How to Recover Videos from Water Damaged Android Phone


March 30, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

I saw someone was drown in the swimming pool. It’s so urgent that I forgot my Samsung Galaxy S5 was in my pocket and I jumpped into the water and saved the drown person. Is there any way to fix water damaged phone? A commercial video stored in the phone is very important to me. How can I recover it to my computer?

You are not alone who have the same situation. It’s obvious that when anything drops into water, it completely goes off and the same thing happens to Android devices. Actually, there are actions that you should do and not do after Android phone dropped into water. Here is the list:

Recover Videos from Water Damaged Android

What You Should Do:

  1. Take the device out from water immediately.
  2. Turn off the device and remove battery as soon as possible.
  3. Remove every parts of the device which are removable like SD card, SIM card, etc.
  4. After taking above actions, keep your phone in a sealed pack of rice for drying.

What You Shouldn’t Do:

  1. Don’t switch on the device if it is turn off after water damaged.
  2. Don’t press keys if your phone has so as to avoide water spreading over other components.
  3. Don’t shake your device in case water get inside again in the deeper areas.
  4. Never try to remove any internal parts of the phone like motherboard.
  5. Don’t heat up your device to avoid second harm for the device.

If your phone doesn’t work still after all efforts, then you have to bring it to the repair shop for service. Before doing this, I suggest you should backup your data in advance. You can use FoneLab Broken Android Phone Data Extraction which can deeply scan data from water damaged Android device and recover photos, videos, messages and attachments, call logs, contacts, and so on. It supports almost all Samsung models, like Samsung Galaxy S4/S5/S6/S6, Samsung Galaxy Note 3/4/5 and Samsung Galaxy Tab. You can have a free try by getting the trial version of this program now.

How to Recover Videos from Water Damaged 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.

Connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 to the computer with a USB cable. Click Start if you stays in broken screen, black screen or non-responsive screen, you cannot enter password or cannot touch screen. Otherwise, click Fix Device.

Connect your Samsung phone

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

Select your phone and module

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 phone. After it is finished, choose whatever file types you want on the left column and click Next.

scan your phone data

Check Videos to preview and mark the items you want to recover and click Recover to save them onto your computer.

Preview and checkmark the items

That’s the whole restoring process, super easy, right? The software can do more than you can imagine, for example, it can fix Android boot loop, fix bricked Android. within a few clicks, recover data from dead phone, etc.

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