4 Simple Steps to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from Android
Step 1 Connect your Android phone to PC
First of all, run the file recovery software on your computer. Then connect your Android phone to the computer via an USB cable. To make sure the software go on smoothly, you need to keep your mobile phone connected to the computer.
Step 2 Enable USB into debugging mode on Android device
When your mobile phone is successfully connected to computer, a window will pop up asking whether to enter debugging mode. If not, follow the steps below to enable it.
For users of Android 2.3 or earlier:
Tap "Settings" > click "Applications" > click "Development" > check "USB debugging"
For users of Android 3.0 to 4.1:
Tap "Settings" > click "Developer options" > check "USB debugging"
For users of Android 4.2 or newer:
Tap "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".
Step 3 Analyze your Android phone
If your phone successfully entered debugging mode, click start to let the program analyze your Android phone. Here you need to make sure your phone's battery is not less than 20% charged.
Step 4 Scan and retrieve deleted text messages on Android
After analyzing your Android, you can begin to scan it now.
Turn to your Android phone and click "Allow"and "Remember" when the Superuser Request screen pops up. Then click "Start" to begin scanning data in your phone. When scanning competes, all data will be listed in the left column of the window. Choose "Messaging", preview them and recover those you need by clicking "Recover" button.
Note: To easily recover deleted text messages in android, you can slide the button on the top of the window to "On" to only display deleted items.