I have a Nexus 4, I've had it for 2-3 years running in Cyanogenmod rooted with no problems. It fell many times but nothing bad ever really happened to it until yesterday.

It fell and had a tiny crack in the screen, then the screen was no longer responsive. I've seen many people with cracks in their screen able to use their phones but I guess that wasn't the case for the Nexus.

Now since there's nothing wrong with the phone beside the screen, is there a way to control it from my PC? I find a screen replacement would cost as much I bought it.


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I have found another app called Droid Explorer on GitHub. Download the required setup (x86 or x64) and install it.

After installation, follow the video of ANDROID Controlled from PC (How-To Remote Control ANDROID Phone) by MobileTechVideos. The video shows the complete procedure of using Droid Explorer.

Requirement: Android SDK

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    This is a very nice solution, however, I also found a similar one here:marian.schedenig.name/2014/07/03/… which got the job done exactly as I wanted last night I used it on Linux and just had to modify the config file to my adb location which was /usr/bin/adb. Apr 3, 2015 at 16:08

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