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How to Restore Lost Contacts from Rooted Samsung Phone

Nov 18, 2014 15:20 pm / Posted by Amy to Android Phone Topics
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"I lost the whole contacts after flashing the ROM of my Samsung Galaxy S4. I've tried several data recovery tools to recover them, but failed. Can you help me? By the way, I've rooted my Samsung phone."

"I touched some buttons by mistake, then some phone numbers were deleted from my rooted Samsung phone. Do you know how to get them back?"

"After rooting my Samsung Galaxy Note 3, I accidentally lost the entire contact list. It is a big blow. Is there any method can help me regain them as soon as possible?"


As you can see, plenty of users have asked about how to recover lost contacts from rooted Samsung phone. As a matter of fact, different users have lost their phone numbers under various circumstances. In general, there are several major factors that lead to data loss from a mobile phone, including improper operations, system crashes, virus infection, device formatting, and so on. Well, in case of losing vital contacts from your rooted Samsung smart phone by accident, you'd better backup them to your computer regularly. Unfortunately, lots of users haven't realized the significance of keeping a backup file before getting them lost without warning. Then they have to turn to a professional recovery tool to retrieve contacts from rooted Samsung phone.

Best Tool to Regain Lost Contacts on Rooted Samsung Device

In this page, I'd love to introduce you Vibosoft Samsung Contacts Recovery, which is designed to recover all lost data on your unrooted or rooted Samsung phone in different situations. After launching this program on your computer, it can deeply scan your Samsung device. Soon both deleted and existing contacts can be scanned and displayed on the menu. Then you can preview them and ready to selectively recover lost contacts to your computer as needed. By the way, you can save the whole contacts to the PC as a backup to avoid losing them again. In addition to contacts, you can work it to restore deleted text messages, photos, videos, music, and various documents on your Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5/Note 3/Note 4 with ease.

Here are two free trial versions. Now you can select one to download and have a try by yourself. Then you will get more practical features.

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User Guide: Restore Lost Contacts on Rooted Samsung Galaxy

1Work the Program on PC

To begin with, install and open this Samsung Contacts Recovery software on your computer. Then link your Samsung device to the computer and get it detected by the program.


To achieve that, you should follow the steps to enable USB debugging on your phone. By the way, if you need to restore other files from your phone, please open USB storage on the device. After that, hit the "Refresh" icon, your Samsung phone will be detected immediately.

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", Then you may back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

If you Samsung phone runs Android 4.2 or later, you will see a pop-up window on your phone as below. Now you should choose "Always allow from this computer" and press "OK" to continue.

2View and Ready to Recover Lost Contacts

After detecting your Samsung mobile phone, this program will thoroughly scan it. A few seconds later, the entire contacts will be arranged on the interface as shown. Now you can preview them and mark your needed ones.

preview contacts

With one click on "Recover", you will save all contacts to your computer without any loss. In the similar way, you can easily retrieve other lost data on your rooted Samsung phone according to your own requirements.

Write in the End

In fact, this Vibosoft Samsung Contacts Recovery program can be compatible with all Android smart phones, such as Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, ZTE, HUAWEI, etc. If you just lost files from your Android phone, please operate this software to restore them as soon as possible. Moreover, you should keep your phone intact before successfully regaining lost files. Otherwise, you will lose them forever after getting deleted files overwritten by new data.

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