09
Dec
hexamob

We all know that dreaded feeling that comes over us when we accidentally delete an important file. However, if you haven't recently made a backup (shame on you!) there's no reason to panic if this happens. Hexamob, maker of Hexamob Recovery Pro, is here to lend you a helping hand with raising files from the dead.

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This app is for rooted users only.

Overview

This app is an incredibly powerful tool to have on hand. Basically, it can recover deleted files from your phone or tablet's SD card, effectively comforting you after the loss of important data. Keep in mind that this only works if the data blocks used to store the file have not been overwritten since deletion, so your best bet would be to fire up this app right after something goes missing.

As the screenshots above indicate (at the top), Hexamob makes the process as easy as possible with 5 simple steps that will put you on the road to recovery.

  • Step 1: Choose your source. This will be the SD card your files were deleted from.
  • Step 2: Choose a file type. Tapping audio, for example, will pull up a window where you can select a particular audio file to search for.
  • Step 3: Pick a mode - Fast, Exhaustive, or Last Chance. Exhaustive and Last Chance modes search much harder and take some extra time in doing so.
  • Step 4: This is where the app does its magic. It'll scan the SD card and try its best to retrieve your deleted data. After it has found files that match your request, you can pick and choose which ones to restore.
  • Step 5: This is the final moment. After you choose the deleted files to restore, Recovery Pro will attempt to bring them back to life. Be aware that it doesn't always work, but I had perfect results during my testing.

Once the missing data is recovered, it will be waiting for you in a folder named "Recovered" (bet you didn't see that coming) on the app's homescreen. Alternatively, you can find these files on the root of your SD card under the same folder name.

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Naturally, I was curious about how effective this app truly is, so I tested it with nearly every file type possible. During these tests, it was able to handle and recover everything I threw at it. In testing the more intensive recovery modes (ie. Exhaustive and Last Chance), it was even able to pull up files I deleted some time ago, which is both really cool and a little alarming.

Conclusion

Hexamob Recovery Pro is a great app to keep around for dire situations, and at just $1.28 on the Android Market, it's a steal. While the UI isn't all that visually appealing, it does exactly what it's supposed to, and does it well. The two features I find most valuable are the the search intensity options and the ability to search by file type - these make the whole process a little faster and easier. If you're in need of data recovery, this may be the app you're looking for.

Hit up the link below to grab the pro version.

Alternatively, you can check out the Lite version first.

Brandon Lancaster
Brandon says he likes to live life on the edge. By that he means eating ice cream for breakfast and wearing house slippers to class. Aside from all of the ballsy action he partakes in, he's a mass communications student that spends much of his time studying or tinkering with his phone.

  • http://flaz3r.com Flaz3r

    The design in this app is made for Windows 95.

  • billyJoeBob

    It would be nice if the app went one step further and allowed you to format your free space also.

  • Tzk

    I was thinking Windows 3.1. It was just as ugly 20 years ago.

    These apps are what happens when nerds release apps with no thought to UI. Gives Android its reputation as unpleasant to look at.

    I wish android made prettier buttons and other GUI elements mandatory. If you want to create ugly buttons, then you're going to have to spend extra time doing so.

  • blackstarr

    I dnt understand it, it says tha file iz there. It says tha file iz recovered, butt it wont play tha movie file it recovered.

    Wht do I do plzz help.

  • David Martin

    Last month I lost data from my hard disk, which was physically damaged. I tested all the tools and techniques but couldn't retrieve my lost data. I had to take data recovery services from http://www.datasavers.com.sg/ If you have tips and ideas on how to recover lost data even from physically damaged hard disk, please let me know.