Don’t know how to recover WhatsApp messages from broken Android phone? This guide will share you 3 simple methods to retrieve WhatsApp messages from broken Android phone in minutes.
WhatsApp, one of the widely-used messaging app in our daily life, records lots of important chat history with our families, friends, and workmates. What if my phone gets broken accidentally or an old phone is not working? Since so many valuable WhatsApp messages, photos, videos, etc. are stored on our device, retrieving WhatsApp should be the most urgent thing.
How can I take WhatsApp from a broken phone, or how can I backup WhatsApp if a phone is broken?
WhatsApp recovery from a broken phone is not easy. But worry not, this guide will share with you 4 methods to recover WhatsApp messages from broken Android phones with or without backup, all Android models supported.
Read the guide to hide WhatsApp online status while chatting here.
Someone’s phone fell down the stairs and got a broken screen, a system broken phone may suffer from software bugs or viruses, or your phone is just too old to work. If you got the same situation, your phone may enter a frozen screen, boot loop, or a Samsung tablet gets a black screen. Therefore, you can not access your WhatsApp or take a further step to recover/backup.
Here, we would like to introduce you DroidKit, a complete Android solution, which provides you a full WhatsApp data recovery for Android. No matter you can’t enable USB debugging on the broken phone, or you didn’t have a Google backup, you can restore WhatsApp chats, photos, videos, audio from a broken Android phone. Supports other 12 data types.
There are what’s DroidKit can do for you:
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Please refer to the detailed steps to extract WhatsApp from the broken system Android phone easily. And you can check how to restore deleted WhatsApp without backup later.
Step 1. Download and install the latest version of DroidKit on your computer > Launch it and choose Data Extractor mode > Select From System Crashed Device.
Step 2. Connect your broken phone to the computer with a USB cable > As you can see DroidKit can extract 13 types of data from a system crashed Android device > Select WhatsApp Attachments and Start to scan (Or you can check all data types).
Step 3. Then, please follow the instructions to put your Android phone into recovery mode > Enter the PDA code from recovery mode and click the Download Firmware button. (The program starts downloading the firmware package. Please keep your phone connected all the time.)
Step 4. After the firmware is downloaded and the Android system is fixed, tapping on the Complete button. Later, DroidKit will confirm again your phone is connected and start scanning phone data.
Step 5. Then you can view WhatsApp data as the picture shows. Here, you can choose what WhatsApp data you’d like to recover > Tap on To PC button and transfer WhatsApp from broken phone to computer. What’s more, you can also retrieve Blocked Text Messages from your Android phone.
Step 6. Once the transfer process completes, you will see the Recovered Successfully page below.
Further Reading: How to Recover Data from Black Screen Samsung >
If you haven’t made any backup before, don’t panic, there’s still a possibility to recover your WhatsApp messages even without backup – asking for help from a professional Android data recovery software. Among so many Android data recovery tools in the market, PhoneRescue for Android is the most recommended one. And below are its incomparable features on recovering WhatsApp messages from a broken Android phone.
Free Download PhoneRescue for Android on your computer, or click the Download button below directly > Connect your device to the computer with a USB cable.
Check WhatsApp only > Click on the Next button on the right to scan WhatsApp messages on your Android phone.
Preview and select the WhatsApp messages and attachments you want to recover > Click on the Recover button on the bottom right corner to retrieve the selected WhatsApp messages.
If you have backed up your WhatsApp chat history to Google Drive before your device is broken, then you can get your WhatsApp messages back by restoring from Google Drive backup. But Google Drive will only have the most recent one.
Step 1. Install WhatsApp on a new phone > Launch it > Tap Agree and continue.
Step 2. Tap Continue to allow WhatsApp access to your contacts > Verify your country and phone number when prompted. Make sure that you have the same Google account used to create the backup that has been added to the phone.
Step 3. Tap Continue to allow WhatsApp access to your Google Drive backup > Tap Give permission to allow WhatsApp to check Google Drive for a backup.
Step 4. Tap the account that contains your backup > Tap Restore to recover your WhatsApp messages and attachments.
Further Reading: How to Fix WhatsApp Can’t Restore from Google Drive >
WhatsApp will automatically back up the messages every day at 2:00 AM. The messages will be saved on the local storage of your Android device, for seven days. So, you can restore your WhatsApp messages from a local backup.
Step 1. Download a file manager app > In the file manager app, go to sd card/WhatsApp/Databases.
Step 2. Rename the backup file you want to restore from “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12” to “msgstore.db.crypt12”. Do not change the crypt extension number.
Step 3. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp > Tap Restore button to get your WhatsApp messages back.
Usually, a QR code is the only way for you to use web WhatsApp on your PC. If your phone is broken, you probably can not scan the QR code and log into WhatsApp web.
Although there are some tools that you can use to open WhatsApp on computer without a QR code, like BlueStacks, still a verify code need to be received on phone.
The latest version of AnyTrans contains a fabulous feature, which supports restoring your Android WhatsApp data to an iPhone. Therefore, if you get an iPhone, you can easily restore your Android WhatsApp data to your iPhone without any data loss. Here are the steps:
Step 1. Download AnyTrans and run it on your computer > Choose Social Messages Manager on the left > Then choose WhatsApp to Device.
Step 2. Connect the Android and iPhone to the computer > Select your Android phone to be the source phone and the iPhone to be the target phone > Tap on Next to transfer WhatsApp messages to the iPhone.
Just as you can see, to recover WhatsApp messages from a broken Android phone, you have so many choices. You can go through the methods first and then choose the one best suits our situation. If you find this guide useful, share it to help other users who want to retrieve WhatsApp messages from broken screen Android phones.
DroidKit is a powerful Android data extraction tool. It enables you to preview and extract your Google WhatsApp backup and Google backup, as well as everything in your Google Photos/Contacts/Calendar.
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