone by using accessories like tempered glass and back cover, so our phone will be less likely to break down next time. It is always a good idea to invest in an accidental insurance for your phone.

Pawan Sharma (Vicky) is the founder of GetsUpdates.com . He Holds a B.tech Degree in CSE(Computer Science). As he always try to help people by applying some of his knowledge and tips, he always follow his tag line "Sharing is Caring" . Sharing knowledge will make it worthy. He is good in Logic's , and love to sing & listen to music , Apart from this, he have geek interest in "Chess" & "Logical Game".


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