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I have a phone with a touch-screen malfunction, I want to run applications on it from my computer, connected by USB. Is that possible?

I've tried applications like, but that has failed me (I can see the screen, it's not responsive).

Sadly, I have ADB turned off, so I cannot use applications like the android screencast, or DroidExplorer.

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Can you not reboot the device up in a recovery mode that doesn't require the touch interface? – William Bundy Sep 9 '12 at 5:26
What exact phone model is it? If it is some of the hackable ones (Samsung, Sony, HTC) you could enable adb via some other means like fastboot or flashing a custom recovery or firmware that has adb enabled. – ce4 Sep 9 '12 at 10:14
HTC HD2, and I managed to activate ADB, so thanks for the help :D – Madara Uchiha Sep 9 '12 at 16:39

LogMeIn Ignition may work for what you want to do. It really remote controls the pc but to truly run a PC app it would have to be on a PC.

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I don't want to run an app on the PC, I want to run an app on the phone, from the PC. – Madara Uchiha Sep 11 '12 at 20:53

If you are a developer, you can install apps directly from your PC by accessing and enabling:

Settings → Applications → Development → USB Debugging option.
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Have you read the question? ADB is off, and I am without a touch screen. I cannot activate it. Also, I want to RUN and application, not INSTALL it. – Madara Uchiha Oct 12 '12 at 9:21

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