Sony Smartphone Data Recovery

Here are some examples when photos or videos can be lost from an Android device: deliberate or accidental formatting of the memory card, a virus attack, malfunctioning programs, system failures, or cleaning of the internal memory in the struggle for more free space.

Sony Smartphone Data Recovery

How to recover data removed from the internal storage of a mobile device Sony?

Sony Smartphone Data Recovery

Mobile phones or smartphones use two ways of storing their data: in the device’s built-in memory or on a memory card.

Recovering Data from Sony Smartphone Internal Storage

On Play Market, there are lots of apps for recovering photos or videos from the internal storage of an Android device. However, all of them need root (superuser) rights to work properly, and that’s why there are so many difficulties: you need to root the device and enable USB debugging - which is carefully hidden by the software developers.

Although some apps can restore data from the internal storage without root (superuser) rights, the quality of their work will be much worse.

Recovering Data from Sony Smartphone Internal Storage
Recovering Data from Sony Smartphone Internal Storage

Recovering Data from a Sony Smartphone Memory Card

How to recover data removed from a memory card of used in a mobile device?

If you stored data on a memory card, then:

  1. Take the memory card out of your gadget and connect it to a computer or a laptop using a card reader.

    In some cases, you can use a smartphone or tablet connected with a cable as a device to work with the memory card, But remember that data recovery software does not always see a memory card connected to the computer in such a way, And there are certain reasons why.

    Windows - This PC
  2. After the memory card is displayed in “This PC” folder, run Hetman Partition Recovery. The program will scan your computer automatically and display all hard disks and removable drives, physical and local disks connected to this PC.

    The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.
  3. Find the one you need – that is, the memory card. Click on it and select the analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery
    Hetman Partition Recovery

Fast Scan

For starters, you can try Fast scan. It is very quick and it saves the directory structure (the way how folders and files are arranged). Wait until the scanning process is complete.

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As a result, the program will show all the files you can recover. The red cross indicates the ones which have been deleted.

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You can use the preview window to see the contents of the photos or videos that can be recovered. Drag the necessary files to the “Recovery List” and click on the “Recovery” button.

Choose the saving method and the corresponding folder, and click “Recovery” again.

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Click “Recovery” to have the files saved to the folder you have specified.

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Content-Aware Analysis

If for some reason the program can’t see the deleted file you are looking for in the analyzed memory card, click on “Content-Aware Analysis.” It will run an in-depth search for deleted photos and video files by their signatures, that is, by their contents.

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This process is more complicated and much longer than “Fast scan,” That is why it will take more time. However, if your data was lost after formatting a memory card or after a memory card failure rather than after you just deleted them, this method will be more effective.

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The procedure for saving the files detected with “Content-Aware Analysis” is the same as for those after “Fast scan.”

Models Smartphone Sony:

  • Sony Xperia Ace III;
  • Sony Xperia 10 IV;
  • Sony Xperia 1 IV;
  • Sony Xperia Pro-I;
  • Sony Xperia 10 III Lite;
  • Sony Xperia Ace 2;
  • Sony Xperia 5 III;
  • Sony Xperia 10 III;
  • Sony Xperia 1 III;
  • Sony Xperia Pro (2021);
  • Sony Xperia 5 II;
  • Sony Xperia 8 Lite;
  • Sony Xperia 10 II;
  • Sony Xperia 1 II;
  • Sony Xperia L4;
  • Sony Xperia 8;
  • Sony Xperia 5;
  • Sony Xperia Ace;
  • Sony Xperia 1 Professional Edition;
  • Sony Xperia 1;
  • Sony Xperia L3;
  • Sony Xperia 10 Plus;
  • Sony Xperia 10;
  • Sony Xperia XZ3;
  • Sony Xperia XA2 Plus;
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium;
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact;
  • Sony Xperia XZ2;
  • Sony Xperia L2;
  • Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra;
  • Sony Xperia XA2;
  • Sony Xperia R1 Plus;
  • Sony Xperia R1;
  • Sony Xperia XA1 Plus;
  • Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact;
  • Sony Xperia XZ1;
  • Sony Xperia L1;
  • Sony Xperia XA1;
  • Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra;
  • Sony Xperia XZs;
  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium;
  • Sony Xperia X Compact;
  • Sony Xperia XZ;
  • Sony Xperia E5 Dual;
  • Sony Xperia E5;
  • Sony Xperia XA Ultra;
  • Sony Xperia X Dual;
  • Sony Xperia X;
  • Sony Xperia X Performance Dual;
  • Sony Xperia X Performance;
  • Sony Xperia XA Dual;
  • Sony Xperia XA;
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Dual;
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact;
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual;
  • Sony Xperia M5 Dual;
  • Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Dual;
  • Sony Xperia M5;
  • Sony Xperia C5 Ultra;
  • Sony Xperia Z4v;
  • Sony Xperia Z3+ Dual;
  • Sony Xperia Z3+;
  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual;
  • Sony Xperia A4;
  • Sony Xperia Z4;
  • Sony Xperia J1 Compact;
  • Sony Xperia E4 Dual;
  • Sony Xperia E4;
  • Sony Xperia C4 Dual;
  • Sony Xperia C4;
  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua;
  • Sony Xperia E4g Dual;
  • Sony Xperia E4g;
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Dual;
  • Sony Xperia E3 Dual;
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact;
  • Sony Xperia Z3;
  • Sony Xperia E3;
  • Sony Xperia M2 Aqua;
  • Sony Xperia C3 Dual;
  • Sony Xperia C3;
  • Sony Xperia Z2a;
  • Sony Xperia T3;
  • Sony Xperia A2;
  • Sony Xperia ZL2;
  • Sony Xperia M2 Dual;
  • Sony Xperia M2;
  • Sony Xperia Z2;
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra dual;
  • Sony Xperia T2 Ultra;
  • Sony Xperia E1 dual;
  • Sony Xperia E1;
  • Sony Xperia Z1S;
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact;
  • Sony Xperia Z1 f;
  • Sony Xperia Z1;
  • Sony Xperia M;
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra;
  • Sony Xperia C;
  • Sony Xperia M dual;
  • Sony Xperia A;
  • Sony Xperia UL;
  • Sony Xperia ZR;
  • Sony Xperia L;
  • Sony Xperia ZL;
  • Sony Xperia SP;
  • Sony Xperia E;
  • Sony Xperia Z;
  • Sony Xperia E Dual;
  • Sony Xperia Tipo Dual;
  • Sony Xperia tipo;
  • Sony Xperia Miro;
  • Sony Xperia SL;
  • Sony Xperia J;
  • Sony Xperia Ion;
  • Sony Xperia neo L;
  • Sony Xperia go;
  • Sony Xperia U;
  • Sony Xperia Sola;
  • Sony Xperia P;
  • Sony Xperia S;
  • Sony txt;
  • Sony Mix Walkman;
  • Sony Xperia pro;
  • Sony Xperia neo V;
  • Sony Xperia neo;
  • Sony Xperia active;
  • Sony Xperia mini pro;
  • Sony Xperia arc S;
  • Sony txt pro;
  • Sony Xperia ray;
  • Sony Xperia mini;
  • Sony Live with Walkman;
  • Sony Xperia Play;
  • Sony Xperia arc;
  • Sony Xperia X8;
  • Sony Zylo;
  • Sony Xperia X10;
  • Sony Xperia 2;


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Comments (2)

  • Hetman Software: Data Recovery
    Hetman Software: Data Recovery 18.12.2019 14:56 #
    Leave a comment if you have any questions about recovering data from an Sony Ericsson Smartphone after deleting, cleaning, or failure from the device’s internal or external memory!
  • Takis
    Takis 23.08.2023 09:18 #
    If an old feature phone without platform OS (Sony Ericsson Elm) undegoes a hard reset (factory reset) via the program Sony Ericsson PC Suite by choosing the option "repair phone" all the files stored in the internal memory (present and deleted)of the mobile phone will be overwritten and nearly impossible to get recovered even with forensic tools am I right?
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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • 📀 Does the program recover data after reinstalling Windows or resetting the computer to its initial state?

    This utility is designed to recover data from deleted partitions and repartitioned disks. Follow these steps:

    1. Abort the Windows installation or reset operation.
    2. Connect the drive to another computer if you cannot boot the operating system.
    3. Use Full Analysis for the entire physical device to restore data from previously deleted partitions.
  • 🖥️ Can I access files on a VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox virtual hard disk?

    To connect disks with the extension like * .vmdk, * .vhdx, * .vdi, use the menu Tools - Mount disk.

    After connecting, you can select this disk in the program for analysis and data recovery.

  • 💽 My computer does not display a hard drive or an external USB drive. How can I copy files?

    The program can analyze a failed device that is not showing up in Windows Explorer.

    The list of physical devices is under the list of logical partitions. Select your drive and wait for the analysis to complete.

  • ⌛ If I pay for the program now, how long will it take before I receive my registration data?

    It depends on the payment method you use. If you order online with your credit card or PayPal, you will receive the registration key immediately after payment.

  • What are the requirements for successful data recovery?

    For successful recovery, you must stop using the storage device until the necessary files are fully restored.

    If it is an external drive, memory card or flash drive, then connect it to the PC and analyze them using our program.

    If the data is deleted as a result of formatting the system disk, resetting the operating system or reinstalling Windows, then stop further installation of the operating system and programs. Connect the drive to another computer and perform recovery operations.

    Recovered files must be saved to a different drive.

  • ⏱️ How long does it take to recover my data?

    Data recovery can take a long time if you work with a disk larger than 1 terabyte. Faulty drives can also be scanned for a long time. However, in most cases, recovery takes less than 30 minutes.

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