If you’ve ever deleted a photo by accident you probably already know about applications like DiskDigger that can go in and recover the image from the electronic beyond. This can come in really handy when an overzealous clicking finger accidentally erases several worthwhile pictures from your hard drive. Up until now, however, there was no way to perform the same search and rescue on your mobile device. Fortunately, DiskDigger for Android changes that.
If you want to use DiskDigger you will have to have your Android device rooted, but assuming this isn’t an issue the app is free and will do most of the work for you. Using it consists of selecting the type of file, minimum file size and final location before it was deleted; after that you just let the app do its thing. Assuming it finds the photos you’re looking for — and the sooner you try to recover the better — the app can either put your photos back in the gallery or email them to you so you don’t go loosing them again.
Head over to Google Play to download the app, or check out Lifehacker’s guide to rooting your Android phone if you’re interested in taking the first step towards installing apps like DiskDigger.