Written by: Ilia
Data recovery specialist, guest author, journalist.
On SMS recovery forums Android users often complain on the lack of decent and efficient programs of real help. Mainly the discussants come across fakes and useless apps that ask for money in exchange for a very questionable result.
In fact, there aren't a lot of effective solutions how you can recover deleted text messages on Android. When talking about popular tools, we would like to turn your attention to Dr. Fone, SIM Manager and EaseUS Mobisaver free app. Today we're going to take a closer look at the capabilities of another program for data recovery which is Coolmuster Android SMS+Contacts Recovery.
The main purpose of this app is to recover contacts, text messages and phone numbers from the address book and SMS. We will focus on text messages / sms recovery and we're going to show you step-by-step how this Coolmuster product works.
Where to download it from, the versions of the program
You can download Coolmuster for Windows 10 and Mac OS X from the app website here. The cost of its full version is $49.95. After purchasing it, the buyer gets access to official technical support and lifetime upgrades.
Trial version of this recovery tool allows you to get acquainted with the capabilities of the program and estimate its effectiveness. Therefore, there are some restrictions on saving the results (see below).
Guide on How to recover deleted text messages for free
1. Connect your phone to a PC via a USB and enable USB-debugging
Coolmuster works with phones and tablets running under Android OS and data recovery is traditionally done via a USB cable.
Unlike in Dr Fone, via this app the process won't take a lot of time, your phone won't be restarted and no hidden apps will be installed on it.
To ensure a successful connection you need to enable USB-debugging in the way explained in the instruction. Coolmuster gets access to the files stored in your mobile device memory and on its sd card.
2. Enabling root-access
It makes no sense to recover contacts and other data from your phone without root-access.
Is recovery possible with no root?
Although some programs claim the converse, the results make everything clear. If you run a recovery program without root, the program will display an empty window or not deleted messages in the best case.
Scanning with root gives you at least some chance: the program gets access to the partitions of system memory where your lost data (SMS, contacts and etc.) was stored.
3. Scanning your phone
After granting access to your phone contents, the program will try to find deleted contacts and text messages. They will be displayed in the program window and grouped by corresponding types.
4. Viewing deleted data
Coolmuster Android SMS+Contacts Recovery displays data in a table and provides information on a name, phone number, message text and etc.
Via the program functionality it's easy to export all the data into a text file. However, this can be done only in the full version. If you have the trial version, you'll be able to recover only 6 of any items from the list.
Thus, Coolmuster Android SMS+Contacts Recovery desktop app is pretty convenient for free sms recovery on a phone with root access. If there is no root, the chances significantly reduce. The functionality of this product can be compared to Mobisaver and Dr Fone. Via the app trial (free) version you can estimate the probability of recovery, so in any case you won't pay for a “pig in a poke”.
If this program was completely useless, go to Text Messages Recovery section of our website. There you will find a lot of useful guides.