Looking for an effective way to recover your lost/deleted files on Android? Thanks to the efforts of Fahrbot Mobile – developers of the feature-packed Call Master app – we now have a file recovery tool for Android called Undelete that lets you easily retrieve deleted files of your device’s storage as well as SD card. The app, currently in beta, works only on rooted devices, and supports just the FAT format. If you have a Tegra 2 device, you would be able to use the app with external SD only. Although the app has capacity to recover almost any file type, including images, videos, music or archives/binaries etc, the only caveat in achieving said purpose effectively is that no further data must be written over the disk location where the deleted files were stored.
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Assuming, you have all the aforementioned prerequisites in place, prospects are bright that you would be able to put the app to good use and recover your valuable data.
Using Undelete is quite simple. All you need to do is pop up the app, and tap Select storage to specify preferred storage from where you wish to detect/recover lost files. Next, tap Scan storage and leave the rest on Undelete. The app, after thoroughly scanning your SD card, displays list of all the deleted files, along with their original path/directory and size under various tabs namely All Files, Images, Music and Videos. You can also manually search for files within each category/tab. Once you find the required file, just long press on it and tap Restore. Assuming that the file is not corrupted/damaged, the app would then try to recover it. Needless to say, each recovered file is placed in the same directory from where it was deleted.
Undelete was tested on Samsung Galaxy S (running MIUI), where it successfully managed to recover various image, ZIP and video files that were previously deleted. As mentioned earlier, since Undelete is currently in beta, so you might experience a few problems while using it on your device, and the developer bears no responsibility whatsoever in case your device’s memory gets corrupted altogether.
Undelete Beta is available in the Android Market for free, and can be downloaded to your device via the link provided at the end of this review.