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Nexus 4 Data Recovery: Recover Contacts from Broken Google Nexus 4

Accidentally broke your Google/LG Nexus 4? Sorry for that, if you can’t fix it, you have to buy a new one. Suppose now you have already got your brand-new device, then you want to call somebody, and it suddenly comes to your mind that your old contacts are still on the broken Google Nexus 4. The bad news is that you can’t take it out of a broken phone and move it to another device. Suppose you didn’t back up your contacts before, the only way is to do a Nexus 4 data recovery.

Note: Please make sure that the battery on your phone is more than 20% to supply enough time for the Nexus 4 contacts recovery.

Some preparation before the Nexus 4 Contacts Recovery

First, download and run the professional Nexus 4 Data Recovery tool – Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android on your computer. From Nexus 4 internal memory, this program will let you directly scan your device for recovering contacts and messages. Moreover, apart from contacts, this program lets you recover SMS, video and photos.Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android is 100% reliable and safe. Once you use it, you will fall in love with it.

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3 steps to recover broken Nexus 4 contacts by Nexus 4 Data Recovery

Dr.Fone for Android Phone

Step 1. Make the USB debugging then connect Nexus 4 to the computer

You need to enable USB debugging now if you want to do the Google Nexus 4 contacts recovery. In the following part are different ways for different Android OS versions devices. Choose the right one that suits your device and stick to it.

  • 1) For phones running Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter “Settings” then Click “Applications”, after that Click “Development” and finally Check “USB debugging”
  • 2) For phones running Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter “Settings” then Click “Developer options”, after that, Check “USB debugging”
  • 3) For phones running Android 4.2 or newer: Enter “Settings” then Click “About Phone”, after that, Tap “Build number” for at least two times before getting a note “You are under developer mode” then,Back to “Settings” and Click “Developer options” , finally Check “USB debugging”

Enable Google Nexus 4 USB Debugging
After that, connect your broken Google Nexus 4 to PC.

Step 2. Get prepared to analyze/scan your Nexus 4 lost contacts

Prepare for Scan Google Nexus 4 lost contacts

Before scanning, the Nexus 4 Contacts Recovery tool will first analyze your device and you need to click “Start” on the window. Then wait patiently for the Analysis to end. At the same time, click “Allow” to enable the application – Superuser Request. Then click “Start” to scan your Google Nexus 4.

LG Nexus 4 Data Recovery

Step 3. First preview the deleted contacts and then retrieve from Nexus 4

The program will offer you a scan result after the scanning. Choose contacts on the left side, and you can preview them all one by one. Select what you want and click Recover to save them on PC. The recovered contacts including all company name, job title, name, can be saved as .html, .csv and .vcf files on your computer for different uses.

recover lost contacts from Nexus 4

Note: You will see the contacts are in different colors, the orange ones are the contacts deleted recently and others are currently existing on your mobile phone. If you only want the deleted contacts back, remember to turn to the tab on the top and slide it to separate them: Only display deleted items.

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