How to Recover Pictures from Broken Android [2020 Updated]


April 14, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

Hi there, I have a Samsung Note 5 with a broken screen. I plan to have it repaired, but before I send this broken phone to be fixed I would like to retrieve my vacation photos stored on it first. However, the problem is the screen is totally unresponsive and I can’t get access to the phone to transfer files. Any suggests?

The screen on an Android device is its critical part and its window to the world. But when that window shatters, you are unable to reach the world anymore and even not able to swipe through your own vacation photos.

If you have backed up Android photos before, you can access the backup file and then get photos back.

What if you don't have a backup file?


Thanks to many broken Android data recovery utilities out there, you can still recover all of your files locked out in your Android device whether your screen is smashed but still responding, or is completely dead with black screen.

Here I would like to recommend the most reliable and efficient broken phone data recovery software to all of you, FoneLab Broken Android Phone Data Extraction, which is specially designed for restoring abnormal Android system and recover data from bricked Android device.

1. Features of Broken Phone Data Extraction

Let’s see what more the software can do for you.

  1. The program is able to fix abnormal Android operating system back to normal. Problems like black screen of death, frozen, bricked or other system cashed senarios can be fixed by it.
  2. Recover data from broken or dead Android phone and tablet with no data loss.
  3. It supports to recover various types of file including photos, messages, message attachments, contacts, call logs, videos, WhatsApp, audio, documents and so on.
  4. Fully support Samsung devices, such as Galaxy Note series, Samsung Galaxy S series and Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
  5. You are allowed to scan and preview files for free before recovery.
  6. 100% clean and safe with an user friendly interface.

2. How to Get Pictures off A Broken Phone

Download and install the program on your PC with above link. Then the program will automatically launch when it is successfully installed. Choose Broken Android Phone Data Extraction from the interface.

Broken Android Data Extractionconnect android to computer

Connect your Android device to the computer with a USB cable. Click Start in the box according to your situations.

Choose Status

Make sure that you choose the correct information of your Android phone including the device name and device model. Then click Confirm to move on.

Device Information

This step will lead your Samsung phone to enter Download mode. Follow the on-screen instruction to enter: power off the phone – press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power button together – press the Volume Up button, and then click on the Start button.

Enter Download Mode

The program will scan data from your device. After it is done, choose Gallery and Picture Library on the left column and click Next.

Preview and mark those found images you want to recover and click Recover to save them onto your computer.

Well that’s all. No technical knowledge required at all. Anyone can do it by following above step-by-step guide. And it also will be a great answer to how to unlock android phone after too many pattern attempts and How to Recover Pictures from Broken Android [2020 Updated] tablet. But do not hesitate to contact us if you still have any doubt.

If there are Android data were disappear on your phone, you can use FoneLab Android data recovery to recover Android data with ease.

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