Encrypted SD Card Data Recovery after Android Factory Reset

“My Android device was hanging up many times from couple of days and prevented me to execute all required tasks. To rectify this, I decided to factory reset the gadget, due to which I had to lose valuable data from SD card used on it. This terrible act caused huge data loss from SD card that was also encrypted. So my question now is how to recover encrypted SD card data after factory reset on Android device. Is there possible solution for this situation? Please help".

Android gadgets are the most efficient and widely used gadgets in today’s world. Android Smartphones and Tablets are capable of performing numerous tasks and even provide enough storage memory to save vast data. However, in order to increase storage memory on Android devices, users tend to use SD flash memory card / micro SD card. But on increased risks, one might lose valuable data from SD card on Android devices. One such situation is to reset Android gadget’s factory settings.

Here are the main reasons that compel for Android factory reset:

  • Wrong usage of Android gadgets installing apps that include suspicious data using the gadget when there is no sufficient battery can all make the gadget unresponsive
  • Frequent hanging / freezing of Android device due to incorrect installation of operating system inappropriate software updates etc.
  • Downloading malware infected files from online sites and saving it in Android gadget’s memory may create malfunctioning of the device

When users encounter above scenarios the only way to fix these issues is to factory reset the device to manufacturer’s settings. Most of the users think that resetting factory settings will not erase any data from external SD memory card being used on Android gadget.However this is incorrect and thus useful data gets erased from SD card on Android after factory reset.

Encrypted Android SD card recovery software:

Yodot Android Data Recovery tool is the best choice for recovering data from encrypted SD card after Android factory reset. This tool excellently retrieves files like photos, videos, music, application files, etc. from Android Smartphones and Tablets that use flash memory cards as external storage. It is capable of rescuing lost files from encrypted, locked, corrupted or damaged SD memory cards on Android devices with ease. This Android data retrieval utility can bring back data from Android Smartphones and Tablets released by Samsung, Sony, HTC, Dell, Micromax, HTC, LG, Motorola, Karbonn, Google Nexus, Intex, iBall etc. It so assists to recover files from MicroSD card on Android phone that operates with Android OS versions – Ice cream Sandwich, Froyo, Gingerbread and Jelly bean. To employ this software, one should posses Windows computer with MS Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems.

Steps to get back encrypted SD card data on Android after factory reset:

Important Note: Connect your Android device along with its encrypted SD card to Windows system via UMS mode because this Android data recovery tool does not retrieve data from Android phone that gets connected via MTP or PTP mode.

  • Download the software on to the Windows computer and install it
  • Make connection between Android gadget and system through given mode
  • Run the software and wait for the main screen to get displayed
  • Next click on Lost File Recovery option to rescue files that are lost after factory reset
  • Next choose the drive that represents encrypted SD card on Android
  • Allow the software to scan the storage device by clicking next
  • Later view the restored files in two view types Data View and File Type view
  • At last save all necessary recovered files to desired target location on computer drive

Points to Remember:

  • Do not save recovered data to same SD card after recovering data from encrypted SD card
  • Backup all necessary files before resetting Android Smartphone or Tablet to other storage devices