The Best Data Recovery Techniques for Smartphones

Are you in need of data recovery for your smartphone? If so, you’re in luck, because there are several effective data recovery techniques available. In this article, we’ll outline the five best data recovery techniques for smartphones.

We’ll also provide some helpful tips for using each technique, so you can get the most out of them.

End-to-End data recovery

The most basic, but also most effective, data recovery technique is end-to-end data recovery. This technique, which has been around for decades, is what enables most data recovery companies to recover data from a single device, regardless of the file system or the conditions of the device. 

This is possible because, in many cases, there is an electronic file trail or a backup from the device to the data center. As long as the data is recoverable from these electronic backups, the data recovery company can perform end-to-end data recovery. 

Electronic file trails are the backbone of end-to-end data recovery. These trails can lead back to the device, and then onward to the company’s backup systems. Once the backup systems are accessed, the company can then provide the data to the customer. This level of end-to-end data recovery is sometimes called “full restore” data recovery.

Hard drive data recovery

Hard drive data recovery is one of the oldest data recovery techniques around, dating back to the 1950s. However, the effectiveness of this technique has been significantly reduced by the widespread use of storage media. 

In particular, modern data recovery techniques are typically unable to recover data that has been overwritten, erased, or otherwise changed.

This is largely due to the fact that magnetic media including hard drives, tapes, and optical discs has a fairly high “write-to-read” rate. 

This means that, even when data is written over, it isn’t typically permanently erased. This makes it possible for data recovery techniques to recover data from a wide range of media types.

However, the advent of synthetic data generated using software has significantly narrowed the range of data recovery techniques.

Data extraction

The next most common data recovery technique is data extraction. In some cases, this is done by the customer. This can be done through data extraction kits or software, provided by the data recovery company. 

Alternatively, the extracted data can be done by the customer, if they have the technical skills to do so. This can be useful, for example, if the data is encrypted. Decrypting this data is often done manually.

However, in many cases, the data isn’t encrypted. Data extraction is also useful when dealing with a large number of devices because the data recovery company isn’t required to manually recover each device.

ExFAT file system support

The third most common data recovery technique is support for the ExFAT file system. While most data recovery companies only support the NTFS file system, some also support ExFAT. 

While there is no guarantee that a data recovery company will support a specific file system, there are other reasons to use ExFAT.

First, because ExFAT is supported by so many devices, it is possible to recover a significantly higher number of devices.